‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 83: Israel Attacks 10 Palestinian Cities in Largest West Bank Invasion Since October 7 – Leila Warah 12/28/23

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Amid ongoing attacks on Gaza, Israeli forces attacked ten cities across the occupied West Bank, breaking into homes, seizing 2.7 million dollars from businesses, and killing one Palestinian.


  • 21,110+ killed* and at least 55,243 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 313 Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,405 to 1,139.
  • 501 Israeli soldiers killed since October 7, and at least 1,952 injured.

*This figure is the latest confirmed by Gaza’s Ministry of Health as of December 28. Due to breakdowns in communication networks within the Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Health in Gaza has been unable to regularly and accurately update its tolls since mid-November. Some rights groups put the death toll number closer to 30,000 when accounting for those presumed dead.

Key Developments:

  • Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Ramallah during large-scale military invasion on administrative capital of the Palestinian Authority
  • WHO undertakes “high-risk” missions to deliver supplies to hospitals in northern and southern Gaza.
  • WHO: Gaza faces ‘grave peril’.
  • PRCS: At least 10 Gazans killed in bombardment near Al-Amal Hospital, Khan Younis.
  • OCHA: There are tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people in northern Gaza, it has not been ‘cleansed.’
  • Israeli army radio: Israeli forces seize about 2.7 million USD from Palestinian money exchange shops.
  • Turkish President compares Israeli Prime Minister to Hitler.

Gaza Government Media Office:

  • 7,000 people missing.
  • 92 schools and universities destroyed
  • 115 mosques and three churches destroyed
  • 65,000 houses destroyed or no longer safe to live in
  • 23 hospitals and 53 medical centers no longer operational
  • 102 ambulances targeted

“No words adequately capture the depth of human suffering in Gaza”

As Israel continues their ruthless bombardment campaign against Gaza’s population, its residents are still being denied access to adequate supplies of food, medical supplies, fuel, and other life-saving necessities.

Nobody in Gaza is safe. Israel has continued to target everybody, including children, civil defense workers, ambulances, medical facilities, and journalists.

Following yet another Israeli attack on the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), this time on their compound in Khan Younis on Tuesday, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Israel and the occupied territories reiterated, “Humanitarian workers, vehicles and buildings must be protected during conflict.”

The next day, Israeli forces attacked another medical complex in Khan Younis….

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