The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in a statement on Sunday, urged the Israeli authorities to refrain from using violence against children and release all those children detained.

Iran PressMiddle East: In a joint statement, Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, and Lucia Elmi, UNICEF Special Representative in the State of Palestine, noted that 29 Palestinian children have been injured over the past two days, and a further eight arrested. “A one-year-old toddler was among those injured. Some children were taken for treatment at hospitals, with injuries in the head and the spine. This comes amid reports that nearly 300 people were injured in the area”.

The senior UNICEF officials said that the agency had received reports of ambulances being restricted from arriving on location to assist and evacuate the injured and that an on-site clinic was reportedly hit and searched.

The statement called for all children to be protected from violence and kept out of harm’s way at all times, for families’ rights to access all places of worship to be preserved, and for those injured to be assisted without restrictions.

As Palestinian protests against the Zionist regime's plans to Judaize Al-Quds and Zionist provocations, including the seizure of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and the expulsion of Palestinians from there, have increased, Zionist militant attacks and clashes with Palestinian protesters have intensified.

The Palestinian Red Crescent announced on Saturday that more than 200 people had been injured in a new round of Israeli attacks on Palestinians.

The people of Al-Quds have emphasized that they would not allow Israel to Judaize of Al-Quds.

Palestinian resistance groups have also issued statements stating that the occupying Zionist regime will pay the price for its blatant aggression against the Palestinians in Al-Aqsa Mosque and Al-Quds.


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