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On Day 247 of the US-Backed Israeli Genocidal War on Gaza Strip, 8 Massacres, 283 Palestinians Killed, 814 Injured, with a Death Toll of  37,084 and 84,494 Injuries

June 9, 2024 


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 June 9, 2024, the initial death toll of Palestinians who have been killed by the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip is 44,084+.   

This includes the accounted for deaths (37,084 and those who are still missing under the rubble (Corrected on April 18, 2024: 7,000+). 

By June 9, 2024, the documented injuries exceeded 84,495 and more than 2,520 civilians have been abducted from Gaza Strip. 70% of deaths were for children and women.

By June 9, 2024, 531 Palestinians who were killed, 4,419 who were injured, and 9,145, who were abducted by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank, since October 7, 2023 (Some of the detainees have been released).

By May 21, 2023, the Palestinian death toll in Gaza included 15,000+ children (43%).

By March 4, 2023, the death toll also 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. 

By May 25, 2024, the Government Media Office (GMO) said that the Israeli occupation forces killed 493 health personnel and kidnapped 310 others of them.

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, 2024, the Government Media Office (GMO) said that the Israeli occupation forces killed 493 health personnel and kidnapped 310 others of them (May 25, 2024), 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.



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.


274 Palestinian civilians were massacred, 698 injured by Israeli genocidal
air strikes and bombardment on Al-Nusayrat, during the attempt to retrieve Israeli captives, June 8, 2024 pic
Pieces of a US-made guided missile were found after the Israeli genocidal attack on a UNRWA school, in Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, on June 6, 2024
An injured Palestinian little girl who was among the victims of the Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment on Al-Maghazi and Al-Buraij,
on June 9, 2024
Some of the Palestinian children and women who were massacred by the Israeli genocidal attack on Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, on June 8, 2024
Entire Palestinian families, including women, children, and elders were massacred by the Israeli occupation forces genocidal air strikes on
Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, on June 8, 2024 wafa
Site of the Israeli genocidal attack on Al-Nusayrat, in which 274 innocent Palestinian civilians were killed and 698 were injured, on June 8, 2028
People leaving the site of the Israeli genocidal attack on Al-Nusayrat,
in which 274 innocent Palestinian were killed and 698 were injured,
on June 8, 2028
Destruction of homes targeted by the Israeli genocidal attack on Al-Nusayrat, in which 274 innocent Palestinian were killed and 698 were injured, on June 8, 2028


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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). 


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 (Since October 7, 2023), 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:,,,

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.



Death toll of horrific Israeli massacre in Al-Nusayrat rises to 274, nearly 698 injured

GAZA, Sunday, June 9, 2024 (WAFA)

The Palestinian death toll resulting from the horrific massacre committed yesterday by Israeli occupation forces in Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, in central Gaza, has risen to 274, with nearly 700 people sustaining injuries, mostly civilians, according to medical reports.

Local health authorities said 274 citizens, the majority of whom were children and women, were killed, and over 698 others injured due to the intense bombardment by Israeli forces from land, sea, and air on the camp.

This unprecedented genocidal onslaught, carried out from the air and ground, targeted the Central Governorate of Gaza, particularly the densely populated Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, for over two hours under the pretext of saving four Israeli hostages.

Global condemnations pouring in following the horrific Israeli massacre

Egyptian Foreign Ministry in a statement condemned the attack which it said is a a blatant violation of all provisions of international law and added it holds Israel responsible for the offensive and urged it to stop the devastating war on Gaza.

It also called on influential international parties and the Security Council to urgently intervene to halt the Israeli war against the Gaza Strip and to take responsible action to end this humanitarian crisis, which has killed over 36,800 Palestinians.

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry also denounced Israels continued genocide in the Gaza Strip also saying the attack constitutes a blatant violation of international law and international legitimacy resolutions.

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell also in a post on X, formerly Twitter, called the attack another massacre of civilians.

Reports from Gaza of another massacre of civilians are appalling. We condemn this in the strongest terms, Borrell wrote.

The D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation in their joint declaration issued at the end of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers in Istanbul on Saturday demanded an immediate, permanent and unconditional ceasefire, the cessation of the Israeli aggression on the Palestinian people in Gaza, and the immediate implementation of the relevant UN Resolutions.

