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On Day 179 of the US-Backed Israeli Genocidal War on Gaza Strip, 7 Massacres, 71 Palestinians Killed, 102 Injured, with a Death Toll of  32,916 and 75,494 Injuries

April 2, 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 2, 2024, the initial death toll of Palestinians who have been killed by the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip is 39,916+.   

This includes the accounted for deaths (32,916) and those who are still missing under the rubble (Corrected on February 7, 2024: 7,000+). 

By April 2, 2024, the documented injuries exceeded 75,494, 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 2, 2024, 460 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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An Israeli genocidal airstrike killed seven members of the nonprofit World Central Kitchen organization in Gaza Strip, April 2, 2024 pic An Israeli air genocidal strike targeted the Iranian consulate building in Damascus, killing seven people and wounding multiple others, on April 1, 2024
Kuwait Society for Relief announced the departure of a Kuwaiti
medical team consisting of 11 physicians to Cairo Airport en route
to Gaza, March 31, 2024
More than 1,500 Palestinians were killed, injured, or missing in two weeks of the Israeli occupation forces' death and destruction campaign at Al-Shifa hospital, April 1, 2024
20-year-old Palestinian young man, Rabee' Zakarna, died of wounds
he sustained by Israeli occupation forces' fire in Qabatya few days
ago, April 2, 2024
Palestinian journalist Mu'hammed Abu Sukhail was killed during the two-week Israeli genocidal raid on Al-Shifa Medical complex in Gaza, April 2, 2024
 
Recovering bodies of the martyrs, who were killed by an Israeli
genocidal air strike on a house in Rafa'h, April 2, 2024
Site of an Israeli genocidal air strike on Al-Basheer mosque, in Dair El-Bala'h, on April 1, 2024

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"  ۖ   ۚ " ( 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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Israeli airstrike kills World Central Kitchen workers in Gaza

Tuesday 2-April-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

An Israeli airstrike killed last night several members of the nonprofit World Central Kitchen (WCK) organization in the war-torn Gaza Strip.

WCK is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals for people in war and disaster zones.

Head of the Palestinian Government Media Office Ismail Al-Thawabta told a news conference in Gaza that Israel bombed a foreign team composed of British, Polish, Australian citizens and other nationalities that are not yet known, in addition to a Palestinian from Gaza.

The occupation forces killed them in cold blood with warplanes that keep overlying the Gaza Strip and committing genocidal crimes, he said.

A Palestinian man was among those killed, who was described at the news conference as the nonprofits driver at the time of the strike.

WCK, for its part, said it is devastated to confirm seven members of our team have been killed in an (Israeli occupation forces) strike in Gaza.

The WCK team was traveling in a deconflicted zone in two armored cars branded with the WCK logo and a soft skin vehicle, according to a statement released on Tuesday by the Washington-based organization.

Despite coordinating movements with the IOFs, the convoy was hit as it was leaving the Dair El-Bala'h warehouse, where the team had unloaded more than 100 tons of humanitarian food aid brought to Gaza on the maritime route.

This is not only an attack against WCK, this is an attack on humanitarian organizations showing up in the most dire of situations where food is being used as a weapon of war. This is unforgivable, WCK head Erin Gore said.

The seven killed are from Australia, Poland, United Kingdom, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, and Palestine.

I am heartbroken and appalled that we World Central Kitchen and the world lost beautiful lives today because of a targeted attack by the IDF. The love they had for feeding people, the determination they embodied to show that humanity rises above all, and the impact they made in countless lives will forever be remembered and cherished, Erin added.

WCK said it is pausing our operations immediately in the region. We will be making decisions about the future of our work soon.

I am heartbroken and grieving for their families and friends and our whole WCK family. These are people, angels, I served alongside in Ukraine, Gaza, Turkey, Morocco, Bahamas, Indonesia. They are not facelessthey are not nameless, Jose Andres, the chef who founded the nonprofit, said on X.

The Israeli government needs to stop this indiscriminate killing. It needs to stop restricting humanitarian aid, stop killing civilians and aid workers, and stop using food as a weapon, Andres added.

For its part, the 'Hamas Movement has strongly denounced the Israeli occupation army for killing international relief workers from the World Central Kitchen in an attack on their convoy in Dair El-Bala'h.

