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On Day 220 of the US-Backed Israeli Genocidal War on Gaza Strip, 4 Massacres, 57 Palestinians Killed, 82 Injured, with a Death Toll of  35,091 and 78,827 Injuries

May 13, 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 May 13, 2024, the initial death toll of Palestinians who have been killed by the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip is 42,091+.   

This includes the accounted for deaths (35,091) and those who are still missing under the rubble (Corrected on April 18, 2024: 7,000+). 

By May 13, 2024, the documented injuries exceeded 78,827 and more than 2,520 civilians have been abducted from Gaza Strip. 70% of deaths were for children and women.

By May 13, 2024, 500 Palestinians who were killed, 4,956 who were injured, and 8,725, who were abducted by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank, since October 7, 2023 (Some of the detainees have been released).

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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A Palestinian father grieving the death of his child, who was among those who were massacred by Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment, on May 13, 2024 Talal Abu Zareefa, Politburo member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, PFLP, was killed in an Israeli genocidal airstrike on a house, in Al-Sabra neighborhood, in Gaza City, May 13, 2024

 Illegal Israeli settlers stopping humanitarian aid to Gaza, throwing flour bags on the ground, near the Tarqoumiya checkpoint, west of Hebron, on May 13, 2024 wafa

A group of the illegal Israeli settlers attacked humanitarian aid trucks near the Tarqoumiya checkpoint, west of Hebron, preventing their passage to the Gaza Strip, and threw the contents of one of them on the ground, on May 13, 2024
Water tank and water pipes were severely damaged by an Israeli genocidal attack on Gaza City, aiming at denying water to the besieged Palestinian population, May 13, 2024 Heavy rising smoke from eastern Rafa'ah and Al-Barazeel neighborhood, as
a result of attacks by the Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment, which resulted in many casualties among Palestinian civilians, May 13, 2024
   
Palestinian civilians, who were kidnapped by the invading Israeli occupation forces, transferred to Shuhada Al-Aqsa hospital in Dair El-Bala'h, relate horror stories of torture they were exposed to during their detention, May 13, 2024 Carrying some of the Palestinian martyrs to the Kuwaiti hospital, after they have been massacred by Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment on Rafa'h, May 13, 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 (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:

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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GMO warns of humanitarian catastrophe amid ongoing closure of Rafa'h crossing

Monday 13-May-2024

RAFA'H, (PIC)

The head of the Government Media Office (GMO), Salama Ma'rouf warned of a new humanitarian catastrophe as a result of the Israeli forced closure of the Rafa'h crossing for almost a week as well as preventing the delivery of aid from the Karm Abu Salim crossing.

Ma'rouf added, in a press statement on Sunday, that the Israeli occupation army has been preventing thousands of wounded from leaving the Strip for receiving treatment abroad.

This heralds a new humanitarian catastrophe and the loss of the lives of hundreds of sick and wounded people due to the lack of necessary medicines and the incapability of the remaining health centers to meet the medical needs, as well as worsening food security crisis, reaching a state of famine across the besieged Strip, he said.

Ma'rouf pointed out that this coincides with the escalation of the Israeli aggression against Rafa'h, central and northern Gaza, and the neighborhoods of Al-Zaytoun, Al-Sabra and Tal Al-Hawa in Gaza City, adding that even Al-Mawasi area, to which citizens are being forced to migrate, has not been spared from Israeli raids and killing.

Ma'rouf condemned the Israeli brutality and use of torture against Palestinian prisoners from the Gaza Strip, and holding them captive in secret detention centers, where they are subjected to the ugliest forms of torture and sadism. This indicates the extent of the suffering and atrocities committed against Palestinian prisoners, he added.

Ma'rouf called on the international community, the United Nations, and its institutions, to take urgent action to stop the crime of our time, put an end to the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe that our people have suffered for more than 7 months, and take the necessary decisions to force the occupation to halt its genocidal massacres.

He also urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to immediately announce the investigation into all these crimes, and to issue instant arrest warrants against Israeli war criminals led by Netanyahu, his Minister of War, and his Army Chief of Staff.

For the 220th day in a row, the Israeli occupation army has been continuing its aggression against the Gaza Strip, with US and European support, leading to the martyrdom of 34,971 people and the injury of 78,641 others, in addition to the displacement of about 1.7 million people, according to United Nations data.

