Member of Jewish group denounces child detentions


ANKARAA member of the French Jewish Union for Peace (UJFP) said on Wednesday that the recent detention in France of four 10-year-old children, including three Turks, on suspected terrorism charges was a sign of impending barbarism.

Georges Gumpel said in a blog post that this decision shows that children are not valued in France and that he had not thought of writing about his painful childhood until now, but the incident sparked his reaction .

Gumpel said he was born into a Jewish family in 1937 and his father was sent to Auschwitz in 1944 when he was only five years old.

Referring to the detention of children, he said that at first he did not believe in it, France being a country of human rights, but the scandalous incident led him to question the means used to cover up the crimes against children.

He further noted that the detention of children in Albertville in south-eastern France under the pretext of “terrorist propaganda” and a previous incident where police forced students from a school in the Mantes-la-Jolie district near Paris to kneel for hours were signs of impending. barbarism.

The four children – three of Turkish origin and one of Algerian origin – were detained last week by police for more than 11 hours on false allegations of “justification for terrorism”, according to interviews with their parents.

The children were reportedly detained because of their responses to their teacher regarding cartoons insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

* Writing by Ali Murat Alhas
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