June 18, 2024
UNICEF Says At Least 17,000 Children In Gaza Are Unaccompanied Or Separated From Their Families
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UNICEF Says At Least 17,000 Children In Gaza Are Unaccompanied Or Separated From Their Families

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates at least 17,000 children in Gaza are “now unaccompanied or separated from their families”, amid Israel’s five-month war on the coastal enclave.

In another report, the UK-based Palestinian Return Centre submitted a report to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the treatment of Palestinian children by Israeli forces in Gaza, the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

In the report, the Centre says more than 12,000 Palestinian children have been killed in Gaza in attacks by Israeli forces since October 7, with many others facing amputations and life-changing injuries.

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The report also lists what it calls Israel’s violations of children’s rights, as it claims that Palestinian children living under Israeli military occupation in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip are routinely denied their right to life, right to education, right to adequate housing, and are denied access to healthcare, among other rights.

The Palestinian Return Centre also called upon the international community to demand that Israeli Occupation forces should not put Palestinian children in harm’s way.

The Palestinian Return Centre is an independent consultancy focusing on the historical, political and legal aspects of the Palestinian Refugees.

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