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On Day 178 of the US-Backed Israeli Genocidal War on Gaza Strip, 6 Massacres, 63 Palestinians Killed, 94 Injured, with a Death Toll of  32,845 and 75,392 Injuries

April 1, 2024 

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Editor's Notes:  

Here are some initial (not final) statistics, which show the Israeli war crimes against humanity, during the current Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip:  

By April 1, 2024, the initial death toll of Palestinians who have been killed by the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip is 39,845+.   

This includes the accounted for deaths (32,845) and those who are still missing under the rubble (Corrected on February 7, 2024: 7,000+). 

By April 1, 2024, the documented injuries exceeded 75,302, and more than 2,520 civilians have been abducted from Gaza Strip.

By March 28, 2024, the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip resulted in more than 120,000 martyrs, wounded and missing Palestinians, 72% of whom were children and women.

By April 1, 2024, 459 Palestinians who were killed, 3,705 who were injured, and 7,920, who were abducted by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank, since October 7, 2023 (Some of the detainees have been released).

About 12,091 Palestinians, from both the West Bank and Gaza, have been detained in 2023. About half of them were detained after October 7. This included 1,085 children and 300 women.

By March 8, there were 8,900 Palestinian women who were killed, 23,000 who were injured, but there are 2,100 women who are unaccounted for (whither they are dead, injured, or abducted).

By January 17, 2024, about 661 detainees from Gaza are currently languishing in Israeli prisons as illegitimate combatants (the Israeli term for Palestinian fighters) in addition to more than 50 women from Gaza, who are detained in the Damon prison, noting that 8 women of whom have been recently released.

By March 4, 2023, the death toll included 13,420+ children, 8,900+ women (more than 72.8% of the accounted for victims), 364 doctors and medical staff, 132 journalists, and 48 civil defense workers. 

The total number of detainees in the occupation prisons until the end of December was 8,800, and the number of administrative detainees was 3,484.

By March 4, 2024, the Government Media Office (GMO) said that the Israeli occupation forces killed 364 health personnel, destroyed 155 health institutions, 32 hospitals, 53 health centers, 126 ambulances, displaced 1.9 million Palestinians, and destroyed 360,000 housing units, about and 60% of the buildings and infrastructure in Gaza Strip.

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GMO reveals latest statistics on Israeli genocidal war on Gaza

Saturday 3-February-2024, GAZA, (PIC)

The Palestinian Government Media Office (GMO) in the Gaza Strip revealed on Saturday the latest and most significant figures on the Israeli ongoing genocidal war on the Gaza Strip since October 7.

This announcement comes as the latest updates from the GMO, showing the scale of human and material damage that resulted from the Israeli genocidal war on the Gaza Strip, on its 120th day.

The statistics demonstrated latest updates on the numbers of martyrs, missing, and wounded people in addition to the sick, displaced and prisoners as well as numbers of damaged structures and infrastructure.

Below are figures released by the GMO about Israels violations over the period of 120 days since the start of its genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.

(2,325) Massacres (34,238) Martyrs and missing people. (27,238) Martyrs who arrived in hospitals. (12,000) Child martyrs. (8,190) Female martyrs. (339) Martyrs of medical staff. (46) Civil defense martyrs. (122) Journalist martyrs. (7,000) Missing, 70% of whom are children and women. (66,452) Wounded.

(11,000) Wounded people in need of travel abroad for treatment, (life-saving and critical cases). (10,000) Cancer patients facing the risk of death. (700,000) Wounded with infectious diseases as a result of displacement. (8,000) Cases of viral hepatitis infection due to displacement. (60,000) Pregnant women at risk due to the lack of health care. (350,000) Chronic patients at risk due to blocked medications.

(99) Cases of arrest among health personnel. (10) Cases of arrests among identified journalists. (2 million) Displaced people in the Gaza Strip.

