‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 196: Israel Strikes Iran, Gaza Health Ministry Says Israel Destroyed the Strip’s Health System – Qassam Muaddi 4/19/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israel targets Iranian bases in Isfahan with drones, while Iranian sources say air defenses intercepted the attack. Meanwhile, Gaza’s health ministry says the northern Gaza Strip is left without any health services.

Casualties 

  • 34,012 + killed* and at least 76,833 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.***

Continue reading “‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 196: Israel Strikes Iran, Gaza Health Ministry Says Israel Destroyed the Strip’s Health System – Qassam Muaddi 4/19/24”

Biden Admin Tells Congress Famine Is Underway In Gaza For First Time – ZeroHedge 4/12/24

Source: ZeroHedge.com

A top Biden administration official has for the first time declared that famine now exists in parts of the Gaza Strip, more than five months after the Israel-Hamas war began.

USAID Director Samantha Power said it is “credible” to assess that famine is already occurring. Her testimony was issued at Wednesday’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, where in her introductory statement she laid out that “nearly the entire population” of Gaza is “living under the threat of famine.”

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Killing Humanitarian Workers as a Strategy: Israel’s Endgame in Gaza – Ramzy Baroud 4/12/24

Source: Antiwar.com

Israel described its clearly deliberate killing of seven humanitarian aid workers on April 1 as a “grave mistake”, a “tragic event” that “happens in war”.

Israel is, obviously, lying. This entire so-called war – actually genocide – in Gaza, has been based on a series of lies, some of which Israel continues to peddle.

For some, in the mainstream media, it took months to accept the obvious fact that Israel has been lying about the events that led to the war and the military objectives of its constant targeting of hospitals, schools, shelters and other civilian facilities.

Continue reading “Killing Humanitarian Workers as a Strategy: Israel’s Endgame in Gaza – Ramzy Baroud 4/12/24”

‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 188: Tensions Rise Over Potential Iranian Response to Israeli Attack on Consulate in Damascus – Qassam Muaddi 4/11/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israel and Iran escalated threats of war as the U.S. central command chief visited the region on Thursday. Meanwhile, Israeli airstrikes intensify in the central Gaza Strip.

Casualties 

  • 33,545 + killed* and at least 76,049 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 456+ 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.***

Continue reading “‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 188: Tensions Rise Over Potential Iranian Response to Israeli Attack on Consulate in Damascus – Qassam Muaddi 4/11/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 187: Hundreds of Bodies Recovered at al-Shifa Hospital – Qassam Muaddi 4/10/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Palestinian civil defense teams charge that Israel intentionally buried Palestinian bodies under the rubble of al-Shifa Hospital to hide evidence of a massacre.

Casualties 

  • 33,482 + killed* and at least 76,049 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 456+ 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.***

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 187: Hundreds of Bodies Recovered at al-Shifa Hospital – Qassam Muaddi 4/10/24”

Israel is Crossing All Boundaries as America Tires of its Endless Wars – Daniel McAdams 4/10/24

Source: Antiwar.com

Last week the Israelis scored a bloody “hat trick” – slaughtering seven international food aid workers, demolishing the last major hospital operating in Gaza, and – perhaps most dangerous – attacking an Iranian diplomatic facility in Damascus, Syria, in which several senior Iranian military figures were killed.

There is a very good reason diplomatic facilities are off limits even in times of war. It has been mutually beneficial for thousands of years for all parties to know that they may continue to communicate and conduct diplomacy even during crises and war with messengers and diplomats able to fulfil their duties unmolested. Attacks on diplomatic facilities are so rare that when they do occur even the most apology-averse regimes find themselves obligated to break out the ashes and sackcloth. When the US bombed the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia in 1999, for example, there were moments when a US war with China was suddenly not beyond imagination. It was extremely tense – until the US government offered profuse apologies and compensation to the families of the victims.

Continue reading “Israel is Crossing All Boundaries as America Tires of its Endless Wars – Daniel McAdams 4/10/24”

Biden has no Emotional Attachment to Israel, it’s About Politics – Philip Weiss 4/8/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net
The New Yorker asked Aaron David Miller, the longtime peace processor, why Joe Biden is going along with Israel’s war crimes, and Miller said it’s because Joe Biden has an emotional attachment to Israel.

“Joe Biden, alone among modern American Presidents, has an emotional relationship with the idea of Israel, the people of Israel, the security of Israel.”

