The Palestinian Ministry of Education stated that more than 5,000 children – including more than 3,000 students – have been martyred since the Israeli occupation and aggression. Gaza Strip On October 7, 1,800 children were considered missing, thousands more were injured, and tens of thousands of homes were destroyed.
In a press statement issued today (Monday) on the occasion of International Children’s Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs added that the scenes of killings of children and students in the Gaza Strip go beyond all norms and practices, as revealed by these horrific scenes spread on screens and in the media occupation mentality and its continued targeting of education in the Palestinian governorates.
The Palestinian Ministry of Education calls on countries and institutions around the world to protect Palestinian children’s natural rights to a decent life and safe and stable education, and to resist the Israeli occupation and the oppressive practices of its army and colonizers through a series of ongoing attacks against children.
The Ministry calls on all organizations and institutions that defend children and the rights to education to assume their responsibilities within their jurisdictions to stop the escalating violations and crimes committed by the occupation against children and students in various areas, and to urgently intervene and intervene. Stop this aggression immediately.
Last Wednesday, occupying forces stormed Shifa Hospital After days of siege, several premature babies died due to power outages, hospitals ran out of fuel, and food, water and medicine were depleted.
For the 45th day in a row, the Israeli army continues its devastating war against Gaza, claiming more than 13,000 martyrs, including more than 5,500 children and 3,500 women, and more than 30,000 injured, 75% of whom are children and adolescents. women, according to the Gaza government media office.