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1346 children lost one or both parents during Israel’s war in Gaza

Posted by musliminsuffer on April 8, 2009

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

1346 children lost one or both parents during Israel’s war in Gaza

author Sunday April 05, 2009 11:25author by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies Report this post to the editors

The Islamic Relief Organization in the Gaza Strip reported that 1346 Palestinian children lost one parent or both during the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

FIle, image by Suheib Salim - Reuters
FIle, image by Suheib Salim – Reuters

Mohammad Abu Darraz, head of the Child Center at the organization, reported that in most cases orphaned children lost their fathers.

Darraz stated that there are 5200 orphans in the Gaza Strip, and added that the organization received so far 500 forms asking for sponsorships for orphaned children, but the organization only managed to approve 200.

Israel is facing accusations if committing war crimes against the Palestinian people in Gaza as it shelled civilian areas and used White Phosphorous shells.

Numerous eyewitness accounts revealed that Israeli soldiers used civilians as human shields during the war which is a direct violation to the Fourth Geneva Convention.

This is besides the shelling of homes, schools, universities, UNRWA facilities, and even mosques.

Israel embarked the war against Gaza on December 27 2008, and ended it in a “unilateral ceasefire” declaration on January 18, 2009. 1340 Palestinians were killed, more than half of them were children and women.  At least 5000 Palestinians were wounded.



-muslim voice-

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