This crime confirms once against that the occupation still insists on pursuing the policy of systematic killing against unarmed civilians and international relief teams from humanitarian organizations, as part of its efforts to terrorize their workers and prevent them from continuing their humanitarian missions, Hamas said in a statement on Tuesday.

The 'Hamas Movement called on the international community and the UN Security Council to condemn this heinous crime against the WCK workers and take action to curb Israels crimes against the Palestinians in Gaza.

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Seven people killed in Israeli strike on Damascus

Monday 1-April-2024

DAMASCUS, (PIC)

An Israeli air strike has targeted Irans consulate building in Damascus on Monday, killing seven people and wounding multiple others.

A senior commander at Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is among the victims, according to Iranian state television.

Mu'hammed Reza Zahidi was one of the most senior IRGC, who heads of the IRGCs aerial forces and ground forces.

Irans ambassador to Syria, 'Husain Akbari, who was not injured, told Iranian state TV that five to seven people, including some diplomats, were killed and that Tehrans response would be harsh.

Irans IRGC said in a statement that seven military advisers died in the strike, including Mohammad Reza Zahedi.

Iranian state media said that Tehran believed Zahidi was the target of the attack. His deputy and another senior commander were also killed, along with four others.

Commenting on the attack, the Hamas Movement strongly condemned the Israeli terrorist aggression that targeted the Iranian consulate building in the Syrian capital.

Hamas considered the attack a blatant violation of international law, an infringement on the sovereignty of both Syria and Iran, and a dangerous Israeli escalation.

The Movement expressed full solidarity with Iran and Syria in the face of this brutal Nazi aggression, and called on the UN Security Council to take effective action to stop the ongoing Israeli crimes in the Gaza Strip and the region. 

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'Hamas: Israels Al Jazeera law aims to hide the truth about its crimes

Tuesday 2-April-2024,

GAZA, (PIC)

The 'Hamas Movement has condemned the Knessets approval of a law giving the Israeli occupation government the authority to close Al Jazeera channels offices and ban its broadcasts, saying this measure showed clearly the fascist occupations true nature.

The occupation is desperately seeking to obliterate the truth about its gruesome crimes, 'Hamas said in a statement on Monday.

'Hamas accused the Israeli occupation regime of systematically attempting to prevent journalists from performing their humanitarian and professional mission, saying the Israeli army had killed so far 138 journalists and injured hundreds, including Al Jazeera journalists, during its brutal war on Gaza.

The Movement called on international human rights and journalist institutions to condemn the Israeli measure against Al Jazeera channel and work on exposing Israels violations against journalists.

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu pledged on Monday to act immediately to stop Al Jazeeras operations in the country after the Israeli parliament, Knesset, approved a law that gives him powers to shut down foreign news networks deemed a security threat.

Al Jazeera harmed Israels security, actively participated in the October 7 massacre, and incited against Israeli soldiers, Netanyahu wrote on X.

I intend to act immediately in accordance with the new law to stop the channels activity, he said.

The Qatar-based network rejected what it described as slanderous accusations and accused Netanyahu of incitement.

Al Jazeera holds the Israeli prime minister responsible for the safety of its staff and network premises around the world, following his incitement and this false accusation in a disgraceful manner, it said in a statement.

Such slanderous accusations will not deter us from continuing our bold and professional coverage, and reserves the right to pursue every legal step, Al Jazeera said.

Netanyahu has long sought to ban broadcasts from the Qatar-based media outlet, alleging anti-Israel bias. 

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Second Kuwaiti medical team heads to Gaza

Monday 1-April-2024

KUWAIT, (PIC)

Kuwait Society for Relief (KSR) announced on Sunday the departure of a Kuwaiti medical team consisting of 11 physicians and consultants from various medical and surgical specialties to Cairo Airport en route to Gaza.

The Society, an independent charitable organization, said the teams departure to Gaza is aimed at assisting the Gaza European Hospital and the Kuwait Specialized Hospital, on a mission that lasts until April 7.

The KSRs Deputy Director General and team leader, 'Omar Al-Thuwaini, told the Kuwaiti news agency (KUNA) that the Kuwaiti medical team consists of highly specialized medical and surgical professionals along with a nurse, a team leader, and humanitarian coordinators.

This move came in response to the suffering of our Palestinian brothers as a result of the Israeli aggression which has been ongoing since October 7, 2023, Al-Thuwaini said.

