‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 180: Israel Calls Killing of WCK Workers ‘Mistake,’ UN Reports at Least 195 Aid Workers Killed Since October 7 – Qassam Muaddi 4/3/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israeli media says the World Central Kitchen aid team was intentionally targeted with three missiles, as an UN expert says the strike shows Israel aims to force aid organizations out of Gaza.


  • 32,975 + killed* and at least 75,557 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 453+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,139.
  • 600 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 6,800 injured.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

** The death toll in the West Bank and Jerusalem is not updated regularly. According to the 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 

  • Israel kills 59 Palestinians and wounds 83 in the Gaza Strip in 5 massacres against families, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says that Wednesday’s strike killing seven international WCK aid workers was “a mistake.”
  • U.S. President Biden demands Israel says that Israel’s investigation into the killing of aid workers “must be swift, must bring accountability, and its findings must be made public.” Human Rights Watch chief calls Biden’s remarks “empty words.”
  • UN: At least 195 international aid workers, including 175 UN staff have been killed in Gaza since October 7.
  • Axios: U.S. – Israeli differences growing over Rafah invasion. The reports come days after U.S. media reported that Biden pressed the Congress to approve $18 billion military package to Israel.
  • Journalists killed in Gaza since October 7 reaches 140, according to Gaza’s government media office.
  • The U.S. says it had no information about Tuesday’s strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus.
  • Thousands of Israelis protest in demand of a ceasefire to release Israeli captives in Gaza and calling for early elections.
  • West Bank: Four Israeli police officers injured in car-ramming attack near Qalqilya.
  • West Bank: Israeli forces arrest one Palestinian journalist during a night raid in Ramallah.

Israeli forces kill 59 Palestinians and wound 83 across the Gaza Strip

In the last 24 hours, Israeli forces killed 59 Palestinians and wounded 83, according to the Palestinian health ministry in Gaza. During this period, the Israeli military also committed five massacres against Palestinian families in the Gaza Strip.

In a statement on Wednesday, the ministry added that medical teams are still unable to recover thousands more of dead bodies under the rubble.

Meanwhile, local sources reported that Israeli artillery shelled the Jabalia refugee camp, north of Gaza City.

In Gaza City, residents continued to recover bodies of killed Palestinians in the surroundings of al-Shifa hospital, where Israeli forces conducted a two-week-long raid before withdrawing on Monday. Medical sources’ testimonies have described total destruction of the hospital’s facilities and equipment….

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