They also called on all countries to ensure Israels strict adherence to provisional measures ordered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Also, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, speaking at the opening of the D-8 Council of Foreign Ministers, said that there is no doubt those who perpetrated the massacre in Gaza will eventually be held accountable.

Fidan added that the international system is collapsing due to its hypocrisy and the blindness of some countries, adding that it is high time that the UN Security Council should heed this call and not be kept hostage to one country.

Standing with Gaza against such tyranny and oppression is a duty we should all fulfill in the name of humanity, he added.



Albanese: Israel uses hostages to legitimize its genocide in Gaza

Sunday 9-June-2024


Francesca Albanese, the UNs special rapporteur on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, said the release of four Israeli captives held in Gaza did not need to come at the expense of hundreds of Palestinian lives, including women and children.

Relieved that four hostages have been released. It should not have come at the expense of at least 200 Palestinians, including children, killed and over 400 injured by Israel and allegedly foreign soldiers, while perfidiously hiding in an aid truck. This is humanitarian camouflage at another level, Albanese said in a social media post.

Israel has used hostages to legitimize killing, injuring, maiming, starving and traumatizing Palestinians in Gaza. And while intensifying violence against Palestinians in the rest of the occupied territory and Israel, the UN rapporteur underlined.

Israel could have freed all hostages, alive and intact, eight months ago when the first ceasefire and hostage exchange was put on the table. Yet, Israel refused in order to continue to destroy Gaza and the Palestinians as a people. This is genocidal intent turned into action. Crystal clear, she added. 


'Hamas military spokesman Abu 'Obayda: The Israeli occupation army managed to free some captives but killed others in the operation

Saturday 8-June-2024


Abu 'Obayda, the spokesman of the 'Hamas armed wing the Al-Qassam Brigades, said that what the Zionist enemy carried out in Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip is a complex war crime, and the first to be harmed by it were its prisoners.

He added in a tweet on Saturday evening, By committing horrific massacres, the enemy was able to free some of his prisoners, but at the same time, killed some of them during the operation (later confirmed the death of three captives, one of them is an American).

The operation will pose a great danger on the enemys prisoners and will have a negative impact on their conditions and lives, the Al-Qassam spokesman underlined.

(In an updated statement, on June 9, 2024), the Palestinian Government Media Office in Gaza had earlier said that Israels massacre in Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, during which it managed to release four of its captives, had resulted in 274 Palestinian martyrs, including 66 children and 57 women, and 698 wounded. The bodies of martyrs and the wounded, including women and children, have crammed Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital.


'Hamas: The Israeli massacre of Palestinian civilians in central Gaza will not change the Israeli strategic failure

Saturday 8-June-2024


The 'Hamas Movement has said that the Israeli occupation army operation that led to the release of four Israeli captives today after more than eight months of massacres, genocide, siege and starvation will not change the Israeli strategic failure in the  Gaza Strip.

In a statement on Saturday, 'Hamas stressed that the valiant resistance still retains the largest number of prisoners and is able to increase its yield.

'Hamas said that the horrific massacre that was committed by the occupation army in Al-Nusayrat refugee camp vindicated further the nature of this criminal and fascist rogue regime that has no regard for any human values.

The Movement condemned the US army reported involvement in todays criminal operation in central  Gaza, saying this incident confirmed its complicity and full participation in the war crimes that are committed in the Gaza Strip.


Ma'hmoud Mardawi: The Israeli genocidal attack on Al-Nusayrat aimed at evading dismantlement of the war cabinet

Saturday 8-June-2024


The 'Hamas official, Ma'hmoud Mardawi, said that the Israeli occupation army announcement of the release of 4 Israeli captives from the Gaza Strip aimed at covering up its military and intelligence failures.

Mardawi stressed that Israel had failed to achieve its declared goals, the most important of which is retrieving 120 military prisoners still held captive in the grip of the resistance.

Mardawi, who is an expert in the Zionist affairs, pointed out that the timing of the Israeli genocidal attack on Al-Nusayrat refugee camp saved Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu from dismantling the war cabinet, and helped him overcome his failures over the past 8 months.

Following Al-Nusayrat operation, the war cabinet member Benny Gantz cancelled a press conference that was scheduled to announce, according to expectations, his withdrawal from the government.

