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9,061 Palestinians Killed, More than 1,500 Under the Rubble, 22,000 Injured, in 26 days of the Israeli Genocidal War on Gaza

November 2, 2023 

73% of those killed in Gaza are children, women, and the elderly, including 3,760 children and 2,326 women.

134 Palestinians were killed, and 2,100 injured by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank.


Five Palestinian civilians were killed in an Israeli genocidal air strike on Al-Shati refugee neighborhood, October 2, 2023 Site of one of the Israeli genocidal air strikes, targeting Gaza, October 2, 2023
Site of an Israeli genocidal air strike, on Jabalya, again, October 2, 2023 A view of several Israeli genocidal air strikes, on Jabalya and northern Gaza Strip, October 2, 2023
Site of an Israeli genocidal air strike, on Gaza, October 2, 2023 Site of an Israeli genocidal air strike, on Al-Buraij, south of Gaza city, October 2, 2023
Palestinian teenager 'Hamdan 'Omar 'Hamdan, 14, died today of wounds he sustained earlier in the week, from Israeli occupation soldiers' fire, in Nablus, October 2, 2023 Palestinian teenage Ayham Ma'hmoud Shafi'ee, 14. was killed by Israeli occupation soldiers in Al-Beerih, October 2, 2023
Scenes from the Israeli genocidal air strikes on the Palestinian civilian population, in Gaza Strip, October 2, 2023 A view of the aftermath of an Israeli genocidal air strike on Al-Buraij, south of Gaza, on October 2, 2023


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"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).


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 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.

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.

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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 nams 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.


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

 Including 3,760 children, 2,326 women, Gaza Holocaust: 9,061 killed in the ongoing Israeli aggression

November 2, 2023, GAZA, (PIC) +-

9,061 Palestinians were killed in the ongoing Israeli bloody attack on the Gaza Strip, including 3,760 children and 2,326 women.

The Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra affirmed in a press conference that 32,000 citizens were also injured, 70% of whom were children and women.

15 massacres were also carried out in the past 24 hours, claiming the lives of 256 victims, he added.

The spokesman warned of an imminent health catastrophe, as Indonesian Hospital and Al-Shifa Hospital will be running out of fuel within the coming hours.

He appealed to all parties to provide safe entry for urgent medical aid into Gaza.

Palestinian Health Ministry: 9,159 Palestinians killed, more than 24,000 injured in Israeli attacks in Gaza Strip, West Bank

RAMALLAH, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)

The Israeli genocidal airstrikes on the Gaza Strip and army bullets in the West Bank killed 9159 Palestinians and wounded more than 24,000 others, today said the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

It said 9025 people were killed in the Gaza Strip, more than 73 percent of them were children, women, and the elderly, since the Israeli aggression started on October 7 and more than 22,000 were injured, while 134 people were killed and 2100 injured in the West Bank.

It said that 280 people were killed in the past two days.


Israeli airstrikes kill dozens of people and wound many others in the Gaza Strip

GAZA, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)

Non-stop Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip today killed dozens of people and wounded many others, reported WAFA correspondent.

He said an Israeli airstrike on Buraij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip killed 29 people and then 15 others were killed in a second strike, mainly women and children, after bombing a residential bloc in the camp.

Three people were also killed and more than 20 others were injured in strikes in Gaza City.

An attack on a vehicle transporting displaced people traveling on the coastal road southwest of Gaza City killed and injured several people, and others were injured in an attack on the Shurrab family house in the center of Khan Younus in the south of the Gaza Strip, said WAFA correspondent.

At least four journalists were also injured when the Israeli warplanes targeted a tower building in Gaza where their office is located.

Israeli attacks killed 35 journalists in Gaza since the start of the aggression.


At least 29 people were killed and dozens injured in new Israeli massacre in Jabalya camp in Gaza

GAZA, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)

At least 29 people were killed and dozens of others were injured today in a new Israeli massacre in Jabalya refugee camp in the north of the Gaza Strip.

WAFA correspondent said Israeli warplanes fired missiles at a school in the camp killing 27 people and injuring many others.

He said two other people were killed in an Israeli attack on a car in the camp.

This is the second attack on a school after the shelling today in the vicinity of a school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Beach refugee camp, west of Gaza City, where thousands of displaced people were taking refuge, killing five people and wounding many others.


Five Palestinians killed in Israeli bombing in vicinity of Gaza's UNRWA schools

GAZA, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)  

At least five Palestinian citizens were Thursday morning killed, and dozens were injured, as a result of the Israeli occupation aircrafts bombing of Al-Shati refugee camp, west of Gaza.

WAFA correspondent said that the occupation aircraft targeted with several missiles the vicinity of an UNRWA school in Al-Shati refugee camp, which includes thousands of displaced people, which led to the killing of five citizens and the wounding of others with various injuries.


