Israeli Counterattacks Claim 2,360 Children’s Lives in Gaza – UNICEF

Israeli counterattacks have resulted in the deaths of 2,360 children in the Gaza Strip, according to a report by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

This is a reaction to the October 7 strikes that Hamas launched.

Large-scale grave violations against children, including the killing and maiming of children, kidnappings, and attacks on civilian infrastructure and vital public services like schools and health facilities, have been documented in both Israel and the State of Palestine since the escalation began on October 7.

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UNICEF states that 5,364 children have also been injured as a result of these “relentless attacks,” in addition to the deaths.

There have been severe humanitarian effects as a result of the fighting, including the destruction and damage of infrastructure, homes, schools, and medical institutions.

The humanitarian body has made an urgent plea for all parties to agree to a ceasefire and to permit humanitarian access. The group has called the number of children dying and being injured in Gaza “simply staggering” and a “growing stain on our collective conscience”.