This is the company line. Richard Haass, an Israel supporter and dean of foreign policy, said it on NPR this week too. “The administration is trying to balance support for Israel with its disagreements with Israeli policy. I think the president in particular feels an emotional bond to Israel.”.

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The US Vetoes International Action on Gaza – Ilana Mercer 4/3/24

Source: Mises.org

In the world of patronage, it doesn’t get much worse. The United States is at Israel’s elbow—it is a cobelligerent: In actively sustaining Israel’s armed forces, and running diplomatic interference for its politicians; America is acting as Israel’s “principal sponsor,” complicit in war crimes, signaling to the Jewish State that it will let it continue to its evil endgame.

Continue reading “The US Vetoes International Action on Gaza – Ilana Mercer 4/3/24”

Netanyahu Killed an Iranian General in Damascus to Provoke a Regional Conflict; and the U.S. Media is Covering Up for Him. – James North 4/4/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Benjamin Netanyahu continues to raise the risk of a regional war which could draw in the U.S. — and the mainstream media is hiding the danger from its audience.

Benjamin Netanyahu continues to raise the risk of a Mideast regional war which could draw in the U.S. — and the mainstream media is hiding the danger from its audience. Israel’s provocative aerial assassination of a senior Iranian military leader in Damascus on April 1 is only Netanyahu’s latest effort to expand the fighting across the region, partly to put off his own painful day of reckoning. He knows that America has troops stationed all over the Mideast, and he hopes that Iran will retaliate against them, escalating conflict.

Continue reading “Netanyahu Killed an Iranian General in Damascus to Provoke a Regional Conflict; and the U.S. Media is Covering Up for Him. – James North 4/4/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 181: Child Deaths in Gaza on the Rise, Hostage Negotiations ‘Stuck’ – Qassam Muaddi 4/4/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

WHO chief Ghebreyesus said he was “appalled” at the destruction of al-Shifa Hospital. Meanwhile, pressure on Netanyahu increases domestically to strike a hostage deal with Hamas as the UN Human Rights Council considers an arms embargo against Israel.

Casualties 

  • 33037 + killed* and at least 75,668 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 454+ 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.
  • 600 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 3,302 injured.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 181: Child Deaths in Gaza on the Rise, Hostage Negotiations ‘Stuck’ – Qassam Muaddi 4/4/24”

Israel Destroyed al-Shifa Hospital to Accelerate Social Collapse in Gaza – Faris Giacaman 4/2/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israel wants to cause a breakdown in social order in Gaza, and it can’t achieve that without erasing its hospitals.

The fall of al-Shifa Hospital will be remembered as one of the most pivotal moments in Israel’s genocidal campaign in Gaza — not for the unbridled annihilationism it displayed, but because it offered a unique window into the real reason Israel decided to systematically dismantle Gaza’s hospitals.

Continue reading “Israel Destroyed al-Shifa Hospital to Accelerate Social Collapse in Gaza – Faris Giacaman 4/2/24”

Latest Huge Transfer of 2,000-Pound Bombs From US to Israel Not Newsworthy to the New York Times – Norman Solomon 4/3/24

Source: Antiwar.com

When the Washington Post revealed Friday afternoon that “the Biden administration in recent days quietly authorized the transfer of billions of dollars in bombs and fighter jets to Israel,” a lot of people cared. Readers of the story posted more than 10,000 comments on its webpage. A leading progressive site for breaking news, Common Dreams, quickly followed up with coverage under a headline that began with the word “obscene.” Responses on social media were swift and strong; a tweet about the Post scoop from our team at RootsAction received more than 600,000 views.

But at the New York Times – the nation’s purported newspaper of record – one day after another went by as the editors determined that the story about the massive new transfer of weaponry to Israel wasn’t worth reporting on at all. Yet it was solid. A Reuters dispatch said that two sources “confirmed” the Post’s report.

Continue reading “Latest Huge Transfer of 2,000-Pound Bombs From US to Israel Not Newsworthy to the New York Times – Norman Solomon 4/3/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 180: Israel Calls Killing of WCK Workers ‘Mistake,’ UN Reports at Least 195 Aid Workers Killed Since October 7 – Qassam Muaddi 4/3/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israeli media says the World Central Kitchen aid team was intentionally targeted with three missiles, as an UN expert says the strike shows Israel aims to force aid organizations out of Gaza.

