Israel will join Russia and Hamas on UN global list tracking violations of children’s rights in armed conflict


  • The United Nations will add Israel to its global list of violations of children’s rights.

  • The decision precedes the submission of the UN’s annual report to the Security Council this week.

  • The Israeli ambassador to the UN said the UN Secretary General António Guterres should be on the “blacklist”.

The United Nations plans to include Israel and Hamas in the global list of entities accused of violating the rights and protection of children.

A UN spokesperson confirmed this AP News that the Israeli authorities have been informed of this decision.

The announcement comes ahead of the UN Secretary-General’s submission of the UN annual report to the Security Council next week Antonio Guterres Israel and Hamas will be added to the annual global list of countries and groups that violate these rules children’s rights in armed conflict.

Other countries on the list include Russia, Syria, Yemen, Myanmar and Iraq.

Thousands of Palestinian children have been killed during Israel’s invasion of Gaza, which began after the October 7 terrorist attacks on Israel by Hamas and other militants. although estimates of the precise number vary.

The decision has further strained relations between the UN and Israel, which have deteriorated since the Israeli military campaign in Gaza began following the terrorist acts. Hamas-led attack on Israel on October 7.

Gilad ErdanIsrael’s ambassador to the UN, X spoke out to express his anger over the Secretary General’s decision to add Israel to the “blacklist.”

Erdan condemned the decision on

In May, Erdan caused controversy during a Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly when he took out a portable paper shredder and symbolically destroyed the UN Charter.

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