Mardawi stressed that the media campaign accompanying Al-Nusayrat operation is an attempt to confuse the resistance decision amid US pressure to accept the Israeli proposal on the exchange deal.

He pointed to the involvement of Arab and Palestinian parties in the Zionist propaganda, which goes in harmony with its roles, designed by the US administration to block the resistance.

Mardawi hailed the resistance especially Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of 'Hamas, and praised their heroic operations and legendary steadfastness in the face of the Israeli aggression and genocidal war.


Jake Sullivan says US supported Israel in hostage rescue

Story by Mia McCarthy

Politico, June 9, 2024 

US National security advisor Jake Sullivan said Sunday the United States offered help with the rescue of four Israeli hostages over the weekend but did not specify how.

In the interview with host Dana Bash on CNN's "State of the Union" that aired Sunday morning, Sullivan declined to answer how the United States helped specifically due to security reasons.

The United States has been providing support to Israel for several months in its efforts to help identify the locations of hostages in Gaza and to support efforts to try to secure their rescue or recovery, Sullivan said. I can only just say that we have generally provided support to the IDF so that we can try to get all of the hostages home, including the American hostages who are still being held.

Four Israeli hostages taken by Hamas on Oct. 7 were rescued on Saturday in an IDF special operation that the Gaza Health Ministry said killed 274 Palestinians.

Sullivan also said there was no confirmation any Israeli hostages were killed in the rescue mission, something Bash said 'Hamas has ('Hamas confirmed the death of three captives, one of them is an American).

But Sullivan added there is always a risk: I believe that the Israelis have said they do not have any information to that effect, Sullivan said. With all of these military operations, hostages have been killed over the last eight months.

In regards to a recently proposed cease-fire deal, Sullivan said he is waiting to hear from 'Hamas.

He said the plan would put in place a cease-fire and immediately begin the process of bringing hostages home. To bring an end to this war, to get the hostages home, to get the full scope of humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people in a safe and effective way, we need this deal, Sullivan said.

And when asked if President Joe Biden is pleased with how Israel handled the operation, Sullivan said the president thinks the best way to get all of the hostages home is in a deal where they're brought out diplomatically.

That would obviously be the best solution to this, Sullivan said. In the absence of that, without 'Hamas saying yes to the deal, unfortunately, we are going to continue to see ongoing conflict and military operations in which Israel makes efforts to recover its citizens and, frankly, to recover American citizens.

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NYT: U.S. intelligence helped Israel rescue four hostages in Gaza

Sunday 9-June-2024


The U.S. provided intelligence on the hostages before Israels successful rescue operation Saturday, according to American and Israeli officials briefed on the assistance, according to a report by the American newspaper, the New York Times.

The following is the text of the report:

A team of American hostage recovery officials stationed in Israel assisted the Israeli militarys effort to rescue the four captives by providing intelligence and other logistical support, one American official said, speaking without attribution to discuss the sensitive operation.

Intelligence collection and analysis teams from the United States and Britain have been in Israel throughout the war, assisting Israeli intelligence in collecting and analyzing information related to the hostages, some of them citizens of both countries, according to a senior Israeli defense official familiar with the effort to locate and rescue the hostages.

Two Israeli intelligence officials said the American military officials in Israel provided some of the intelligence about the hostages rescued Saturday.

Speaking in Paris after meeting with Emmanuel Macron of France, President Biden said he welcomed the safe rescue of four hostages that were returned to their families in Israel.

We wont stop working until all the hostages come home and a cease-fire is reached, he added, and its essential.

The Pentagon and the C.I.A. have been providing information collected from drone flights over Gaza, communications intercepts and other sources about the potential location of hostages. While Israel has its own intelligence, the United States and Britain have been able to provide intelligence from the air and cyberspace that Israel cannot collect on its own, the Israeli official said.

Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser, celebrated the rescue, and referred glancingly at the American assistance.

The United States is supporting all efforts to secure the release of hostages still held by Hamas, including American citizens, Mr. Sullivan said in a statement. This includes through ongoing negotiations or other means.

Mr. Sullivan added that the cease-fire proposal currently being discussed by negotiators from Hamas, Israel, Egypt, Qatar and the United States would be the way to bring home the remaining hostages.

