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General News    H3'ed 3/19/18

3 Months Later: Teen Ahed Tamimi Still in Israeli Military Prison

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It has been 3 months since fearless Palestinian teen activist  Ahed Tamimi was detained by Israeli security forces. The president of the Palestinian Federation of Peru remarked that "human rights do not have borders, political banners or colors," reinforcing his call for her release. Amnesty Int'l has also urged the gov't of Israel to respect the U.N.’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, which implicitly says the “arrest, detention or imprisonment of a child must be used only as a measure of last resort and for the shortest appropriate period of time.” Israel, a party to the convention, has ignored the plea of the human rights body. There are currently about 350 Palestinian children and adolescents in Israeli prisons, according to Amnesty Int'l Director Marina Navarro.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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