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Israel has killed 133 babies under a year old since 7 October

October 31, 2023 at 2:25 pm

Children are seen at a United Nations Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) school sheltering displaced Palestinians in Khan Yunis, Gaza on October 22, 2023 [Abed Zagout/Anadolu Agency]

Since 7 October, at least 133 infants less than one year old have been killed in the Gaza Strip, which Israel has now been bombing for over 24 days, Anadolu Agency reports.

On 26 October, the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza released a 212-page report that lists the names, identification, and ages of those killed in Israel’s attacks on the strip since 7October, when the current conflict began.

According to the report, 2,913 of the 7,280 people killed in the Israeli attacks were children.

In the Israeli attacks,

444 babies were killed, including 133 under one year old, 153 one-year-olds and 158 two-year-olds

Israel’s bombing also killed

171 three-year-olds, 1,527 pre-school to primary school aged children (ages 4-13), and 523 high-schoolers, age 14 to 17

Of the casualties, 2,262 were women and 462 were over the age of 60.

The report also said that the identities of 281 of the victims have not been confirmed.

63 UN employees and 36 journalists killed

The UN Agency for Palestinian refugees, or UNRWA, announced on 30 October that 63 of its staff members had been killed in the Israeli attacks.

Since the start of the Israeli attacks on 7 October,  35 journalists have been killed in Gaza and one in Lebanon.

The armed wing of Hamas, the Izz Ad-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, launched a comprehensive attack on 7 October in response to ongoing Israeli violations against Palestinians and their holy sites, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Israeli army responded with a relentless campaign of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip and seems now to have started a long-expected ground offensive.

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