‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 136: Netanyahu Approves Ramadan Restrictions on Al-Aqsa Mosque – Leila Warah 2/19/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Hamas slams Israel over plans to restrict access of Palestinian worshipers to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem during the holy month of Ramadan. Meanwhile, more Palestinians die from preventable causes as Israel besieges hospitals in Gaza.


  • 29,092+ killed* and at least 69,028 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 380+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147.
  • 574 Israeli soldiers killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.**

*This figure was confirmed by Gaza’s Ministry of Health on Telegram channel. Some rights groups put the death toll number closer to 36,500 when accounting for those presumed dead.

** This figure is released by the Israeli military, showing the soldiers whose names “were allowed to be published.”

Key Developments

  • India trade union to refuse to handle weapons shipments to Israel
  • Gaza Ministry of Health: Lack of oxygen, electricity kills 8th person in Gaza’s Nasser Hospital.
  • Netanyahu approves Al-Aqsa restrictions during Ramadan
  • Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor: Israeli forces open fire on Palestinians approaching aid trucks in Gaza city.
  • Netanyahu’s government formalizes its opposition to the “unilateral recognition” of Palestinian statehood with a unanimous cabinet vote.
  • Norway to help transfer frozen funds to Palestinian Authority
  • ICJ hearing on Israel’s occupation of Palestine began on Monday morning.
  • Israeli protesters continue blocking aid from entering Gaza
  • Israeli officials: Israel’s full-scale military operations are expected to continue for another six to eight weeks

Israeli army siege on Gaza hospitals claims more lives

Months after Israel’s initial declaration that they would never attack a hospital, the Israeli military has assaulted several medical facilities in Gaza, rendering them inoperable and leaving the people of Gaza to die slow and painful deaths.

On Sunday morning, Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis went out of service following a brutal military raid that lasted several days over the course of last week.

In addition to several Palestinians who were killed by Israeli snipers near the entrance to the hospital, eight people in the hospital later died due to the siege of the facility, which prevented electricity and medical supplies from entering the hospital, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry….

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