The hostage release and cease-fire deal that is now on the table would secure the release of all the remaining hostages together with security assurances for Israel and relief for the innocent civilians in Gaza, he said.

American officials have said their intelligence support for Israel is focused on the location of hostages and information about Hamass top leadership. In large measure this is because American officials believe the best way to persuade Israel to end the war is to get back its hostages and capture or kill top Hamas leaders.

The Israeli official said neither the American nor British teams were involved in the planning or execution of the military operations to rescue the hostages. Israelis, experts in hostage rescue, would have required little support in the tactical planning. But the American and Israeli officials said the outside intelligence did provide added value.


Video exposes American role in Israeli attack on UNRWA school, on June 7, 2024

Saturday 8-June-2024


The angry phrase American missiles and Israeli execution has been widely circulated by social media users, along with video clips showing a Palestinian journalist carrying the remnants of the American missiles that targeted a school belonging to UNRWA in Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, on June 6, 2024, leaving dozens of martyrs.

Palestinian journalist Mu'hammed Shaheen posted the video clip showing him carrying the remnants of a US-made missiles that targeted a school belonging to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Al-Nusayrat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. This is a clear piece of evidence about the continued American involvement in the genocide in Gaza, despite the decisions of the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice, which the United States and the occupying state have disregarded.

Social media users expressed their immense outrage and directed strong criticisms at the United States, considering it a partner in the crime and that it must be held accountable.

In the same context, the American network CNN revealed that the Israeli occupation army used American weapons in its attack on an UNRWA school sheltering Palestinian displaced persons in Al-Nusayrat camp, in the Gaza Strip, after analyzing a video clip from the site that witnessed a new massacre in the camp.

The American network said that this is the second time in two weeks that it has been able to verify the use of American-made ammunition in deadly attacks on Palestinian displaced persons in Gaza.

As for the American newspaper The Washington Post, it confirmed that weapons experts reviewed a video clip that was verified as having been filmed at the scene of the incident and identified the ammunition fragments as small-diameter American-made bombs.

In Khan Younus in southern Gaza, Palestinians found the remnants of American-made ammunition and missiles left behind by the Israeli occupation army during its incursion into the city, according to a report by the Anadolu Agency.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced on Friday (June 7, 2024) that the Israeli occupation forces committed 8 massacres in the last 24 hours, confirming that the number of victims of the Israeli aggression since last October 7 has risen to 36,731 martyrs and 83,530 wounded.



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

On June 9, 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 8 massacres, which resulted in the killing of 283 Palestinian civilians, and the injury of 814 others, in the past 24 hours. This increased the accounted for death toll in Gaza Strip to 37,084 and the injuries to 84,494, since the start of the Israeli genocidal war on October 7, 2023.   


283 Palestinians killed in 8 Israeli massacres in Gaza in 24 hours

GAZA, Sunday, June 9, 2024 (WAFA)

The Israeli occupation forces committed eight massacres against the Palestinian families in the Gaza Strip over the last 24 hours, resulting in the documented killing of at least 283 Palestinians and the injury of 814 others, according to medical sources.

Local health authorities confirmed that the Palestinian death toll from the Israeli onslaught since October 7 has risen to 37,084 reported fatalities, with an additional 84,494 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 ambulance and civil defense teams.



Dozens of innocent Palestinian civilians killed and injured in Israeli genocidal bombardment of different areas in Gaza

GAZA, Sunday, June 9, 2024 (WAFA) -

Twenty-one of the innocent Palestinian civilians were killed and dozens more were injured today in Israeli airstrikes that targeted several homes in different areas of the war-torn Gaza Strip.

Medical sources confirmed the killing of seven citizens in Israeli strikes that targeted two houses in Al-Nusayrat refugee camp and Deir al-Balah city, in the central Strip.

Israeli shelling also targeted a house east of Dair El-Bala'h, resulting in several injuries.

Local sources said Israeli warplanes bombarded a house near the 'Aqila gas station in Dair El-Bala'h, resulting in several casualties.

 The Israeli occupation also shelled and completely destroyed residential buildings in the Abu Al-'Ajeen area, in eastern Dair El-Bala'h.

Medical sources at the Baptist Hospital in the middle of Gaza City said that four bodies and several wounded people arrived at the hospital after being targeted in Israeli shelling of a house in the Daraj neighborhood in Gaza City.