He explained that sending the Kuwaiti medical team to the Gaza Strip came within the framework of donations from the Faz'a (Help) for Palestine campaign, which was launched by Kuwait Relief on October 10 of last year, in participation and cooperation with more than 30 Kuwaiti charitable societies, with the aim of providing relief to those affected from the aggression on the Gaza Strip.

For his part, the ophthalmology surgical consultant and volunteer Dr. Mansour Al-Shammari, confirmed that the medical team will leave accompanied by more than three tons of medical supplies and equipment necessary to perform delicate and urgent surgical operations in the Strip.

Senior specialist in kidney, urinary tract, infertility, and robotic surgery, 'Omar Al-Hunaidi, also explained that the relief trip aims to enable medical teams, specifically at the Kuwait Specialized Hospital, to perform high professional surgical operations.

Anesthesia and pain medicine specialist, 'Hasan Behbehani, confirmed that his participation in the trip aims to assist medical teams in urgent surgical operations, given the large number of the wounded who are in dire need for treatment in Gaza.

The medical team expressed Kuwaits solidarity with the Palestinian people, stressing their keenness to deliver various aid to the steadfast people in the besieged enclave. 

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Destruction of Gaza's Shifa Hospital rips heart out of health system, WHO says

GAZA, Tuesday, April 02, 2024 (WAFA)  

World Health Organization spokeswoman Margaret Harris said on Tuesday that the destruction of Al-Shifa Hospital seriously harmed the health system in the Gaza Strip.

"Destroying Al-Shifa means ripping the heart out of the health system," said WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris .

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that the destruction of Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza amounted to "ripping the heart out" of the health system.

"It was the place people go to for the kind of care that a really good health system provides, that we in all our societies expect to have should we be in need."

Israeli forces pullout of Al-Shifa Hospital and its surroundings, west of Gaza City after a two-week ground onslaught, leaving hundreds dead, mostly children and women, in addition to the massive destruction to the complexs facilities and infrastructure.

Gazas largest hospital has been completely destroyed with a large number of bodies scattered all over and the building itself is in ruins.

The Palestinian death toll from Israel's deadly offensive against the Gaza Strip since October 7th, 2023, has now soared to 32,916.

Additionally, 75,494 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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Euro-Med: Al-Shifa witnesses one of the largest massacres in Palestinian history

Monday 1-April-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

The Israeli army carried out a massive, shockingly horrific military operation in Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City over the course of the past two weeks, indiscriminately targeting and attacking Palestinians regardless of their civilian status, professional standing, gender, age, or health condition, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor revealed in a statement issued Monday.

Though the exact number of casualties from the atrocity is still unknown, preliminary reports suggest that over 1,500 Palestinians have been killed, injured, or are reported missing as a result of the massacre at Al-Shifa, with women and children making up half of the casualties, the statement reads.

Euro-Med Monitor was able to confirm from its initial investigation and testimonies that hundreds of dead bodies, including some burned, and others with their heads and limbs severed, have been discovered both inside Al-Shifa Medical Complex and in the hospitals surrounding area.

The massacre claimed the lives of at least 22 patients who were killed in their hospital beds during the Israeli siege of the Medical Complex, amid the willful deprivation of their access to food, medical care, and supplies. Israels army also purposefully prevented relief teams and representatives of international organizations from entering Al-Shifa to carry out humanitarian missions or evacuations, plus purposefully clearing the Complex of all working personnelparticularly medical personneleither by summary execution or forced displacement or arrest. The whereabouts of some of these individuals are still unknown.

Al-Shifa Medical Complex is currently out of service due to the Israeli army bombing and setting fire to every one of its buildings, including the mortuary and all internal and external courtyards and corridors.

The attack on Al-Shifa Medical Complex is the most visible aspect yet of Israels systematic and carefully-crafted plan to destroy and besiege the Gaza Strips health sector, bring it to the brink of collapse, and deny the Palestinian population any chance at survival or medical care, or shelter.

The massacre at Al-Shifa Medical Complex and the systematic and widespread targeting of civilians and civilian objects, i.e. the targeting of what is left of the health system in the Gaza Strip, killing and putting thousands of sick and injured civilians, displaced families, medical teams, and journalists at risk of being directly targeted, depriving the population of its civilian status and severing families from one another. These crimes are further proof of the genocide that Israel has been committing against the Palestinian people in the Strip for the past six months.

