For the First Time Pentagon Confirms Thousands of Civilian Casualties in Gaza

The number of dead is 10,022, among them 4,104 children

by Sededin Dedovic
For the First Time Pentagon Confirms Thousands of Civilian Casualties in Gaza
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The Pentagon has released a statement regarding the extensive civilian casualties in Gaza, refraining from specifying a precise figure. Brigadier General Patrick Ryder, a spokesperson for the Pentagon, conveyed, "As for civilian casualties in Gaza, we know the numbers are in the thousands." For a long time, the Pentagon kept silent about the numbers of civilian victims in this great human and humanitarian disaster.

The Gaza Ministry of Health has reported that the conflict has claimed the lives of over 10,000 Palestinians. Israel denies these allegations, asserting that they are part of Hamas' propaganda to gain international sympathy.

However, the United Nations has substantiated the Ministry of Health's figures, which are under the control of Hamas. The current death toll is a tragic 10,022, including a devastating 4,104 children. This marks an unprecedented loss of young lives in a conflict, rivaled only by the horrors of World War II, underscoring the urgent need for peace and humanitarian intervention to prevent further suffering.

The UN has confirmed the allegations of the Ministry of Health in Gaza that over 4,000 children have died

The United Nations disclosed that in Gaza, a chilling statistic persists, with one child being killed and two injured approximately every ten minutes.

The UN office in Geneva cited data from the Palestine Refugee Agency (UNRWA) to confirm this grim reality in the ongoing war between Israel and Palestinian Hamas. This tragic situation underscores the urgent need for a peaceful resolution to protect innocent lives.

In a recent announcement, the UN decried the loss of nearly 4,000 children in the Gaza Strip since the inception of the conflict between Israel and Hamas, emphasizing the dire circumstances faced by children in the region.

They urgently appealed to the Israeli Prime Minister, urging precision in their strikes to avoid indiscriminate bombing that endangers civilian lives. The UN emphasized that the life of a low-ranking Hamas member should not come at the cost of the lives of 50 innocent children.

The situation underscores the need for a peaceful resolution and the protection of vulnerable civilian populations in the conflict zone.