Palestinian child killed in Israeli bombing of Gaza's civilian areas

GAZA, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)

A Palestinian child was Thursday killed, and at least two citizens were injured after an intense Israeli bombing of Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City.

Local sources said that the occupation warplanes launched a raid with several missiles on Al-Dahshan familys home in the Al-Shafii Mosque area in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, which led to the killing of a child and the injury of at least two citizens.

The occupation planes bombed a house for Al-Shami family near Al-Salam Mosque in Al-Sabra neighborhood in Gaza.

The occupation warplanes also continue their bombardment, in conjunction with artillery shelling, on Tel Al-Hawa area in southern Gaza, specifically in the vicinity of Al-Quds Hospital affiliated with the Red Crescent Society.


Dozens killed and injured in Israeli airstrikes

GAZA, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)  

Three Palestinians were Thursday killed and dozens were injured in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the Jabalya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip.

The occupation warplanes launched a series of strikes on Jabalya camp, after a massacre was committed there last Tuesday, which killed and injured more than 400 civilians, most of whom were children and women.

The Israeli occupation aircraft also launched a raid on Al-Falouja area, west of Jabalya camp, after bombing a residential square in the same area yesterday, which led to the killing and injury of dozens.

The occupation artillery bombed 'Izbit Bait 'Hanoun, north of Bait Lahya, Al-Tawam, and east of Jabalya in the northern and northwestern region of the Gaza Strip.


Dozens of people killed and injured in Israeli airstrike targeting house in Gaza's Jabalya camp 

GAZA, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)

Dozens of people were killed and injured tonight in an Israeli airstrike that targeted a house in Jabalia camp in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli warplanes targeted the house of Anbar family in Al-Hoaja St. in central Jabalya, killing and injuring dozens of people.

Warplanes also launched a series of airstrikes on Al-Karama neighborhood and the vicinity of al-Quds hospital to the northwest and west of Gaza City, respectively.

A number of civil defense personnel were also injured in an Israeli aerial raid that targeted Al-Nasr Street in Gaza.

The death toll of Palestinians killed since the start of the Israeli aggression on the Strip on October 7, has surged to 8805, mostly children and women.


Doctors Without Borders: More than 20,000 wounded are still in the Gaza Strip

GAZA, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)  

Doctors Without Borders announced that more than 20,000 wounded Palestinians are still in the Gaza Strip after the first batch of wounded and sick were transferred from the Strip to Egypt on Wednesday through the Rafa'h crossing.

The organization said in a statement that the wounded Palestinians have limited access to health care due to the siege and continuous bombing by the Israeli army.

Doctors Without Borders explained that its 22 international employees were able to leave Gaza.

The organization said in its statement, Those who wish to leave Gaza must be allowed to do so without additional delay and without prejudice to their right to return to Gaza later, calling for an immediate ceasefire.

Doctors Without Borders added that "Essential medical supplies and humanitarian workers must be allowed to enter Gaza, where hospitals are overcrowded and the health system is at risk of complete collapse.


Ministry says 439 people from the higher education community were killed since October 7

RAMALLAH, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA) -

The number of people killed from the higher education community since the beginning of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip on October 7 reached 439, including 427 students and 12 employees and academics, 85% of them were in the Gaza Strip, according to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

It said in a statement today that nine higher education buildings were completely or partially damaged in the Gaza Strip in the Israeli strikes and two in the West Bank.

Education was disrupted in 19 higher education institutions in the Gaza Strip, which led to 88,000 students being deprived of education, added the ministry, pointing out that face-to-face education has been disrupted in all 34 academic institutions in the West Bank affecting more than 138,800 students as a result of the difficulty and danger of movement of students and staff due to the occupations military checkpoints and its ongoing attacks.

In addition, there are hundreds of detainees in the West Bank and thousands of wounded in the Gaza Strip from the higher education community who could be counted for so far, said the Ministry.

It noted that 555 students who have scholarships to study outside the Gaza Strip were unable to join their universities due to the ongoing aggression.


The Israeli occupation regime forces dropped the equivalent of two nuclear bombs on Gaza


The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor reported that the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) dropped over 25,000 tons of explosives on the Gaza Strip, since Oct. 7. The organization said that the amount is equivalent to two nuclear bombs.

The Geneva-based human rights group said in a statement on Thursday the IOF has admitted bombing over 12,000 targets in the besieged Gaza Strip with a record tally of bombs exceeding 10 kilograms of explosives per individual. 

The Euro-Med Monitor highlighted that the weight of the nuclear bomb dropped by the United States on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan at the end of World War II in August 1945 was estimated at about 15,000 tons of explosives.

