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Thousands of Children From Gaza are Disabled Because of Wars

altGaza – The military conflict in the Gaza Strip has had serious consequences on the lives of Palestinian children and their families. There are about a thousand young children who are handicapped because of the bombing of Israel against civilians in the Palestinian territory. This is what is reported by the Euro-Mediterranean Observatory, a group that deals with the protection of human rights which is based in the Country. In a press release the group denounced the fact that the Israeli army uses illegal bullets containing thousands of iron nails that penetrate the flesh and bones of humans causing wounds, cuts and serious damage to the body. 

In Gaza there are several charitable organizations that deal with children with disabilities, especially those who were injured during the 50 days of military conflicts during which an Israeli tank attacked a school run by the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Middle East, in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. The center assists 250 children with disabilities throughout the Gaza Strip, who were injured during the last offensive. To these are added the 550 cases that were treated before the last war against Gaza, and they all need artificial limbs. 

By: Agenzia Fides

2016-10-24T07:19:36+00:00 November 20th, 2014|Categories: News|