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9,163 Palestinians Killed, 1,950 Under the Rubble, 24,000 Injured, in 28 days of the Israeli Genocidal War on Gaza

November 3, 2023 


Note: These statistics are initial, not including the victims of Al-Rasheed street, entrance of Al-Shifa hospital, the Indonesian hospital, and the ambulance caravan.


Israel Is Exterminating 2.3 Million Palestinians in Gaza,

By Systematic Air Strikes,

and through Denying them Medicine, Food, Water, Gas, and Electricity 


73% of the casualties in Gaza are children, women, and the elderly.

147 Palestinians were killed, and 2,200 injured by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank.

Palestinian civilians who were killed in Al-Rasheed street, while fleeing Gaza city towards southern Gaza Strep, following the Israeli
orders,  November 3, 2023

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Site of a residential neighborhood in Gaza city, which was destroyed by Israeli genocidal air strikes, November 3, 2023 Site of a house destroyed by Israeli genocidal bombardment of Gaza, November 3, 2023  

Palestinian civilians who were killed in Al-Rasheed street, while fleeing Gaza city towards southern Gaza Strep, following the Israeli
orders,  November 3, 2023

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Israeli massacre of Palestinian civilians at the entrance of Al-Shifa hospital, November 3, 2023 A Palestinian paramedic carrying the body of a child, who was among those killed in one of the Israeli genocidal air strikes on Al-Buraij, Gaza Strip, November 3, 2023  
Mu'hammed Abu 'Hatab, a Palestine TV correspondent, was killed with his family in an Israeli genocidal air strike, in Khan Younus, on November 2, 2023 A Palestinian man standing at the site of an Israeli genocidal air strike, on Khan Younus, south of Gaza Strip, November 3, 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.

More detailed news stories can be found at the following sources:,,,

Editorial Notes about terms & names of people and places:

1. Names of people and places have been standardized to match standard Arabic grammatical rules.

2. Underlined letters and letters preceded by an apostrophe are references to Arabic letter sounds, which does not exist in the English alphabet.

3. The English letter i is equivalent to the Arabic short vowel known as kasra, as in Ibraheem and Qasim as well as in the English words sit and bit. So, it is incorrect to use it as a long vowel for such Arabic 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

Health Minister warns of an imminent humanitarian disaster in Gaza amid fuel depletion

RAMALLAH, Friday, November 3, 2023 (WAFA)

Minister of Health, Mai Al-Kaila, has warned of a humanitarian catastrophe that may unfold in the coming hours as a result of the complete depletion of fuel reserves necessary to generate electricity in the Al-Shifa Medical Complex, the largest hospital in Gaza.

In a press statement released today, Al-Kaila pointed out that while secondary generators have been deployed in the Al-Shifa Medical Complex, their capacity is limited, and they can only provide power for a few lifesaving wards for only a few hours.

She emphasized that the severe fuel shortage has already forced 16 out of 35 hospitals in Gaza to cease operations due to Israeli airstrikes and fuel depletion.

Furthermore, an additional number of healthcare facilities are at risk of being rendered inoperative within less than 24 hours, increasing the urgency of the situation, she explained.


14 civilians massacred by Israel while trying to flee Israeli invasion of northern Gaza

GAZA, Friday, November 3, 2023 (WAFA)

14 Palestinian civilians, the majority of them children and women, trying to flee the Israeli invasion of the northern regions of Gaza were mercilessly massacred by Israeli artillery and naval bombardment today at the Al-Rashid Street southwest of Gaza City, according to witnesses.

Witnesses confirmed that Israeli occupation forces shelled a group of displaced civilians who were moving from the northern region of the Gaza Strip to the southern areas along the coastal road of Al-Rashid. This Israeli shelling resulted in the heartbreaking deaths of at least 14 people, with the majority of them being children and women.

A video clip, widely shared on the social media, showed the mutilated bodies of innocent children and women scattered along the road, marking yet another grim chapter in the ongoing Israeli genocide campaign in Gaza.

