‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 141: Israel Attacks Civilian Shelter in Deir el-Balah as Ceasefire Talks Continue in Paris – Anna Lekas Miller 2/24/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israeli forces attacked a building in Deir el-Balah where more than 120 people were sheltering, killing at least 24. Medical staff at nearby Al Aqsa Hospital expect many more casualties and are struggling to deal with the influx of wounded civilians.


  • 29,606+ killed* and at least 69,737 wounded in the Gaza Strip
  • 406 Palestinians killed and 4,600 wounded in the Occupied West Bank
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll from 1,400 to 1,139
  • 576 Israeli soldiers killed since ground invasion**

*This figure was confirmed by Gaza’s Ministry of Health on Telegram channel. Some rights groups put the death toll number at more than 38,000 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

  • An Israeli airstrike hits Rafah, killing at least seven people
  • Israel attacks a shelter in Deir el-Balah, killing at least 24 people
  • UNRWA can no longer provide services in northern Gaza
  • Reports that Israel will withhold more West Bank tax revenues
  • Israeli Army says it struck several Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon
  • Ceasefire talks are currently underway in Paris
  • U.S. military claims that it destroyed Houthi missiles in the Red Sea
  • Houthis demand “ban” on Israel, U.S. and UK-linked ships in the Red Sea
  • Brazilian President Lula da Silva denounces Israel’s actions as a “genocide”

Israel attacks shelter in Deir el-Balah as families in northern Gaza “forage for leaves and food left behind by rats”

An Israeli airstrike just hit Rafah, killing seven people, showing that even Rafah, where the majority of displaced Palestinians are sheltering, is no longer safe.

The attack comes following a bloody night where Israeli forces attacked a building in Deir el-Balah, where more than 120 people were sheltering. At least 24 Palestinians were killed in the attacks, the majority of whom were women and children.

“You can see for yourself the bodies. All the dead were women and children. There is no peaceful place for us to go. We were all displaced, we’ve all lost our homes. Where do you want us to go? The whole world is watching us. Have mercy on us,” one woman told Al Jazeera.

Medical staff at the nearby Al Aqsa Hospital are reportedly still receiving wounded civilians, and the hospital is struggling to deal with the influx of wounded civilians….

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