10,000 children were martyred in the Gaza Strip within 100 days, according to health authorities

10,000 children were martyred in the Gaza Strip within 100 days, according to health authorities

More than 24,100 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since October 7, according to health authorities. Jan Egeland refers to the situation as “one of the worst humanitarian crises any civilian population has seen in this century.”

An injured girl is taken to Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis on January 6.

The short version

We caution against strong impressions in this case.

Monday's numbers mean an increase of at least 132 dead and 252 wounded during the past 24 hours.

Early Monday morning, the Ministry of Health announced that 60 people were martyred in the Israeli attacks on Monday night.

The overnight attacks were described as intense and targeted, among others, the city of Khan Yunis and Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, where more than 1.9 million people have taken refuge according to the United Nations.

Two hospitals, a girls' school, and dozens of homes were hit in the attacks, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health.

According to health authorities, more than 10,400 of the more than 24,000 dead are children. this means According to Save the Children Which Israel It killed one percent of the children in the Gaza Strip within 100 days.

– This is more than any other recent conflict, Secretary-General Jan Egeland of the Norwegian Refugee Council wrote about the number of people killed in an email to NTB.

A man writes the names of children killed in Israeli attacks on Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on January 11.

A man writes the names of children killed in Israeli attacks on Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on January 11.

At least 8,000 people are also missing after the attacks, many of whom are feared to be buried under the rubble of bombed buildings.

Aftenposten cannot independently verify death tolls, but the United Nations and Human Rights Watch have previously said so. To Reuters They considered these numbers credible.

Iman Al-Khouli lost her leg and her parents in an Israeli attack in December.  Thousands of Palestinian children lost one or more limbs in the attacks.

Iman Al-Khouli lost her leg and her parents in an Israeli attack in December. Thousands of Palestinian children lost one or more limbs in the attacks.

Egeland: One of the worst humanitarian crises of this century

Over the past 100 days, Gazans have been subjected to one of the worst humanitarian crises any civilian population has seen in this century, Egeland says.

He added that nowhere else in the world had this number of people been trapped under such violent bombardment for such a long time.

Jan Egeland

Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council

Gaza's 2.3 million people live in an area the size of Meosa. The borders with Egypt and Israel are closed, and the coast is under a military siege. Therefore, Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip cannot escape to safe areas.

85% of the population of 2.3 million people According to the United Nations They were displaced from their homes, and the attacks destroyed at least 65,000 homes.

– An ultimatum was given to civilians to move from north to south, but then these southern areas were also hit by a rain of bombs. Egeland stresses that there is no safe place in Gaza.

Representatives of Israel meet this week At the International Court of Justice in The Hagueaccused of genocide.

The war that Israel is waging in the Gaza Strip has wiped out vast areas of land.  According to the United Nations, more than 65,000 homes were destroyed.

The war that Israel is waging in the Gaza Strip has wiped out vast areas of land. According to the United Nations, more than 65,000 homes were destroyed.

60 thousand wounded, but Israel destroyed most of the hospitals

Egeland calls for greater commitment and stronger international pressure on Israel to end the war.

– For more than three months, the suffering of innocent Palestinians in Gaza has been broadcast internationally, but world leaders have not yet been able to limit the heavy civilian casualties, he says.

A Palestinian boy injured in an Israeli attack arrived at one of the few hospitals still functioning in the Gaza Strip on December 31.  The photo was taken in Khan Yunis.

A Palestinian boy injured in an Israeli attack arrived at one of the few hospitals still functioning in the Gaza Strip on December 31. The photo was taken in Khan Yunis.

More than 60,000 people were injured in the Israeli attacks, but 21 out of 36 hospitals stopped working, and the remaining hospitals are overcrowded and do not have much to help.

– Many will need health care for several months. When hostilities end one day, society and the health care system will need a lot of outside help for a long time to come, says nurse Traid Andreasen.

For the past five weeks I have worked with a surgical team from the International Committee of the Red Cross at the European Hospital in Khan Yunis.

'Catastrophic famine'

According to the United Nations 378,000 people are now suffering from “catastrophic famine” in Gaza.

Another 939,000 people are on the brink of famine, and almost everyone in Gaza is starving.

– Gazans face the risk of starving to death within a few kilometers of trucks full of food, says World Food Fund President Cindy McCain in a press release.

A girl sits outdoors in Rafah on January 10.  She and her family are among 1.9 million internally displaced people in the Gaza Strip.

A girl sits outdoors in Rafah on January 10. She and her family are among 1.9 million internally displaced people in the Gaza Strip.

Every hour wasted puts the lives of countless people at risk. She says: We can prevent famine, but only if we can bring enough supplies and safe access to everyone who needs them, no matter where they are.

On Monday, the World Food Programme, in cooperation with the United Nations Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), requested access to the port of Ashdod in Israel. This station is located just 40 kilometers north of Gaza, and will make transporting emergency aid to the northern part of the Strip much faster.

– Israel continues to restrict and deny life-saving humanitarian aid through Gaza border crossings. The emergency supplies available today are just a drop in the ocean of unmet need. Egeland says hundreds of thousands of Palestinians lack health care, food and clean water.

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