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UNICEF released a report last week, "Children Affected by Armed Conflict: Israel & the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) 2010 Annual Review" , detailing violations against Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
The rights of Iraq's most vulnerable citizens, especially women and detainees, are routinely violated with impunity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Human Rights Watch conducted research in seven cities across Iraq during 2010 and found that, beyond the country's continuing violence and crimes, human rights abuses are commonplace.
After releasing a report this week documenting torture and Ill-treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli detention centers, Defence for Children International -Palestine Section have asked the UN Special Rapporteurs: on torture; on the independence of judges and lawyers; and on arbitrary detention; to ensure that an independent international inquiry investigates Israel's abuses of child prisoners.
GAZA CITY, occupied Gaza Strip (IPS) - Despite the lingering trauma of living under siege, regular Israeli military attacks and the consequences of a bloody war several years ago, Gaza's children still dream of happiness and of normal lives.
Islam Mqat, 9, from Gaza City's al-Zarqa neighborhood, together with 150 family members, friends and neighbors, spent weeks cowering in her family's apartment building as its was rocked and damaged by Israeli jets screaming overhead and bombing the trapped civilians below.