[ Ed. note – A very welcomed resolution has been adopted by the General Synod of the United Church of Christ. ]
By Anthony Mujaes
The General Synod of the United Church of Christ is calling for an end to what is being described as “traumatic” practices by Israeli military against Palestinian children.
A resolution, brought forward by 16 individual UCC churches, calls on the state of Israel to guarantee Palestinian children younger than age 18 their basic due process rights and to prohibit any use of torture or ill-treatment of detained juveniles in the occupied territories. Needing two-thirds of the votes from General Synod 2017 delegates, that resolution easily had the necessary support, with 79 percent of the votes in favor.
“The matter of this resolution hits home for me, when a 16-year-old Palestinian…
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