Israel Media News
Politics

U.N. child rights panel calls on Saudi Arabia to halt Yemen strikes – Breaking News




Breaking news


Breaking news.
(photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

X


Dear Reader,


As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before.
Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications,
like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations,
we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open
and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news
and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew – Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,


Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group

Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH

Show me later


GENEVA – A United Nations human rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia on Thursday to halt its deadly air strikes against civilian targets in Yemen and to prosecute officials responsible for child casualties due to unlawful attacks.

The censure by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child coincided with international concern at the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of Riyadh’s military role in Yemen, at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2.

Pressure has mounted on Saudi Arabia, including from allies, to do more to limit civilian casualties in a 3-1/2 year civil war that has killed more than 10,000 people and pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.

Riyadh leads a Western-backed coalition of Arab states supporting the Yemeni government in fighting against the Iran-allied Houthi movement that controls Yemen’s capital.

Saudi Arabia told the child rights panel last week that it was working hard to correct mistaken targeting by its military alliance, but the experts voiced skepticism.

The panel of 18 independent experts, in its conclusions issued on Thursday, took note of the Saudi statement but said that Yemeni children continue to be killed, maimed and orphaned.


Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>





Source link

Related posts

U.S. Border Patrol detains girl, dies of dehydration and shock – Breaking News

root

U.S. Green Beret charged with murder of man in Afghanistan – Breaking News

root

Kushner offered for consideration as chief of staff by Trump advisers – Breaking News

root

China, Russia abstain in Syria cross-border aid vote at U.N. – Breaking News

root

The Barghouti clan’s jihad against Israel – Arab-Israeli Conflict

root

Islamic State says Strasbourg shooter was one of its soldiers – Breaking News

root

Weapon of terror attack victim stolen – Breaking News

root

Main suspect in Strasbourg attack has been killed – Breaking News

root

Palestinian Authority claims Israel responsible for upsurge of violence in West Bank – Arab-Israeli Conflict

root

Pin It on Pinterest