Thursday 2 May 2024 - 12:28

Gaza Children Thank US, Canada Students for Their Support

Story Code : 1132472
"Thank you to the brave students in American universities" and "Thank you for standing with Gaza," read some banners waved by the children in the city of Deir al-Balah, Anadolu reported.

Students in American universities have been protesting since last month against the Israeli war on Gaza and their universities' investments in companies supporting Israel.

Israel has waged an unrelenting offensive on the Palestinian enclave since last Oct. 7.

More than 34,500 Palestinians have since been killed, mostly women and children, and thousands of others injured amid mass destruction and severe shortages of necessities.

More than six months into the Israeli war, vast swathes of Gaza lay in ruins, pushing 85% of the enclave’s population into internal displacement amid a crippling blockade of food, clean water, and medicine, according to the UN.

Israel stands blamed for genocide at the International Court of Justice. An interim ruling in January ordered Tel Aviv to stop genocidal acts and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza.