Three days of Israeli bombardment in Gaza killed at least 44 Palestinians, including 15 children. Since 2008, Israel has launched four major attacks on the Palestinian territory, killing around 4,000 people – one-quarter of them children.
reposted from Al Jazeera, August 8, 2022
Israel and the Palestinian resistance group Islamic Jihad declared a truce late Sunday after three days of heavy Israeli bombardment on the besieged Gaza Strip.
According to the latest official information from the Palestinian health ministry, 44 Palestinians, including 15 children, were killed and at least 350 civilians wounded.
Since 2008, Israel has waged four wars on the Palestinian territory, killing nearly 4,000 people – one-quarter of them children.
According to data compiled by Defense for Children International, at least 2,200 children have been killed by the Israeli military and Israeli settlers across the Occupied Palestinian Territory since 2000 – the beginning of the second intifada.
Here are the names and faces of the 15 children aged 18 and under killed by Israeli air strikes over the past three days:
Jamil Najm al-Deen Naijm,4
Alaa Abdullah Riyad Qaddoum, 5
Momen al-Nairab, 5
Hazem Salem, 9
Ahmad al-Nairab, 11
Jamil Ihab Najim, 13
Muhammad Yasser Nimr al-Nabahin, 13
Dalia Yasser Nimr al-Nabaheen, 13
Mohammed Hassouna, 14
Hamed Haider Najim, 16
Nazmi Fayez Abu Karsh, 16
Ahmed Walid al-Farram, 16
Mohammed Salah Naijm, 17
Khalil Abu Hamada, 18
UPDATE: At least two additional children have now died from wounds inflicted by Israeli strikes during this time – see this and this.
For a complete list of Palestinians and Israelis killed since 2000, please visit Israel-Palestine Timeline.
To read about Israel’s attack on Gaza in May, 2021, go here.
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