The Israeli occupation army has killed 16 Palestinian children from the Gaza Strip during the first term of 2019, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights reported on Wednesday.
The center said, in the report, that some 1,233 Palestinian children were injured while participating in the Great March of Return, and 17 others were detained.
The report stressed that Israeli occupation forces continued its systematic violations of Palestinians’ human rights in Gaza Strip, especially on the children.
According to the report, the recorded data pointed to an increase in the number of killed and injured children, as well as in the number of detentions, Al Ray further reports.
The center condemned the restrictions imposed on the people of Gaza as a part of an ongoing and illegal blockade which violates international law and the human rights of the people in Gaza.
It noted that the facts point to children as the most affected sector of direct and indirect Israeli aggressions.
The report also noted that Israel’s continued violation of international and humanitarian law is a natural reflection of the inability of the international community to carry out its moral and legal duties towards civilians in the occupied Palestinian territories, and in the Gaza Strip, in particular.
The center called on the international community for an immediate step to stop these violations.
It also called for the administration of justice in the Palestinian territories, and for prosecution of all those who committed or ordered these violations, and bring them to justice.