International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression Date in the current year: June 4, 2017

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is one of the UN international days, that is annually observed on June 4. This observance was established on August 19, 1982 to commemorate the Palestinian and Lebanese children, who became victims of Israel's act of aggression.

The date of observance wasn't chosen randomly. The first attack of the Israeli air force on Beirut and other cities of Lebanon took place on June 4, 1982. The attack caused the death of civilians, many of them were children.

The attack was caused by an assassination attempt of Shlomo Argov, the Israeli ambassador to Britain, on June 3, 1982. This attempt led to the beginning of the Lebanon War.

Observance of International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression raises public awareness of the pain suffered by children, who became the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse during armed conflicts, and it confirms the UN's commitment to protect the rights of children.

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