‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 167: Israel has Killed Over 100 Aid Workers in Gaza in the Last Week – Leila Warah 3/21/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israel has killed over 100 aid workers in Gaza over the past week as its military siege of al-Shifa Hospital continues. Meanwhile, the Netanyahu government continues planning for an invasion of Rafah.


  • 31,988 + killed* and at least 74,188 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 435+ 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.
  • 594 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 40,000 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 17, 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 

  • Over 100 aid workers have been killed and dozens wounded over the past week in eight attacks carried out by Israeli forces, according to the Government Media Office in Gaza.
  • Hamas says Israel’s response to ceasefire proposal was ‘negative’
  • Video of burned 4-year-old girl displaced from al-Shifa fuels anger on social media
  • Hamas denies Israel’s claim its fighters were killed at al-Shifa
  • Palestine Football Association urges FIFA sanctions against Israel
  • Canada confirms halting arms shipments to Israel, reports Wafa.
  • World Bank: Northern Gaza faces imminent famine
  • Israeli forces kill 7 Palestinians in occupied West Bank.
  • PRCS: Four Palestinian men killed by Israeli drone attack on Nur Shams refugee camp in the occupied West Bank
  • Palestinian Ministry of Health: At least 65 Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks in 24 hours
  • OCHA: Israel orders 25 patients to return to Gaza from East Jerusalem hospitals.
  • Netanyahu: Preparations still underway for Rafah invasion.
  • Almost 70 former U.S. officials, diplomats, and military officers urge Biden to take firmer stance with Israel over its actions in Gaza and West Bank.

Al Shifa update

The Gaza Strip’s largest hospital before Israel decimated it in November, al-Shifa, is still under military siege following yet another violent Israeli attack on the medical facility on Monday.

According to Al Jazeera, the Israeli military says it has killed 90 people during its raid on Gaza’s al-Shifa Hospital, as displaced Palestinians sheltering in the facility described lengthy detentions and abuse.

Emergency surgeon Mads Gilbert, who worked at the hospital during previous wars, recounted harrowing details provided by his former colleagues at the medical compound after Israel’s latest raid to Al Jazeera.

“Medical staff have been arrested and left for hours in the cold.” Israeli forces scanned their faces with a camera before being taken for what they described as “humiliating investigations,” Gilbert said.

“Some were forced to leave the hospital and taken to unknown places. Others were displaced to the south half naked,” he continued, “One doctor was shot in the chest when he followed the orders to leave the hospital and later went into surgery at al-Ahli Arab Hospital.”

Gilbert also said the Israeli army, in its “repeated attacks,” does not differentiate “between fighters and medical staff, patients and refugees.”…

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