(140) Government headquarters destroyed. (100) Completely destroyed schools and universities. (295) Partially destroyed schools and universities. (183) Completely destroyed mosques. (264) Partially destroyed mosques. (3) Destroyed Churches.

(79,200) Completely destroyed housing units. (290,000) Partially destroyed and uninhabitable housing units. (66,000) tons of explosives dropped on Gaza. (30) Hospitals knocked out of service. (53) Health centers knocked out of service. (150) Partially targeted Health institutions. (122) Destroyed ambulances. (200) Destroyed archaeological and heritage sites.

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Palestinian journalist Abdul Wahab 'Awni was killed by an Israeli bombardment on his home in Al-Maghazi, following the murder of four other journalists earlier near Al-Aqsa hospital, March 31, 2024

 Israeli occupation forces withdrew from Al-Shifa hospital and its vicinity, after a two-week raid and siege, leaving behind hundreds of bodies and a trail of destruction, April 1, 2024
A crying Palestinian mother and her son who is dying of malnutrition,
among 34 who died so far of famine, as a result of the Israeli genocidal
war on Gaza Strip, April 1, 2024
Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip are still exposed to the horrors of the Israeli genocidal war and hunger, while the world watches, file, April 1, 2024
A severely injured Palestinian civilian, who was a victim of an Israeli genocidal air strike on a civilian vehicle, which killed two civilians
and injured many more, in Al-Nusayrat, April 1, 2024
A horrified Palestinian woman crying over the amount of death and destruction inflicted on Al-Shifa hospital by Israeli occupation forces, upon their withdrawal on April 1, 2024 
   
A view of the death and destruction inflicted on Al-Shifa hospital, in Gaza
city, where hundreds of Palestinians patients and displaced refugees were murdered by the Israeli occupation forces, which destroyed and burned
down the medical complex, April 1, 2024
Palestinians searching for family members who were murdered by the Israeli occupation forces during the two weeks of the raid, in which hospital buildings were completely destroyed, April 1, 2024

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" " ( 4: 93).

"  ۖ   ۚ " ( 17: 7). 

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

"Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul, unless for a soul, or for corruption in the land, it is as if he had killed humankind entirely" (The Holy Quran, Al-Ma-ida, 5: 32).

"And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him, and has cursed him, and has prepared for him a great torment" (Al-Nisa, 4: 93).

"If you do good, you do good for yourselves; and if you do evil, (you do it) to yourselves" (Al-Isra, 17: 7). 

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While brutal force has been used to create Zionist Israel and sustain it thus far, Zionist claims to Palestine are false. Actually, from the five thousand years of known written human history, there has been a continuous Palestinian-Canaanite presence in the Holy Land. Despite the Zionist false claims, the ancient Israelites ruled part of the land for only 85 years (during the reign of Prophets David and Solomon , peace be upon them, and Solomon's son).

 After that, the Egyptians conquered Palestine-Canaan in 925 BC, followed by Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans, before the Arab Muslim rule, starting from 636 AD.

By the Time Jesus, peace be upon him, started his mission, the three population groups of Canaanites, Palestinians, and Israelites were melted together in religion and language. Most of them became Christians when Constantine converted in 313 AD. Then, most of them became Muslims in the 7th and 8th centuries AD.

So, Palestinian Muslims, Christians, and Jews are the ones who have the right to claim descent from ancient Israelites, Palestinians, and Canaanites, not Zionists from other continents.

No matter what the Zionists and their supporters do, they cannot change the will of God, Who promised the Holy Land to Abraham and his descendants, basically the Palestinian Muslims and Christians.

No matter how much persecution and aggression the Zionists and their supporters inflict upon the Palestinian people, they will never be able to force them out of the Holy Land, which Allah, praise to Him, promised for them, and kept His promise ever since.

