UNICEF monitors escalation in Israeli attacks on Palestinian children 13Jun11 June 13, 2011

The Palestine Information Center -   12 June 2011

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– An international report published on Sunday monitored a noticeable escalation in Israeli targeting of Palestinian children over a period of two months.

UNICEF said in its report that the Israeli occupation forces killed ten Palestinian children including a girl while 117 were wounded including 4 girls in March and April of 2011.

It pointed out that the figures reflected acute rise compared to the months of January and February 2011 when 3 children were killed and 64 were injured.

The report said that six children were killed in Gaza Strip including three who were killed in the buffer zone.

It said that 44% of the casualties occurred in occupied Jerusalem with 88% of those in Silwan and 12% in Sheikh Jarrah.

UNICEF called for separate investigation of each civilian casualty especially children and to bring to account all those involved in committing illegitimate acts.

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