‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 185: Israel Withdraws from Khan Younis, Palestinian Icon Walid Daqqa Dies in Israeli Prison – Qassam Muaddi 4/8/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net


  • 33,175 + killed* and at least 75,886 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 456+ 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.
  • 604 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.

*** The number of Israeli soldiers who have been killed was released by the Israeli military, and only includes those soldiers whose names “were allowed to be published.” The number of Israeli soldiers wounded is according to Israeli media reports.

Key Developments 

  • Israel kills 84 Palestinians, wounds 136 in the past 24 hours across Gaza, raising the death toll since October 7 to 33,175 and the number of wounded to 75,886, according to the Gaza health ministry.
  • Israeli army withdraws from Khan Younis.
  • Israeli war minister says withdrawal from Khan Younis is preparation for Rafah’s invasion.
  • Palestinians return to Khan Younis as Israeli army withdraws, describing “destruction and smell of death”.
  • UN humanitarian affairs coordinator: Israel’s withdrawal from Khan Younis can improve conditions for the Palestinian population.
  • UN coordinator for humanitarian affairs: Israel’s war goals to invade Rafah will precede any humanitarian goals.
  • al-Qassam Brigades say they killed 14 Israeli soldiers in an ambush in northern Khan Younis.
  • Israeli army admits losing four soldiers in Khan Younis.
  • Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics says 44% of Palestinians killed in Gaza are children.
  • Palestinian prisoner, leader, intellectual, and writer Walid Daqqa dies in Israeli jail at age 62 after 38 years in prison.
  • Walid Daqqa’s brother says Israeli authorities are delaying handing over his body to the family.
  • Palestinian Prisoners’ Affairs Commission says the number of Palestinians arrested by Israel since October 7 has exceeded 8,100.
  • West Bank: Israeli forces raid Nablus, Qalqilya, Hebron, and Tulkarm.

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