A statement by the UNICEF, issued on the 21st anniversary of the Geneva Convention to protect children’s rights, accused Israel of failing to uphold international law and live up to its obligation to protect children, Quds Press reported on Monday.In a report to mark International Children’s Day, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) warned Israel that it is in breach of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The report highlighted that Israel has no comprehensive strategy to protect the rights of the child and apply the Convention, and there is not a single government agency that deals with the issue of child protection appropriately.

The UNICEF also noted that Israel excludes the West Bank and Gaza Strip from the application of the international treaty, although they are Occupied Territories subjected to its military control.