At least 40 children killed in West Bank since 7 October

At least 41 children have been killed in the West Bank in addition to the thousands killed in Gaza since the conflict erupted on 7 October, Save the Children has said.

The charity said at least 111 families, including 356 children, have also been displaced in the West Bank since the violence escalated.

In the most recent incident of violence in the region’s Jenin refugee camp on 2 November, five Palestinians were reported killed during an Israeli raid, it said.

Jason Lee, Save the Children’s country director for the occupied Palestinian territory, said children are “increasingly caught up in a horrifying spiral of violence, while the world is watching”. 

He said children are “paying the highest price for a conflict they have no part in”.

“By September this was already the deadliest year on record for children in the West Bank, and we’re nearing the same number in less than a month,” said Mr Lee.

Israel criticises Honduras for recalling ambassador over Gaza crisis

Israel’s foreign ministry has criticised Honduras for recalling its Israeli ambassador in protest at the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

It followed similar moves by other Latin American countries earlier in the week.

Lior Haiat, Israeli foreign ministry spokesman, suggested in a post on X that the decision was supporting “Hamas’s terrorism”.

“We expect the Honduran government to condemn Hamas, to support Israel’s right to defend itself,” he said.

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