According to media reports, Gaza’s children are the worst affected by the recent Israeli military campaign. In just two days 16 children lost their lives. The media is showing horrific pictures of dead and terrified children.
One 11-year-old child was killed with her mother when a missile hit her home. The BBC’s local bureau chief lost his four-year-old child due to heavy bombardment in his area. The Washington Times published a picture of the crying father holding the body of his dead child on its front page.
The true reality is that Gaza’s children are paying the heaviest price for Israel’s war adventure in Gaza. These innocent children don’t have the iron dome system, bomb proof shelters, air defense warning systems and emergency shelters on roads and markets like Israel.
Gaza’s overcrowded hospitals are trying hard to deal with the horribly injured women and children. Israeli airstrikes are not surgical and not for specific war targets. Israel is deliberately targeting densely populated areas full of children.
Khawaja Umer Farooq
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia