Thirteen students at United Nations schools have been killed by Israeli occupation forces in the Gaza Strip since March, according to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees.
The UNRWA statement, released yesterday, reveals that the fatal shooting by Israeli snipers of a Palestinian child on September 28 brought to 13 the total number of UNRWA students who have been killed since March 30, in the context of the Great March of Return protests.
The statement further noted that between March 31 and September 30, UNRWA’s 22 health centers across the occupied Gaza Strip have provided 4,104 consultations for injuries sustained in the protests, more than 770 of which related to children.
Some 86 percent of these have been gunshot injuries, often resulting in serious bodily harm.
The UN agency further stressed that in recent months, the deepening humanitarian crisis has further ravaged the Gaza Strip and stretched an already fragile health system to breaking point.
Source: Palestine Chronicle