UN Adds Israel to ‘Blacklist’ of Countries Harming Children in Conflict

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The United Nations has added Israel to its “blacklist” of countries accused of committing abuses against children in armed conflict. This decision follows the deaths of over 15,500 Palestinian children in the ongoing Gaza conflict, contributing to widespread malnutrition among the population. On Friday, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan confirmed that he had received official notification of this decision from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. “This is simply outrageous and wrong,” Erdan stated in a social media post, alongside a video where he condemned the move. “I responded to the shameful decision and said that our army is the most moral in the world. The only one being blacklisted is the Secretary-General who incentivizes and encourages terrorism and is motivated by hatred towards Israel.” Later, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric explained that the notification was a standard courtesy extended to countries newly listed in the annual “Children in Armed Conflict” report to prevent leaks. “It is done to give those countries a heads-up and avoid leaks,” Dujarric said, noting that the report would be presented to the UN Security Council on 14 June and published shortly thereafter. “Ambassador Erdan’s video…

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