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500 health workers killed in Gaza Strip

Monday 13-May-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

The Palestinian Health Ministry announced that 500 health workers were killed by the Israeli genocidal attacks since the start of Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip on October 7.

The ministry pointed out that 138 nurses were also murdered during the attacks, calling on the international community to protect medical personnel and health institutions in Gaza.

The health ministry underlined that the Israeli occupation army committed eight massacres in different areas of the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours, killing at least 63 civilians and injuring over 114 others, while a large number of victims are still under the rubble of bombed buildings or lying on roads.

The health ministry added that the death toll from the ongoing Israeli bombardments and shooting attacks, which started on October 7, climbed to 35,034 martyrs and the number of the wounded surged to 78,755 people. 

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'Hamas slams Bidens recent remarks on Gaza ceasefire

Monday 13-May-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

'Hamas has denounced US president Joe Bidens latest remarks on the captives being held in Gaza during a speech in Seattle, in which he claimed that a ceasefire in Gaza would be possible only if Hamas fighters released Israeli prisoners.

We condemn this position by the US president, and we consider it a retreat from the results of the last round of talks which culminated with the Movements acceptance of the proposal that had been tabled by the Egyptian and Qatari mediators, with the full knowledge of the US mediator, Hamas said in a statement on Sunday.

'Hamas affirmed that it showed the necessary flexibility in all stages of the negotiations that were held to reach a ceasefire agreement, but Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and his government torpedoed this trajectory through embarking on attacking civilians in Rafa'h, Jabalya and Gaza City and escalating its massacres across the coastal enclave.

'Hamas added that Israels escalation of its aggression against Gaza reflected Netanyahus insistence on continuing the genocidal war and his disregard for the lives of the Israeli captives.

It underlined that such a position by Biden vindicated further the US administrations bias in favor of the criminal policy pursued by what it described as the Zio-Nazi government and its persistence in providing political cover and military support for the Israeli war of extermination against the Palestinian people and gaining more time for the occupation army to finish its destruction, killing and genocidal operations in Gaza. 

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Water tank, pipes severely damaged in Israeli attack on Gaza City

Monday 13-May-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

The municipality of Gaza said on Sunday the water tank and pipes in Tel Al-Hawa neighborhood of Gaza City were severely damaged as a result of overnight bombardment by the Israeli occupation army.

The municipality said in a post on X that the ongoing Israeli attacks had inflicted extensive and far-reaching destruction on water infrastructure, with around 40 wells and 42,000 linear meters of pipelines damaged.

Gaza City suffers from critical water shortage due to limited fuel supplies and power outages as electricity is essential for operating water wells, according to the municipality. 

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Thousands across Australia take part in protests against the Israeli genocidal attacks on Rafa'h

RAMALLAH, Monday, May 13, 2024 (WAFA)  

Thousands of demonstrators participated in the Australian cities of Sydney and Melbourne in two massive demonstrations in support of Palestine and in protest against the ongoing Israeli genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.

Demonstrators raised the Palestinian flag and demanded an end to military operations in the city of Rafa'h.

The demonstrators also raised banners reading: Zionism is racist and racism is fascism and Boycott the apartheid regime in Israel.

Despite mounting international warnings about expanding military operations in Rafa'h, the Israeli occupation forces called on Saturday morning for the displacement of civilians from different neighborhoods in the city immediately. 

For the seventh day in a row, the occupation forces continue to close the Rafa'h crossing, which led to a complete halt to the movement of passengers, especially the sick and wounded, and the entry of humanitarian aid, or the transfer of accumulated aid to the people of the Gaza Strip in the southern and northern areas.

The Rafa'h land crossing is considered a lifeline for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, and the only land crossing for the entry of aid and the evacuation of the injured individuals.

According to local sources, this incursion and its tight control means deprivation of food and medical aid.

The occupation forces also continue to close the Karm Abu Salim crossing for the eleventh day in a row, with a complete halt to the entry of aid.

Y.S. 

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Number of displaced Palestinians leaving Rafah due to Israeli strikes rises to 360,000: UNRWA

RAMALLAH, Monday, May 13, 2024 (WAFA)  

The number of Palestinians who were forced to leave Rafah due to the ongoing Israeli offensive rose to 360,000, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Monday.

Nearly 360,000 people have fled Rafa'h since the first evacuation order a week ago, UNRWA stated on X.

Meanwhile, in north Gaza bombardments and other evacuation orders have created more displacement and fear for thousands of families, it added.

