Palestinian families live in constant awareness that Israeli soldiers could invade their house at any hour of the day or night and take a child away – often for arbitrary reasons and for an unknown length of time. According to UNICEF and ‘Defence for Children International Palestine’, a United Church partner in mission, every year an average of 700 Palestinian children are arrested, mistreated, detained and prosecuted in Israel’s military court system. Israel is the only country in the world that systematically prosecutes children in military courts. The United Church, Presbyterian, Anglican, Quaker, Mennonites, Independent Jewish Voices, Amnesty International and others are working to protect Palestinian children and their rights.

There is something you can do: Sign the e-petition for Palestinian children’s rights:

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2667 (Be sure to follow instructions to confirm your signature)

Learn more: come to the zoom workshop, “Speaking up for the Children”, contact Linda lindakseven@gmail.comor  office@saintandrewshfx.ca  for more information and/or to sign up for the zoom workshop: Monday October 19th at 7:00 PM.