1. The charity Save the Children has used full-page ads in numerous UK newspapers to name the hundreds of children killed in Gaza over the past month.
2. According to recent figures from the United Nations, 373 children have been killed during the four-week conflict.
3. Save the Children’s CEO, Justin Forsyth, said: “To see the names of the children, some as young as a few months, written in stark black-and-white brings home the tragedy that has befallen Gaza’s children.”
“One child’s death is too many; 373 is an outrage that is a stain on the world’s conscience.”
4. “We condemn all indiscriminate attacks on civilians in Gaza and Israel and by publishing these names, we are reminding the world of the urgent need to push for a permanent ceasefire.”
“We must ensure that no more young lives are needlessly sacrificed.”
5. Gaza and Israeli officials agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire yesterday.
It is claimed that as many as 1,800 Palestinians and 67 Israelis have been killed during the fighting.
6. Save the Children has launched a petition calling on the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, to ensure a permanent ceasefire is put in place in the region.
The charity said: “We also need him to speak out against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and work towards a lasting resolution to the crisis so children in Gaza and Israel no longer have to suffer the terrors of war.”
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