Nearly 300 Palestinian children killed in Gaza: UN

A wounded Palestinian girl arrives at the hospital in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 2, 2014At least 296 Palestinian children and adolescents have been killed since Israel launched its offensive in the Gaza Strip against Hamas on July 8, the UN said on Saturday. “Children make up for 30 percent of the civilian casualties,” said the UN children’s agency UNICEF, adding that the toll was based on deaths which it was able to verify and was likely to rise. UNICEF stressed that its figures are “cross-checked to the best extent possible in the current situation… subject to change based on further verifications.” “Between 8 July and 2 August 2014 (up until 11:00), at least 296 Palestinian children were reported killed as a result of airstrikes and shelling by Israel aerial, naval and ground forces,” it said.

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