‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 230: Israel Lashes Out at West Bank in Wake of ICC Request – Qassam Muaddi 5/23/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Airstrikes continue across the Gaza Strip as the Israeli ground invasion continues in Jabalia and Rafah, displacing thousands. Meanwhile, the Israeli army launched a wide-ranging invasion of Jenin refugee camp, killing 12 people.


  • 35,709 + killed* and at least 79,990 wounded in the Gaza Strip.*
  • 519+ 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.
  • 634 Israeli soldiers have been announced as killed by the Israeli army since October 7, and at least 3,568 have been announced as wounded.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel on May 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 May 22, this is the latest figure.

*** These figures are released by the Israeli military, showing the soldiers whose names “were allowed to be published.” The number of Israeli soldiers wounded according to Israeli media reports exceeds 6,800 as of April 1.

Key Developments 

  • Israel kills 323 Palestinians, wounds 624 since Monday, May 20, across Gaza, raising the death toll since October 7 to 35,709 and the number of wounded to 79,990, according to the Gaza health ministry.
  • Spain, Norway, and Ireland recognize the State of Palestine.
  • Israel revokes the 2005 disengagement law for the northern West Bank, allows resettlement of evacuated illegal settlements and outposts.
  • Israeli forces kill 12 Palestinians in wide-ranging invasion of Jenin and Jenin refugee camp.
  • Israel studies closing embassy in Ireland.
  • Colombian foreign minister says Colombia’s president ordered the opening of embassy to Palestine in Ramallah.
  • Israeli drone strike on school bus kills driver and wounds three students on board in southern Lebanon.
  • Hezbollah fires tens of rockets on Israeli army Regiment 91 headquarters in Galilee.
  • Israeli army admits two officers and soldier killed, dozens wounded over past week in Gaza.
  • Israeli army says two U.S. soldiers wounded at newly constructed sea pier off Gaza shore.

Israel kills 323 Palestinians since Monday, destroys hundreds of homes in Jabalia

The Gaza-based Palestinian health ministry announced that the remaining hospitals in the Gaza Strip received 323 slain Palestinians in Israeli airstrikes since Monday, May 20, while 624 others arrived wounded.

Meanwhile, local media sources reported that in the past 24 hours, Israeli strikes killed at least 16 people including 10 children in Gaza City. The strikes targeted a mosque and a school where displaced civilians were taking shelter, including in the al-Daraj neighborhood, a family house in the same neighborhood, and an apartment in the Tal al-Hawa neighborhood….

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