RELIGION
07/28/2014 02:38 pm ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

Gaza's Wounded Children Celebrate Eid In Pediatrics Wing Of Shifa Hospital

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr with outdoor prayers and picnics, but many of Gaza's children remain confined to their hospital beds for the holiday.

Shifa Hospital's pediatric wing has been inundated with young victims since the Gaza conflict ramped up two weeks ago. According to the Associated Press, the U.N. estimates that at least 192 children and teens under the age of 17 have died since the recent violence. Roughly one in four of the Palestinians killed in this conflict is a child.

Though charity workers at Shifa have dressed up to celebrate the holiday with the children recovering in the hospital, no amount of presents can obscure the scars and bruises that have left their mark on the area's youngest and most vulnerable residents.

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