‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 155: Deadly Aid Drop and Obstacles to a Maritime Corridor Expose Farcical Humanitarian Response to Gaza Famine – Anna Lekas Miller 3/9/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

At least eighteen children have died in Gaza from malnutrition, while deaths by starvation have risen to 23. Meanwhile, the Pentagon announced that Biden’s proposed floating pier would take two months and 1000 U.S. troops to build.


  • 30,960+ killed* and at least 72,524 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 its 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:

  • At least twenty people killed in Israeli air raids across Gaza last night.
  • Three more children died of starvation in al-Shifa’ Hospital, bringing total number of deaths by starvation to 23.
  • At least eighteen children have died from malnutrition.
  • Palestinian Prisoners Society: 15 people arrested during two days of Israeli military raids in West Bank.
  • Spanish vessel, Open Arms, scheduled to set sail from Larnaca to Gaza this weekend.
  • Israeli settlers desecrate tombstones at Islamic cemetery in East Jerusalem.
  • Pentagon: Biden’s proposed floating pier to deliver aid to Gaza will take two months and 1,000 troops to construct.
  • UNRWA: Land crossings most efficient way of bringing aid to Gaza.
  • No country has claimed responsibility for the humanitarian aid drop that failed to land and killed five people.
  • CENTCOM: US, allies intercept fifteen drones belonging to Yemen.

In Gaza, the child deaths we feared are here

The Israeli-engineered humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza has claimed its latest victims as three more children die of starvation at al-Shifa’ Hospital. At least eighteen children have died of malnutrition in Gaza.

“Ali was born in wartime, and there was no food or anything for his mother to eat — a matter which caused his kidneys to fail,” a Gaza man whose son died of malnutrition told the BBC.

“Ali’s life got worse day after day. We tried to get him treated at hospitals, but there was no help…Ali died in front of the entire world, which kept watching him pass away.”…

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