Casualties 

  • 32,975 + killed* and at least 75,557 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 453+ 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.
  • 600 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. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 180: Israel Calls Killing of WCK Workers ‘Mistake,’ UN Reports at Least 195 Aid Workers Killed Since October 7 – Qassam Muaddi 4/3/24”

America’s Disregard for Law and Life – Ted Snider 4/3/24

Source; Antiwar.com

On March 25, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution demanding “an immediate ceasefire for the month of Ramadan respected by all parties leading to a lasting sustainable ceasefire.” Passage of the resolution was made possible by the U.S. decision to reign in its veto and, instead, abstain from the vote.

Continue reading “America’s Disregard for Law and Life – Ted Snider 4/3/24”

Israel Mounts Largest Attack On Syria In Years, Over 40 Dead – ZeroHedge 3/29/24

Source: ZeroHedge.com

On Friday Israel conducted its deadliest strikes on Syria in months, or perhaps even years, given the immense death toll is mounting into several dozens killed amid a large emergency response to the scene.

The airstrikes were conducted deep into Syria, in northern Syria’s Aleppo province, and left over 40 people dead. This reportedly included Syrian soldiers, Hezbollah militants, and civilians. Most international reports are saying 42 were killed, but the Syrian government did not initially give a precise casualty count.

Continue reading “Israel Mounts Largest Attack On Syria In Years, Over 40 Dead – ZeroHedge 3/29/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 179: Israel Kills 7 International Aid Workers in Central Gaza, Passes Law Banning Al Jazeera – Qassam Muaddi 4/2/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

The World Central Kitchen called the attack that killed seven of its aid workers “unforgivable” as Israeli forces killed 71 people across the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, the Israeli government voted to approve a bill banning Al Jazeera.

Casualties

  • 32,916+ killed* and at least 75,494 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 451+ 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.
  • 600 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 3,302 injured.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 179: Israel Kills 7 International Aid Workers in Central Gaza, Passes Law Banning Al Jazeera – Qassam Muaddi 4/2/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 178: Israel Withdraws from al-Shifa Hospital, Leaving Evidence of a Massacre in its Wake – Qassam Muaddi 4/1/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Dozens of bodies are still being recovered from the rubble of a destroyed and burnt al-Shifa Hospital, following a two-week Israeli raid and siege on the hospital.

Casualties 

  • 32,623 + killed* and at least 75,092 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 450+ 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.
  • 600 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. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 178: Israel Withdraws from al-Shifa Hospital, Leaving Evidence of a Massacre in its Wake – Qassam Muaddi 4/1/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 175: ICJ Orders Israel to Stop Famine in Gaza as Israel Continues to Raid Hospitals – Qassam Muaddi 3/29/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

The International Court of Justice imposed new provisional measures in South Africa’s case against Israel for its genocide in Gaza, ordering Israel to ensure the entry of food and other supplies in order to stop the spreading famine.

Casualties 

  • 32,623 + killed* and at least 75,092 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 450+ 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.
  • 597 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 175: ICJ Orders Israel to Stop Famine in Gaza as Israel Continues to Raid Hospitals – Qassam Muaddi 3/29/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 174: Israel Announces it has Killed 200 Palestinians in its Siege of al-Shifa Hospital – Qassam Muaddi 3/28/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

The Israeli army announced it has killed 200 Palestinians in al-Shifa Hospital and its vicinity since its second raid on the hospital started 11 days ago. Meanwhile, Israeli media says the military is preparing for the invasion of Rafah.

Casualties 

  • 32,552 + killed* and at least 74,980 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 450+ 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.
  • 597 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 174: Israel Announces it has Killed 200 Palestinians in its Siege of al-Shifa Hospital – Qassam Muaddi 3/28/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 173: Israel Continues Attacking Gaza’s Hospitals, Kills 7 People in Lebanon – Qassam Muaddi 3/27/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Following the UN Security Council ceasefire resolution, Israel continued its attacks on Gaza hospitals, killing 76 Palestinians across the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, in southern Lebanon, Israel killed 7 Lebanese people during cross-border fighting.

Casualties 

  • 32,490 + killed* and at least 74,889 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 449+ 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.
  • 594 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.***

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 173: Israel Continues Attacking Gaza’s Hospitals, Kills 7 People in Lebanon – Qassam Muaddi 3/27/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 170: Israel Assaults al-Shifa, Nasser, and al-Amal Hospitals in One Day – Mustafa Abu Sneineh 3/24/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israeli forces ordered Palestinians inside al-Amal Hospital in Khan Younis to leave “naked,” while survivors of the al-Shifa Hospital raid witnessed numerous atrocities committed by the Israeli army. In Jerusalem, Israeli settlers stormed al-Aqsa.

