‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 148: UN Reports at Least 14 Cases of Israel Firing on Palestinians Waiting for Aid in Gaza – Anna Lekas Miller 3/2/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

UN calls for an investigation following Thursday’s “flour massacre” where Israel killed at least 115 Palestinians waiting for aid and injured more than 760. The need for aid is becoming even more dire as starvation worsens in northern Gaza.


  • 30,320+ killed* and at least 71,533 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.
  • 582 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 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

  • At least seventeen killed as Israeli warplanes bomb two homes in Central Gaza
  • Israel braces for a day of protests, where anti-government protestors will be calling for new elections and families of hostages will demand the release of Israeli captives
  • UN Human Rights office calls for swift and independent probe into Israeli military attack on Palestinians seeking food in Gaza City
  • Hamas: Seven Israeli captives killed in recent Israeli bombing of Gaza
  • OCHA: Many of those injured in Israel’s “flour massacre” suffered gunshot wounds
  • Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem have condemned Israel’s “flour massacre” in Gaza
  • WHO: Ten children have now died in Gaza as a result of malnutrition and dehydration
  • UN Women: Gaza war is also a war on women
  • U.S. President Joe Biden announces a plan to airdrop humanitarian aid into Gaza, to widespread criticism
  • U.S. President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni met to discuss humanitarian aid in Gaza and reiterate Israel’s “right to self-defense”
  • Israeli, Hamas delegations expected in Cairo on Sunday for new round of ceasefire talks
  • UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak refers to Palestine solidarity protestors as “extremists undermining democracy.”
  • Three people killed in an Israeli drone strike in Lebanon

Increased scrutiny on aid distribution in Gaza, as more children succumb to malnutrition and dehydration

At least seventeen have been killed as Israeli warplanes bomb three houses in central Gaza, including a home in Jabalia refugee camp where at least 70 people were sheltering. Rescue crews are still trying to determine how many people are buried beneath the rubble.

Israel’s handling of aid deliveries is under increased scrutiny following the now infamous “flour massacre” on Thursday, where Israeli troops opened fire on hundreds of Palestinians waiting for food distribution in Gaza City, killing at least 115 and injuring more than 760 others.

“Since there is no third side realistically, and there is a complete mistrust between the [Israeli Army] and the Palestinian resistance, what we are seeing – and what we should expect, actually – is more and more possible war crimes or accidents, whichever way you want to put it,” Omar Ashfour, a professor of security and military studies at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies told Al Jazeera….

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