‘I want my legs back’: the child amputees of Gaza’s war

Khan Yunis (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – “I don’t want fake legs,” Layan al-Baz cries in agony as the effect of her painkillers fades. The 13-year-old’s legs were amputated after she suffered injuries from an Israeli strike on the city of Khan Yunis in the besieged Gaza Strip. Layan is one of countless Palestinian children falling victim to the war between Israel and Hamas. Since Hamas’s 7 October attack, Israeli officials say more than 1,400 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in Israel. In Gaza, at least 10,000 people, mostly women and children, have been killed by retaliatory Israeli strikes, according to the Hamas-run health ministry.


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