Four bodies were also recovered from under the rubble of a house that was bombed by Israeli fighter aircraft in Al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Strip.

In the southern Gaza Strip, eyewitnesses said that the Israeli occupation forces artillery targeted several areas in the city of Rafa'h.

In the northern Gaza Strip, medical sources reported that six bodies and around 22 wounded people arrived at Al-Awda Hospital in Jabalya following renewed Israeli shelling of the center of Al-Nusayrat refugee camp.

According to medical sources, the death toll in the Gaza Strip has surged to 37,084 since the beginning of the Israeli genocidal war, on October 7th, 2023. The number of injuries has reached 84,494.



PGMO: Death toll from Israeli massacre in central Gaza rose to 274

Sunday 9-June-2024


The death toll of the Palestinian innocent civilians from yesterdays Israeli genocidal raid on Al-Nusayrat refugee camp in central Gaza has risen to 274 Palestinians, including 64 children and 57 women, according to the Palestinian Government Media Office (PGMO) on Sunday.

In a statement, PGMO said the number of wounded civilians, who were evacuated to hospitals following the attack on Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, climbed to 698, including 153 children, 161 women and 54 elderlies.

PGMO pointed out that the Israeli occupation army used two civilian cars in its attack on Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, while its soldiers who participated in Al-Nusayrat massacre disguised themselves as displaced persons.

The Israeli occupation army bombed 89 inhabited homes and residential buildings during the massacre, PGMO added.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army pounded central Gaza anew on Sunday, a day after killing and injuring hundreds of Palestinians during a raid to free Israeli captives. Tanks also advanced into further areas of Rafa'h, according to local media sources. 


US-backed Israeli genocide in Gaza enters day 247

Sunday 9-June-2024


As the US-backed Israeli genocidal war on the Gaza Strip entered day 247 on Sunday, aerial and artillery strikes continued to pound and target different areas and massacre more civilians.

Reporters for the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) said that the Israeli occupation army continued to bomb homes in different areas of Gaza during the past 24 hours, amid intensive attacks in northern and central Gaza as well as in Rafa'h.

According to media sources, four martyrs were evacuated today from Al-Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza to the Aqsa Martyrs Hospital.

The Israeli army bombed a house belonging to the family of Al-Kas in Al-Buraij refugee camp in central Gaza, killing three civilians and injuring others.

Casualties, including martyrs, were reported following an Israeli airstrike on a house in Al-Daraj neighborhood in Gaza City.

Civil defense and medical crews also managed to retrieve the bodies of two martyrs in Badr refugee camp in western Rafa'h and evacuate them to the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younus.

Another martyr was evacuated from the southern area of Dair El-Bala'h in central Gaza.

More casualties were reported in other areas of Gaza following Israeli genocidal aerial, artillery and shooting attacks last night and today.


Initial report: Over 210 civilians killed, dozens injured in Israeli massacre in central Gaza

Saturday 8-June-2024


Over 210 Palestinian civilians were killed and dozens were injured on Saturday in large-scale Israeli strikes on Al-Nusayrat refugee camp and some other areas in the central Gaza Strip, according to medical sources.

The Palestinian  Government Media Office (PGMO) said that the Israeli occupation army launched an unprecedented brutal attack on Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, bombarding scores of homes and massacring dozens of civilians, adding that many victims were lying on roads or buried under the rubble of buildings.

PGMO added that the Israeli army used dozens of warplanes, drones, helicopters, and tanks in its attack on central Gaza, which reflected an premeditated intent to commit massacres against the civilians in the area.

PGMO affirmed that the Aqsa Martyrs Hospital is the only medical facility in the central governorate, and now it relies on one electric generator after the other one had stopped working eight months ago.

PGMO called on the international community, the UN, and international institutions to intervene urgently to save the hospital in order for it to be able to continue providing medical assistance for thousands of sick and wounded civilians. 


Five Palestinian civilians killed in Israeli genocidal bombardment on Al-Buraij and Rafa'h

GAZA, Sunday, June 9, 2024 (WAFA)

At least five innocent Palestinian ncivilians were killed and several others injured this morning in a series of Israeli genocidal airstrikes, targeting Al-Buraij refugee camp in central Gaza and the city of Rafa'h to the south.