This is a necessary brief background to understand the US-Backed Zionist Israeli continuous wars against the Arab nation generally, and the Palestinian people in particular, which included the wars of 1948, 1956, 1967, 1978, 1982, the brutal crushing of the two Uprisings (1987-1993 and 2000-2004), 2009, 2012, 2014, 2021, and the current genocidal war on Gaza (October 7, 2023-Fruary 26, 2024), which has culminated a blockade of Gaza since 2007. In addition, the Israeli occupation and apartheid regime launched so many covert operations, raids, and air strikes on many Arab states since 1948.

The following news stories are just examples, not a systematic record, of the Israeli occupation government abuse, mistreatment, and violations of Palestinian human rights, on daily basis.

More detailed news stories can be found at the following sources:

http://english.wafa.ps/, https://english.palinfo.com/, https://imemc.org/, https://paltoday.ps/ar/


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Editorial Notes about terms & names of people and places:

1. Names of people and places have been standardized to match standard Arabic grammatical rules.

2. Underlined letters and letters preceded by an apostrophe are references to Arabic letter sounds, which does not exist in the English alphabet.

3. The English letter i is equivalent to the Arabic short vowel known as kasra, as in Ibraheem and Qasim as well as in the English words sit and bit. So, it is incorrect to use it as a long vowel for such Arabic names as Jameel and Jibreel.

4. The English letter e is equivalent to the Arabi short vowel known as fat'ha, as in A'hmed and Mu'hammed.

5. It is more accurate to refer to the
land-grabbing Israelis, who establish illegal settlements in the Palestinian territory of the West Bank, as illegal Israeli settlers, than referring to them as colonists.

The term colony is a reference to a large entity or a country, such as American states before independence. It was also a reference to Egypt, and India, when they were British colonies.

In addition, the term "colony" represents a positive nostalgic theme, in the minds of native speakers of English, particularly in America and Britain.

6. It is more accurate to use the verb "abduct" than the verb "detain," in reference to taking Palestinian citizens by force to prisons and interrogation centers, by Israeli occupation regime soldiers. This is because the presence of the Israeli occupation regime forces is illegal in the Palestinian territories, and they have no jurisdiction over the Palestinian people.

Click here for more about using the apostrophe and the underlining of letters in the transliteration of Arabic names.

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Death toll of Gaza famine rises to 34

Monday 1-April-2024,

GAZA, (PIC)

The number of children who have died from malnutrition and dehydration at hospitals in the northern Gaza Strip has risen to 34, the Palestinian Health Ministry in the besieged Palestinian enclave said on Sunday.

The latest deaths were of four people, including two children, at the Kamal 'Idwan Hospital, a ministry statement said.

The statement pointed out that the death toll includes 31 children.

UN officials have been warning for months that Israels siege and offensive were pushing the Palestinians in Gaza into famine.

Hunger is most acute in northern Gaza, which has been isolated by the Israeli occupation forces for months and has suffered long cutoffs of food supplies.

Children are also beginning to die in the south, where access to aid is not enough.

The Israeli occupation army largely shut off entry of food, water, medicine and other vital supplies after launching its war on Gaza on October 7.

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UNICEF: Gaza children face horrors of hunger and killing while the world is watching

Monday 1-April-2024,

GAZA, (PIC)

The spokesman for the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), James Elder, warned on Sunday that children in the Gaza Strip are still exposed to the horrors of war and hunger, while the world watches.

Elders remarks came in a post on the UN organizations account on X, accompanied by a live broadcast showing what is happening in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Children are exposed to the horrors of war and hunger, and yet, even with this live broadcast of what is happening, there is still no ceasefire. The world is watching, and yet nothing changes, UNICEF spokesman James Elder

Ceasefire has not been implemented yet. The children of the Gaza Strip are still exposed to the horrors of war and hunger, while the world watches, Elder added, stressing the necessity of a ceasefire in Gaza now.

Since October 7, 2023, Israel has launched a brutal aggression against Gaza, leaving tens of thousands of civilians martyred, most of them children and women, in addition to massive destruction and famine that claimed the lives of many of the elderly and children. 

