Gaza mourns the 16 children killed in Israel’s latest assault

A third of the Palestinians killed by Israel’s latest attacks in Gaza were children – nine boys were from Jabaliya refugee camp

Children killed in the Israeli Gaza bombardment August 2022

Aljazeera reports on 10 August 2022:

Children accounted for a third of the number of Palestinians who were killed in Israel’s latest offensive on the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli assault from August 6 to August 8 killed 47 Palestinians, including 16 children.

“During their short lives they experienced the terror and loss of war after war, with no chance of a peaceful childhood,” said Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim, speaking from Jabaliya refugee camp in the north of the besieged Palestinian territory.

In the few hours leading up to the announcement of a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group on Sunday, all least eight Palestinian children were killed in two separate attacks barely minutes apart.

Three of the children – 13-year-old twins Dalia and Mohammed and their nine-year-old brother Ahmed – were killed along with their father, Yaser Nabahin, by an Israeli air raid on their home in al-Bureij refugee camp.

The other five – ranging from four to 17, were mostly from the Najam family. They had gone to visit their grandfather’s grave in a cemetery in the Jabaliya camp, before an Israeli drone attack tore their bodies apart.

Ramadan Shaban was also at the cemetery and said the five boys had passed by him.

“There was nothing going on in the cemetery,” he told Al Jazeera. “It was safe. Just a few seconds after they passed I heard the sound of an armed drone hit the children. I looked up and found the children dead.”

One of the Najam boys’ fathers, Ehab, said there is no security for children in Gaza.  “This cemetery the Israelis hit is like a park for our children,” he said. “I ask the international community to pressure Israel to stop killing our children.”

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