More Than 3,000 Palestinian Children Have Now Been Killed By Israeli Airstrikes

A child is killed approximately every 15 minutes in Gaza, according to Save the Children.

More Than 3,000 Palestinian Children Have Now Been Killed By Israeli Airstrikes

More than 3,000 Palestinian children have now been killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.

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A child is seen among the rubble of destroyed buildings as Israeli airstrikes continue in the 19th day in Khan Yunis, Gaza. (Photo by Belal Khaled/Anadolu via Getty Images)

At least 3,195 Palestinian children have been killed in Gaza over 3 weeks, compared to 29 in Israel, according to Save the Children.

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Children crying because of Israeli air raids on October 15, 2023 in Khan Yunis, Gaza. (Photo by Ahmad Hasaballah/Getty Images)

That is more than the annual number of children killed across the world’s conflict zones in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

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Palestinian children injured in Israeli strikes are brought to a hospital, in Gaza City. (Photo by Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto)

That equates to a child being killed approximately every 15 minutes in Gaza, according to Save the Children.

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Wounded Palestinian child, injured following Israeli air raids seen at Al-Shifa Hospital. (Photo by Ahmad Hasaballah/Getty Images)

Children now make up 40% of the more than 8,000 people killed in Gaza since Oct. 7, when Israel declared war on Hamas, according to the charity.

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Injured Palestinians taken to Al-Shifa Hospital following Israeli airstrike on Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza City. (Photo by Ali Jadallah/Anadolu via Getty Images)

A further 1,000 children are missing and assumed to be buried under the rubble.

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A girl walks amid the rubble of residential buildings after Israeli airstrikes at al-Zahra neighborhood in Gaza Strip. (Photo by Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu via Getty Images)

And another at least 6,360 children in Gaza have been injured.

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Children collect water from a public water collection point, as raging battles between Israel and the Hamas movement continue for the sixth consecutive day in Gaza City. (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images)

But according to the UN, a third of hospitals across the Gaza Strip are no longer operational due to power cuts and Israel placing Gaza under a “total siege” and blocking food, water, fuel and medicine from entering.

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A young girl stands inside one of the tents set up for Palestinians seeking refuge on the grounds of a United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) centre in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images)

Rights and humanitarian groups are calling for an immediate ceasefire to save lives.

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