More than 3,000 Palestinian children have now been killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.
At least 3,195 Palestinian children have been killed in Gaza over 3 weeks, compared to 29 in Israel, according to Save the Children.
That is more than the annual number of children killed across the world’s conflict zones in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
That equates to a child being killed approximately every 15 minutes in Gaza, according to Save the Children.
Children now make up 40% of the more than 8,000 people killed in Gaza since Oct. 7, when Israel declared war on Hamas, according to the charity.
A further 1,000 children are missing and assumed to be buried under the rubble.
And another at least 6,360 children in Gaza have been injured.
But according to the UN, a third of hospitals across the Gaza Strip are no longer operational due to power cuts and Israel placing Gaza under a “total siege” and blocking food, water, fuel and medicine from entering.
Rights and humanitarian groups are calling for an immediate ceasefire to save lives.