‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 193: Israel ‘Considers’ Strike Against Iran, Continues to Deny Entry of Aid into Gaza – Qassam Muaddi 4/16/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israel says it is considering a strike against Iran “that would not lead to a war” as it continues to restrict aid access to the Strip. Meanwhile, settlers in the West Bank escalated attacks against villages, killing two Palestinians.


  • 33,843 + killed* and at least 76,575 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 462+ 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 46 Palestinians, wounds 110 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.
  • Israel considers “determinant” response to Iranian attack that “does not lead to war.”
  • UN commissioner for human rights says Israel continues to impose restrictions on aid entry into Gaza.
  • Gaza health ministry says remaining power generators could stop working.
  • Israeli court rules for expulsion of 35 Palestinians from their homes in Jerusalem.
  • World Food Program says humanitarian ceasefire needed to overcome famine in Gaza.
  • Israeli settlers kill two Palestinians in the West Bank.

Israel kills 46 Palestinians over 110 hours

The Gaza-based Palestinian health ministry announced that 46 Palestinians who were killed in Israeli strikes arrived at the Gaza Strip’s remaining hospitals alongside 110 other wounded people over the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, in the northern Gaza Strip, the Israeli army continues to besiege Beit Hanoun. Local journalist Imad Zaqout reported that Israeli forces have attempted since Monday to empty Beit Hanoun and the east of Jabalia of Palestinians. Zaqout said that Israeli troops besieged the Mahdiyeh al-Shawa neighborhood, which has been used by displaced families as a refuge.

In the central Gaza Strip, Israeli forces continued to shell the north of the Nuseirat refugee camp, killing three Palestinians, and killing four others in a strike on a mosque in the center of the camp. Israeli troops also destroyed a residential block in the Mighraqa village, north of Deir al-Balah

In the southern Gaza Strip, Israeli strikes killed six Palestinians in the Jneineh neighborhood in Rafah. Other strikes were reported east of Khan Younis, where medical teams recovered three dead bodies.

In the southern Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical teams recovered 15 new dead bodies from across Khan Younis who were killed in previous Israeli strikes, almost two weeks after Israel’s withdrawal from the city. In Rafah, Israeli strikes killed four Palestinians in two different strikes in the Tel al-Sultan and the al-Zuhour neighborhoods….

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