‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 153: Over 2 Dozen Palestinian Captives have ‘Died’ in Israeli Detention Camps – Leila Warah 3/7/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

At least 20 Palestinians have died as a result of malnutrition and dehydration in Gaza, health officials say. Meanwhile, new reports from Israeli media say 27 Palestinian captives who were being held in Israeli “makeshift cages” have died.


  • 30,800+ killed* and at least 72,298 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 424+ 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.
  • 587 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 closer to 35,000 when accounting for those presumed dead.

** The death toll in West Bank and Jerusalem is not updated regularly. According to PA’s Ministry of Health on March 6, this is the latest figure.

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

Key Developments 

  • 27 Gaza detainees have died in custody at Israeli military facilities since October 7, reports Haaretz.
  • Gaza Health Ministry: Two more people have died of starvation, bringing the official death toll of those who have succumbed to malnutrition and dehydration in Gaza to 20.
  • HaMoked: Israel is imprisoning 9,077 Palestinians, including over 3,500 without charge in administrative detention.
  • South Africa asks ICJ for additional emergency measures against Israel.
  • Israeli army says they assassinated Hamas commander Ammar Attiya Darwish.
  • Poll: 72 percent of U.S. Muslim voters “disapprove” of Biden’s stance on Gaza war.
  • Palestinian teenager shot by Israeli forces in Burin succumbs to injuries, reports Wafa.
  • DCI: Israeli forces confiscate body of teen shot dead in the West Bank.
  • DCI: 108 Palestinian children have been killed in the West Bank since October 7.
  • Israeli forces assault and arrest female Palestinian journalist Bushra al-Tawil in Ramallah.
  • Palestinian Health Ministry: Israeli forces kill 83 people and wound 142 others in Gaza over 24 hours.
  • UNRWA to test Israeli military road as means of getting aid to northern Gaza, reports Reuters.

In Gaza, death by starvation is on the rise

Palestinians inside besieged Gaza have been actively starved by Israel for months, resulting in dire consequences. The situation is especially difficult in the north of Gaza, where only trickles of aid are delivered, and Palestinians are attacked by Israel when seeking out aid shipments.

The Gaza Health Ministry reported two more people dying of starvation on Wednesday, bringing the official death toll of those who have succumbed to malnutrition and dehydration in Gaza to 20….

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