Gaza children protest against living conditions


Palestinian children, who have been suffering from the recent Israeli war atrocities, have demonstrated in Gaza City against the living conditions they have been through.

On Wednesday, many Gazan children and women took to the streets on Universal Children’s Day to protest against the delay in reconstruction in the blockaded enclave, which was heavily damaged during Tel Aviv’s latest military aggression, urging everyone to put an end to their dilemma.

“The rights of our children have been violated; they live on the street blockade with lack of security and under the repression, they ought to be heard on Universal Children’s Day,” a Gazan woman told Press TV.

Another mother said that the objective was “to deliver the message of these children to the international community and assure the rights of our children to live and learn and have life full of dignity and security.”

Osama Hamdan, the head of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas’ international relations committee, told Press TV that “Israeli occupation is responsible for the delays in Gaza reconstruction. It systematically aims to make Palestinians suffer.”

The Tel Aviv regime “has also contributed to the delays in the process of entering construction materials into Gaza Strip,” Hamdan added.

Gaza has witnessed three destructive wars since 2008.

During the latest Israeli war on the Gaza Strip this summer, over 2,140 Palestinians, including more than 570 children, were killed and at least 11,000 others injured. Dozens of Israelis were also killed in the war.

According to the UN, the Israeli onslaught destroyed thousands of buildings, including the only power plant of the blocked territory, and hit at least 223 schools in Gaza, including the UN-run schools.

Gaza has also been blockaded since 2007, a situation that has led to a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.

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