‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 150: Israel is ‘Engineering Famine’ in Gaza – Mustafa Abu Sneineh 3/4/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Amnesty International says Israel is “engineering famine” in Gaza. Organization head Agnes Callamard adds, “all states that cut UNRWA funding, sold weapons and supported Israel bear responsibility too.”


  • 30,534+ killed* and at least 71,920 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.
  • 586 Israeli soldiers killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.**

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure 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

  • Palestinians in Gaza feel “humiliated” by the way aid was delivered by U.S. and Jordan, following weeks of Israeli bombs being dropped on their heads from sky.
  • Palestinian resident of Jabalia says aid airdropping is “useless”, and he couldn’t get anything of it after chasing aid crates for five kilometers.
  • Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra says Israeli forces have killed 364 health personnel and arrested 269 others since October.
  • Dr. Al-Qudra adds “Israeli occupation forces destroyed 155 health institutions and put 32 hospitals and 53 health centers out of service” since October.
  • Save the Children reports that Palestinian families in Gaza are “being forced to forage for scraps of food left by rats and eating leaves out of desperation.”
  • Pope Francis says “Do you really think you can build a better world in this way? Do you really think you will achieve peace? Enough please! Let us all say enough please! Stop!”
  • Israeli warplanes kill 12 Palestinians, bombing two homes belonging to Madi family, north of Rafah, and Al-Gharib family, in city center.
  • Al-Jazeera reports that Israeli forces destroyed recently built cemetery in Jabalia refugee camp by repeatedly bombing it.
  • Daniel Hagari, spokesperson of the Israeli military, resigns along with other senior military members in his unit.
  • Israeli forces kill Mustafa Abu Shalbak, 16, during a raid of Al-Amari camp in Ramallah.

Children die of malnutrition with prices of food skyrocketing

Thousands of families in the Gaza Strip are barely finding enough food to cook a meal for their children as Israel’s military aggression and aid blockade continue for the 150th day.

At least a quarter of Gaza’s population is just a step away from famine, with already reported deaths of babies and children in homes and hospitals.

Prices of the little fruits and vegetables available on the market have soared, and non-essential products such as coffee have skyrocketed, with one kilogram sold at $100 (360 shekels)….

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