UN CHIEF URGED TO ADD IDF TO BLACKLIST

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http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Human-Rights-organization-urges-UN-Secretary-General-to-add-IDF-to-UN-blacklist-482997

A network of humanitarian organizations urged the United Nations to add the IDF to the blacklist of countries and armed groups responsible for grave violations against children.

Formed in 2001, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict released its annual report ahead of the release of the United Nations’ annual report on children and armed conflict.

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The United Nations’ report, which contains the blacklist, is usually released in May or June.

Watchlist recommended that 11 parties be added to the blacklist, and that United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres collect further information on several others, including on the Popular Front of the Liberation of Palestine and the armed wing of Hamas, Izzadin Kassam, to determine whether or not they should be included in next year’s report.

The network’s explanation focused on the 2014 Operation Protective Edge, fought between Israel and Hamas…

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