According to health officials, the Israel-Gaza violence has caused the death of 132 Palestinians, among them women and children. Eight people have died in Israel. The NGO Defence for Children International has calculated that since 2000, 1,033 children have been killed in the Gaza Strip.
The UAE has since called for a ceasefire, with the UAE Foreign Affairs Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan issuing the following statement via Emirates News Agency. “The UAE calls on all parties to take immediate steps to commit to a ceasefire, initiate a political dialogue, and exercise maximum restraint,” UAE Foreign Affairs Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan said in a statement published by the outlet. He said the UAE is “alarmed by the escalating spiral of violence in Israel and Palestine.” Meanwhile Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid al Zayani condemned “attacks by the Israeli forces on the Gaza Strip” and expressed “brotherly solidarity” with the Palestinian people.
These are several organizations that support Palestinian children:
Founded by international war correspondent Arwa Damon, Inara helps war-wounded children obtain access to medical care.
Center for Global Education
Offers psycho-social support to children and supplements education provision in collaboration with the Canaan Institute.
A branch of the United Nations, UNICEF works to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and fulfill their potential from childhood through to adolescence.
Medical Aid Palestine
Teams in Gaza and the West Bank working with partners to ensure Palestinians receive medical aid.
Further reading via the United Nations: Safeguarding children’s rights in East Jerusalem
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