Terrorizing Palestinian students contradicts with the Palestinian values
"Witness” calls for a decisive actions
The Palestinian Association for Human Rights inveighs against
the armed clashes which erupted two days ago near the UNRWA schools. These actions
have threatened peoples’ lives and terrorized the students, thus, the
educational process there was stopped.
The random shooting is apparently threatening the security of
people, turning the camp into an unsafe environment. Consequences of this action
was translated into: moving out of the camp and moving the students into
another schools – which causes a financial and economic burdens –. Some of the
parents did not send their children to schools, while others had to run and
rush at risk under fire to take their children. There was a huge loss of
irreplaceable educational days and hours which weakened the educational
attainment level of students.
Danger and armed chaos in Ein El Helweh camp contradicts with
the Palestinian values, International Bill of Human Rights, article 26 of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and article 28 of the Right of the Child
Convention which calls for the significance of child protection and education.
The Palestinian Association of Human Rights "Witness” inveighs
against the weapon usage and armed violence, considering as a wrong action in
order to resolve conflicts among all parties. PAHRW refuses to offend human
rights. In a nutshell, PAHRW calls for:
The significance of holding a code of honor between the Palestinian
parties and armed ones, in order to follow the language of discussion leading
to conflict resolution without using force.
The security forces to do their obligations and prevent the
existence of random weapons in the camp and the call for extradition.
Responsibilities of armed parties toward their individuals
who use weapons in personal conflicts.
The commitment to respect all UNRWA elements (schools,
clinics….) in line with the International Law principles, taking all necessary
actions in order to protect UNRWA’s employees, students, and all elements.
Association for Human Rights