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'Hamas: Israeli occupation armys death zones in Gaza brutal war crime

Monday 1-April-2024, GAZA, (PIC)

The 'Hamas Movement has described the execution zones that were established by the Israeli occupation army in the Gaza Strip as a brutal war crime, and blessed the stabbing operation in Ashdod City.

In a statement on Sunday, Hamas said that the Hebrew media revealed that the Israeli occupation army created military death zones across Gaza and would kill anyone who enters or approaches them.

'Hamas condemned such an Israeli practice as a gross violation of all laws of war, pointing out that several videos previously broadcast by Al-Jazeera satellite channel unveiled the occurrence of incidents in which unarmed civilians had been bombed and killed by the Israeli occupation army.

'Hamas called on the UN and international courts, especially the International Criminal Court, to initiate an immediate investigation into such heinous crimes and other appalling violations that the entire world had seen through video footage.

In another context, the Movement blessed the stabbing operation that took place in Ashdod City on Sunday evening, describing it as heroic and a natural response to the ongoing Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.

It said that this operation reflected further the Palestinian peoples strong belief in the resistance option as a mean to get rid of the Israeli occupation and achieve their aspirations for freedom and independence.

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Israeli occupation apartheid regime police kidnap Haniyyas sister in Tel Sheva raid

Monday 1-April-2024,

Naqab (Negev), (PIC)

The Israeli police kidnaped on Monday morning a sister of the 'Hamas political chief Isma'eel Haniyya during a raid on her house in the Bedouin town of  Tel Al-Safi (Tel Sheva), in the Naqab (Negev) desert.

The Hebrew media quoted the Israeli police sources as saying 57-year-old Saba'h Abdul Salam Haniyya, who is an Israeli citizen, was taken into custody during a raid in the town of Tel Al-Safi (Tel Sheva), as part of an investigation that also involves Israels intelligence agency Shin Bet.

The police identified the detainee as the sister of the 'Hamas leader, Isma'eel Haniyya, saying the raid on her house was dubbed Early Dawn.

According to the Hebrew media, Haniyyas sister was detained on suspicion of having ties to 'Hamas and engaging in incitement and support for the Palestinian resistance.

She will appear at the Beer Al-Saba' (Beersheba) magistrate court later today for a hearing on her detention.

According to the Times of Israel website, Isma'eel Haniyya has two brothers and eight sisters three of them are married to Bedouin-Israeli citizens and live in Tel Al-Safi (Tel Sheva).

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Palestinian shot and killed after an alleged stabbing attack east of Isdood (Ashdod)

Sunday 31-March-2024,

Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), (PIC)

A Palestinian man was shot and killed after carrying out an alleged stabbing attack in a shopping mall in Gan Yavne east of Isdood (Ashdod), on Sunday evening.

Hebrew media sources said that three Israelis were injured during the alleged attack.

Numerous security forces arrived as reinforcements on the scene, looking for another perpetrator.

Magen David Adom (MDA), Israels national emergency medical service, said that an attack took place in Gan Yavne and resulted in three casualties who were evacuated to Assuta Hospital near Isdood (Ashdod). 

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Badran: Netanyahu deceives hostage families, blocks all agreements

Sunday 31-March-2024,

Doa'ha, (PIC)

'Husam Badran, member of the political bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas, said, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu obstructs access to any agreement and only acts through media. Badran added in a press statement on Sunday, Netanyahu lies and misleads his people and deceives the families of the prisoners who daily demonstrate against him in the streets.

He pointed out that Netanyahu seeks to make negotiations a mere process without results, and he only acts through media by sending delegations without authority, and he continues within this approach.

Badran mentioned that Hamas exercises resistance in the field, and manages the negotiation process in defense of our people and in pursuit of achieving their demands and political aspirations, and it cooperates and coordinates with the active forces, factions, and resistance in all its movements.

