UNICEF warns about resumption of war on children in Gaza
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has sounded a strong warning about the toll being exacted on children in the Gaza Strip, which has come under a renewed and genocidal Israeli war.
"We cannot see
more children with the wounds of war, with the burns, with the shrapnel
littering their bodies, with the broken bones," James Elder, spokesman for
the United Nations children's agency, said.
those with influence is allowing the killing of children. This is a war on
children," he added.
The regime launched
the war against Gaza on October 7 following an operation staged by the
territory's resistance movements.
The war killed more
than 15,500 people, most of them women and children, across the coastal sliver
until last week when an Egyptian- and Qatari-mediated truce took effect. Israel
restarted the military campaign earlier on Friday, following the truce, killing
nearly 200 more people.
Thousands more are
missing and feared buried under rubble.
Speaking earlier this
month, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the besieged Palestinian
territory was turning into "a graveyard for children."
health system here is overwhelmed," Elder said.
overstate how the capacity has been reduced of hospitals in the last seven
weeks," he added.
words, clearly pleas from the world do not make a difference on those who have
the power to stop the killing, the maiming of children."
The remarks came
amid untrammeled military and political support for the war on the part of the
United States, Israel's biggest and oldest ally.
US has provided the regime with thousands of arms consignments since the
initiation of the war.
which has backed Tel Aviv's ferocious attacks on Gaza as a means of
"self-defense," has also been casting its veto against the UN
Security Council resolutions that would call on the occupying regime to cease