UNICEF URGES IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE IN GAZA, CONDEMNS INACTION AS ENDORSEMENT OF CHILD CASUALTIES

UNICEF made a plea for a lasting ceasefire in Gaza, criticizing the lack of action as tantamount to "endorsing the killing of children" following the breakdown of a week-old truce between Israel and Hamas. James Elder, UNICEF's spokesperson, emphasized the urgency of implementing a sustained ceasefire, stating, "Choosing inaction essentially sanctions the tragic loss of children's lives." Shortly after the truce lapsed, Gaza health authorities reported 35 fatalities and numerous injuries resulting from airstrikes targeting multiple residences, with Khan Younis and Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip bearing the brunt of the bombings, alongside central and northern areas. Source: National News Agency-Lebanon