UN adds Israel to global list of offenders harming children

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has added the Israeli army to a global list of offenders for violations against children, according to Israel’s UN envoy Gilad Erdan.

Erdan, who received official notification of the decision, expressed outrage on social media, calling the inclusion of the IDF on the “blacklist” outrageous and wrong, citing accusations that Hamas has used children for terrorism and utilized schools and hospitals as military compounds.

He criticized Guterres’ decision as shameful, defending the Israeli army as “the most moral in the world,” and accused Guterres of incentivizing terrorism and harboring hatred towards Israel.

In response, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric stated the call to inform Israel was standard protocol for newly listed countries and criticized the public disclosure by Erdan as shocking and unacceptable.

Dujarric reiterated that the annual report, requested by Security Council members, includes updates on violations of international law and human rights, particularly in the ongoing Gaza conflict.

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