The "Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act" (H.R. 2407) seeks to promote justice, equality, and human rights by ensuring that U.S. financial assistance to the government of Israel is not used to support the detention of Palestinian children by Israeli forces in a military detention system where ill-treatment is widespread and institutionalized—or their prosecution in a military court system that has been found to lack basic fair trial protections and guarantees. The bill was initiated by Rep. Betty McCollum.
Take action today: Ask your representative to join Rep. McCollum and Christian faith leaders at a congressional briefing on Wednesday, Nov. 20, the International Day of the Child. The briefing will call attention to the need to protect the rights of Palestinian children who are detained, prosecuted, and incarcerated by the Israeli military in the occupied Palestinian territory.