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International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2016

  • 05 Dec 2016

Colletta Dalikeni and Maeve Foreman from the Social Work and Migration Special Interest Group represented the IASW at an Oireachtas Friends of Palestine briefing in Leinster House on Tuesday 29th November.

The briefing, by social worker Ayed Abu Eqtaish from Defence for Children International in Palestine, was held to commemorate the annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2016 and to raise aware of child detention issues.

Ayed highlighted the fact that since 2000, Israeli occupation forces have killed over 2,100 Palestinian children and maimed thousands of others, while Israel arrests and imprisons around 700 children every year. Children as young as 12 can be imprisoned and children aged 15-17 are tried like adults in military courts. Further information on children in Palestine and on the work of Defence for Children International Palestine, can be obtained from http://www.dci-palestine.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/DCIPS

 

 

 

 

 

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