Palestinian Refugee Children Rally against Israeli ‘Massacres’
Palestinian refugee children held a sit-in in Beirut Tuesday to demand a halt to Israel's continued "massacres" of Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
"New massacres are being carried out against Palestinian children under the eyes of the international community and world humanitarian organizations," said a memorandum signed by the "children of Palestine."
The memorandum was delivered by refugee children to a representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
More than 50 refugee children had gathered at the ICRC headquarters in Beirut, carrying Palestinian flags.
Many wore traditional checkered head scarfs while raising stones in their hands to symbolize the intifada, or uprising, which has been characterized by Palestinian youths fighting Israeli army troops by throwing stones.
"The stones have become Kalashnikov" assault rifles, shouted a group of the children.
More than 150 people have been killed, nearly all Palestinians and including many children, during the past month of violence in the Palestinian territories.
Some 367,000 Palestinian refugees live in Lebanon, half of them in camps scattered across the country – BEIRUT (AFP)
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