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Gaza has become a graveyard for children

Ambassador Tamer Almassri

The state of Palestine reiterates that an immediate long-lasting ceasefire and end to Israeli occupation is the only way to end the suffering of Palestinian children

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Every day children in Gaza face increased risk of death from the sky, disease from lack of safe water, and deprivation of food as apartheid Israel continues its genocide war against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza.
The state of Palestine reiterates that an immediate long-lasting ceasefire and end to Israeli occupation is the only way to end the suffering of Palestinian children and enable the urgent delivery of desperately needed aid.
“All children have the right to be safe no matter where they are. However, Israel has continued to violate international humanitarian law targeting and killing children in Gaza and the West Bank. The death toll of children is more than 12,000 while more than 1,000 children lost limbs because of the bombing, profoundly changing their lives. The number of Palestinian children killed in Gaza has exceeded the annual number of children killed across the world’s conflict zones since 2019. Since October 7, the documented Palestinian death toll is 27,747; over 67,000 have been injured while 625 000 children in Gaza are unable to access education due to the continuous bombing which has killed scores of Palestinian children, and teachers and led to the destruction of homes, schools and universities.
“Children in the West Bank also live in constant fear and grief amid escalating violence, profoundly affecting their mental health and disrupting their access to education,” Dr. Tamer Almassri, the Ambassador of Palestine to Zimbabwe said.
He added that each day passing without a ceasefire and end to occupation brings further death, suffering, destruction, and devastation, leaving children with profound mental and physical scars that will last for years.
Dr Almassri said apartheid Israel should be held accountable for all these crimes against humanity.

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