In addition to the air strikes, Israel has started a full-scale ground operation in the besieged Gaza. Soldiers are walking through the rubble with arms raised. The Israeli army released such a picture yesterday. Photo: AFP A total of 3,450 children have been killed in the 25 days since the start of the Israeli attack on Gaza in Palestine. The United Nations Children’s Organization UNICEF has expressed concern over this incident. UNICEF spokesperson James Elder said at a UN press briefing yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland, that the number of children killed is increasing every day. Gaza has become a graveyard for thousands of children. It has now become a living hell for everyone.
According to UNICEF, at least 940 children are missing in Gaza. The children are believed to have been buried under the rubble of the Israeli attack. James Elder said children in Gaza are not only being killed by Israeli airstrikes, but they are also dying without access to medical care. James Elder calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza to save children
Meanwhile, the Israeli army advanced further in Gaza yesterday with tanks and armored vehicles. They advanced through the buildings in the north-western part of the valley which had been destroyed by the bombardment. The Israeli army said it had struck 300 targets the previous night. They are attacking Hamas targets for the fourth consecutive night.
Meanwhile, Israel also carried out airstrikes on the Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza yesterday. It is said that 50 people were killed and 150 injured. However, Hamas claimed the killing of two Israeli soldiers and the destruction of 22 armored vehicles.
A correspondent of Al Jazeera Arabic said, after advancing with tanks, Israeli forces clashed with the fighters of Palestinian armed organizations including Hamas in the northwest of Gaza and the southern part of Gaza City yesterday. Earlier in the day, Israeli tanks were seen on the outskirts of Gaza City. Hamas claimed the Israeli army was forced to retreat after heavy fighting.
The Gaza Ministry of Health released a 212-page report on October 26 after the Israeli offensive began on October 7. The report revealed the names, identities and ages of those killed in the Israeli attack. It shows that almost three thousand children have been killed in Gaza as of October 25. Among them, 133 children are under one year of age. 153 one-year-old children, 158 two-year-old children and 171 three-year-old children.
The international children’s organization Save the Children said last Sunday that the number of children killed every year since 2019 due to conflict in the world has exceeded the Israeli aggression in Gaza in the last three weeks.
‘We don’t want to die’ ‘When an 8-year-old girl says she doesn’t want to die, there’s no way to be helpless.’ This comment was made by Martin Griffiths, head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, on social media X — (formerly Twitter). In a statement earlier in the day, he said the indiscriminate bombardment has left Gazans desperate for food, water and shelter. The Gaza Ministry of Health said yesterday that a total of 8,525 Palestinians have been killed in the ongoing bombardment, most of them children.
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said Israel was “deliberately targeting” hospitals, health centers, ambulances and primary health care workers in Gaza. The ministry strongly condemned it.