Displaced Palestinian children take part in an entertaining activity organised by local activists, at a school run by United Nations Relief and Works Agency, to support the mental health of the children. Reuters
Children and women make up the bulk of the nearly 28,000 people killed during the offensive, according to the authorities in Gaza.
"The rights of children living under the state of Israel's effective control are being gravely violated at a level that has rarely been seen in recent history," said Ann Skelton, chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
"We call for massive psychosocial support for children and families to relieve the traumatic and long-lasting impact of war, including Israeli children who were victims of, or witnesses to, the (Oct.7) attacks and those whose family members have been taken hostage," she told a news conference.
The Israeli diplomatic mission in Geneva said it would issue a statement on the UN committee's comments shortly.
UNICEF said last week that nearly all children in Gaza were thought to require mental health support.
Skelton said Israel had postponed its participation in a planned dialogue on child issues and that it was now scheduled to take place in September.
"The committee deeply regrets that it did not have the opportunity to review Israel when time is of the essence," she said.
Skelton also voiced concern for children living in the occupied West Bank, which she said faced "facing arbitrary arrests, extrajudicial killings and violence committed by occupying forces and settlers."
"Hello, this message is for my brother Islam. How are you, my brother?" said one greeting sent via a Palestinian radio show called Messages for the Prisoners. "Your house is ready. When you get out, you will be all set to find someone to marry!"
Health officials in Gaza said an Israeli airstrike on a house in Rafah killed 14 people including women and children, Gaza health officials said.
The operation deployed four C-130 planes including one belonging to the French air force, army spokesperson Hiyari said. Aid was dropped to 11 sites along the Gaza coast from its northern edge to the south for civilians to collect..
"It seems that life in Gaza is not worthy enough of the 47-member Human Rights Council in Geneva attention, that the massacre of tens of thousands of children fails to shake their otherwise all-too-sensitive conscience," Egyptian FM said.
Sheikh Hamdan said the Dubai Boat Show supports the aspiration embodied in the Dubai Economic Agenda D33 to establish the city as one of the world’s top three destinations for tourism and business over the next decade.
"People are so desperate for food, for fresh water, for any supplies that they risk their lives in getting any food, any supplies to support their children, to support themselves," Lindmeier said.
After an intensive training period that began in January 2022, Al Matrooshi and Al Mulla are set to complete more than two years of rigorous preparation, making them eligible for various spaceflight assignments.
The Middle East’s premier marine lifestyle showpiece, which features more than 1,000 brands from 55 countries, has attracted the global nautical industry. More than 200 crafts are being displayed during the five-day event.