‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 181: Child Deaths in Gaza on the Rise, Hostage Negotiations ‘Stuck’ – Qassam Muaddi 4/4/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

WHO chief Ghebreyesus said he was “appalled” at the destruction of al-Shifa Hospital. Meanwhile, pressure on Netanyahu increases domestically to strike a hostage deal with Hamas as the UN Human Rights Council considers an arms embargo against Israel.


  • 33037 + killed* and at least 75,668 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 454+ 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 3,302 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 62 Palestinians, wounds 91 in the past 24 hours across Gaza, raising death toll since October 7 to 33,037 and number of wounded to 75,668, according to the Gaza health ministry.
  • World Health Organization: Patients at al-Shifa will die if they are not evacuated, newborn deaths are on the rise in Gaza.
  • Hamas chief: Israel is maneuvering in negotiations to prolong the war on Gaza.
  • WCK demands third-party independent investigation into killing of seven aid workers in Deir al-Balah.
  • UN’s human rights council studies a resolution to impose arms embargo on Israel, warning of “possibility of genocide” in Gaza.
  • 600 British lawyers in letter to Rishi Sunak demand halt to arms sales to Israel, argue that selling arms to Israel violates international law.
  • Hezbollah announces one of its fighters killed in Israeli strikes and that it carried out six attacks against Israeli positions across the border.
  • West Bank: One Palestinian killed near Jenin as Israeli forces raid Hebron, Bethlehem, and Qalqilya.

Israel kills 62 Palestinians, wounds 91 in the past 24 hours

Israeli forces killed 62 Palestinians and wounded 91 across the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, according to the Gaza-based Palestinian health ministry.

Meanwhile, local media sources reported that Israeli artillery shelled the Atatra neighborhood in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. Simultaneously, accounts from al-Shifa Hospital continued to report the recovery of dozens of dead bodies in the surroundings of the hospital, three days after Israeli forces withdrew from the medical complex following two weeks of raids….

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