Casualties

  • 32,223 + killed* and at least 74,518 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 435+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147.
  • 594 Israeli soldiers killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.***

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 170: Israel Assaults al-Shifa, Nasser, and al-Amal Hospitals in One Day – Mustafa Abu Sneineh 3/24/24”

Another Israeli Soldier Admits to Implementing the ‘Hannibal Directive’ on October 7 – Jonathan Ofir 3/26/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Captain Bar Zonshein recounts firing tank shells on vehicles carrying Israeli civilians on October 7. “I decide that this is the right decision, that it’s better to stop the abduction and that they not be taken,” he told Israeli media outlets.

In Israeli military terminology, the so-called “Hannibal Directive” is the policy of firing upon one’s own soldiers to avert a prospective captive situation.

Continue reading “Another Israeli Soldier Admits to Implementing the ‘Hannibal Directive’ on October 7 – Jonathan Ofir 3/26/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 167: Israel has Killed Over 100 Aid Workers in Gaza in the Last Week – Leila Warah 3/21/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israel has killed over 100 aid workers in Gaza over the past week as its military siege of al-Shifa Hospital continues. Meanwhile, the Netanyahu government continues planning for an invasion of Rafah.

Casualties

  • 31,988 + killed* and at least 74,188 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 435+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147.
  • 594 Israeli soldiers killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on Telegram channel. Some rights groups put the death toll number at more than 40,000 when accounting for those presumed dead.

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 167: Israel has Killed Over 100 Aid Workers in Gaza in the Last Week – Leila Warah 3/21/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 166: Israel Kills Gaza Officials Handling Food Delivery to the North; Canada Votes to Halt Arms Sales to Israel – Mustafa Abu Sneineh 3/20/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Hamas slams Israel for “spreading chaos” after an Israeli airstrike killed two local police officers in charge of securing and delivering food to north Gaza. In the West Bank, Israeli forces and settlers kill two Palestinians.

Casualties

  • 31,923 + killed* and at least 74,096 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 435+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147.
  • 594 Israeli soldiers killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.***

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 166: Israel Kills Gaza Officials Handling Food Delivery to the North; Canada Votes to Halt Arms Sales to Israel – Mustafa Abu Sneineh 3/20/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 162: Israel Kills 36 Palestinians in Strike on Gaza Home as Netanyahu Approves Rafah Invasion – Anna Lekas Miller 3/16/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

An Israeli strike on a home in Nuseirat refugee camp kills 36 people as massacres continue across Gaza. Meanwhile, Israel approves plans for Rafah ground invasion despite warnings it will be “catastrophic” for over 1.4 million Palestinians.

Casualties

  • 31,533+ killed* and at least 73,546 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 427+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147.
  • 590 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.***

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 162: Israel Kills 36 Palestinians in Strike on Gaza Home as Netanyahu Approves Rafah Invasion – Anna Lekas Miller 3/16/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 160: Israel Kills 7 Palestinians Waiting for Aid, Attacks UN Distribution Center – Leila Warah 3/14/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israel’s Knesset approved a $19.4 billion budget increase to fund the ongoing Israeli genocide, while the Biden administration has indicated that it will greenlight the targeting of “high-value Hamas targets in and underneath Rafah.”

Casualties 

  • 31,341+ killed* and at least 73,134 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 423+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147.
  • 590 Israeli soldiers killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.***

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 160: Israel Kills 7 Palestinians Waiting for Aid, Attacks UN Distribution Center – Leila Warah 3/14/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 157: As Ramadan Begins, Israel Obstructs Palestinian Entry to al-Aqsa Mosque – Leila Warah 3/11/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israel prepares for thousands of Palestinian arrests and has already begun obstructing access to Al Aqsa mosque. Gazans begin Ramadan amid constant Israeli attacks and severe food shortages.

Casualties 

  • 31,112+ killed* and at least 72,760 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 25 children in Gaza have died of malnutrition and dehydration since the beginning of March, according to the Gaza health ministry.
  • 423+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147.
  • 589 Israeli soldiers killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.***

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 157: As Ramadan Begins, Israel Obstructs Palestinian Entry to al-Aqsa Mosque – Leila Warah 3/11/24”

UN Expert: Israel is Engineering Famine in Gaza – David Kattenburg 3/11/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

UN Special Rapporteur Michael Fakhri says Israel’s intentional starvation of Gaza is unprecedented. “We’ve never seen a civilian population made to go hungry so completely and so quickly,” he tells Mondoweiss. “Never in modern history.”