The Israeli army committed the Al-Shifa Medical Complex massacre with the utmost disregard for international humanitarian law, particularly its rules pertaining to distinction, proportionality, and military necessity; respect for the unique protections enjoyed by civilian hospitals and medical teams; protection for civilians; protection for the sick and wounded; and the prohibition against targeting them even if they are military personnel.

As Israel has not yet produced any documentation to justify or validate its massive and dangerous execution of crimes that are flagrant violations of international humanitarian law, all international bodies and institutions present and operating in the Gaza Strip, including the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, should visit the crime scene, document all forensic evidence associated with it, and gather witness and victim testimonies. In addition, the relevant local authorities in the Strip must take immediate steps to protect the crime scene, document any related evidence, and take all reasonable precautions to prevent the loss or destruction of this evidence.

The Euro-Med called on the international community to act swiftly and forcefully to defend Palestinian civilians against the genocide that Israel has been committing in the Gaza Strip for the past six months. This action should include safeguarding the ill, injured, displaced, medical personnel, and journalists, as well as applying genuine pressure on Israel to cease its grave crimes in the region, including those committed against medical facilities, as well as its forced displacement and starvation of civilians.

The Euro-Med also urged the international community to work together to ensure that Israel complies with international law, and the ruling of the International Court of Justice, and is held responsible for all its crimes, including the massacre conducted in Al-Shifa Medical Complex.

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Ministry: Any security force that enters Gaza without coordination will be treated as an occupation force

Monday 1-April-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

A senior official in the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza confirmed on Sunday evening that the suspicious security force that entered the Gaza Strip on Saturday under cover of Egyptian Red Crescent trucks coordinated its operations entirely with the Israeli occupation forces (IOFs).

The source said in press statements, Major General Majid Faraj, the Palestinian Authoritys chief of intelligence, managed the forces work in a deceptive security manner, misleading the Palestinian factions and clans.

He underlined that the Egyptian authorities informed Gaza crossings authority that they were not aware of the security force that received the Egyptian trucks, and disclaimed responsibility for that.

The source pointed out that six members of the force, who escorted aid trucks coming through the Rafah crossing with Egypt, were arrested and police forces were in pursuit to round up all other members.

The Palestinian Ministry of Interior in Gaza received directives from the Joint Chamber of the Resistance Factions to treat any security force that enters Gaza without coordination with the resistance as an occupation force. 

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Ministry of Education says Israel killed over 6,050 Palestinian students killed since October 7

GAZA, Tuesday, April 02, 2024 (WAFA)

The Ministry of Education said that 6,050 students were killed and 10,219 others were injured since the beginning of the Israeli aggression on October 7 on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

Education explained in a statement issued on Tuesday that the number of students who were killed in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the aggression surged to more than 5,994, as those who were injured reached 9,890, while in the West Bank, 56 students were killed and 329 others were injured, adding that 105 students were detained.

It indicated that 266 teachers and administrators were killed and 973 were injured in the Gaza Strip, while six were injured, and more than 73 were detained in the West Bank.

The Ministry pointed out that 286 government schools and 65 affiliated with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Refugees (UNRWA) were bombed and vandalized in the Gaza Strip, which led to 111 of them being severely damaged and 40 completely destroyed.

57 schools in the West Bank were stormed and vandalized, and 133 government schools were used as shelter centers in the Gaza Strip.

Education confirmed that 620,000 students in the Gaza Strip are still deprived of enrolling in their schools since the beginning of the aggression, while most of the students suffer from psychological trauma and face difficult health conditions.

K.T. 

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The number of journalists killed in the Gaza Strip rises to 138

Tuesday 2-April-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

The Palestinian Government Media Office (PGMO) in the Gaza Strip announced on Tuesday that the number of journalists who have been killed in the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza strip mounted to 138.

The PGMO explained that the number of journalist martyrs increased after the martyrdom of journalist Mu'hammed Abu Sukhail during the two-week Israeli genocidal raid on Al-Shifa Medical complex in Gaza.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza reported that the Israeli occupation forces withdrew on Monday from Al-Shifa Hospital, and its surrounding areas, two weeks after they had launched a large-scale military operation at the site, leaving dozens of martyrs and massive destruction in the medical complex and its vicinity.

