In 2024, let’s say goodbye to war

Hamourtziadou, Lily (2024) In 2024, let’s say goodbye to war. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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Time after time, we see state aggression impacting the security of civilians much more than any acts committed by non-state actors. Since October 7, Israel has launched 2,000-pound bombs on densely populated neighbourhoods, dropping 6,000 bombs on Gaza in just the first week; in comparison, the US dropped a little over 7,300 bombs on Afghanistan in all of 2019 (Loveluck, George and Birmbaum, 2023). In the space of 2 months, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH), 17,000 Palestinian civilians were killed in Gaza, including 7,112 children. This means children account for 44% of fatalities in Gaza so far, as a result of Israel’s Operation Swords of Iron. Action on Armed Violence’s data shows that 4.4 children are harmed per injurious Israeli air strike in Gaza. So far, Operation Swords of Iron has seen the second highest rate of children harmed per injurious air strike, and the second highest percentage of children among the civilian fatalities after Operation Wall Guardian, in May 2021 (based on OHCHR data). Ground-launched attacks haveshown an even higher rate of harm to children, with 9.6 children reported harmed per incident (Torelli, 2023).

Item Type: Other
17 January 2024Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2024 15:00
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2024 15:00

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