‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 187: Hundreds of Bodies Recovered at al-Shifa Hospital – Qassam Muaddi 4/10/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Palestinian civil defense teams charge that Israel intentionally buried Palestinian bodies under the rubble of al-Shifa Hospital to hide evidence of a massacre.


  • 33,482 + killed* and at least 76,049 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 on April 9, 2024. 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 April 5, this is the latest figure.

*** This figure is released by the Israeli military, showing the soldiers whose names “were allowed to be published.” The number of Israeli soldiers wounded is according to Israeli media reports.

Key Developments 

  • Israel kills 122 Palestinians, wounds 56 in the past 24 hours across Gaza, raising the death toll since October 7 to 33,482 and the number of wounded to 76,049, according to the Gaza health ministry.
  • Israeli army announces two soldiers wounded in Gaza in the past 24 hours.
  • Palestinian civil defense says Israeli forces have disappeared dead bodies at al-Shifa hospital.
  • Israeli army says it will open an alternative land crossing to Gaza to avoid Israeli protesters from blocking aid.
  • UN rapporteur Francesca Albanese says Israel has to be forced to comply with international humanitarian law.
  • Lebanon: UN forces chief says risk of cross-border escalation ‘is real.”
  • Oxfam: An Israeli ground invasion of Rafah will cause “a catastrophic crisis.”
  • Israeli media quoting Israeli army officials: Defeating Hamas is impossible at the moment.
  • Israeli foreign minister says if Iran attacks Israel from its own territory, it will attack back.
  • Iran’s Khamenei says Israel committed a mistake by attacking Iran’s Damascus consulate and “will be punished.”
  • West Bank: Israeli settlers injure two Palestinians east of Ramallah.

Israel kills 122 Palestinians and wounds 56 across the Gaza Strip over the weekend

The Gaza-based Palestinian health ministry announced that 122 Palestinians killed arrived at the remaining Gaza Strip hospitals and 56 wounded by Israeli forces’ ongoing strikes on the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, local media sources reported that Israeli forces destroyed a house in the al-Zaitoun neighborhood in Gaza, and bombed the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, causing several deaths.

In the central Gaza Strip, Israeli forces bombed a family house in the Nusseirat refugee camp, killing 14 members of a single family. A large number of wounded were transferred after the bombing to the al-Aqsa hospital in Deir al-Balah.

In the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical teams recovered 30 bodies across Khan Younis, on the second day after Israeli forces’ withdrawal from the city. Meanwhile, Israeli forces bombed the north of Rafah, killing at least one Palestinian woman.

Israel disappeared dead bodies under the rubble at al-Shifa hospital, says Palestinian civil defense

Palestinians continue to search for dead bodies in and around al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, more than a week after Israeli forces withdrew from the medical complex.

On Tuesday, the Palestinian civil defense in Gaza said that Israeli forces have disappeared dead bodies under the rubble at al-Shifa and in its vicinity, calling upon international organizations to intervene to help it in its mission.

The civil defense said that its teams have recovered 381 dead bodies from al-Shifa and its vicinity since Israel’s withdrawal. A spokesperson of the civil defense told AFP on Tuesday that his teams found several cuffed bodies….

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