On the seventh day of the Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip, the grim tally of Palestinian children who have lost their lives reached 500.
According to a report from the Ministry of Health in Gaza, during the same period, 1,644 children were injured, further underscoring the devastating impact of the ongoing aggression.
The total number of casualties has now climbed to 1,537, with thousands more suffering from injuries. Israeli warplanes continue relentless and devastating bombing of this besieged territory, often without warning, leading to the destruction of entire buildings and the loss of innocent lives.
Compounding this dire situation, Israel has imposed a severe blockade on Gaza, severely restricting access to water, electricity, fuel, and essential food supplies. This situation is a clear precursor to a burgeoning humanitarian catastrophe.
The World Health Organization has issued a plea for the establishment of a secure corridor to ensure the delivery of crucial humanitarian and medical aid to Gaza, recognizing the urgency of the situation.
Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar have strongly condemned the Israeli blockade on Gaza, deeming it “unacceptable.”
They have characterized this blockade as a form of “collective punishment” and have called for the immediate opening of a safe passage to Gaza for humanitarian assistance.