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fly bird (26)
Thursday August 27, 2015, 11:54 pm
More than 1,000 Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip sustained permanent disabilities during last year’s 51-day Israeli military onslaught, according to Defense for Children International (DCI), an NGO devoted to children’s rights.

In a report entitled “Operation Protective Edge: A war waged on Gaza’s Children”, released on Tuesday, DCI’s Palestine unit said last year’s Israeli offensive had led to the injury of more than 11,000 Palestinians, including 1,000 permanently disabled by the violence.

The children’s rights organization also noted that, a full year after the Israeli assault, thousands of victims — including a number of children — continued to suffer from their injuries and the attendant psychological trauma.

The Gaza Strip, with some 1.9 million inhabitants, is known to be the world’s most densely populated area.

On July 7, 2014, Israel launched a major offensive against the coastal territory — dubbed “Operation Protective Edge” — which finally ended on August 26.

Over 51 days of fierce bombardment by air, land and sea, more than 2,147 Palestinians were killed, including 578 children, 489 women and 102 elderly persons.

Another 11,000 Palestinians were injured during the onslaught, 3,303 of whom were children, according to a report by the Palestinian Health Ministry.
 

fly bird (26)
Thursday August 27, 2015, 11:56 pm
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/20654-1000-gaza-children-disabled-by-israels-2014-onslaught
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 28, 2015, 12:03 am
Sadly noted.
Thank you Jess
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 30, 2015, 4:54 am
What would the future be?
 

Janet B (0)
Monday August 31, 2015, 11:41 am
Thanks
 

fly bird (26)
Monday September 7, 2015, 3:12 pm
Please sign the petition: World Leaders: Lift the Gaza Blockade.

To: UN Special Coordinator Mladenov, Sheikh Emir Al Thani, President Obama, President Hollande, Chancellor Merkel, Prime Minister Cameron, Prime Minister Solberg, EU Vice President Mogherini, and all other world leaders:

One year on from the devastating conflict in Gaza, we are calling on you to press Israel to end the blockade and to immediately remove wood, steel bars, cement, aggregates, and other essential construction materials from the list of items restricted from entering the Gaza Strip. Not one of the 19,000 homes destroyed in Gaza has been fully rebuilt in the last year. World leaders have pledged $3.5 billion to rebuild Gaza, but Israeli government restrictions on the entry of building material are costing reconstruction efforts severe delays. As concerned citizens, we urge you to take action to press for an end to these restrictions now, so that families are lifted out of the rubble and homes, schools, and hospitals can be built.

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/gaza_blockade_aida/?1440413696
 

Animae C (508)
Wednesday February 10, 2016, 4:18 am
Thanx Jess
 
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