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Egypt calls on UN to look into Israel’s violations against Palestinian youth

A Palestinian boy is surrounded by rubble after a bulldozer demolished a house belonging to Palestinians in East Jerusalem on 7 February 2018 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]
A Palestinian boy is surrounded by rubble after a bulldozer demolished a house belonging to Palestinians in East Jerusalem on 7 February 2018 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

Egypt’s foreign minister yesterday called on the UN to launch an investigation into Israeli violations against Palestinian youths in the occupied territories, the Anadolu Agency reported yesterday.

During a speech at a UN Security Council meeting entitled “Youth, Safety and Security: The Lost Peace”, the official stressed on the “importance of affording economic and education opportunities for the youth to guarantee they will not fall victim to terror.”

According to the statement, the energy of the youth must be invested and they must be involved in development projects.

The Egyptian representative called for the UN Secretary General to take greater carer of Arab youth living in the occupied territories and to investigate violations Israel’s violations against them.

His speech came after Israeli occupation forces stormed a Palestinian university in the occupied West Bank of Hebron, attacked its staff and students and forced it to close.

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