Medical sources confirmed the killing of at least three civilians and multiple injuries after Israeli occupation forces targeted a house belonging to the Abu al-Kas family in Al-Buraij refugee camp.

Simultaneously, two more civilians were killed in an Israeli genocidal shelling targeting a group of people in the Tel al-Sultan neighborhood in Rafa'h, south of the enclave.

Israeli occupation forces have also intensified their aerial and artillery bombardment on the Central Gaza Governorate, a day after committing a horrific massacre in Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, which claimed the lives of 210 civilians and injured over 400 others.

By June 8, 2024, and since October 7, 2023, the Israeli occupation has been waging a relentless war on Gaza, so far killing 36,801 people, the majority of whom are children and women, and injuring 83,680 others. Thousands more remain trapped under rubble or in the streets.



Injuries among Palestinian civilians in a series of Israeli genocidal attacks across Gaza Strip

GAZA, Sunday, June 9, 2024 (WAFA)

Several innocent Palestinian civilians sustained various injuries this morning as the Israeli occupation forces continue their relentless aggression on the Gaza Strip, now entering its 247th day.

According to local sources, numerous injuries were reported and transported to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital following an Israeli genocidal airstrike on the Abu Daqqa family home east of Dair El-Bala'h, central Gaza.

Israeli warplanes also targeted the home of the Bashiti family in the Al-Maghazi refugee camp, also in the central region, though details on casualties or damage are still unknown. Additionally, gunfire continued to be heard east of the nearby Al-Buraij refugee camp.

In the southern Gaza Strip, loud explosions and gunfire from Israeli forces were reported in various areas of Rafa'h city.

Meanwhile, neighborhoods such as Al-Zaytoun, Tel Al-Hawa, and Al-Sabra in Gaza City experienced artillery shelling and gunfire from Israeli tanks positioned south of the city.

By June 8, 2024, since October 7, 2023, the Israeli occupation has been waging a relentless war on Gaza, so far killing 36,801 people, the majority of whom are children and women, and injuring 83,680 others. Thousands more remain trapped under rubble or in the streets.



Israeli genocidal airstrike on Gaza apartment results in multiple fatalities and injuries


GAZA, Sunday, June 9, 2024 (WAFA)

An Israeli genocidal airstrike last night on a residential apartment in Gaza City resulted in multiple fatalities and injuries.

Medical sources reported that at least three people, including a child, were killed in the attack on the Al-Daraj neighborhood. Several others were injured and have been taken to hospital for treatment.

By June 8, 2024, since October 7, 2023, the Israeli occupation has been waging a relentless war on Gaza by land, sea, and air, leading to the killing of 36,801 people, the majority of whom are children and women, and injuring 83,680 others. Thousands more remain trapped under rubble or in the streets.




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


Child among six people injured by Israeli colonists near Nablus

NABLUS, Sunday, June 9, 2024 (WAFA)  

Six Palestinians, including a child, were injured by live bullets today during an attack by Israeli colonists protected by Israeli occupation forces on the village of Urif, south of Nablus.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society reported that its crews dealt with a 15-year-old child, who was injured by live bullets in the shoulder, three young men with live bullets, one of them in the pelvis, a youth with shrapnel from live bullets, another with a stone in his hand, during confrontations that broke out with the occupation forces in the village of 'Oureef.

PRCS added that the occupation forces kept hold of one of its ambulances at Al-Murabba military checkpoint, southwest of Nablus, while it was transporting an injured person to Rafeedya Hospital.

Local sources explained that colonists under the protection of the occupation forces attacked the house of local resident 'Isam Al-Safadi and burned a vehicle. The villagers responded to the attack, sparking confrontations, during which the occupation soldiers fired live bullets, wounding four citizens, including a child.



Woman brutalized, three young men kidnapped by Israeli occupation soldiers north of Aree'ha (Jericho)

Aree'ha (Jericho), Sunday, June 9, 2024 (WAFA)

A Palestinian woman was beaten and injured and three young men were kidnapped this morning during an Israeli military raid on the village of Fasayil, north of Aree'ha (Jericho) in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

'Eid Barahmah, the director of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) in Aree'ha (Jericho), told WAFA that Israeli forces stormed Fasayil village and detained three individuals after assaulting them, searching their homes, and vandalizing their property.