Witnesses stated that rescue vehicles have been unable to reach the scene of the tragedy due to Israeli tanks and naval vessels targeting any object moving on the road.

Earlier today, the Ministry of Health said at least 9,299 Palestinians have tragically been murdered since the outbreak of the ongoing Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people on October 7, with over 25,000 individuals wounded.


GENOCIDE in Gaza: Dozens of civilians killed, others injured in a series of Israeli airstrikes

GAZA, Friday, November 3, 2023 (WAFA)

An unconfirmed number of Palestinian civilians were killed and many more were injured last night in an ongoing Israeli genocide campaign involving airstrikes and artillery bombardment across in the Gaza Strip, according to local and medical sources.

WAFA correspondent said several Palestinians killed and others wounded were admitted to Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City following a series of intense airstrikes carried out by Israeli war machinery on the neighborhoods of Al-Nasr, Shaikh Radhwan and Al-Zaytoun in Gaza City.

Several deaths and injuries were also confirmed as a result of Israeli airstrikes on the Buraij and Nusayrat refugee camps and the city of Dair El-Bala'h in the central Gaza Strip. They were all transported to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital.

Additionally, a civilian was killed due to Israeli shelling on the town of 'Abasan to the east of Khan Younus in the southern Gaza Strip.

Meantime, several displaced individuals seeking refuge at Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza City were injured as a result of shattered windows due to an Israeli bombardment in the vicinity of the hospital.

In its latest update yesterday, the Ministry of Health had announced that the death toll of the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank has risen to 9,163, over 24,000 injured, since October 7.


Death toll across Palestine surges to 9,299, over 25,000 wounded

RAMALLAH, Friday, November 3, 2023 (WAFA)

In the wake of the devastating Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank, the death toll has surged to at least 9,299, with over 25,000 individuals wounded, the Ministry of Health said in an update this afternoon.

The Ministry said in a statement that the number of deaths in the Gaza Strip has reached 9,155, while the death toll in the West Bank also surged to 144. In addition, the ministry said, 24,000 Palestinians have been injured in Gaza, and nearly 2,200 others in the West Bank.

As of October 29, said the ministry, it's been reported that approximately 1,950 Palestinians, including at least 1,050 children, are missing, and they may be trapped or dead under the rubble, awaiting rescue.  

The Turkish Friendship Hospital, which is the sole facility for cancer treatment in the region, has suspended its operations due to the relentless Israeli airstrikes and the depletion of fuel supplies, the statement added.

Of the 35 hospitals in Gaza, 16 are currently out of service due to the Israeli bombing campaign and the depletion of fuel reserves.

The shortage of fuel has left doctors with no choice but to perform surgeries without proper anesthesia, including those who have been injured in the airstrikes and women undergoing cesarean sections.

Since October 7, Israeli authorities have prevented patients in Gaza from leaving the territory to seek treatment in hospitals in Jerusalem and inside the 1948-occupied lands, including around 2,000 patients suffering from cancer.


Civilian casualties in a series of Israeli airstrikes across Gaza

GAZA, Friday, November 3, 2023 (WAFA)

Several Palestinian civilians were tragically killed and others were injured as a result of Israeli airstrikes targeting multiple areas across the Gaza Strip, according to local sources.

In Khan Younus, south of the Gaza Strip, Israeli fighter jets attacked a house belonging to the 'Awwad family in the Emirati neighborhood, killing and injuring an unknown number of civilians.

WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli warplanes fired several missiles at the 'Awwad family's house, resulting in the death of several family members.

Meantime, a Palestinian worker identified as Mansour Nabhan Agha, who hails from Bait Lahya town in the northern Gaza Strip, was killed after Israeli occupation forces assaulted and beat him near the Karm Abu Salim crossing in the south of the Strip.

Earlier today, thousands of Gaza workers who had been detained at their workplaces inside the 1948-occupied lands were released by the Israeli occupation and allowed back into the Strip through the said crossing.

In a related context, the bodies of 11 civilians, the majority of whom were children, were pulled out by ambulance personnel from the Gaza Valley Bridge area after being targeted by Israeli warplanes.

