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UNICEF: Shattered bodies of Gaza children prove brutality of the Israeli army

Wednesday 17-April-2024


“The shattered bodies and fractured lives of Gaza’s children are a testament to the brutality being forced on them,” Tess Ingram, the spokeswoman for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), said on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters in Geneva, following her return from a mission to Gaza, Ingram added, “…with one child killed or injured every 10 minutes, the only way to stop the killing and maiming of children is a ceasefire.”

She mentioned that she was “struck by the numbers of wounded children, not only in hospitals, but in the streets and temporary tents, continuing their lives that have been permanently changed.”

She stressed that “the numbers issued by the Palestinian Ministry of Health, which documented the infection of more than 12,000 children, are certainly an underestimate.”

Ingram told reporters the story of a 14-year-old boy named Yousef, whom she met in a field hospital in the city of Khan Yunis, saying that he was strip-searched, interrogated for hours, and then shot.

Since October 7, the Israeli occupation army has continued its aggression against the Gaza Strip, with US and European support, leading to the martyrdom of 33,843 people and the injury of 76,575 others, in addition to the displacement of about 1.7 million people from the Strip’s population, according to UN reports.

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