Friday, April 17, 2015

Operation Protective Edge: A war waged on Gaza's children

Operation Protective Edge: A war waged on Gaza's children | Defence for Children International Palestine:

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Operation Protective Edge, which lasted 50 days between July 8 and August 26, claimed the lives of 2,220 Palestinians, including at least 1,492 civilians, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). DCIP independently verified the deaths of 547 Palestinian children among the killed in Gaza, 535 of them as a direct result of Israeli attacks. Nearly 68 percent of the children killed by Israeli forces were 12 years old or younger. [Report]



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