‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 241: Israel Contradicts Biden Over Ceasefire Proposal – Qassam Muaddi 6/3/24

Source: mondoweiss.net

Israeli protests demanding a prisoner exchange deal continue in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as Blinken discusses the proposal with Gantz and Gallant. Meanwhile, Gaza authorities say that thousands of children face death from starvation.


  • 36,439 + killed* and at least 82,627 wounded in the Gaza Strip.*
  • 521+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revised its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,140.
  • 644 Israeli soldiers have been announced killed since October 7, and at least 3,657 have been announced as wounded.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel on June 2, 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 June 2, 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 declarations by the head of the Israeli army’s wounded association to Israel’s Channel 12, exceeds 20,000, including at least 8,000 permanently handicapped as of June 1.

Key Developments 

  • Israel kills 268 Palestinians, wounds 1,207 since Thursday, May 30, across Gaza, raising death toll since October 7 to 36,439 and number of wounded to 82,627, according to the Gaza health ministry.
  • Israel and Hamas initially accept Biden’s proposed framework for prisoner exchange deal.
  • Blinken discusses proposed deal with Benny Gantz and Yoav Gallant. Netanyahu discusses proposal with Ben-Gvir, while Smotrich studies possibilities of withdrawal from government coalition if Israel officially accepts the deal.
  • Israel’s channel 13 quotes likud officials saying that Netanyahu will not let Biden’s deal proposal pass and will obstruct it.
  • Israeli prisoners’ families protest inside the Knesset’s building in Jerusalem.
  • Wounded soldier throws stun grenade inside entrance of the Israeli war ministry in Tel Aviv as form of protest.
  • Israeli army says 46 soldiers wounded in Gaza since Thursday. Four admitted killed since last week.
  • One million cases of contagious diseases in the Gaza Strip due to displacement, poor sanitary conditions, and blocking of medical supplies, according to Gaza government media office.
  • Israeli forces kill two Palestinians over week, raising West Bank’s death toll to 521 since October 7.
  • Israeli settlers set fire to farming land in Mughayyir, northeast of Ramallah.
  • Israeli forces raid Nablus and escort settlers to religious sites in city.
  • Hezbollah strikes Israeli army command base in Galilee, Israel bombs southern Lebanon, kills two.
  • Israeli strikes kill 17 in Aleppo.

Israel kills 268 across Gaza since Monday

The Gaza-based Palestinian health ministry announced that the remaining hospitals in the Gaza Strip received 268 slain Palestinians in Israeli airstrikes since Thursday, May 30, while 1207 others arrived wounded.

Meanwhile, local media sources reported that in the past 24 hours, Israeli airstrikes and artillery shells continued to target Gaza City’s Zeitoun and Sabra neighborhoods. At least two children were reported killed on Sunday….

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