GAZA, Tuesday, June 4, 2024 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Education said that more than 15,000 Palestinian children have been killed since the start of the Israeli occupation’s aggression against the Gaza Strip, the majority of them school and kindergarten students, in addition to 64 students from schools in the West Bank, including Jerusalem.

The Ministry added in a statement, on the occasion of the International Day of Innocent Child Victims of Aggression, which falls June 4, that the most prominent title of this occasion is “The Children of Gaza,” as they are the biggest victims of the ongoing occupation aggression since the October7.

It further indicated that the occupation destroyed schools and kindergartens and specifically targeted civilians with children, killing them, forcibly abandoning them, arresting them, depriving them of food and health services, and other serious violations, which represent crimes that exceeded norms, charters, and the human rights system.

The Ministry pointed out that since the start of the aggression on the Gaza Strip, 620,000 students have been deprived of going to their schools, and 88,000 students have been deprived of going to their universities, while most of them suffer from psychological trauma and difficult health conditions.

The Ministry of Education called on international organizations and institutions defending children and the right to education to put an end to the escalating violations and stop the crimes committed by the occupation against children’s students.

It also called for the need to intervene urgently and immediately to stop this aggression against Gaza, and the attacks of the occupation army and colonists in the West Bank.