As citizens of the world we call on you to use all of your powers to end the abuse of Palestinian child prisoners under Israeli control. We ask you to support freezing all preferential trade agreements with Israel until that state upholds the rights of Palestinian children and implements international law. It should be noted that every year around 700 Palestinian children, even as young as 8 years old, are arrested and detained without proper trial or access to law or their parents. They are kept in harsh conditions, sometimes in isolation and often far from home. Usually their offences are minor and often they are forced to sign false confessions in order to try to be released. We believe all this to be inhumane and in contravention of international, UN, US, EU, UK and human rights law and that this is something your government could and should act upon to bring about its immediate end.
Dear President Barack Obama
may peace be with you
As holder of the Nobel Peace Prize I believe that you should want peace and will also know that this cannot come about without justice and respect for human rights, the law and especially the rights of the innocent and vulnerable.
Therefore this petition has been drafted for delivery to you and people have signed it in the belief that you may thereby be moved to act to use your powers to bring about an end to this injustice as a major step towards restoring justice and peace in the Middle East and in the whole world