‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 32: UN Warns Israel has Turned Gaza into “Graveyard for Children” as Attack Enters Second Month – Mustafa Abu Sneineh 11/7/23

Source: Mondoweiss.net

South Africa recalls ambassador from Tel Aviv, and Jordan warns expelling Palestinians is “declaration of war”. Nearly one million Palestinians are still living in northern Gaza where fighting intensified between resistance fighters and Israeli forces.


Gaza: 10,328 Killed, 4,237 of them children; nearly 26,000 Wounded

Occupied West Bank and Jerusalem: 163 Killed

Key Developments

  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says that Gaza received only 570 aid trucks in the past month, which is roughly what Gaza required daily prior to October 7.
  • Gaza’s Ministry of Interior says that almost 900,000 people are still in northern Gaza, where most of the armed clashes between resistance fighters and Israeli soldiers are taking place.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) says Israel carried out 229 attacks against hospitals and healthcare centers, which resulted in the death of 509 patients and medical staff and injured 447 people.
  • Israel destroys the solar panels on the roof of Shifa Hospital, the largest medical center in the Gaza Strip, which is still operating despite shortages of staff and fuel to operate electricity generators.
  • Almost 70 percent of the Gaza population is internally displaced, 710,000 of them sheltering in UNRWA facilities.
  • At least 163 Palestinians have been killed in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. Four Palestinian prisoners arrested after October 7 died in Israeli custody.
  • Hundreds of Lebanese walk in the funeral procession of three girls and their grandmother in the village of Blida on Tuesday morning.
  • The Israeli army says it has fired back at Hezbollah sites in Lebanon and that it intercepted two drones in the Upper Galilee.
  • The U.S. deploys a nuclear submarine to the Red Sea on Sunday, the latest in its show of force in the region.

UN Chief: ‘Gaza is becoming a graveyard for children’

Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip entered its second month on Tuesday. At least 10,500 Palestinians have been killed and 24,000 injured in airstrikes and ground shelling, which have targeted houses, schools, hospitals, water tanks, solar panels, main roads, mosques, and universities.

In less than a month, an estimated 25,000 tons of explosives have been dropped on the Gaza Strip, an area of 365 square kilometers where 2.3 million Palestinians live, the majority of them refugees whose families were expelled or fled from their towns during the 1948 war.

The Israeli bombardment of Gaza has left no corner of Gaza safe for Palestinians. In the past month, all communications and internet have been cut in Gaza, and Palestinians there are still lacking fresh drinking water and food, while local hospitals continue to suffer from fuel shortages and medical supplies.

Prior to the war, Gaza needed 500 trucks of humanitarian aid daily to ease the crisis and help hospitals operate. A spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) told Al-Jazeera that Gaza has only received 570 aid trucks in the past month. The last humanitarian convoy to enter the enclave was 92 trucks on Monday….

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