Al Jazeera Net-London
The British government is facing increasing pressure to take seriously a hot file it is trying to overlook: the return of children from organized British fathers of the Islamic State, currently stranded in camps in Syria. United kingdom.
British Home Secretary Pretty Patel is leading the camp against the return of these children under the justification of "security threats," supported by Finance Minister Sajid Javed, who previously held the interior portfolio, as well as Defense Minister Ben Wallace.
On the other hand, Foreign Minister Dominique Rapp stands in the trench in favor of the return of the children of British fighters in the ranks of the Islamic State.
Although the military and intelligence services have prepared a comprehensive plan to rescue these children and coordinate with the authorities or authorities on the ground in Syria and Iraq, the government still lags on this security operation, which has revealed some details, and is based on providing them with a safe road from northern Syria, Iraqi province of Erbil, and from there they will be transferred to Britain.
London has yet to decide, despite the availability of many conditions to help the return of these children, especially with the offer of local councils in Britain to receive them, which provided an integrated program to qualify them to integrate into society, but all these offers remained pending.
The deafening policy of the British government has upset senior military leaders in the country, including Gen. Kraem Lamb, the former commander of British special forces, who led his country's operations in Iraq. "These children must be returned to the country, and they should not be held accountable for what they did," Adults from mistakes. "
Some analysis suggests that the reason for the reluctance of the British government is political, and mainly due to the electoral situation in which the country is going through.
This paper, although unlikely to be exploited by the opposition Labor Party for the return of these children, can be exploited by the Brexit party, which relies heavily on the voices of populists and adherents of extreme right-wing ideas in the election race next month.
The government's attitude towards these children has drawn a lot of criticism from human rights and even legal. Save the Children International issued a strongly worded letter to the British government, telling them the difficulty of living these children in the camps and detention centers of the Syrian Democratic Forces.
In its statement, the organization draws some features of the tragedy of these children from its work on the ground in Syria to help children. Part of it was rusted by a sharp machine that I found on the way, and the other part of the shrapnel remained in her abdomen.
Another 14-year-old girl was tortured when she was tortured in Syria and saw her father being whipped before being beheaded.According to Save the Children, another 15-year-old told Amnesty International that he had been flogged and tortured more than once.
The international organization stresses that its logic in defending these children is not to take them as adults, they did not choose to be in Syria, or in other areas that were under the control of ISIS.
The organization insists that the British state must provide the best conditions to treat the wounds of these children, warning that during the war against ISIS more than 300 children were killed, and that these survivors now deserve a better life.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says its doors are open to Western governments wishing to take back children of their nationality, stressing that they have the capacity to provide a safe exit for these children from Syria provided their home countries agree to receive them.
The organization is still waiting to be addressed by the British government in this regard, especially as it helped save dozens of children with foreign nationalities and handed them over to their countries of origin, while no record of the return of any British child to his country.
In comparison with other European countries, Britain remains in a very late position. Germany was the first to announce the beginning of the restoration of children of its nationality in Syria and Iraq, and it was carried out last April. The German Foreign Ministry said it had returned a number of children without specifying their number. .
The same applies to France, which has recovered five children of its nationality, following a secret rescue operation to get them out of Syria. In the same direction, Belgium, one of the European countries most concerned with the issue of the recovery of foreign fighters in the Islamic State and their children.
In addition to these European moves, the London government faces another pressure: Turkey's decision to deport foreign fighters to their countries, whether the latter agrees to receive them or not, and Ankara has announced in the past few days to deport a British citizen belonging to the Islamic State and handed over to British authorities.
Many analysts expect the final decision on the rights issue to be postponed until after the general election in Britain, which is scheduled to be held on 12 December.