Source: Save the Children
At least 41 children have been killed in the West Bank since the escalation of violence that started on 7 October, while thousands of children’s lives continue to be cut short by ongoing bombardment of Gaza, Save the Children said.
According to the Ministry of Health, 3,760 children have been killed in Gaza, while Israeli media reports that 30 children have been killed in Israel.
Settler-related violence and resulting forced displacement have also soared, with the UN reporting an average of seven incidents a day since 7 October, resulting in Palestinian casualties or damage to Palestinian property, compared to three incidents a day since the beginning of the year.
At least 111 families, including 356 children, in the West Bank, have been displaced since the beginning of the ongoing escalation. Since 2022, nearly 2,000 Palestinians have been displaced amid settler violence, with a 43% increase in settler-driven displacement since 7 October.
Lara-, 16, lives in Jenin, where she often witnesses Israeli military raids. She said:
” My feeling is the same as every time, of course I feel unsafe and scared. But this time I felt it was more intense, scarier. Because I feel I am more exposed to danger, as well as my parents, my loved ones and fri