‘First-ever’ Bill on Palestinian Child Rights Introduced in US Congress


Middle East Eye quotes USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer on the introduction of landmark legislation supporting Palestinian rights in Congress, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act. 

“There’s obviously been on the Hill a great reluctance to be critical of Israel’s behaviour,” said Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, another group which supported the bill.

“But what’s important is that [this bill] makes very clear that this kind of abusive behaviour is well-documented,” Munayyer told MEE. “It is a consistent feature of Israeli occupation, [and] it targets the most vulnerable members of society – children.”

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