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Hamas urges UN to blacklist Israel for mass killing of Palestinian children

Children hold signs at a UN school housing displaced Palestinians in Gaza City on June 4, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has urged the United Nations to blacklist the Israeli regime for the continuous mass killing of innocent Palestinian children.

As the global community marks June 4 as the UN-designated International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, the Israeli regime continues with its barbarous campaign in Gaza.

Israel has reduced the cities and towns in Gaza to ruins while blocking the transfer of food, water and medicine to the besieged territory.

"This year's International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression comes as the Zionist aggression against our Palestinian people continues in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and occupied Al-Quds, ongoing for more than seven months," Hamas said in a statement on Tuesday.

"During this period, this fascist entity has committed the most heinous crimes and horrific massacres against the Palestinian people, especially innocent children who have been and continue to be direct targets of this Nazi entity's terrorism and criminality," it added.

"According to UN reports, a child is injured or killed every 10 minutes in Gaza. Additionally, the number of our people's child martyrs who have ascended during the ongoing Zionist aggression against the Gaza Strip, estimated at more than 14,000 martyrs, exceeds the recorded number over four years of global conflicts."

Hamas said Israelis were committing heinous crimes against Palestinian children locked up in prisons in the occupied lands. "More than 200 Palestinian children, most of them school students, are subjected to the most brutal punitive and vengeful policies."

Hamas called on both the UN and the international community to shoulder their legal, moral, and humanitarian responsibility towards the innocent children.

The resistance movement called on the UN in particular to put the regime on its blacklist of entities that target innocent children with killing, torture and displacement.

In the end of its statement, Hamas reminded the world that those who were showing apathy, remaining silent, and feigning to be unable to hold the occupation forces accountable for their violations and escalated aggression against innocent children, or failing to use all the means at their disposal to prosecute the perpetrators of the war crimes, were a disgrace to humanity.

Since October 7, 2023, the Western-backed Israeli war machine has continued to wreak death and destruction on Palestinians trapped in the occupied lands.

Several governments have even taken legal action at international courts in an effort to stop the ongoing Israeli genocide in Gaza.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Tel Aviv to stop its genocidal actions in Gaza and allow humanitarian aid to reach the besieged region.

Also, the chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has applied for an arrest warrant for Israeli regime leader, "war criminal" prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


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