The Israeli occupation forces, supported by the United States and Europe, continue to commit the crime of genocide in the Gaza Strip for the 177th consecutive day, through dozens of airstrikes, artillery shelling, and fire belts, committing bloody massacres against civilians and carrying out horrific crimes in the infiltration areas.

By March 31, 2024, the ongoing Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip has led to the death of 32,782 citizens and the injury of 75,298 others, in addition to the displacement of about 85% of the population of the Gaza Strip, according to local authorities and international bodies and organizations.

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PGMO: Number of journalists killed by the IOFs rises to 137

Monday 1-April-2024,

GAZA, (PIC)

The Palestinian journalist Abdul Wahab 'Awni was killed on Sunday after the Israeli army bombed his home in Al-Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza, the Palestinian Government Media Office (PGMO) said in a statement issued on Sunday.

After the killing of the photojournalist in an Israeli airstrike, the PGMO said that the number of journalists killed since the start of the war has now risen to 137.

A record number of journalists have been killed in the besieged enclave since October 7.

The latest air strike targeting reporters in Gaza came earlier today, when a journalists tent was targeted in the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, killing at least four people. 

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PGMO condemns Israeli targeting of journalists tents at Al-Aqsa hospital

Sunday 31-March-2024,

GAZA, (PIC)

The Palestinian Government Media Office (PGMO) said on Sunday that the Israeli occupation army committed a massacre by bombing the tents of journalists and displaced persons inside the walls of the Martyrs of Al-Aqsa Hospital, resulting in the deaths and injuries of a number of citizens.

The Office added in a statement, The occupation army committed a new massacre by bombing several tents of journalists and displaced persons inside the walls of the Martyrs of Al-Aqsa Hospital in the central governorate, at the peak of the movement of patients, wounded, and displaced persons, which led to casualties among the citizens.

It strongly condemned this new Israeli massacre inside the walls of a hospital that provides medical and health services to the displaced and citizens.

The PGMO called on all international, regional, and local organizations related to health and medical work to condemn this heinous crime.

The US administration and the international community are held fully responsible for this crime, as they provide military and political support to Israel and give it the green light to continue its genocidal war against civilians, children, women, and the displaced, it added.

International organizations and all free countries of the world are urged to exert pressure on Israel to stop this aggressive war, the Office said and called for the protection of hospitals from the crimes of the Israeli occupation army.

A number of journalists were injured in an Israeli bombardment inside the Martyrs of Al-Aqsa Hospital in Dair El-Bala'h, central Gaza Strip.

Our correspondent reported that journalists Nafidth Abu Libda, Ibraheem Abu Libda, Sa'eed Jars, 'Hazim, and Mu'hammed Abu Da'hrouj were injured as a result of the Israeli occupations bombing of the journalists tents at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital.

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Hundreds of slain Palestinians found in Shifa hospital in Gaza following Israeli withdrawal

GAZA, Monday, April 01, 2024 (WAFA)

Hundreds of bodies of slain civilians were found in Al-Shifa Medical Complex and its surroundings, west of Gaza City, following the complete withdrawal of the Israeli occupation forces from inside the complex and its surrounding areas, medical sources confirmed on Monday.

Local sources said that the Israeli occupation forces withdrew completely from inside Al-Shifa Hospital and the surrounding residential neighborhoods earlier on Monday towards the areas south of Tel Al-Hawa neighborhood, southwest of Gaza City.

According to eyewitnesses, the withdrawal revealed that the occupation forces burned all the buildings of Al-Shifa Hospital and made it completely out of service.

Medical sources explained that the Israeli occupation army completely destroyed floors in the specialized surgeries building, and burned the rest of the building, and the main reception and emergency building, and destroyed dozens of its rooms and all the medical equipment in it.

The Israeli forces also burned the kidney and maternity buildings, the morgues, cancer and burns refrigeration facilities, and destroyed the outpatient clinics building.