The agency further underlined, Theres nowhere to go. Theres NO safety without a ceasefire.

More than 35,000 Palestinians have since been killed in Gaza, mostly women and children, and 78,400 others injured, according to Palestinian health authorities.

Over seven months into the Israeli war, vast swathes of Gaza lay in ruins, pushing 85% of the enclaves population into internal displacement amid a crippling blockade of food, clean water, and medicine, according to the UN.

Y.S. 

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Israeli occupation regime forces continue to shut down Gaza's main crossings, causing human catastrophe

GAZA, Monday, May 13, 2024 (WAFA)  

The Israeli occupation regime forces continue to shut down the Rafa'h land crossings across the border with Egypt, and Karm Abu Salim, the only commercial crossing in the Gaza Strip.

For the seventh day in a row, the occupation forces continue to close the Rafa'h crossing, which led to a complete halt to the movement of passengers, especially the sick and wounded, and the entry of humanitarian aid, or the transfer of accumulated aid to the people of the Gaza Strip in the southern and northern areas.

The Rafa'h land crossing is considered a lifeline for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, and the only land crossing for the entry of aid and the evacuation of the injured individuals.

According to local sources, this incursion and its tight control means deprivation of food and medical aid.

The occupation forces also continue to close the Karm Abu Salim crossing for the eleventh day in a row, with a complete halt to the entry of aid.

A few days ago, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the occupation authorities to reopen the Rafa'h and Karm Abu Salim crossings immediately to allow the entry of  humanitarian aid the Gaza Strip, and called on them to stop this escalation.

"Closing the two crossings at the same time is particularly harmful to the already desperate humanitarian situation, and they must be reopened immediately," Guterres said.

Y.S.

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

On May13, 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 4 massacres, which resulted in the killing of 57 Palestinian civilians, and the injury of 82 others, in the past 24 hours. This increased the accounted for death toll in Gaza Strip to 35,091 and the injuries to 78,827, since the start of the Israeli genocidal war on October 7, 2023.   

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57 Palestinians killed in 7 Israeli massacres in Gaza in 24 hours

GAZA, Monday, May 13, 2024 (WAFA)

Israeli occupation forces committed four massacres against families in the Gaza Strip over the last 24 hours, resulting in the documented killing of at least  57 Palestinians and the injury of 82 others, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza.

Local health authorities confirmed that the Palestinian death toll from the Israeli onslaught since October 7 has risen to 35,091 reported fatalities, with an additional 78,827 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 ambulance and civil defense crews.

M.N.

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DFLP leader killed in Israeli airstrike

Monday 13-May-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

Politburo member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Talal Abu Zareefa was killed in an Israeli airstrike on a house in Al-Sabra neighborhood in Gaza City on Sunday evening.

Local sources said that the DFLP leader was killed along with at least two other citizens in the Israeli airstrike that targeted a house for 'Hamami family.

Abu Zareefa is a prominent Palestinian national leader that supported armed resistance against the Israeli occupation and enjoyed wide-scale relations with all Palestinian factions.

Local journalists had quoted Abu Zarifa as saying that he would not leave Gaza Strip. We call on the people in Gaza to persevere and be patient and we will remain among them, he said.

The International Commission for Supporting the Rights of the Palestinian People ('Hashd) strongly condemned the Israeli assassination of Abu Zareefa.

It added in a statement on Monday that the assassination of the DFLP leader is a war crime and is part of the war of extermination launched by the Israeli occupation army against the Palestinian civilians.

'Hashd called on the international community to shoulder its responsibility vis--vis the Israeli genocide in Gaza that has been ongoing for 220 days and force Israel to halt its crimes in Gaza and other Palestinian territories, provide international protection for the Palestinian people and bring Israeli leaders to account as war criminals.

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Israeli genocidal war on Gaza enters day 220

Monday 13-May-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

As the US-backed Israeli genocidal war on the Gaza Strip entered day 220 on Monday, aerial and artillery strikes continued to pound and target different areas and massacre more civilians, especially in Rafa'h.

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 escalating incursions in Rafa'h, Jabalya and Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City.

According to media sources, a Palestinian driver was killed and a foreign staff member of the World Health Organization was injured when the Israeli army attacked an UN vehicle east of Rafa'h.

At least two civilians were martyred and dozens were injured in Israeli airstrikes on homes in Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza.

Four other civilians were killed when the Israeli army carried out attacks in Al-Mughraqa area in central Gaza and Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City.

