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Dutch mothers in Netherlands march for killed children in Gaza Strip

October 24, 2023 at 6:38 pm

Mothers gather as they organize a ‘silent march’ for children killed in the Israeli air strike on Gaza, on October 23, 2023, in The Hague, Netherlands. [Photo by Abdullah Asiran/Anadolu via Getty Images]

A group of mothers in the Dutch city of The Hague held a quiet march for children killed in the Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency reports.

The mothers, who attended the March of Monday Mothers, carried lanterns, candles and banners that read: “Stop the Genocide and Our Children Die”.

The mothers were emotional while the names of the children were read aloud.

The children in Gaza never deserved this

group’s spokeswoman, Sophie de Reuver, told Anadolu, adding the march aims to raise awareness of the situation.

“We want Israel to end its attacks on Gaza,” she added.

Willemijn van Woensel told Anadolu that she is deeply saddened by images of the dead children in Gaza.

I cannot conceive how the international community was never able to find a resolution to this conflict

she said.

Van Woensel added that she supports a two-state solution that would give Palestinians their country as the best resolution to the dispute.

On 7 October, Israel launched a relentless bombing campaign on the Gaza Strip following a cross-border attack by Palestine Resistance group, Hamas, into Israeli border towns.

Israel also put the territory’s 2.3 million residents under total siege, blockading food, fuel and medical supplies.

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has urged an “immediate humanitarian cease-fire” to ease the “epic human suffering”.

More than 7,100 people have been killed in the conflict, including at least 5,791 Palestinians and 1,400 Israelis.

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