Israeli occupation forces also shelled the 11th floor of the Haji Tower near the fishermen's port in the Al-Rimal neighborhood in Gaza City, which houses the office of the AFP and several other media offices, causing damage to the office.


Israeli airstrike kills 10 Palestinians in northern Gaza

GAZA, Friday, November 3, 2023 (WAFA)

At least 10 Palestinian civilians were killed this morning in an Israeli bombardment of a group of graveyard workers in the cemetery of Bait Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip.

Additionally, Israeli artillery intensively shelled areas east of Al-Qarara town in the southern province of Khan Younus, and east of the Al-Wusta province in the central region of the Strip.

The ongoing Israeli aggression in Palestine has brought immense suffering to the Palestinian population especially in the Gaza Strip, with casualties, particularly among innocent children and healthcare workers, mounting around the clock.


Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills 11, including a Palestine TV reporter

Palestine TV reporter Mu'hammed Abu 'Hatab

GAZA, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)

A devastating Israeli airstrike tonight claimed the lives of Mu'hammed Abu Hatab, a Palestine TV reporter, and 11 members of his family in Khan Younus, south of the Gaza Strip, WAFA correspondent reported.

He said journalist Mu'hammed Abu Hatab, a reporter for the Palestine TV, along with 11 family members, including his wife, son, and brother, were tragically killed in the Israeli airstrike that targeted their home in Khan Younus.

Abu Hatab was at his work delivering reports from outside Nasir Hospital in Khan Younus and documenting the atrocities committed by the Israeli occupation against the people of Gaza. Just an hour before his tragic death, he had presented his latest report from outside the hospital.

The Official Palestinian Media mourned Abu Hatab, saying his targeted assassination is part of the genocidal war waged by the Israeli occupation against our people of Gaza.  

With the murder of colleague Abu Hatab, the number of martyrs from the Official Palestinian Media during the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza since October 7 has risen to four.  

At least 9159 Palestinians, the majority of them being civilians, including children, have been killed since the beginning of the Israeli aggression on Gaza on October 7, according to the latest update by the Ministry of Health earlier today.


At least 15 Palestinian civilians killed as Israeli warplanes attack two homes in Gaza

GAZA, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)

Indiscriminate Israeli airstrikes this evening murdered at least 15 Palestinians, including children, and left several others wounded, as the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip continues unabated, according to medical sources.

In one of the two strikes, nine Palestinians were tragically killed when Israeli warplanes targeted a residential building in the Shuja'iyya neighborhood of Gaza City.

In the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, an additional six civilians were murdered, including three children, as a result of an airstrike on a house belonging to the Al-Ghoul family. The injured victims were rushed to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City for urgent medical care.

WAFA correspondent also reported that casualties, including fatalities and wounded individuals, were brought to Al-Shifa Hospital after an Israeli airstrike targeted a residential building in northern Gaza City.

In a related development, rescue and ambulance teams retrieved the bodies of four farmers from the northeastern Rafa'h region in the southern Gaza Strip. The farmers had been killed earlier today an Israeli artillery strike in the area.

Meantime, journalist Mu'hammed Al-Bayari was also announced killed this evening in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.

Meanwhile, the Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital in Gaza declared today the tragic loss of four cancer patients due to the cessation of hospital operations, triggered by Israeli airstrikes and fuel shortages.


Slain Palestine TV correspondent Mu'hammed Abu 'Hatab laid to rest

KHAN YUNIS, Friday, November 3, 2023 (WAFA)

Mu'hammed Abu 'Hatab, a Palestine TV correspondent who was murdered last night in a brutal Israeli massacre in Khan Younus, was laid to rest this morning in the city, located in the south of the Gaza Strip.

Abu 'Hatab, a veteran reporter for the Palestine TV, along with 11 family members, including his wife, son, and brother, were tragically killed in the Israeli airstrike that targeted their home in Khan Younus.

Several journalists, including the deputy head of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, Ta'hseen Al-Astal, along with representatives of political factions and relatives, participated in the funeral procession of Abu 'Hatab.

