‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 195: Israeli Army Withdraws from Gaza’s Nuseirat Refugee Camp, Says Rafah is Next – Qassam Muaddi 4/18/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

The Palestinian Red Crescent accused the Israeli army of preventing medical teams from reaching the injured. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch said evidence shows Israeli soldiers are participating in settler attacks in the West Bank.


  • 33,970 + killed* and at least 76,770 wounded in the Gaza Strip.*
  • 468+ 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 18, 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 71 Palestinians, wounds 106 in the past 24 hours across Gaza, raising the death toll since October 7 to 33,970 and the number of wounded to 76,664, according to the Gaza health ministry.
  • Palestinian Red Crescent Society says Israeli forces prevent its teams from reaching the wounded in the Gaza Strip
  • UNRWA chief demands investigation into Israeli crimes in Gaza
  • Israeli army commander says Israeli troops will head to Rafah after finishing its raid in Nuseirat refugee camp.
  • Lebanon: Israel announces 19 soldiers wounded in Hezbollah attack in northern Galilee.
  • Hezbollah says one of its commanders was killed in an Israeli strike on a town in southern Lebanon.
  • Human Rights Watch says Israeli soldiers are participating in the wave of settler attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank.

Gaza: Israel kills 56 Palestinians in the past 24 hours

The Gaza-based Palestinian health ministry announced that 56 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli strikes in the past 24 hours, while 89 others were wounded.

Meanwhile, in the northern Gaza Strip, Israeli forces killed four Palestinians in a strike on a school in the Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza City, that was housing displaced Palestinians. Israeli strikes also killed 12 Palestinians who had gathered to access internet service in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City.

In the central Gaza Strip, Israeli forces withdrew from the Nuseirat refugee camp and the village of Mighraqa after seven days of siege and raids. During the siege, Israeli forces intensively bombed Nuseirat, especially in its northern part. On Tuesday, Israeli forces forcibly expelled displaced families who had taken refuge in the Mahdiyeh al-Shawa school in the area….

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