Palestinian Children

Wadi, Ramona. Palestinian Children Are among Workers Exploited in Jordan Valley Settlements. Digital image. MiddleEastMonitor. 9 July 2013. Web.

     Kids all over the world are get treated differently, being a child soldier, going to school, working, etc. But what most kids don't understand, is what is right from wrong. Kids as young as 11 are working in hot weather, low pay, and hard handling jobs. Violation of international standards. Kids are dropping out of school because they feel as if they have to support their family. They shouldn't have to worry about their family, because their brains are not yet fully developed, meaning they don't understand what is going on. This is a violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

     By working in certain conditions, it may have harmful effects on the body. For example many have suffered from nausea and dizziness. Most times people pass out, from working in HOT temperatures. Also vomiting, breathing difficulties, sore eyes, and skin rashes after spraying or being exposed to pesticides, including inside closed in spaces. Some complained of back pain after carrying heavy boxes filled with produce or backpack containers of pesticide. By working in these conditions can even effect the persons life later in life, it can effect the brain, and the persons bones. And even though Israel does have a law against the young having certain rules to follow while working, but those laws do not protect the Palestinian children.

     People have tried to stop the usage of children in many different ways. Interviewing those who work on the settlement farms and them (Human Rights Watch). And the Human Rights Watch takes that information and uses it, in meeting to discuss, to try to help out those in need. The European Union (EU) has moved to exclude Israeli settlement products to provide goods to Israeli, and EU member states have issued advice to businesses that they needed to consider the legal, financial, and reputational risks of involvement with settlement trade

Deger, Allison. HRW: Palestinian Children Pass Out, Vomit, from Farming with Illegal Pesticides on Israeli Settlements - See More At: Http://mondoweiss.net/2015/04/palestinian-pesticides-settlements#sthash.5CllSt2I.dpuf. Digital image. Mondoweiss. 15 Apr. 2015. Web.

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Which article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is being violated?