Gaza is the Scene of the Massacre of Children

Document Type : Letter to Editor


1 Molecular Biology Research Center, Systems Biology and Poisonings Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Trauma Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran



As everybody knows, nowadays Israel's attacks Gaza Strip are escalating. According to local and international sources Israel's airstrikes and fighting targets, the residential areas, refugee camps hospitals, ambulances, and schools are still being bombarded. More than 47% of dead are children (1).
More than 4,000 children have been killed and thousands were injured, while thousands are still buried under the ruins (2). Almamadani Hospital is one of the tens of hospitals that were totally destructed by the heaviest bombs in the world, causing more than 500 deaths and hundreds being injuries. (3).
United Nations officials press released that “More than 400 children reportedly either killed or injured daily” (4) The United Nations has declared the region to be in catastrophe. Due to the lack of medical and health facilities, and the lack of water, electricity, and fuel, unfortunately, the Israeli invading forces, contrary to all international treaties, prevented the arrival of any humanitarian aid such as food, medicine, and medical equipment.
Secretary-general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, said “Gaza is becoming a graveyard for children. Hundreds of girls and boys are reportedly being killed or injured every day,” highlighted how “the unfolding catastrophe in Gaza makes the need for a humanitarian ceasefire more urgent with every passing hour,” stressing that the protection of civilians is paramount (5).