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This Is What Ramadan Looks Like For Palestinian Children

This Is What Ramadan Looks Like For Palestinian Children
A Palestinian boy, who medics said was wounded by Israeli shelling, receives treatment at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City July 20, 2014. At least 20 Palestinians were killed on Sunday by Israeli shelling in a Gaza neighbourhood, where bodies were strewn in the street and thousands fled toward the hospital packed with wounded, witnesses and health officials said. The mass casualties in the Shejaia district in northeast Gaza appeared to be the heaviest since Israel launched its offensive on the Palestinian territory on July 8 after cross-border rocket strikes by militants intensified. Militants kept up their rocket fire on Israel, with no sign of a diplomatic breakthrough toward a ceasefire in sight. Photo by Ali Jadallah
A Palestinian boy, who medics said was wounded by Israeli shelling, receives treatment at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City July 20, 2014. . Photo by Ali Jadallah

On Sunday, July 20 Israel intensified its military operations in Gaza’s Al-Shuja’iya, killing nearly 100 people in what Palestinians have decried as a “massacre.” Bodies of children were witnessed strewn in the rubble, with medics failing to remove them due to heavy fire.

Since the Israeli offensive in Gaza commenced on July 8, in the middle of the Holy Month of Ramadan, at least 90 children have been killed and more than 700 have been injured.

According to the UNOHCA, At least 72,000 children require direct and specialized psychosocial support (PSS) on the basis of families who have experienced death, injury or loss of home over the past 13 days. To try to show the impact of this conflict on Palestinian children, multiple images were collected below from just Sunday’s ‘massacre’ of Palestinians in Al-Shuja’iya. Warning, some images may be distressing.

The sister of medic Fuad Jaber, who was killed while on duty in Gaza's eastern Shujayeh district, mourns during his funeral in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Mohammed Abed)
The sister of medic Fuad Jaber, who was killed while on duty in Gaza’s eastern Shujayeh district, mourns during his funeral in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. (Photo: AFP – Mohammed Abed)
A Palestinian man carries the lifeless body of a child to an emergency room at Shifa hospital in Gaza. (AP)
A Palestinian man carries the lifeless body of a child to an emergency room at Shifa hospital in Gaza. (AP)
A medic carries a young girl killed on Sunday in Al-Shuja'iya
A medic carries a young girl killed on Sunday in Al-Shuja’iya
Palestinians sit in the bucket of an excavator as families flee the Shujayeh neighbourhood during heavy Israeli shelling in Gaza City July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly
Palestinians sit in the bucket of an excavator as families flee the Shujayeh neighbourhood during heavy Israeli shelling in Gaza City July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly
Palestinians flee the Shujayeh neighbourhood during heavy Israeli shelling in Gaza City July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly
Palestinians flee the Shujayeh neighbourhood during heavy Israeli shelling in Gaza City July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly
A Palestinian man reacts as he carries a boy, who medics said was wounded in Israeli shelling, at a hospital in Gaza City July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
A Palestinian man reacts as he carries a boy, who medics said was wounded in Israeli shelling, at a hospital in Gaza City July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
A Palestinian man carrying children flees the Shujayeh neighbourhood. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly
A Palestinian man carrying children flees the Shujayeh neighbourhood. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly
A Palestinian carries a wounded boy in the emergency room of Shifa hospital in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Sunday, July 20, 2014. AP/Lefteris Pitarakis
A Palestinian carries a wounded boy in the emergency room of Shifa hospital in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Sunday, July 20, 2014. AP/Lefteris Pitarakis
A Palestinian girl looks out from a vehicle while fleeing the Shujayeh neighbourhood during heavy Israeli shelling in Gaza City July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly
A Palestinian girl looks out from a vehicle while fleeing the Shujayeh neighbourhood during heavy Israeli shelling in Gaza City July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly
Palestinians, who medics said were wounded during heavy Israeli shelling, sit at a hospital in Gaza City July 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
Palestinians, who medics said were wounded during heavy Israeli shelling, sit at a hospital in Gaza City July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Palestinians, who fled their houses following an Israeli ground offensive, at a UN school in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, July 19, 2014. (Eyad Al Baba—Apaimages/Polaris)
Children in hospital on July 20 after receiving treatment for their injuries.
Children in hospital on July 20, 2014 after receiving treatment for their injuries.
Smoke rises during what witnesses said were heavy Israeli shelling at the Shejaia neighbourhood in Gaza City July 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
Smoke rises during what witnesses said were heavy Israeli shelling at the Shejaia neighbourhood in Gaza City July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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