Dozens of bodies were recovered from inside and around the medical complex, the ministry said.

The pace of targeting Palestinian journalists has increased since the start of the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip, in an attempt to obscure the truth and terrorize journalists and news channels to prevent them from covering the Israeli ongoing crimes against the Palestinian people. 

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

On April 2, 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 7 massacres, in which  71 Palestinian civilians were killed, and 102 were injured, in the past 24 hours. This increased the death toll in Gaza Strip to 32,916 and the injuries to 75,494, since October 7, 2023.   

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Death toll of Palestinians killed by Israel in Gaza jumps to 32,916

GAZA, Tuesday, April 02, 2024 (WAFA)  

The Palestinian death toll from Israel's deadly offensive against the Gaza Strip since October 7th, 2023, has now soared to 32,916, medical sources confirmed on Thursday.

Sources added that at least 75,494 others have also been injured in the onslaught.

At least 71 people were killed and 102 others were injured in Israeli attacks that took place in the last 24 hours, they added.

The sources said that many victims are still trapped under rubble and on the roads as rescuers are still unable to reach them.

K.T.

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Five Palestinians killed by Israeli airstrike in Gaza

GAZA, Tuesday, April 02, 2024 (WAFA)  

Five Palestinian civilians were Tuesday killed and others were injured in an Israeli occupation aircraft bombing on Khan Younus and Dair El-Bala'h in the Gaza Strip, medical sources reported.

The sources said that three citizens were killed as a result of the Israeli bombing near the communications building in the center of Khan Younus, south of the Gaza Strip.

Two citizens were also killed and several others were injured when the occupation bombed a house in Abu Al-'Ajeen area, east of the city of Dair El-Bala'h in the central Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian death toll from Israel's deadly offensive against the Gaza Strip since October 7th, 2023, has now soared to 32,916, medical sources confirmed on Thursday.

Sources added that at least 75,494 others have also been injured in the onslaught.

At least 71 people were killed and 102 others were injured in Israeli attacks that took place in the last 24 hours, they added.

The sources said that many victims are still trapped under rubble and on the roads as rescuers are still unable to reach them.

K.T.

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34 Palestinians detained, others wounded in West Bank Israeli raids

Bait La'hm (Bethlehem), Tuesday, April 02, 2024 (WAFA)

Israeli occupation forces dawn Tuesday detained 34 Palestinians and wounded others in multiple raids across the occupied West Bank, according to local and security sources.

They said that the occupation forces rounded up 11 Palestinians, including a 17-year-old teen, from 'Husan town, west of the city, and ransacked the houses of their families, turning them upside down.

The occupation forces conducted separate two raids in Batteer town, west of the city, and the Bait La'hm (Bethlehem) city neighborhood of Jabal Al-Mawali'h, resulting in the detention of three, including two siblings.

In the occupied city of Jerusalem, the occupation police detained a Palestinian from atop Al-Marwani Mosque inside Al-Aqsa Mosque complex.

Still in Jerusalem district, Israeli troops barged their way into Qalandya refugee camp and Kafr 'Uqab neighborhood, north of the occupied city, ransacking a dozen houses and detaining seven people.

During ensuing confrontations, the gun-toting soldiers opened fire towards local youths attempting to block their entry, hitting one by a live round and several others by rubber-coated steel bullets, and causing a number of suffocation cases.

A convoy of military vehicles stormed 'Hizma town, northeast of the city, where soldiers rounded up a father along with his son.

In the Jordan Valley, the sources confirmed a raid into the 'Ain Al-Sultan refugee camp and the Aree'ha (Jericho) city neighborhood of Katf Al-Wad, resulting in the detention of two people.

Meanwhile, undercover Israeli forces, known as mista'aravim (posing as Arabs), sneaked their way into the Nablus city neighborhood of Al-Yasmeena, and were followed by soldiers in uniform, where they shot a resident by a live round in the foot and detained him.

In Nablus district, the sources confirmed two raids in Madama and Qabalan towns, resulting in the detention of two.

In the northern West Bank, a military force broke into Qiffeen town, north of Toulkarm, muscled inside several houses, interrogated the occupants and ultimately detained a resident.

In Qalqilya district, the sources confirmed that two people were detained from 'Azzoun town, east of the city, another from Jayyus town, and another from Asala village, and searched the houses of their families, turning them topsy-turvy.