Paying tribute to Abu 'Hatab, Al-Astal emphasized the significance of providing international protection for journalists while they expose the Israeli occupation's crimes that target children and civilians. He stressed the need for the international community to act to halt the monstrous massacres committed by the occupation forces against unarmed civilians in Gaza.

He expressed his frustration with the international silence and the lack of stringent action to stop this Israeli aggression and prevent innocent civilians from facing this grim fate.

The participants called on the international community as a whole to act immediately to achieve an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and protect civilians from the brutal attacks they are enduring.

According to the latest statistics, the number of journalists killed by Israel since the beginning of its aggression on Gaza has risen to 28 journalists.


Gaza is running out of time, UN experts warn, demanding a ceasefire to prevent genocide

GENEVA, Friday, November 3, 2023 (WAFA)

Time is running out to prevent a genocide and a humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, UN experts warned yesterday, expressing deep frustration with Israels refusal to halt plans to decimate the besieged Gaza strip.

We remain convinced that the Palestinian people are at grave risk of genocide, the experts said. The time for action is now. Israels allies also bear responsibility and must act now to prevent its disastrous course of action, they said.

The experts expressed deepening horror about Israeli airstrikes against the Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza since Tuesday night, which have reportedly killed and injured hundreds of Palestinians, calling it a brazen breach of international law.

The Israeli airstrike on a residential complex in the Jabalya refugee camp is a brazen violation of international law and a war crime. Attacking a camp sheltering civilians including women and children is a complete breach of the rules of proportionality and distinction between combatants and civilians, the experts said.

The experts welcomed the General Assembly resolution on protecting civilians and upholding legal and humanitarian obligations, approved by an overwhelming majority of member states on 27 October.

We received the resolution with hope, but the need for action is now, they said.

All signs are that we have reached a breaking point, the experts warned, pointing to images of people desperately grabbing flour and other essentials from a UN warehouse on Sunday (29 October), alarming news of children being forced to drink sea water in the absence of clean water, distressing reports of patients including children undergoing surgery without anesthetics, and persons with disabilities and older persons displaced and living in tents because houses have been turned to rubble.

The situation in Gaza has reached a catastrophic tipping point, they said warning of the dire need for food, water, medicine, fuel and essential supplies and the risk of looming health hazards.

The absence of fuel and disruption of water infrastructure due to constant shelling over three weeks had destroyed access to safe drinking water for the population in Gaza, the experts said.

Water is essential to human life and today, 2 million Palestinians in Gaza are struggling to find drinking water, they said.

The experts strongly supported the UN Secretary Generals efforts to provide access to humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

They expressed grave concern about the safety of UN and humanitarian workers and hospitals and schools that are providing refuge and life-saving medical services to the people of Gaza. They also raised the alarm at the safety of journalists, media workers and their family members while noting that internet and communications have been shutdown, disrupting essential communications and reporting on the situation in Gaza.

We want to remind all parties that humanitarian and medical personnel and facilities are protected under international law. States have an obligation to ensure their safety and protection during times of war, the experts said.  

An estimated 1.4 million people in Gaza are internally displaced, with approximately 629,000 seeking refuge in 150 UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) emergency shelters. The UNRWA reports that 70 UN workers have died as a result of Israeli bombardment in Gaza.

The Palestinian people in Gaza, particularly women, children, persons with disabilities, youth, and older persons, have endured decades of hardship and deprivation, the UN experts said. We call on Israel and its allies to agree to an immediate ceasefire. We are running out of time.

The experts are Mr. Pedro Arrojo Agudo Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation; Mr. Michael Fakhri, Special Rapporteur on the right to food; Ms Tlaleng Mofokeng Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Ms. Paula Gaviria Betancur, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons; Ms. Irene Khan, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Francesca Albanese, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory.


 Euro-Med: Admission of Gaza Genocide will Hold Israel Accountable

November 3, 2023


The admission of Gaza genocide by UN experts and international legal scholars should be a turning point in holding Israel accountable, The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said on Friday.

