At least 2,000 children killed in Gaza Strip: Save the Children

International nonprofit Save the Children has called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, saying during the recent Israeli escalation the number of children killed in the besieged territory has reached at least 2,000.

“We call on all parties to take immediate steps to protect the lives of children, and on the international community to support those efforts,” the organization said in a statement Monday, adding that Israeli airstrikes are “killing and injuring children indiscriminately”.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said earlier that the death toll from Israeli attacks on the besieged territory has reached at least 5,000, including more than 2,000 children and over 1,100 women.

Save the Children noted that more than one million children are “trapped” in Gaza with no safe place to go.

The humanitarian organization warned of the devastating impacts of the absence of medication and electricity to power health infrastructure in the densely populated enclave.

The health ministry spokesperson, Ashraf Al-Qudra, stated in a statement early Tuesday that “the health system [in Gaza] has reached the worst stage in its history”.

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