In Gaza City, Nebal Farsakh, a spokesperson for the Palestinian Red Crescent, said, “Forget about food, forget about electricity, forget about fuel. The only concern now is just if you’ll make it–if you’re going to live.”
- In the last 24 hours, over 320 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, while in the West Bank, Israeli fire has killed at least 52 Palestinians since Saturday.
- After Israel ordered Palestinians to evacuate to the south of Gaza, Israeli air forces bombed convoys fleeing the area. The media office of Hamas said the attack killed at least 70 people, mainly women and children.
- Human Rights Watch has confirmed that Israel used white phosphorus munitions in Lebanon and on civilians in Gaza, despite the government’s denial of these claims.
- Israel continues preparing for a ground assault on Gaza, already beginning with raids around Gaza’s perimeter.
- On Palestine’s northern border with Lebanon, the Israel regime targeted journalists in southern Lebanon, killing one and injuring 6 in a shelling attack.
The death toll in Gaza is expected to rise drastically, as Israel instructed over 1 million Palestinians to evacuate from the north of the Gaza Strip to the South within 24 hours on Friday morning to “save themselves.”
In a statement, Philippe Lazzarini, the UNRWA commissioner-general, said that in Gaza, “it has become a matter of life and death.”
“Clean water is running out in Gaza after its water plant and public water networks stopped working. People are now forced to use dirty water from wells, increasing risks of waterborne diseases,” said Lazzarini.
Israel’s complete siege of the Gaza Strip — which prevents food, water, medicine, and fuel from reaching the 2.3 million people — has continued as the population enters its 7th day of bombardment by Israeli airstrikes that continue to level entire neighborhoods….