Considering the technological development of the effectiveness of bombs, the explosives dropped on Gaza may be twice of a nuclear bomb, which means that the destructive power of the explosives dropped on Gaza exceeds what was dropped on Hiroshima, The Monitor said, noting that the area of the Japanese city is 900 square kilometers, while the area of Gaza does not exceed 360 kilometers.

The statement underlined that Israel uses bombs with huge destructive power, some of which ranges from 150-1,000 kilograms, referring to the statement of Israeli War Minister Yoav Galant who said that more than 10,000 bombs were dropped on Gaza City alone. 

The human rights organization mentioned that Israel's use of internationally banned weapons in its attacks on the Gaza Strip has been documented, especially the use of cluster and phosphorus bombs, which is a waxy toxic substance that reacts quickly with oxygen and causes severe second- and third-degree burns. 

The Euro-Med Monitors team has documented cases of injuries among the wounded due to Israeli air strikes similar to those caused by dangerous cluster bombs, as they contain small, high-explosive bombs with shrapnel penetrating and causing explosions inside the body, leaving it with severe burns that lead to skin melting and sometimes to death. In addition, these fragments cause strange swelling and poisoning in the body, including transparent fragments that do not appear on x-rays.

Euro-Med Monitor further stressed that Israels destructive and arbitrary attacks come in violation of the international humanitarian law which stipulates that the protection of civilians is obligatory in all cases and under any circumstances, and that killing civilians is considered a war crime in both international and non-international armed conflicts, and may amount to a crime against humanity.

The Euro-Med Monitor called for the formation of an independent international investigation committee into the volume of explosives and the internationally prohibited weapons Israel has been using against civilians in the Gaza Strip. It also called on the international community to hold those responsible for such inhuman attacks accountable and to take the necessary measures that guarantee achieving justice for the Palestinian victims. 


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

Youth shot by soldiers and critically injured near Nablus

NABLUS, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)

A Palestinian youth was shot today by Israeli soldiers and critically injured near 'Huwara military checkpoint, south of Nablus in the north of the West Bank.

Ahmed Jibreel, director of the ambulance service and emergency in the Red Crescent in Nablus, said his crews transferred to hospital a youth shot in the thigh and leg, describing his condition as critical.


Israeli occupation forces raid Al-Beerih, kill two Palestinians, injure others

RAMALLAH, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)

Israeli occupation forces raided this morning the city of Al-Beerih, attached to Ramallah, where they shot and killed two people and injured others, according to local sources and the Ministry of Health.

They said an undercover army unit broke into Nablus Road in Al-Beerih, followed later by army jeeps while shooting and firing gas canisters resulting in one person being shot in the head, who later died of his wounds. He was identified as Ayham Ma'hmoud Shafi'ee, 14.

The Ministry of Health later said Yazan 'Othman Shee'ha, 24, injured earlier in Al-Beerih had also succumbed to his wounds, which makes two deaths in the army incursion into Al-Beerih.

Two others were wounded and two people were also detained.

Soldiers also raided several other neighborhoods in Ramallah.


Palestinian killed by Israeli army gunfire in Qalqilya

QALQILYA, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)

A Palestinian was killed this morning by Israeli army bullets and others were injured, some critically, during a raid into the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya, according to the Ministry of Health

Local sources told WAFA that one was shot in the chest and said to be critical, another shot in the face, and a 15-year-old child was injured by live bullets in the thigh during the occupation forces' storming of the city.



Abduction of Palestinians by Israeli Occupation Regime Soldiers

At least 65 Palestinians detained by Israel in the occupied territories for a total of 1900 since October 7

RAMALLAH, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)

The Israeli occupation forces today detained at least 65 Palestinians in raids across the occupied West Bank, including two women, for a total of 1900 since October 7, according to Palestinian prisoners advocacy groups.

The Prisoners Commission and the Prisoners Society said that most of the detentions were carried out in Ramallah, Bethlehem and Hebron governorates, and they were accompanied by abuse against detainees and their families, threats, collective punishment, and vandalism of homes.

Israel detained around 1900 Palestinians since October 7, the start of the Israeli onslaught on Gaza, and includes those detained at their homes, at checkpoints and those who were forced to turn themselves in after holding members of their families as hostages, said the groups.


Aggression and Attacks by Illegal Israeli Settlers and Soldiers

Illegal Israeli terrorist settlers attack Palestinians in north of West Bank

NABLUS, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)

Illegal Israeli terrorist colonists today attacked Palestinians and their property in the north of the occupied West Bank.

Colonists set a car on fire and attacked homes in Dair Sharaf, west of Nablus, set fire to olive trees in the village of Jitt, south of Nablus, and attacked commuters on the roads near Dair Sharaf and Jitt, damaging cars and threatening the lives of people.





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