Medical and civil defense teams evacuated bodies of four martyrs and other wounded civilians following an Israeli attacks on a house in the old Gaza street near the Quba Mosque.

Four civilians were also killed when the Israeli army bombed a house in Brazil neighborhood in southern Rafa'h.

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

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On the 220th day of aggression: Martyrs and wounded in new massacres of the occupation in the Gaza Strip

Palestine Today, at 10:44 am|13 May 2024

The Israeli occupation regime forces continued its genocidal war on the Gaza Strip for the 220th day, targeting civilians, resulting in martyrs and several injuries.

On Monday morning, Israeli genocidal shelling led to the death of 4 Palestinians, including a child, in the Brazil neighborhood, southeast of Rafa'h.

A martyr rose and 10 others were wounded in the bombing of a house by Israeli warplanes in Al-Shuja'iya neighborhood, east of Gaza City, where Al-Mayadeen correspondent reported that wounded people arrived at Al-Baptist Hospital as a result of the Israeli shelling on Al-Zaytoun and Al-Sha'af neighborhood.

Martyrs were killed and others were injured as a result of the occupation targeting Al-Nuzha Street, and others were killed and injured as a result of Israeli artillery shelling on Al-Quds Street, in Jabalya Al-Balad.

Israeli quad copter aircraft fired in the area of Qulaibo and Al-Shaikh Zayid, and the Israeli warplanes targeted a house belonging to the Mansour family on Al-Madrasa Street in Jabalya refugee camp.

The occupation launched a series of raids targeting 3 houses in the center of Jabalya camp.

A number of civilians were injured in artillery shelling by the occupation targeting various areas in the camp, and Israeli warplanes targeted densely populated residential areas in Block 2 and Block 4 of the camp.

In conjunction with the aerial and artillery shelling, the occupation mechanisms continue to attempt to advance to the center of the camp, firing heavily at shelters there, forcing hundreds of displaced people to leave.

The Israeli occupation forces also targeted ambulances moving inside Jabalya refugee camp to reach injuries.

Yesterday, the Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that the death toll had risen to 35,034 since the start of the Israeli aggression on the seventh of last October.

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Palestinian woman killed, others injured, in Israeli bombing in Gaza

GAZA, Monday, May 13, 2024 (WAFA)

A woman was killed and others were injured, on Monday dawn, in a bombing by Israeli occupation regime warplanes on a house in Al-Shuja'iya neighborhood, east of Gaza City, as the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip enters its 220th day.

Local sources said that the occupation warplanes targeted a house in Al-Shuja'iya neighborhood, killing a woman and wounding 10 others.

They added that a number of citizens were injured in the occupation artillery shelling that targeted various areas in Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, as the occupation warplanes bombed crowded residential areas in Block 2 and Block 4 of the camp.

The occupation forces broke into the center of Jabalya camp, heavily shot at shelter centers in the camp, as the occupation troops forced hundreds of citizens to leave the shelter centers.

The occupation forces targeted ambulances trying to move inside the camp to reach the wounded.

The Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip, by land, sea and air, continues since October 7, 2023, which has so far resulted in the killing of 35,034 Palestinians, the majority of whom were children and women, and injuring 78,755 others, while thousands of victims are still under the rubble, in an infinite toll.

K.T.

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Scores of Palestinian civilians killed, others injured in Israeli bombardment of northern Gaza

GAZA, Monday, May 13, 2024 (WAFA)  

Scores of Palestinian civilians today were killed and others were injured in the ongoing Israeli occupation bombing of Bait Lahya and Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip.

Local sources reported that Israeli fighter jets targeted the main street in Bait Lahya in the northern Gaza Strip, resulting in the killing of several civilians.

Additionally, Israeli occupation warplanes intensively targeted Jabalya camp, north of the Gaza Strip, causing multiple casualties among civilians.

The wounded individuals were rushed to Kamal 'Udwan Hospital in Bait Lahya.

In Rafa'h, south of the Gaza Strip, occupation artillery bombed citizens' homes in the Al-Junaina and Al-Salam neighborhoods, east of the city.

The number of people killed since the onset of the Israeli aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip on October 7th, 2023, has reached 35,034, most of whom were children and women. Around 78,755 people have been wounded.

Thousands of victims are still trapped under the rubble, or scattered on the roads as rescuers are unable to reach them.

Y.S.