K.F.

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Dozens killed and injured in Israeli bombing on Gaza

GAZA, Tuesday, April 02, 2024 (WAFA)

On the 179th relentless Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, dozens of Palestinians Tuesday were killed and injured in Israeli aerial and artillery bombardment on various parts of the blockaded Strip.

In Rafa'h city in the southern Strip, Civil Defense crews pulled out six bodies and a number of casualties from the rubble of a house belonging to the Zurub family, which was destroyed in an Israeli airstrike. Among the fatalities were two children.

In the city of Khan Younus, several others were killed and wounded in Israeli bombardment targeting several houses in the eastern and central parts of the city.

In the city of Dair El-Bala'h, Israeli warplanes pounded al-Bashir Mosque, killing several people, including children, and causing damage to neighboring houses.

In the city of Gaza, Israeli missiles slammed into two houses in Al-Zaytoun neighborhood and artillery shelling hit Tel Al-Hawa and Al-Shaikh 'Ijleen neighborhoods, killing three and injuring six others.  

This brings the total death toll to 32,845 people, mostly children and women, and injuries to 75,392 since the onset of the Israeli aggression on the blockaded Gaza Strip on October 7 as thousands of others remain under the rubble and on streets.

K.F.

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

Palestinian young man shot by IOFs in Jineen dies of injury

Tuesday 2-April-2024,

Jineen, (PIC)

20-year-old Rabee' Zakarna was pronounced dead on Tuesday at Al-Razi Hospital in Jineen City after he succumbed to a serious injury he sustained a few days ago when the Israeli occupation forces (IOFs) stormed Qabatya town.

Zakarnah was seriously injured when Israeli forces stormed Qabatya town last Saturday and opened fire at local youths during skirmishes with them. A 13-year-old child called Mutasim Abu Abed was also shot dead during the same IOFs raid.

His death has brought to 440 the number of the Palestinian citizens who had been killed in the West Bank since the Israeli occupation army launched its genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.

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Aggression and Attacks by Illegal Israeli Settlers and Soldiers

 

Armed Israeli illegal Israeli settlers attack Palestinian herders and farmers in Masafir Yatta

Al-Khaleel (Hebron), Tuesday, April 02, 2024 (WAFA)  

Armed illegal Israeli settlers today brutally assaulted a Palestinian woman, farmers, and livestock herders in Masafir Yatta, south of Al-Khaleel (Hebron).

Jihad Al-Nawaji'a, the head of the Susya Village Council, said that a group of armed colonists from the illegal colonies of Givat Yair and Susya sneaked their way into Masafir Yatta area and brutally assaulted and beat up a 50-yaer-old woman, causing her cuts and bruises throughout her body.

The gun-toting illegal Israeli settlers also chased after Palestinian herders and farmers while attending to their sheep in the pastures near the said area.

Meanwhile, Israeli occupation forces did nothing to stop the settlers' attack but rather provided full protection for the illegal Israeli settlers.

The illegal Israeli settlers violence has long since become part of Palestinians daily life under occupation. Israeli security forces enable these actions, which result in Palestinians casualties injuries and fatalities as well as damage to land and property. 

Y.S.

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Israeli occupation forces demolish two houses under construction near Al-Khaleel (Hebron)

Al-Khaleel (Hebron), Tuesday, April 02, 2024 (WAFA)  

The Israeli occupation apartheid regime Tuesday demolished two houses under construction in the village of Al-Simiya, north of the town of Al-Samou', south of Al-Khaleel (Hebron), in the south of the West Bank.

WAFA correspondent said that the occupation forces raided Khallet al-Muftayat area and demolished two houses under construction, each of which was estimated at 150 square meters, and owned by local resident Mahir A'hmed Abul-Ma'harieq and Khalaf Abdul-'Azeez.

K.T. 

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Israeli occupation forces bulldoze lands nearJineen

Jineen, Tuesday, April 02, 2024 (WAFA)   

Israeli occupation forces bulldozed lands in the industrial zone northeast of Jenin, and stormed the towns of Ya'bad and 'Arraba.

Security sources told  WAFA that the occupation forces carried out a bulldozing operation in the lands of the industrial zone east of Jenin, stormed the towns of Ya'bad and 'Arraba, and launched a combing and search campaign in them.

No detentions were reported, however. 

K.T.

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