Children Hold Candlelight Vigil in Gaza For Children Killed in Israeli Strikes

A group of children took part in a candlelight vigil in Gaza on August 11, after 19 children were killed during strikes in the recent conflict in Gaza.

Footage by local cameraman Mohamed Abo Oun shows the vigil taking place.

UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet said the killing of children from August 5-9 was “unconscionable.”

The deaths took place during days of cross-border fighting, after Israel launched airstrikes targeting members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Credit: Mohamed Abo Oun via Storyful