Back in mid-December, two and a half months into Israel’s war on Gaza, a UN-affiliated committee of famine experts reported that over half a million Gazans faced catastrophic hunger, all 2.3 million were in crisis, and the situation was “deteriorating rapidly.”

On the eve of the Famine Review Committee’s follow-up assessment, forced starvation in Gaza is getting worse, fast.

Continue reading “UN Expert: Israel is Engineering Famine in Gaza – David Kattenburg 3/11/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 153: Over 2 Dozen Palestinian Captives have ‘Died’ in Israeli Detention Camps – Leila Warah 3/7/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

At least 20 Palestinians have died as a result of malnutrition and dehydration in Gaza, health officials say. Meanwhile, new reports from Israeli media say 27 Palestinian captives who were being held in Israeli “makeshift cages” have died.

Casualties 

  • 30,800+ killed* and at least 72,298 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 424+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147.
  • 587 Israeli soldiers killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.***

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 153: Over 2 Dozen Palestinian Captives have ‘Died’ in Israeli Detention Camps – Leila Warah 3/7/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 150: Israel is ‘Engineering Famine’ in Gaza – Mustafa Abu Sneineh 3/4/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Amnesty International says Israel is “engineering famine” in Gaza. Organization head Agnes Callamard adds, “all states that cut UNRWA funding, sold weapons and supported Israel bear responsibility too.”

Casualties

  • 30,534+ killed* and at least 71,920 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 380+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147.
  • 586 Israeli soldiers killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.**

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 150: Israel is ‘Engineering Famine’ in Gaza – Mustafa Abu Sneineh 3/4/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 148: UN Reports at Least 14 Cases of Israel Firing on Palestinians Waiting for Aid in Gaza – Anna Lekas Miller 3/2/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

UN calls for an investigation following Thursday’s “flour massacre” where Israel killed at least 115 Palestinians waiting for aid and injured more than 760. The need for aid is becoming even more dire as starvation worsens in northern Gaza.

Casualties

  • 30,320+ killed* and at least 71,533 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 380+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147.
  • 582 Israeli soldiers killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.**

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 148: UN Reports at Least 14 Cases of Israel Firing on Palestinians Waiting for Aid in Gaza – Anna Lekas Miller 3/2/24”

Gaza ‘Flour Massacre’ Was Only The Beginning Of Famine That Has Just Started – Robert Inlakesh 3/5/24

Source: TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

The infamous mass murder of malnourished civilians who gathered to collect food aid, after over a month of surviving without it, known now as the Flour Massacre, was unfortunately not the first attack on civilians waiting for aid and came as children in Northern Gaza began to starve to death.

Continue reading “Gaza ‘Flour Massacre’ Was Only The Beginning Of Famine That Has Just Started – Robert Inlakesh 3/5/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 146: Israeli Forces Massacre Civilians Waiting for Humanitarian Aid – Leila Warah 2/29/24

Source; Mondoweiss.net

Israeli tanks and warplanes reportedly targeted civilians waiting for aid, killing at least 77 and wounding hundreds. Meanwhile, international aid groups say airdrops of aid are so “negligible” that they “perpetuate the overall blockade strategy.”

Casualties

  • 30,035+ killed* and at least 70,457 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 380+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147.
  • 582 Israeli soldiers killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.**

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 146: Israeli Forces Massacre Civilians Waiting for Humanitarian Aid – Leila Warah 2/29/24”

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 141: Israel Attacks Civilian Shelter in Deir el-Balah as Ceasefire Talks Continue in Paris – Anna Lekas Miller 2/24/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israeli forces attacked a building in Deir el-Balah where more than 120 people were sheltering, killing at least 24. Medical staff at nearby Al Aqsa Hospital expect many more casualties and are struggling to deal with the influx of wounded civilians.

Casualties

  • 29,606+ killed* and at least 69,737 wounded in the Gaza Strip
  • 406 Palestinians killed and 4,600 wounded in the Occupied West Bank
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll from 1,400 to 1,139
  • 576 Israeli soldiers killed since ground invasion**

Continue reading “‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 141: Israel Attacks Civilian Shelter in Deir el-Balah as Ceasefire Talks Continue in Paris – Anna Lekas Miller 2/24/24”