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Bombing innocent children in Gaza is not 'defence,' it constitutes a grievous war crime

•, by: News Editors

The number of people killed in Gaza since October 7th is already 84% higher than the total number of Palestinians killed in the 50-day conflict in 2014 and according to UNICEF children and women make up 60% of the casualties. 

Gaza authorities say that the approximate number killed is at least 5,087 and that includes 2,055 children and more than 15,000 people have been wounded.

A senior advisor to the Israeli Prime Minister, Mark Regev, however, said that "the IDF does not target civilian structures". Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner General of the UN, and head of the UN Palestine Refugee Agency (UNRWA) has reported that at least six people were killed when a UNRWA school being used as a shelter, was hit in the al-Maghazi camp in the middle region of the embattled Gaza Strip.

"Dozens were injured (including UNRWA staff) and severe structural damage was caused to the school", he said. "The numbers are likely to be higher. This is outrageous, and it again shows a flagrant disregard for the lives of civilians."

No place is safe in Gaza anymore, he warned, stressing that it was hit as Israeli airstrikes and bombardment continue, "At least 4,000 people have taken refuge in this UNRWA school turned shelter. They had and still have nowhere else to go."

Opposing Views

Of course, there will always be opposing views on all topics, but the barbaric actions that lead to the deaths and injuries of innocent children, is arguably one topic we should all be in agreement about. Clearly, and shockingly not.

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