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Knesset Children’s Committee Calls on UN to Take Action

Day after Secretary General condemns abduction, MK Orly Levi-Abekasis calls on Ban Ki Moon to act
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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The head of the Knesset Committee for the Rights of the Child, MK Orly Levi-Abekasis, has called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to intervene on behalf of Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Shayer and Naftali Frenkel.

In an open letter to the UN chief one day after Secretary Ban condemned the abduction and called for their immediate release, Levi-Abekasis noted that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, requires signatories to the convention to “take all appropriate national, bilateral and multilateral measures to prevent the abduction of, the sale of or traffic in children for any purpose or in any form” (Article 35). As such, she called on Ban to back up his statement with United Nations resources.

Abekasis noted that the abduction constitutes “a horrendous breach of the most basic humanitarian conventions; regardless of their political views,” as well as a “profound infringement of conventions and a blatant violation of the right of Israeli children to lead a peaceful, unthreatened life.

“These are not soldiers, nor were they engaged in battle – they are three young adolescents who should have been dividing their time between preparation for their final exams and their family circle,” Abekasis wrote.

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25 Responses to “Knesset Children’s Committee Calls on UN to Take Action”

  1. Un is a worthless instirution

  2. Agree with Miguel, they are a useless bunch

  3. the UN has its own farce record….nowadays it has become a world jokes..

  4. UN’s silence is deafening! Shame, Ban Ki Moon!

  5. What, and recognize Jews in the West Bank?

  6. You HAVE to be joking if you think the UN will come out against the Arabs in favour of Jews.

  7. You HAVE to be joking if you think the UN will come out against the Arabs in favour of Jews.

  8. Chris Newman says:

    That idiot can’t tie his shoe

  9. Chris Newman says:

    That idiot can’t tie his shoe

  10. Ban ki-Moon? Are you there?

  11. Ban ki-Moon? Are you there?

  12. Can’t it simply be in favor of the children, and their families?

  13. Can’t it simply be in favor of the children, and their families?

  14. Tony Mark says:

    I think Ban Ki Moon forgot to take his Ear Plugs out of his ears. When these children made this plea..

  15. Judi Fradkin says:

    UN is useless. Tear it down and make a shopping center on first ave.

  16. I am sure we can sell a bridge in Brooklyn before the UN does anything.

  17. Why the BBC don’t cover that 3 teenagers were kidnapped by Hamas Palestinian militants since last Thursday ?

  18. Ken Figa says:

    Good luck with that! Time to disband the un.

  19. Beverly Bass says:

    USELESS UN..kick them out of NY…put them in Syria or Iraq.

  20. Iris Zaft says:

    Step up to the Plate

  21. Alexo Smsm says:

    un is a circus just for fun and ki moon is big stupid

  22. I hope they find them soon.

  23. United Nothing, will do nothing. Just as they have done nothing for the girls kidnapped by the Boco Haram.

  24. Reyna Cohen says:

    Useless, yhe UN is the biggest joke

  25. Well then, let's see if Ban Ki-Moon backs up his fine words with some action! Of course he can't, because there are too many Arab and Arab-supporting UN members who will veto any possible actions. Hamas will still continue to receive funding and support from the E.U, the USA and British taxpayers.

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