Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Save the Children publishes names of every child killed in Gaza conflict so far

Palestinian relatives of Islamic Jihad militant Shaaban Al-Dahdouh, which was found under the rubble, during funeral in Gaza City, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Israeli reserve solders gather in a staging area near the Israel-Gaza border, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Israeli reserve solders gather in a staging area near the Israel-Gaza border, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Palestinian supporters of Hamas clash with Israeli security forces on July 25, 2014 near Ramallah, West Bank.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Palestinian supporters of Hamas clash with Israeli security forces on July 25, 2014 near Ramallah, West Bank. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Save the Children is publishing the names of the hundreds of children killed in Gaza in full-page advertisements across national UK newspapers on Wednesday.

According to the latest figures from the United Nations, 373 children have lost their lives so far in the four week conflict.

The charity's CEO, Justin Forsyth says the ads "lay bare the stark reality of the situation" in Gaza.

"To see the names of the children, some as young as a few months, written in stark black and white brings home the tragedy that has befallen Gaza's children," he said.

"One child's death is too many; 373 is an outrage that is a stain on the world's conscience.

"We condemn all indiscriminate attacks on civilians in Gaza and Israel and by publishing these names, we are reminding the world of the urgent need to push for a permanent ceasefire. We must ensure that no more young lives are needlessly sacrificed."

Save the Children is working on the ground in Gaza and the West Bank.

The advert lists the names of the 373 children killed in the Gaza conflict so far
The advert lists the names of the 373 children killed in the Gaza conflict so far

Last week the Guardian reported that the Israeli Broadcasting Authority had banned a radio advertisement there, from a human rights organisation, listing the names of some of the children killed.

 

Further reading:

Israel-Gaza conflict: Israeli troops 'withdraw from Gaza' as sides agree to 72-hour Egyptian-brokered ceasefire  

Baroness Warsi resigns over the Government's policy on the Gaza conflict 

Israel's critics are not being told whole truth 

Why Israel can't besiege Gaza and have peace 

Israel-Gaza: air strikes devastate Rafah despite ceasefire

Israel-Gaza conflict: Israeli attack on UN school which killed 10 people ‘a gross violation of international law' 

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