Statement on the exclusion of "Israel" from the blacklist
Jordanian Women’s Union strongly condemns and criticizes the United Nations and the Secretary General Antonio Guterres as they announced the UN’s blacklist on harming kids in war, which ironically excluded Israel.
Israel has been for decades intentionally committing ongoing crimes, massacres and arbitrary arrests of Palestinian children in Gaza, West Bank and recently within the lands it occupied in 1948! Recently, Israel has been attacking civilians and children in particular, murdering and arresting them every day. All human rights activists and human rights organizations appealed to the UN to fulfill its role and take action to stop all the Israeli violations of Palestinian rights, the UN Human Rights Council assigned a committee to investigate Israel’s genocide against people in Gaza, Palestinian children in the lands occupied in 1948 are suffering on daily basis as they are under daily threats by the Israeli forces, while children in Palestinian territories occupied in 1967 and children in Sheikh Jarrah and other neighborhoods around Jerusalem face the threat if being dispossessed and ethnically cleansed from their home by Israel’s government to open door for more settlers. Every day, at least one child is killed by Israeli forces!
We sharply condemn excluding Israel from this blacklist, an action that leaves us wondering how many massacres does the United Nations need to be committed against Palestinian children in order to include Israel in this blacklist and consider its intentional harmful policies against Palestinian children! None of the parties included in the list has committed harmful violence against children as Israel has for decades been intentionally doing! Excluding Israel from this blacklist for us reveals that the UN works with double standards and consent bias, a position at odds with the United Nations’ charter!
We hereby encourage the UN to apply unbiased selection standards of the list on all war and conflict parties based on the humanitarian frameworks of the UN and eliminate all double standards.