Wednesday 24 February 2021

Conference Planned in Solidarity with Palestinian Children, Youths in Tehran

 The fourth Palestine children and youth solidarity summit scheduled for Wednesday in Tehran.

According to Quds News Agency (Qudsna), "Hossein Kanani-Moghaddam the head of the summit, announced in a press conference that Solidarity Summit of the Palestinian Children and Teenagers would be held on Wednesday in Tehran in cooperation with a number of organizations and institutions including the International Union of Teenagers and Youths against Occupation, Iran based society I defense of Palestinian people and Palestinian groups as well as Hamas and Islamic jihad envoy in Tehran and other non-governmental organization in Iran.

Hussein Amir Abdolahian, Secretary General of the International Conference for the Support of the Palestinian Intifada, Amir Abdullahian, Khalid Qudumi Hamas movement envoy in Tehran and Nasser Abu Sharif representative of Palestinian Islamic jihad movement are among the keynote speakers.


It will also commemorate young Palestinian martyr Muhammad al-Durrah.

"This meeting is held every year on the occasion of the martyrdom of 11-year-old Palestinian martyr Mohammad al-Durah and other martyrs of Palestinian children and adolescents, he added.

“Since 2000, according to official statistics, 2,094 Palestinian children have been martyred by the Zionist regime, 45,000 children have been disabled and 50,000 have been detained. There are currently 250 Palestinian children in Israeli prisons who are being tried and tortured in military courts and are being used as human shields”.

Muhammad al-Durrah was martyred in the Gaza Strip on September 30, 2000, on the second day of the Second Intifada. Jamal al-Durrah and his 12-year-old son, Muhammad, were filmed by Talal Abu Rahma, a Palestinian cameraman freelancing for France 2, as Israeli forces fired bullets at them. The footage shows the pair crouching behind a concrete cylinder, the boy crying and the father waving, then a burst of gunfire and dust, after which the boy is seen slumped across his father's legs.


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