Dozens of slain Palestinians were found in Al-Shifa Medical Complex and in the streets of 'Omar Al-Mukhtar, 'Izzuddeen Al-Qassam, Abu 'Haseera, Bakr, and 'Haboush, all surrounding the hospital.

The sources explained that the army destroyed the temporary cemetery that citizens had set up in Al-Shifa Medical Complex, took out the bodies of the martyrs and the dead from it, and dumped them in different areas of the hospital.

Witnesses reported that the occupation forces burned or destroyed many homes and residential buildings in the vicinity of Al-Shifa Medical Complex, which includes thousands of residential units.

Civil defense crews in Gaza said that the occupation destroyed all departments, buildings and infrastructure in Al-Shifa Complex, adding that it is difficult to count the number of slain civilians, especially since it bulldozed the roads and buried the bodies inside and around the complex.

The army also bulldozed all the graves surrounding the complex and took the bodies out of the ground.

The sources added that all those who had previously received relief appeals were found today to have been killed in the complex.

The occupation forces also executed citizens handcuffed.

14 days ago, the occupation forces stormed the Al-Shifa Medical Complex and its surrounding areas and carried out a massive military operation there, killing and wounding and detaining hundreds.

This is the second time that the occupation forces have stormed the hospital since the beginning of the hostilities on the Gaza Strip on October 7, 2023.

They stormed it on November 16, 2023 after besieging it for a week, during which its courtyards, parts of its buildings, medical equipment, and the electricity generator were destroyed.

K.T.

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Killing and Injuring of Palestinians in Ghazza (Gaza) by Israeli Occupation Regime Forces

On April 1, 2024, Dr. Ashraf Al-Qidra, the Spokesperson of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that the Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment on Gaza Strip resulted in 6 massacres, in which  63 Palestinian civilians were killed, and 94 were injured, in the past 24 hours. This increased the death toll in Gaza Strip to 32,845 and the injuries to 75,392, since October 7, 2023.   

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63 Palestinians killed in 6 massacres, by Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment, in Gaza in last 24 hours

GAZA, Monday, April 01, 2024 (WAFA)  

The Israeli occupation forces committed six massacres against families in the Gaza Strip over the last 24 hours, resulting in the killing of at least 63 Palestinians and the injury of 94 others, according to medical sources.

Local health authorities confirmed that the Palestinian death toll from the Israeli onslaught since October 7 has risen to 32,845 reported fatalities, with an additional 75,392 individuals sustaining injuries. The majority of the victims are women and children.

Meanwhile, ambulance and rescue teams are still unable to reach many casualties and dead bodies trapped under the rubble or scattered on roads across the war-torn enclave, as Israeli occupation forces continue to obstruct the movement of and medical and civil defense teams.

Y.S.

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At least two civilians killed in an Israeli airstrike targeting a vehicle in Al-Nusayrat refugee camp

GAZA, Monday, y, April 01, 2024 (WAFA)  

Two civilians today were killed and others were injured in an Israeli airstrike targeting  a civilian vehicle in Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip.

Local sources said that Israeli warplanes bombed a vehicle in Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, resulting in the killing of two civilians and  causing several causalities.

By March 31, 2024, in a preliminary death toll, the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza since October 7th has resulted in 32,782 documented Palestinian fatalities, the majority of whom are children and women.

Additionally, 75,298 individuals have been injured, with thousands still missing under the rubble and on the streets. The Israeli occupation continues to obstruct ambulance and rescue teams from reaching them.

Y.S. 

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After two-week deadly raid, IOFs withdraw from Al-Shifa Hospital, in Gaza

Monday 1-April-2024,

GAZA, (PIC)

The Israeli occupation forces (IOFs) withdrew at dawn Monday from Gazas Al-Shifa Hospital and its neighboring area after a two-week raid and siege, leaving behind hundreds of bodies and a trail of destruction.

