Israeli ordnance injures 3 Gaza children

PressTV – Wed May 4, 2011 3:44AM

According to a UN special report, Israel has killed up to 1,300 Palestinian children since the year 2000. (File photo)
At least three Palestinian children have been injured by a piece of unexploded Israeli ordnance that has gone off in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The blast occurred late on Tuesday, a Press TV correspondent reported.

One of the victims has reportedly lost two of his fingers and is in serious condition.

The incident marks yet another ordeal where the detritus from previous battles and wars continues to harm the most vulnerable members of society.

Gaza is currently riddled with plenty of unexploded ordnance, left after Israel’s war on the blockaded coastal enclave at the turn of 2009.

Israel has killed 1,300 Palestinian children since the year 2000, according to Richard Falk, the United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.

Falk made the remarks during a press conference in the Jordanian capital Amman late on Monday, the Palestinian News Network reported.

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