In an average month Israel holds around 300-340 Palestinian children in administrative detention, i.e. without charge. Some are held for months on end. What has happened to Gilad Shalit is indefensible. But what Israel - which claims to be a democracy and which has ratified various legal instruments (including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child) - is doing is truly inexcusable. Sitting in New York passing out trite comments about a situation that you don't fully comprehend is really not helpful Roger.
Red Cross delivers aid to Taiz, Yemen, for first time since August (Reuters)
from the article: Israel restricts Palestinian lawyers' access to West Bank detainees
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