The Israeli occupation forces, tanks and vehicles reportedly headed south towards one of their encampments in the area between the neighborhoods of Shaikh 'Ijleen and Tel Al-Hawa.

A reporter for Al Jazeera satellite channel said that the IOFs withdrawal from the area was sudden and happened in the midst of shooting and projectile attacks on residential buildings and homes in the vicinity of Al-Shifa Hospital.

Scenes from Al Jazeera showed multiple charred bodies of martyrs lying on roads near Al-Shifa Hospital, while medical sources reported that bodies of hundreds of martyrs were found in the facility and nearby streets following the IOF withdrawal from the area.

The medical sources added that the hospital is now completely out of service after the IOFs destroyed and burned the hospitals buildings, describing the scale of destruction in the medical compound and the buildings around it as enormous.

Hundreds of Palestinians flocked to the hospital after the Israeli army pulled out its troops from the area. A number of citizens embarked on helping patients, displaced families and medical workers who were trapped inside, to leave the facility.

Video footage circulating online showed heavily damaged and charred buildings in and around the medical compound, mounds of dirt that had been churned up by bulldozers, and patients on stretchers in darkened corridors in one of the hospitals building.

During its siege of the hospital, the Israeli army prevented representatives of international organizations from reaching the hospital and the area around it to evacuate patients and civilians, while its forces persisted in committing different forms of war crimes and causing a catastrophic humanitarian and health suffering among the Palestinians inside and around the facility.  

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Killing, Injuring, and Abduction of Palestinians in the West Bank by Israeli Occupation Regime Forces 

 

Israeli occupation forces detain 22 Palestinians from the West Bank

RAMALLAH, Monday, April 01, 2024 (WAFA)  

Israeli occupation forces detained 22 Palestinians, including four women, from different areas across the occupied West Bank, bringing the total number of Palestinians detained since October 7th to about 7920. 

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission and the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) stated that the detention operations focused on Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem). The remaining detentions took place in the governorates of  Ramallah, Jineen, Toubas, Toulkarm, Al-Khaleel (Hebron), and Bait La'hm (Bethlehem). 

Among the 7920 Palestinians who were detained since October 7th, are those who were detained from their homes, at military checkpoints, those who surrendered under pressure and those who were taken as hostages.

The Commission and PPS reported that the ongoing and escalating detention operations that began after October 7th, which targeted children, women, the elderly and the sick came as part of the comprehensive Israeli occupations aggression against the Palestinian people and its ongoing genocidal war against the Gaza Strip.

Y.S. 

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Aggression and Attacks by Illegal Israeli Settlers and Soldiers

 

Illegal Israeli settler damages crops, grazes his sheep on Palestinian land near Aree'ha (Jericho)

Aree'ha (Jericho), Monday, April 01, 2024 (WAFA)  

An illegal Israeli settler Monday grazed his sheep on Palestinian citizens crops in Al-Auja Spring area, north of the city of Aree'ha (Jericho), sources said.

The general supervisor of Al-Baidar organization for defending the rights of the Bedouins, 'Hasan Mulai'hat, told WAFA that a colonist grazed his sheep on a wheat and barley crop owned by local resident Mu'hammed Is'haq Rashayda, a resident of 'Arab Al-Rashayda community, in Al-'Auja spring area, which damaged the crop.

K.T. 

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Israeli occupation forces demolish six warehouses near Aree'ha (Jericho)

Aree'ha (Jericho), Monday, April 01, 2024 (WAFA)

The Israeli occupation forces Monday demolished six Palestinian warehouses under construction in the town of Al-'Auja, north of Aree'ha (Jericho).

Local sources told WAFA that the Israeli occupation forces stormed Al-'Auja, accompanied by military bulldozers, and demolished six warehouses under construction owned by local Palestinian resident Mu'hammed Romaneen.

The sources added that Romaneen was notified two weeks ago of the demolition, despite his submission of an appeal to the occupation court.

K.T.

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