Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – Based on UNICEF website, Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, said in a statement that, “At least 14 children in the State of Palestine and 1 child in Israel have been reported killed since Monday.
She added, another 95 children in Gaza and the West Bank – including East Jerusalem – and 3 children in Israel have reportedly been injured in the past five days.The situation is at a dangerous tipping point. The level of violence and its impact on children is devastating. We are on the brink of a full-scale war. In any war, children – all children – suffer first and suffer most.
She called on all sides to end all violence and de-escalate tensions and said, I urge all sides to protect all civilians, especially children, to spare essential civilian infrastructure from attacks, and to end violations against children. I remind all sides of their obligations under international humanitarian law and human rights law.
In other statement Matthias Schmale, Director of UNRWA Operations in the Gaza Strip and Lucia Elmi, UNICEF Special Representative in the State of Palestine said, Violations against children must end
They said, Conflict has a profound and long-lasting impact on children, irrespective of where they live. A child is a child. This has been going on for much too long. All sides must prevent further escalation of violence, protect civilians, and end violations against children wherever they are and at all times.