UNICEF has said that 2,360 children have died in Israel’s counterattacks in the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas’ October 7 attacks on southern Israel.
The aid group, which spoke of the “relentless attacks,” said 5,364 children have been injured.
Since the surprise Hamas attacks on October 7, Israel’s army has been bombing targets in the Gaza Strip and preparing a ground offensive in the sealed-off coastal area.
“`The situation in the Gaza Strip is a growing stain on our collective conscience. The rate of death and injuries of children is simply staggering,” said Adele Khodr, UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa.
He said the Gaza Strip is suffering from acute water shortages, with severe consequences for children, who make up about 50 percent of the population.
UNICEF urged all parties to agree to a ceasefire, provide humanitarian access, and release all hostages.
Also, ISREAL Defense Forces (IDF) on Wednesday said it has detained more than 930 Palestinians in the West Bank.
The IDF said the detainees included over 600 of those associated with the Palestinian movement Hamas.
The statement said that Israel Defense Forces and the Israel Security Agency (Shabak) are acting against the Hamas terrorist organisation in the West Bank.
Since the beginning of the war, more than 930 wanted persons have been arrested there, and about 608 people are associated with the terrorist organisation Hamas. (NAN/vitalnewsngr.com)