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Palestinian civilians killed in Israeli artillery attacks, airstrikes on northern Gaza

GAZA, Monday, May 13, 2024 (WAFA)

A number of Palestinians were Monday killed, and others were injured, in ongoing artillery and airstrikes by Israeli occupation forces on Jabalya and Jabalyaa Al-Balad camps in the northern Gaza Strip.

Medical sources at Kamal 'Udwan Hospital in Bait Lahya said that two people were killed and others were wounded as a result of the occupation bombing of citizens homes in Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

The sources added that a number of people were killed and others were injured as a result of a raid in front of Beit Al-Khair Association on Al-Nuzha Street in Jabalya Al-Balad.

Civil Defense and Ambulance crews said that the bodies of 20 slain civilians were recovered in Jabalya, adding that they were transferred to Kamal 'Udwan Hospital.

Local sources said that the occupation forces surrounded and stormed shelter centers, forcing hundreds of displaced people to head west of Gaza City.

The sources added that occupation aircraft and artillery targeted citizens' homes in Jabalya refugee camp andJabalya Al-Balad in the northern Gaza Strip, which led to the destruction of a large number of them.

The Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip, by land, sea and air, continues since October 7, 2023, which has so far resulted in the killing of 35,034 Palestinians, the majority of whom were children and women, and injuring 78,755 others, while thousands of victims are still under the rubble, in an infinite toll.

K.T.

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Four Palestinian civilians, including a child, killed by Israeli genocidal airstrikes on Rafa'h

GAZA, Monday, May 13, 2024 (WAFA)  

Four Palestinian citizens, including a child, were killed when the Israeli occupation regime warplanes bombed a house in Brazil neighborhood, southeast of the city of Rafa'h, south of the Gaza Strip.

Local sources said that four slain civilians, including a girl, were taken to the Kuwaiti Hospital, as a result of the occupation bombing of a house owned by Musli'h family in the said neighborhood.

The Israeli genocidal war on the Gaza Strip, by land, sea and air, continues since October 7, 2023, which has so far resulted in the killing of 35,034 Palestinians, the majority of whom were children and women, and injuring 78,755 others (by May 12, 2024), while thousands of victims are still under the rubble, in an infinite toll.

K.T.

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

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Israeli occupation forces detain 15 Palestinians in West Bank raids

RAMLLAH, Monday, May 13, 2024 (WAFA)

The Israeli occupation forces today detained 15 Palestinians, including two children and ex-prisoners from various parts of the occupied West Bank, according to the Prisoners Affairs Committee and the Palestine Prisoners Society.

They said that the occupation forces conducted multiple raids in the West Bank districts of Ramallah, Hebron, Qalqilya and Jerusalem, and rounded up 15 Palestinians, including two children and several former prisoners.

PPS pointed out that the city of Qalqilya has witnessed a large-scale home raids and searches, specifically in the town of 'Azzoun, which was accompanied by field investigations with dozens of citizens.

They added that as part of the raids, the occupation forces usually practice torture, brutal beating, destruction of Palestinian property and infrastructure, and confiscation of cash savings and vehicles on a large scale.

According to their statistics, approximately 8,680 Palestinians have been detained since October 7, and they include those rounded up in house raids, at army checkpoints in addition to those who were forced to turn themselves in and those held as hostages.

The occupation forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost daily across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for wanted Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.

Y.S. 

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Aggression and Attacks by Illegal Israeli Settlers and Soldiers

 

Dozens of the illegal Israeli settlers prevent aid from reaching the Gaza Strip

RAMALLAH, Monday, May 13, 2024 (WAFA)  

 A group of the illegal Israeli settlers today attacked humanitarian aid trucks near the Tarqoumiya checkpoint, west of Hebron, preventing their passage from the occupied West Bank to the Gaza Strip, and threw the contents of one of them on the ground.

For a week, Israel has continued to close the Rafa'h and Karm Abu Salim crossings to the crossing of aid, which has made the situation more disastrous in Gaza, where about 2.3 million Palestinian citizens live.

Video clips circulated on social media showed a group of Israeli colonists preventing trucks from advancing near the Tarqoumiya checkpoint.

The clips also showed a group of illegal Israeli settlers throwing the load of one of the trucks on the ground, to prevent it from entering the Gaza Strip, which it has besieged for the 18th year.

Israeli sources reported that the so-called Order 9 members and other demonstrators prevented the aid trucks that left Hebron from making their way to Gaza at the Tarqoumiya checkpoint.

"Order 9" is a right-wing illegal Israeli settler group that is leading protests to prevent humanitarian aid trucks from entering Gaza, which has been subjected to a devastating Israeli aggression since last October 7.

Earlier Monday, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) warned, via X platform, that Israels prevention of aid from reaching Gaza is a matter of life and death for the people of the Strip.

Y.S.

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Clashes erupt after an attack by a group of illegal Israeli settlers in Nablus

Monday 13-May-2024

NABLUS, (PIC)

Violent confrontations broke out after a group of the illegal Israeli Jewish settlers stormed Qusra town, southeast of Nablus, on Sunday evening.

Anti-settlement activist Fuad Hassan affirmed that the clashes erupted after a group of the illegal Israeli settlers attacked the outskirts of the town.

The Israeli occupation forces also stormed the town amid heavy fire of tear gas bombs and provided protection to the settler attack.

On the other hand, another group of the illegal Israeli settlers placed a mobile home on Palestinian-owned agricultural lands on the southeastern side of the town.

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Palestinian man attacked, beaten up by Israeli forces south of Nablus

NABLUS, Monday, May 13, 2024 (WAFA)  

Israeli occupation forces today brutally assaulted a Palestinian man in the town of 'Huwwara, south of Nablus.

Following the brutal attack, the young man was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Red Crescent spokesman A'hmed Jibreel said that ambulance crews transported a 20-year-old young man to the hospital suffering from bruises and wounds after being brutally attacked and assaulted by occupation soldiers.

Y.S.

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Illegal Israeli settlers attack farmers, steal crops near Bait La'hm (Bethlehem)

Bait La'hm (Bethlehem), Monday, May 13, 2024 (WAFA)

A group of illegal Israeli settlers, under the protection of the occupation forces, seized a large quantity of wheat and barley crops from lands of the village of Al-Minya, southeast of Bait La'hm (Bethlehem).

The head of the Minya village council, Zayid Kawazbah, told WAFA that colonists, protected by the occupation soldiers, stormed the area east of the village, and attacked farmers and sheep herders, and seized a quantity of wheat and barley crops, owned by several local citizens.

He added that the locals tried to confront the colonists and prevent them from stealing their crops, thus confrontations broke out in the area during which the occupation forces fired poisonous tear gas canisters.

No injuries were reported, however.

It is noteworthy that the colonists have recently escalated their attacks against citizens in the village of Al-Minya, by stealing agricultural crops, attacking sheep herders, and preventing farmers from reaching their lands.

According to the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission, the Israeli occupation forces and colonists carried out 1,242 attacks during April.

K.T.

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Israeli occupation apartheid regime forces demolish two houses near Qalqilya

QALQILYA, Monday, May 13, 2024 (WAFA)

 The Israeli occupation apartheid regime forces Monday demolished two homes in the town of 'Azzoun, east of Qalqilya.

Local sources said that the occupation forces demolished the house of prisoner Tha-ir Badwan, which consisted of two floors, and the house of local resident Rasheed 'Inaya, which consisted of one floor, adding that their area ranged between 150-200 square meters.

The occupation forces claimed the two houses were built without a license.

Large forces from the occupation army, accompanied by a military bulldozer, stormed neighborhoods in the town, raided a number of homes there, including the homes of prisoners and freed prisoners, and closed the entrances to the town.

The sources added that a young man suffered bruises and fractures after the occupation soldiers assaulted him and left him in the street during the widespread and ongoing storming of the town of 'Azzoun.

The occupation army also detained dozens of youths and conducted field investigations with them.

K.T.

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Illegal Israeli settlers attack a Palestinain house, burn vehicles near Nablus

NABLUS, Monday, May 13, 2024 (WAFA)  

A group of illegal Israeli settlers Monday attacked a Palestinian-house and burned a vehicle in the village of Jalloud, southeast of Nablus.

Local sources said that a group of the illegal Israeli settlers attacked the said village, threw stones at one of the citizens homes, and burned a vehicle, before the residents confronted them and expelled them from the village.

K.T.

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Al-Aqsa Mosque in Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem)

Al-Maghariba Gate

Al-Khaleel (Hebron)

Al-Nusayrat

Aree'ha (Jericho)

Bait La'hm (Bethlehem)

Dair El-Bala'h

  Illegal Israeli settlers

A group of the illegal Israeli settlers

Jineen

The Israeli occupation apartheid regime police forces

Toulkarm

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