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In UK, activists lay out children’s clothes in memory of Gaza kids killed by Israel

Activists in Britain have laid out children’s clothing stretching five kilometers on a beach in memory of the 11,500 children Israel has killed in Gaza.

The poignant art installation laid along the Bournemouth beach by the political activism group Led By Donkeys was composed of more than 11,000 sets of clothes to represent the children killed since October 7.

“Israel has killed over 11,500 Palestinian children in Gaza and the West Bank since October 7,” Led By Donkeys said in a video posted on X.

“It’s impossible to imagine that number. This is what it looks like. A line 5 km long,” it added.

The meticulously arranged project was completed with the help of a team of 80 people. It acts as a physical indicator of the number of children mercilessly killed in Gaza.

“We’re really trying to show the scale of what’s happening since it’s very difficult for people to understand these kinds of numbers,” organizer James Sadri told Bournemouth One radio on Monday.

“If you were to walk this line it would take you an hour to walk past 5 km of children who’ve been killed – and that should be a wake-up call for all of us,” Sadri was quoted as saying.

“We’re trying to communicate the scale of the killing – you cannot communicate that by writing a number in an article or saying it in a news bulletin, you have to see it, you have to feel it.”.

The Bournemouth beach has become a canvas for grief after activists laid out kids clothes to highlight the devastating toll of child deaths in Gaza. (Photo by Led By Donkeys)

The group called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

“So many children have been killed in Gaza and our own politicians and other governments around the world are really doing nothing to stop it,” Sadri told Bournemouth One radio.

“It’s going to take people like us to try and build this very strong visual to wake people up and say that there needs to be a cease-fire.”

The clothes are set to be removed, cleaned and distributed to charities and second-hand shops.

On Saturday, in one of Britain’s largest pro-Palestinian demonstrations, hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through central London.

Israel launched hostilities in the besieged Gaza Strip in early October. The regime has killed over 27,700 Palestinians so far. More than 67,000 people have also been injured.


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