‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 258: Threat of All-Out War Between Israel and Hezbollah Rises – Qassam Muaddi 6/20/24

Source; Mondoweiss.net

Hassan Nasrallah warned in a televised speech that Hezbollah would “fight without restraints and without limits” in the event of an all-out war. Meanwhile, the first lawyer to visit Gaza detainees in Sde Teiman said they face “unimaginable” abuse.


  • 37,431 + killed* and at least 85,653 wounded in the Gaza Strip.*
  • 544+ 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.
  • 662 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 3,860 have been wounded.***

* Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel on June 20, 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 13, 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. Israel’s Channel 7 reported that according to the Israeli war ministry’s rehabilitation service numbers, 8,663 new wounded joined the army’s handicap rehabilitation system since October 7, as of June 18.

Key Developments 

  • Israel kills 84 Palestinians, wounds 281 since Thursday, June 13, across Gaza, raising death toll since October 7 to 37,431 and number of wounded to 85,653, according to the Gaza health ministry.
  • Fears of all-out war rise as Hezbollah and Israel exchange threats.
  • Hezbollah releases 10-minute-long drone footage of Israeli strategic facilities in threat to Israel.
  • Washington says that war between Israel and Hezbollah will have devastating consequences.
  • Israel bombs south Lebanese towns as Hezbollah mourns one of its fighters and launches dozens of rockets into northern Galilee.
  • Israeli army spokesperson says Hamas impossible to destroy as an idea.
  • UN Human Rights Council fact-finding mission for Palestine concludes that Israel committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza, including intentional killing of civilians, starvation, and collective punishment.
  • First lawyer to visit Sde Teiman detention center and military base reports torture, sexual abuse, and “unimaginable” inhumane conditions.
  • Gaza health ministry says 70% of bed capacity in Gaza medical facilities has been lost, with only 272 functioning patient beds for more than 85,000 wounded.

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