Barahmah added that Israeli occupation forces also stole gold jewelry, cash money, and mobile phones from the detainees' homes.

Eyewitnesses further reported that Israeli forces physically assaulted a woman during a house search in the village, causing her injuries and bruises. She was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment.



At least 22 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli troops across West Bank

RAMALLAH, Sunday, June 9, 2024 (WAFA)

At least 22 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a woman, were kidnapped by Israeli occupation forces in the occupied West Bank during the last 24 hours, according to the Palestinian Prisoners' Affairs Authority and the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS).

The two organizations said in a joint statement that the kidnappings concentrated mainly in Jineen Governorate, with other cases reported in Al-Khaleel (Hebron), Toulkarm, Ramallah, Qalqilya, and Aree'ha (Jericho).

The Israeli occupation forces continue to carry out widespread raids, arrests, and brutal assaults during kidnapping operations, along with threats against detainees and their families, in addition to extensive destruction and vandalism of civilian homes, according to the joint statement.

With these latest kidnappings, the total number of Palestinians arrested in the occupied West Bank since October 7th of last year has risen to over 9,125. This figure includes those arrested from their homes, at military checkpoints, those who surrendered under pressure, and those taken hostage.

The statement emphasized that the Israeli occupation continues its systematic arrest campaigns as one of its consistent policies, which escalated significantly after October 7th.

This escalation is not only reflected in the increasing number of detainees but also in the level of atrocities committed, including home invasions of detainees' families accompanied by extensive destruction and vandalism.



IOFs storm West Bank areas, kidnap Palestinian civilians from their homes

Sunday 9-June-2024


The Israeli occupation forces (IOFs) stormed at dawn Sunday different West Bank areas and kidnapped a number of Palestinian citizens, amid clashes with resistance fighters.

According to local sources, the IOFs kidnapped six citizens, including a woman, during raids on homes in 'Arraba town, south of Jineen.

In Al-Khaleel (Hebron), the Israeli occupation forces kidnapped three brothers from their homes in the city.

In Nablus, the IOFs carried out raids on homes and assaulted families in Balata refugee camp, with no reported kidnappings.

Armed clashes reportedly took place at dawn between resistance fighters and the Israeli occupation soldiers in Balata refugee camp.

Eyewitnesses said that resistance fighters detonated explosive devices at the IOFs vehicles in the refugee camp. 



Aggression and Attacks by Illegal Israeli Settlers and Soldiers


 Illegal Israeli settlers assault Palestinians, vandalize trees near Al-Khaleel (Hebron)

Al-Khaleel (Hebron), Sunday, June 9, 2024 (WAFA)  

A group of the illegal Israeli settlers on Sunday attacked Palestinian citizens, vandalized olive trees, and chased sheep shepherds, in Masafir Yatta, south of Al-Khaleel (Hebron).

The extremist colonists stole barbed wire and released their sheep onto citizens lands.

Local sources said that a group of colonists attacked citizens of the Makhamra family in the village of Susiya, and forced the farmers to leave their lands.

In the same context, colonists from the illegal Itzkhar Man colony uprooted about 200 olive trees in Al-'Ain Al-Baydha area owned by citizen 'Eisa A'hmed Zain, released their livestock onto the citizens' lands, and stole barbed wire.

Colonists also pursued sheep shepherds in Fati'h Sidra area, as well as in Al-Mufaqara area, and forced some shepherds to leave the pastures in Litwani area.



Illegal Israeli settlers set fire to agricultural land northwest of Nablus

NABLUS, Sunday, June 9, 2024 (WAFA)

A group of the illegal Israeli settlers, backed by military forces, set fire this evening to Palestinian agricultural land in the village of Burqa, northwest of Nablus, according to local sources.

Sources said that several colonists from the illegal Israeli colony of Homesh, near Nablus, threw burning tires at the homes of citizens in multiple areas north of the village, setting ablaze nearby agricultural land.

The illegal Israeli settlers' violence against Palestinians and their properties has dramatically increased since the onset of Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people on October 7th, 2023.

The indiscriminate violence by the illegal Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians, including the destruction of homes and properties, has been widely condemned.

Several countries have imposed sanctions against the illegal Israeli settlers accused of committing acts of violence against the Palestinian people in the West Bank.



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