web analytics
September 1, 2015 / 17 Elul, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


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.
Photo Credit: VOA

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.

About the Author: Meir is a news writer for JewishPress.com - and he loves his job.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

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.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
President Obama in the fog.
US Says It Doesn’t Even Know How Many Americans Live in West Bank
Latest News Stories
President Obama in the fog.

State Dept, seems surprised when being told how many Americans live in Judea and Samaria.

Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin.

He says he still has not made up his mind but that Obama will win the magic number of 34 to override a veto.

.

President Ruby Rivlin opened the new school year with new first grade students at the Mamad Shilat school in the Jewish town of Paduel in the Shomron, on September 1, 2015.

Gal Hirsh

When Minister Erdan introduced Brig. Gen. (Res.) Gal Hirsch as his pick for the next Israeli police commissioner, his decision provoked angry reactions from several segments of the Israeli public.

The Greek Coast Guard may have prevented massive terrorist attacks in Libya Tuesday with the seizure of a vessel carrying explosives and weapons suspected of being linked with the Islamic State (ISIS). Greek media reported. Authorities said more information would be released later. Initial suspicions are the that the cargo was being shipped to Libya […]

The victims were burned alive while hanging upside down. ISIS said it was in revenge for Shi’ite executions

Opposition MK Avigdor Liberman strongly criticized Netanyahu for making the agreement.

On Tuesday, September 8, participants in this historic event will unite to pray for the safety and well-being of the Jewish nation.

Any SanDisk employee who can successfully headhunt and bring another worker to the company will receive a bonus of nearly $2,000 (20,000 shekels), the flash memory developer’s Israeli division said. The demand for high-techs employees in Israel far outstrips the supply, and SanDisk is looking for 90 new engineers and R & D departments in […]

The university claims there was a mix-up between “Obama” and the “Obama Foundation” retaining a presence on campus.

Showers installed in front of Auschwitz are simply a ‘public safety measure’ to ward off the summer heat, says the museum.

Turkish officials helped return the 21-year-old man, the Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday.

White supremacist Frazier Glen Miller Jr, gave the Nazi salute to jurors who ruled him guilty of killing three in Kansas City.

PMO spokesman Mark Regev is formally appointed Israel Ambassador to England.

More than two million Israeli children returned to the classrooms across the country Tuesday.

More Articles from Meir Halevi Siegel
Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett.

Jewish Home leader blocks exhibition of dead bodies citing Jewish tradition to honor the dead; NIF objects.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Cabinet holds special session in Ashkelon, faces criticism from local residents, officials over lack of aid package

For two-and-a-half years, residents of the Golan Heights understood that domestic interests in Syria would keep war away from them.

4,000 dunams in G’vaot area declared state land, will open door for large construction project.

With Judeophobic attacks spiking around United Kingdom, local Jews say not enough done to enforce hate crime laws

Drug dealers suspected of aiding Hezbollah make inroads into Israel; smuggling attempts also included Jordan, Syria

Only time PLO seems interested in justice for Palestinians is when Israel is involved

For years, Binyamin Netanyahu’s views on negotiating with terrorists, and on negotiating under fire have been clear: In his defining treatise on the subject Terrorism: How the West Can Win, Netanyahu spelled out clear guidelines for dealing with the scourge of attacks on civilians. Amongst other principles, the then up-and-coming Likud leader said clearly that terrorists must […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/knesset-childrens-committee-calls-on-un-to-take-action/2014/06/16/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: