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On Day 212 of the US-Backed Israeli Genocidal War on Gaza Strip, 3 Massacres, 29 Palestinians Killed, 110 Injured, with a Death Toll of  34,683 and 78,018 Injuries

May 5, 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 5, 2024, the initial death toll of Palestinians who have been killed by the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip is 41,683+.   

This includes the accounted for deaths (34,683) and those who are still missing under the rubble (Corrected on April 18, 2024: 7,000+). 

By May 5, 2024, the documented injuries exceeded 78,018, and more than 2,520 civilians have been abducted from Gaza Strip.

By April 7, 2024, the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip resulted in more than 116,061 martyrs, wounded and missing Palestinians, 70% of whom were children and women.

By April 7, 2024, 14,350 children were killed, constituting 44% of the total number of martyrs (over 33,175) in Gaza Strip.

By May 5, 2024, 499 Palestinians who were killed, 4,868 who were injured, and 8,562, who were abducted by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank, since October 7, 2023 (Some of the detainees have been released).

By March 28, 2024, 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.

More than 10,000 Palestinian women were killed (by April 17, 2024), 23,000 were injured (by March 8, 2024), but there are 2,100 women who are unaccounted for (by March 8, 2024).

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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Bodies of three Palestinian martyrs in Dair El-Bala'h, among the 29 who were massacred by Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment on Gaza Strip, May 5, 2024 Palestinian children continue to constitute most of the victims of the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip, file, May 5, 2024

The wave of student protests condemning the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza expanding in the US and EU, May 5, 2024

On Day 212 of the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip, 29 Palestinians were massacred and 110 were injured, May 5, 2024
Israeli occupation regime police kidnapped Palestinian Muslim young woman in her way to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque, citing the usual Israeli allegation that she had a knife, May 5, 2024 A group of the illegal Israeli settlers brutally attacked the 16-year-old Palestinian Adam Al-Reshq while jogging in the Old City of Al-Quds, occupied Jerusalem, May 5, 2024
Arrival of some Palestinians, who were injured by an Israeli genocidal bombardment on Rafa'h, May 5, 2024 Bodies of martyrs and and injured Palestinians arriving to the hospital, who were attacked by Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombarment, on Dair El-Bala'h, May 5, 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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Three people killed in Israeli genocidal airstrike targeting Mais El-Jabal, in southern Lebanon

RAMALLAH, Sunday, May 5, 2024 (WAFA)

Three Lebanese citizens were killed and several others injured this morning as a result of an Israeli bombardment targeting the town of Mais El-Jabal in southern Lebanon.

WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli warplanes targeted a group of civilians while they were inspecting their homes and businesses, assessing the damage caused by the ongoing Israeli attacks on the town for the past seven months. The Israeli strike resulted in the killing of several individuals and material damage to the properties of the residents.

He added that civil defense teams arrived at the scene and embarked clearing the rubble and searching for survivors.

Earlier today, the Israeli artillery shelled the northern outskirts of the town of Aytaroun in the Bint Jbeil district and the outskirts of the town of Alma Al Sha'b in Soor (Tyre) district, southern Lebanon.

M.N.

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The Israeli occupation apartheid government shuts down Al Jazeeras offices, seizes its equipment

Sunday 5-May-2024

Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), (PIC)

The hard-line Israeli occupation apartheid government has ordered the local offices of Qatars Al Jazeera satellite news network to close Sunday following months of closure threats against the channel by premier Benjamin Netanyahu and his far-right ministers.

The Israeli order, which includes confiscating broadcast equipment, preventing the broadcast of the channels reports and blocking its websites, was issued in the midst of ongoing Qatari mediation efforts to end the war on the Gaza Strip.

According to the Associated Press (AP), Al Jazeera went off Israels main cable provider in the hours after the order. However, its website and streaming links across multiple online platforms still operated Sunday.

For its part, Al Jazeera has strongly denounced the Israeli governments decision to close its news operations in Israel as a criminal act and warned that the countrys suppression of the free press stands in contravention of international and humanitarian law.

Al Jazeera Media Network strongly condemns and denounces this criminal act that violates human rights and the basic right to access of information. Al Jazeera affirms its right to continue to provide news and information to its global audiences, the network said in a statement on Sunday.

The Network vehemently rejects the allegations presented by Israeli authorities suggesting professional media standards have been violated. It reaffirms its unwavering commitment to the values embodied by its code of ethics, it said.

The statement comes after Netanyahus cabinet voted unanimously to close Al Jazeeras operations in Israel, weeks after Israels parliament passed a law allowing the temporary closure of foreign broadcasters considered to be a threat to national security during the months-long genocidal war on Gaza.

Netanyahu announced the decision on X, formerly Twitter. The government headed by me unanimously decided: the incitement channel Al Jazeera will be closed in Israel, he posted in Hebrew.

Following the decision, the Israeli police sent plain-clothes officers to raid Al Jazeeras office in Occupied Jerusalem.

In another X post, Israeli communications minister Shlomo Karhi said he had signed the orders against Al Jazeera, which would be effective immediately.

The network has reported the Israeli war on Gaza nonstop since the al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas launched its cross-border operation on October 7, 2023 and has maintained 24-hour coverage of Israels genocidal war on Gaza that has killed and wounded members of its own staff.

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Haniyya: 'Hamas keen on reaching comprehensive ceasefire

Sunday 5-May-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

Head of the 'Hamas political bureau Isma'eel Haniyya said that his Movement held contacts with mediators and resistance factions as a prelude to sending its delegation to the Cairo ceasefire negotiations over Gaza.

In a statement on Sunday, Haniyya reiterated his Movements positive and flexible approach to the upcoming round of negotiations in Cairo.

Haniyya also said that 'Hamas negotiators are aware of the importance of prioritizing an end to the aggression against the Palestinian people, affirming his Movements ceasefire position is essential and rational as it lays the foundation for a more stable future.

The 'Hamas leader underlined that any ceasefire agreement would be pointless if it did not lead to an end to the war on Gaza.

The world has become a hostage to an extremist [Israeli] government, which has a huge number of political problems and crimes committed in Gaza, he said.

He accused Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu of persisting in fabricating lies in order to justify the ongoing aggression against Gaza, expand the circle of conflict and sabotage the efforts being made by mediators to end the war.

'Hamas is still keen on reaching an overarching and multistage agreement that ends the aggression, guarantees Israeli withdrawal, and achieves a serious prisoner exchange deal, the Hamas leader said. 

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Israel denies UNRWA's Commissioner-General entry to Gaza

NEW YORK, Sunday, May 5, 2024 (WAFA)  

Israeli occupation authorities denied Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), entry to the Gaza Strip for the second time since the beginning of the aggression on October 7, 2023.

Lazzarini said took to X to say that he was denied entry to Gaza by the Israeli authorities.

"Just this week, they have denied - for the second time- my entry to Gaza where I planned to be with our @UNRWA teams including those on the front lines," he said.

K.T. 

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The wave of student protests condemning the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza expanding

Sunday 5-May-2024

CAPITALS, (PIC)

From America to Europe, student protests rejecting the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip continue in several American and European universities, sparking the largest uprising protesting the genocide against Palestinians.

In Canada, hundreds of students at the University of Toronto demonstrated to demand an end to the Israeli war on Gaza and to support the student sit-in against the war on campus. The protesters gathered in front of the US Consulate in the city before moving in a march that ended near the location of the student sit-in. The protesters chanted slogans condemning the ongoing Israeli massacres against civilians and demanding an immediate ceasefire. They also raised banners condemning the support Israel has received from several countries despite its insistence on continuing its military operations in the Gaza Strip.

In Odense, Denmark, a massive march took place condemning the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, and the demonstrators raised Palestinian flags.

Similarly, the city of Uppsala in Sweden witnessed a similar demonstration in support of the Palestinian cause, with academics and students participating. They raised slogans that read: For Palestine.

The German capital, Berlin, witnessed a protest in which multiple political factions participated in solidarity with the Palestinians and in protest against the Israeli war on Gaza. The participants in the protest called for an end to what they described as genocide in Gaza, and they raised slogans condemning what they described as Chancellor Olaf Scholzs governments support for Netanyahus government in the war on Gaza.

A demonstration took place in the French capital, Paris, calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, emphasizing the need to hold Israel accountable for what they describe as the genocide it commits. The demonstrators accused Western countries, including France, of complicity with Israel. They also called on the French people to break their silence and support the just Palestinian cause by participating in demonstrations, boycotting Israeli goods, and boycotting products of companies that support Israel.

In Ireland, the president of the Students Union at Trinity University in the capital Dublin said that the sit-in condemning the Israeli war on Gaza will continue until the students demands for an end to the war are met. Approximately 100 students are participating in the protest, which began on Friday. The students called on the university administration to sever its ties and investments with Israel and to condemn the Israeli massacres in Gaza. They set up a camp inside the university campus and hung banners describing Israel as a terrorist state and demanding freedom for Palestine.

In the UK, students at the University of Manchester have affirmed their commitment to continue their sit-in on campus for the fourth consecutive day, calling on the university to sever its ties with Israel.

This comes after the university administration received a memorandum from the city police notifying the protesting students that one of their chants during the demonstrations incites division. The students have expressed their determination to continue their sit-in until the university administration responds to their demands, which include cutting academic and research ties with Israeli institutions and companies that supply weapons to Israel.

In Yemen, students from Sanaa University held a demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinian people and praised the student movements supporting the cause in European and American universities.

The participants raised the Palestinian flag and chanted slogans condemning Washingtons policies towards the Palestinian issue. The students also commended the student activism in Western universities that rejects the war on Gaza, emphasizing that this stance reflects the living conscience and humanity in the world, and calling for an end to the attacks and arrests against students in those universities.

In Tunisia, a solidarity rally with the Palestinians and in support of the resistance factions in the Gaza Strip took place on Habib Bourguiba Street in the capital.

The participants in the rally, organized by the Supporters of Palestine Association, raised slogans condemning the massacres committed by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians. They called for the opening of crossings and the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, as well as the enactment of a law criminalizing all forms of normalization with Israel.

In Malaysia, thousands of people from various parts of the country participated in a demonstration in front of the US Embassy in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

The protesters denounced the United States policy, which they considered supportive of Israel in its war on the Gaza Strip. Political leaders such as former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad participated in the demonstration, demanding an immediate cessation of the war and expressing their support for the Palestinian peoples right to freedom and independence.

Since April 18th, American universities have witnessed student activism in support of the Gaza Strip in the face of the Israeli war, which later expanded to universities in other countries.

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

On May 5, 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 3 massacres, which resulted in the killing of 29 Palestinian civilians, and the injury of 110 others, in the past 24 hours. This increased the accounted for death toll in Gaza Strip to 34,683 and the injuries to 78,018, since the start of the Israeli genocidal war on October 7, 2023.   

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Gaza: Death toll surges to 34,683 martyrs

Sunday 5-May-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

The health ministry in Gaza said on Sunday that the Israeli occupation army committed three massacres in different areas of the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours, killing at least 29 civilians and injuring over 110 others, while a large number of victims are still under the rubble of bombed buildings or lying on roads.

In a statement, the health ministry said that the Israeli army killed and injured a large number of civilians in different areas of Gaza during the past 24 hours, but only 139 of them, including 29 martyrs, were transported to hospitals.

The health ministry added that the death toll from the ongoing Israeli bombardments and shooting attacks, which started on October 7, climbed to 34,683 martyrs and the number of the wounded surged to 78,018 people.

The Gaza Strip has been under brutal bombardment since a cross-border operation was launched by Hamass armed wing, al-Qassam Brigades, on October 7.

Besides the large number of casualties and the huge displacement of people, basic food, fuel, water and medical supplies have run out for the 2.3 million residents in Gaza due to the tight Israeli blockade and the massive destruction of infrastructure and facilities.

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Day 212 of the genocide: Casualties in a series of Israeli attacks across Gaza

GAZA, Sunday, May 5, 2024 (WAFA) -

A number of Palestinian civilians were killed and others injured in a series of Israeli airstrikes over the early hours of Sunday morning across the Gaza Strip, marking the 212th day of the ongoing Israeli genocidal war on the enclave.

WAFA correspondents reported that Israeli warplanes launched two airstrikes on the Al-Salam neighborhood east of Rafa'h city in southern Gaza, targeting a house belonging to the Bahloul family. The attack resulted in the killing and injury of several civilians

An earlier airstrike targeted a house belonging to the Al-Sha'ir family in the same neighborhood, resulting in the injury of three people.

Israeli fighter jets also struck the town of Al-Zawayida and targeted an agricultural land in the neighboring Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza.

Simultaneously, Israeli airstrikes hit a site in the Junaina neighborhood east of Rafa'h, south of the Strip, while Israeli aircraft fired towards the east of the Buraij and Maghazi refugee camps and the city of Dair El-Bala'h in the central Gaza Strip.

Earlier in the night, Israeli warplanes targeted the Wadi Al-'Arayis area east of the Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City, where a mother and her two children were killed, and their father was injured.

Israeli warplanes also targeted a residential building in the Ardh al-Mufti area north of  Al-Nusayrat refugee camp in central Gaza, and a house north of  Al-Nusayrat camp, injuring several civilians.

In a preliminary toll, the ongoing Israeli aggression has resulted so far in 34,654 documented Palestinian fatalities, the majority of whom are children and women. In addition, 77,908 injuries have been registered, with thousands of victims still under the rubble.

M.N.

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US-backed Israeli genocide in Gaza enters day 212

Sunday 5-May-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

As the US-backed Israeli genocidal war on the Gaza Strip entered day 212 on Sunday, aerial and artillery strikes continued to pound and target different areas, and massacre more civilians, mostly children and women.

A reporter for the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) said that the Israeli occupation army continued to launch attacks across Gaza, killing and injuring multiple citizens.

According to media sources, at least five people were martyred and others were injured when the Israeli army bombed a gathering of citizens in Tel al-Hawa neighborhood in the south of Gaza City.

A number of casualties were reported following Israeli artillery attacks on different areas in the south of Gaza City.

An Israeli genocidal airstrike on the northern area of Al-Nusayrat refugee camp in central Gaza claimed the life of one citizen and injured others.

Three other citizens were killed when the Israeli army bombed a house belonging to Al-Shair family in Al-Salam neighborhood in eastern Rafa'h.

Dozens of casualties were also reported following Israeli attacks on other areas of Gaza last night and today. 

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Gaza: Civilians killed in Israeli genocidal bombing on Al-Nusayrat refugee camp

GAZA, Sunday, May 5, 2024 (WAFA)

A number of citizens were Sunday evening killed and injured in a bombing by Israeli warplanes on Al-Nusayrat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Local sources reported that the occupation warplanes targeted a school belonging to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the camp, killing and injuring a number of citizens.

The same sources added that 18 citizens were killed in Israeli raids on various areas of the Gaza Strip since this morning.

Local health authorities confirmed that the Palestinian death toll from the Israeli onslaught since October 7 has risen to 34,683 reported fatalities, with an additional 78,018 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.

K.T. 

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Five civilians, including woman and a child, killed in Israeli bombing in Rafa'h

GAZA, Sunday, May 5, 2024 (WAFA)

Five Palestinian citizens were Sunday evening killed as a result of the occupation aircraft bombing a house in the city of Rafa'h, south of the Gaza Strip.

Medical sources said that five citizens, including a child and a woman, were killed, and others were injured after the occupation warplanes targeted a house in Yibna camp, south of the city of Rafa'h.

The occupation artillery bombed the southern areas of Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza City.

Civil Defense crews in Gaza Governorate recovered five decomposed bodies of slain civilians from Al-Ja'bari family, whose house was targeted near the Palestine Stadium in the city.

Local health authorities confirmed that the Palestinian death toll from the Israeli onslaught since October 7 has risen to 34,683 reported fatalities, with an additional 78,018 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.

K.T.

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Two Palestinians killed in Israeli genocidal bombardment in Gaza

GAZA, Sunday, May 5, 2024 (WAFA)

Two Palestinian civilians were killed and others were injured in Israeli genocidal airstrikes today targeting the northern and central regions of the Gaza Strip, according to local and medical sources.

The sources reported that one civilian was killed and several others were injured in the Israeli artillery shelling on the neighborhoods of Al-Zaytoun, Tel Al-Hawa, and Shaikh 'Ijleen in Gaza City.

Meantime, WAFA correspondent stated that Israeli warships fired heavy machine gun fire towards the fishermen's port and the Al-Shati refugee camp west of Gaza City, as well as the beach of Rafah City in the south of the Gaza Strip.

In Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, central Gaza, a civilian was killed in an Israeli airstrike targeting a gathering of civilians.

Simultaneously, the Israeli occupation forces demolished several homes belonging to Palestinian civilians in the areas of Al-Mughraqa, Al-Zahraa, and Wadi Gaza Bridge in the central Gaza Strip.

In a preliminary toll, the ongoing Israeli aggression has resulted so far in 34,654 documented Palestinian fatalities, the majority of whom are children and women. In addition, 77,908 injuries have been registered, with thousands of victims still under the rubble.

M.N.

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

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Suffocation injuries reported among civilians during confrontations near Bait La'hm (Bethlehem)

Bait La'hm (Bethlehem), Sunday, May 5, 2024 (WAFA)

A number of Palestinian citizens Sunday evening suffocated during confrontations with the Israeli occupation forces in the town of Al-Khadir, south of Bethlehem.

Local sources told WAFA correspondent that the confrontations were concentrated in Al-Tall area in the Old City, where the occupation forces fired tear gas and sound bombs towards Al-Khadir Church and citizens homes, causing a number of them to suffer from suffocation due to inhaling the toxic gas fired at them.

K.T.

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Israeli occupation regime police kidnap a Palestinian woman near Al-Aqsa Mosque

Sunday 5-May-2024

Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), (PIC)

The Israeli occupation regime police kidnapped on Sunday morning a Palestinian young woman near the Al-Aqsa Mosques Al-Majlis (Council) Gate in the holy city of Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem).

Eyewitness said that some Israeli occupation regime officers chased the woman and detained her for the usual Israeli allegation that she had a knife.

Israeli police officers also closed the Old Citys gates in Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), and the Aqsa Mosques gates, prevented Palestinian citizens from moving in or out, and assaulted a number of them.

Later, the police reopened the gates of the Old City and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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Israeli occupation forces detain 25 Palestinians across West Bank

RAMALLAH, Sunday, May 5, 2024 (WAFA)

At least 25 Palestinians were detained by the Israeli occupation forces across the occupied West Bank over the last few hours, including a girl from Jerusalem, as well as children and former prisoners, according to a joint statement by the Palestinian Prisoners Society and the Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Authority.

The statement reported that the arrests were carried out in the governorates of Nablus, Ramallah, Hebron, Jenin, Jericho, Qalqilya, Jerusalem, and Toulkarm, specifically in the town of Dair Al-Ghusoun, which witnessed a deadly Israeli onslaught yesterday resulting in the killing of five Palestinians.

According to the statement, Israeli occupation forces continue to conduct widespread arrest campaigns involving raids, torture, brutal beatings, threats against detainees and their families, deliberate killings, and the destruction of civilian homes.

Since October 7th of last year, the total number of arrests has exceeded 8,575, including those arrested from their homes, at military checkpoints, those who surrendered under pressure, and those taken by Israeli authorities as hostages.

M.N.

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Israeli occupation forces continue to storm Jineen-area village for the 16th day in a row

Jineen,  Sunday, May 5, 2024 (WAFA)

For the 16th day in a row, the Israeli occupation forces continue to storm the village of Jalboun, northeast of Jineen, seizing a Palestinian-owned house.

The head of the Jalboun Village Council, Ibrahim Abu Al-Rub, told WAFA that the occupation forces continue to storm the village and deploy infantry troops in its neighborhoods, adding that they are tightening measures against citizens, and are still seizing the house of local resident Rafi Rafeeq Abu Al-Rub, which is located near the girls basic school.

He added that they converted the house to a military zone.

K.T.

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IOFs storm West Bank areas, kidnap four Palestinians

Sunday 5-May-2024

WEST BANK, (PIC)

The Israeli occupation forces (IOFs) raided several homes and kidnaped a number of Palestinian citizens in the West Bank last night and at dawn Sunday, amid clashes in some areas.

According to local sources, resistance fighters opened fire at Israeli forces in Rafeedya neighborhood in Nablus City.

Dozens of local youths also clashed with Israeli forces in Bait Foureek town in eastern Nablus, and threw stones, Molotov cocktails and some homemade explosives at them.

Four young men suffered bullet injuries during the events in Bait Fourik.

The IOFs also stormed the villages of Talfeet and Madama in southern Nablus and clashed with local youths in Baita town.

The IOFs reportedly kidnaped an elderly man identified as 'Eid Al-Dardouk for the second time within three days after raiding his home and assaulting his sons in Nablus City.

Another young citizen was also kidnaped from his home during the IOFs raid in Nablus City.

The IOFs also kidnaped two citizens during raids in Beer Zait town in Ramallah and ash-Sheikh neighborhood in al-Khalil City.

Clashes reportedly took place between local youths and Israeli occupation forces in the towns of Sourif and Bait Ummar in northern al-Khalil.

In Jenin, resistance fighters detonated a highly explosive device at the separation wall in Rummanah town, where Israeli soldiers are stationed.

In Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), a horde of extremist Jewish settlers savagely assaulted a Maqdisi (Jerusalemite) young man from the Old City and injured him in his face. 

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Red Crescent retrieves remains of martyrs from rubble of Israeli-destroyed home in Toulkarm

TOULKARM, Sunday, May 5, 2024 (WAFA)

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society announced today that its teams managed to retrieve some of the remains of five Palestinians killed yesterday by Israeli occupation forces in the village of Dair Al-Ghusoun, in the occupied West Bank province of Toulkarm.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said in a press statement that the remains were retrieved from under the rubble of the house where the five were killed. The house was targeted and destroyed by Israeli missiles upon the heads of its occupants during the deadly Israeli military onslaught yesterday on the town.

PRCS clarified that its teams transported the retrieved remains of the martyrs to Thabit Governmental Hospital in the city of Toulkarm.

The five Palestinians were killed yesterday in an Israeli onslaught which lasted for 13 hours, during which Israeli soldiers showered the house with barrages of gunfire and shoulder-fired missiles until all those inside were killed. Salma Badran, the house owner, managed to escape from the debris unharmed before being arrested and taken away by soldiers.

Later on, Palestinian medical and security sources announced that five young men who were inside the house were killed by the Israeli occupation forces. The bodies of four out of the five martyrs were taken away by the forces.

M.N.

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Aggression and Attacks by Illegal Israeli Settlers and Soldiers

 

Illegal Israeli settlers brutally assault teenager in occupied Jerusalem

Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), Sunday, May 5, 2024 (WAFA)

Last night, a group of the illegal Israeli settlers  launched a brutal attack on a 16-year-old Palestinian identified as Adam Al-Reshq in the Old City of Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), according to the teenager's family.

Adam's father, Majid Al-Reshq, told WAFA that his son was assaulted and savagely beaten up by the illegal settlers while he was jogging near the Old City of Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem).

He added that the assault on his son took place in front of Israeli police officers who did not intervene but instead attacked and arrested him after the illegal Israeli settlers  assaulted him, merely because one of the settlers shouted, "Arab troublemaker."

He pointed out that his son miraculously survived the attack, but was transported to the hospital with bruises and wounds all over his body.

M.N

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A group of the illegal Israeli settlers attack Palestinian farmers near Jineen

Jineen,  Sunday, May 5, 2024 (WAFA)

A group of the illegal Israeli settlers Sunday evening attacked farmers in the town of Kafr Al-Ra'i, south of Jineen.

Security sources told WAFA that colonists from Mavo Dotan colony attacked the farmers and prevented them from entering their lands to cultivate them.

K.T.

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  Illegal Israeli settlers stone Palestinian vehicles near Nablus

NABLUS, Sunday, May 5, 2024 (WAFA)

 A group of the illegal Israeli settlers Sunday evening attacked Palestinian citizens vehicles west of Nablus.

Eyewitnesses said that a number of colonists attacked citizens' vehicles near Sarra village intersection, west of Nablus, and threw stones at them. However, no injuries were reported.

K.T.

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 Illegal Israeli settlers raid homes in Bedouin community near Jericho

Aree'ha (Jericho), Sunday, May 5, 2024 (WAFA)

 A group of the illegal Israeli settlers Sunday raided two Palestinian-owned homes in 'Arab Al-Mulai'hat Bedouin community, northwest of Aree'ha (Jericho).

The general supervisor of Al-Baidar organization for defending the rights of Bedouins, 'Hasan Mulai'hat, told WAFA that a number of the illegal Israeli settlers stormed the community and raided the homes of Mu'hammed Sulayman Mulai'hat and 'Ali A'hmed Mulai'hat.

It is noteworthy that the Israeli occupation authorities earlier today delivered notices to demolish eight homes, a sheep barn, and a solar energy complex, in the Arab Al-Mulai'hat community, northwest of Aree'ha (Jericho).

K.T.

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Illegal Israeli settlers detain Palestinian farmers near Bait La'hm (Bethlehem)

Bait La'hm (Bethlehem), Sunday, May 5, 2024 (WAFA)

A group of the illegal Israeli settlers Israeli colonists, protected by the Israeli occupation forces, Sunday evening detained Palestinian farmers in the town of Al-Khadir, south of Bethlehem.

Activist Ahmad Salah reported to WAFA correspondent that colonists, under the protection of the occupation forces, attacked farmers while they were plowing their lands in 'Ain Al-Qussais area, west of the town, and prevented them from continuing to work before they were detained, forced them to leave their land, and threatened them not to return again.

He added that the illegal Israeli settlers , under the protection of the Israeli army, continue to detain Rafat Mu'hammed Sala'h, 33, in the place.

K.T.

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