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Children Are Not Collateral Damage
All nation states have the right to defend themselves, but they do not have the right to commit war crimes or crimes against humanity.
The ancient framers of Humanity, to include scriptures within Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism have all recognized the sanctity of children. They know not the things of this world, they are innocent. Each child brings with them the potential to make great contributions to humanity.
The Quran regards children as gifts of Allah and teaches that each child has the right to legitimacy and a good name. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Mathhew 19:14.
The United Nations condemns the killing and maiming of children and attacks against schools or hospitals, during times of war, as a crime against humanity.
As of November 7, 2023 health officials in Gaza reported that 4,324 children have been killed with an estimated of 200 more being killed by Israel on a daily basis. - KLOKi Editor
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The New Humanitarian
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The Red Nation Podcast
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