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United Church of Christ condemns Israel for alleged treatment of Palestinian children

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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:57 am

The United Church of Christ (UCC) — one of the largest mainline Protestant churches in America with 915,000 members — overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning Israel for its alleged treatment of Palestinian children. The resolution, “A Call for the United Church of Christ to Advocate for the Rights of Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation,” was approved last week at the UCC synod in Baltimore, with 79 percent voting in favor, 13 percent against and 9 percent abstaining.

The measure calls for “attention to the plight of children suffering under Israel’s prolonged military occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza.” It claims Palestinian children are “living with constant fear of arrest, detention, and violence at the hands of Israeli forces.”

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