Jan 7, 2024, 9:42 PM
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Over 10 children per day lost a limb since start of Gaza war: Charity

Tehran, IRNA – Charity group Save the Children says that an average of more 10 Palestinian children per day have lost one or both of their legs since the Israeli regime launched its devastating war on Gaza on October 7.

The charity cited figures from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in a report on Sunday showing that more than 1,000 children had had one or both legs amputated in Gaza in the three months since October 7.

Many of the operations on children were done without anaesthetic, with the healthcare system in Gaza crippled by the conflict, and major shortages of doctors and nurses, and medical supplies like anaesthesia and antibiotics, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported.

While 13 out of Gaza’s 36 hospitals remain partially functional, they are operating on a partial and fluctuating basis, the WHO said, adding that the nine partially functional hospitals in the south are operating at three times their capacity.

Save the Children's Country Director for the occupied Palestinian territory, Jason Lee, said: “The suffering of children in this conflict is unimaginable and even more so because it is unnecessary and completely avoidable.”

He further noted “we must heed the lessons from the past and must prevent “atrocity crimes” from unfolding."

“Only a definitive ceasefire will end the killing and maiming of civilians and allow in desperately needed humanitarian aid – including critical medicines for wounded children – at the scale and locations required”, he reiterated.

The Israeli regime waged the war on Gaza on October 7 after Hamas carried out the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in response to the Israeli regime’s atrocities against Palestinians.

Some 22,000 Palestinians have been killed and a further 57,000 injured in the three months since October 7, according to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, with children being maimed and killed at a devastating rate, and entire families being killed daily.


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