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Online Event: #NoWayToTreataChild webinar on Palestinian children under occupation

May 12

Tuesday, 12 May
9 am Pacific/12 pm Eastern/6 pm central Europe/7 pm Palestine
Register online: https://nwttac.dci-palestine.org/hr2407_webinar_20200512

Please join #nowaytotreatachild campaign co-leaders from Defense for Children International – Palestine and American Friends Service Committee for a webinar on May 12 at 12 pm ET / 9 am PT. We will share information and updates on the situation of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also provide updates on congressional advocacy efforts concerning H.R. 2407.

BACKGROUND

U.S. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, also known as H.R. 2407, on April 30. The bill prohibits U.S. taxpayer funding for the military detention of children in any country, including Israel.

While generally applicable, H.R. 2407 seeks to promote justice, equality and human rights by ensuring that U.S. financial assistance provided to the Government of Israel is not used to support widespread and institutionalized ill-treatment against Palestinian children detained by Israeli forces and prosecuted in Israeli military courts lacking basic fair trial protections.

Join us for more information on the bill and updates on how you can get involved in congressional advocacy in support of Palestinian human rights.