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More than 1,000 children killed in Gaza since start of war

At least a thousand Palestinian children have been killed in Gaza since Israel launched its bombing campaign in the region after attacks on southern Israel by Palestinian fighters on 7 October.

Defense for Children International (DCI) said "Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian child approximately every 15 minutes since the Israelis started their aerial attacks.

"The repercussions of this war will not only affect the victims we have lost, some of which are still trapped under the rubble of their homes, and not only the residential areas that have been completely destroyed, including our own homes, but the psychological impact on us civilians and our children will be catastrophic,” said Mohammad Abu Rukbeh, a senior Gaza field researcher at DCI's Palestine branch.

Children injured in an Israeli strike receive emergency medical care at the Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on October 15, 2023. AFP 2.jpg
A child receives medical treatment after being wounded in an Israeli strike on Gaza on 15 October (AFP)