‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 199: Israel Kills 14 Palestinians in West Bank City of Tulkarem – Qassam Muaddi 4/22/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Palestinians in the West Bank city of Tulkarem are mourning 14 victims killed by an Israeli raid on the city’s Nur Shams refugee camp over the weekend. The invasion lasted 52 hours and destroyed much of the camp’s infrastructure.


  • 34,151 + killed* and at least 77,084 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 22, 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 22, 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 killed 139 Palestinians and wounded 251 over the weekend across Gaza, raising the death toll since October 7 to 34,151 and the number of wounded to 77,084, according to the Gaza health ministry.
  • Israeli army kills 14 Palestinians in Tulkarem and leaves large destruction after 52 hours of invasion.
  • The UNRWA chief says that 112 Palestinian children were killed in the West Bank since October 7.
  • Four Israelis were wounded in two separate attacks on Sunday and Monday in Jerusalem and near al-Mughayyir east of Ramallah.
  • Israel increases Gaza’s ‘humanitarian” zone to include displaced Palestinians, in preparation for the Rafah invasion.
  • Israeli settlers injure six Palestinians in an attack against a village east of Ramallah.
  • Lebanon: Hezbollah attacks Israeli troops across the border, while Israel air strikes southern Lebanon towns.

Israel kills 139 Palestinians over the weekend

The Gaza-based Palestinian health ministry announced that 139 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli strikes since Friday, while 251 others were wounded.

Meanwhile, in the northern Gaza Strip, Israeli forces bombed the north and east of the Gaza Strip, including the Zeitoun and the Sabra neighborhoods.

In the central Gaza Strip, seven members of the Nueiri family were killed in an Israeli strike on Nuseirat refugee camp. Israeli strikes also targeted the top floor of the Nasser Hospital in Deir al-Balah, causing extensive damage to the hospital’s solar panels. More Israeli strikes were reported on the Bureij refugee camp, where strikes hit a mosque, and at the Zawaideh town.

In the southern Gaza Strip, the Palestinian civil defense announced the recovery of 73 dead bodies from the surroundings of the Nasser hospital. The bodies were buried in a mass grave by Israeli forces.

The civil defense said that the bodies were found in a mass grave around the hospital, many of them naked and some decomposing. Palestinian civil defense has been recovering dead bodies across Khan Younis for weeks since the Israeli army withdrew from the city.

Meanwhile, Israeli strikes continued on Rafah, killing 26 Palestinians in the past 24 hours.

Israeli forces kill 14 Palestinians in Tulkarem

Palestinians in Tulkarem mourned 14 victims, killed by an Israeli raid on the city’s Nur Shams refugee camp over the weekend.

The Israeli raid, which started late on Friday, lasted for 52 hours, destroying much of the refugee camp’s infrastructure. Israeli forces bulldozed many of the camp’s streets, and opened fire on houses, shattering windows and doors, according to residents’ accounts to local journalists.

Late on Thursday, the Israeli army announced that it began a “large operation” in the refugee camp, which is home to 11,000 residents within two square kilometers….

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