 "As scholars and practitioners of international law, conflict studies, and genocide studies, we are compelled to sound the alarm about the possibility of the crime of genocide being perpetrated by Israeli forces against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip," read a public statement signed by 880 scholars on October 15, one week after the Israeli aggression on Gaza began, with less than 20% of the current tally of deaths and destruction.

The public statement highlighted the overwhelming evidence that Israel had carried out genocide against civilians in the Gaza Strip, including disproportionate attacks and indiscriminate bombing, the destruction of residential neighborhoods, the use of starvation as a weapon, and the complete cutoff of humanitarian supplies.

The ongoing Israeli siege of Gaza, which began in 2006, according to Euro-Med Monitor, is a slow-moving precursor to the crime of genocide, bolstered in recent years by calls for the commission of horrific crimes that are illegal under international law.

Israel's war since October 7, 2023, in which over 11,000 people have been killed or gone missing under the rubble until now, is unprecedented in terms of the indiscriminate airstrikes and artillery attacks by Israeli forces, the human rights group added.

Euro-Med Monitor warned that Israel wiped out Palestinian families and destroyed and leveled entire residential neighborhoods in a clear and brutal destructive attack, along with forcibly displacing of 1.1 million Palestinians in Gaza City and the northern areas, without providing them with safe shelter but targeting hundreds of them on their displacement trip.

 Israel denied more than 2.3 million people in the Gaza Strip their basic supplies, including food, water, electricity, medicine, and fuel, directly causing a severe humanitarian crisis and deliberately exposing the population to starvation, which constitutes a crime against humanity and amounts to the crime of ethnic cleansing under the law of war, Euro-Med Monitor said. 

Killing and Injuring Civilians in South Lebanon

Five Lebanese civilians killed in Israeli airstrikes on southern Lebanon

BEIRUT, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)

Five Lebanese civilians were killed this evening in a wave of Israeli airstrikes targeting multiple villages in southern Lebanon, the country's National News Agency has reported.

The agency reported that four civilians were killed as a result of Israeli shelling on the Wadi Al-Sulouqi village in the Marja'ayoun district. Additionally, one civilian was killed and another injured in the village of Mais Al-Jabal, where Israeli airstrikes targeted civilian homes.

Israeli warplanes also carried out several aerial raids on other villages in southern Lebanon, according to the same source.

Tensions have been mounting on Lebanon's border with Israeli-occupied Palestine since the outbreak of the ongoing Israeli genocide campaign in the Gaza Strip on October 7.


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

Israeli Occupation Forces kill 9 Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem raids

November 3, 2023


Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed nine Palestinians on Friday morning and Thursday evening in raids across the West Bank and Jerusalem.

The IOF attacks took place shortly after Thursday midnight in Occupied Jerusalem, Jenin, and al-Khalil. 

In Occupied Jerusalem, a Palestinian youth died of his injury Friday morning after he was shot by several bullets, with one in the chest, by Israeli police who broke into Qalandiya refugee camp north of the city leading to the erupt of clashes with Palestinians.

Local sources reported that two other young men were shot during the clashes. One of them has been critically shot in the abdomen.

In al-Khalil, two Palestinian youths have been killed at the hands of IOF who stormed al-Fuwar refugee camp in southern al-Khalil, amid intense shooting that led to confrontation with Palestinian youths. Many cases of suffocation and injures of live bullets have also been reported.

In Jenin, three people were killed and four others wounded as Israeli drone strikes that hit the city's densely populated refugee camp. Military bulldozers razed roads and statues erected on key roundabouts. This brings the number of martyrs in Jenin city and its camp to five and the injuries to 10 in less than seven hours.

Violent clashes erupted between IOF soldiers and Palestinian youths in Jenin after IOF special forces stormed the city and its refugee camp amid ground raids and hovering of warplanes. 

IOF solders reportedly fired shots at Ibn Sina Hospital and its vicinity. The IOF special forces surrounded a house in the Al-Hadaf neighborhood and fired at it, injuring a man in the hand. A young man was also injured after being run over by IOF vehicle. He was taken to the hospital.

The IOF also opened fire at a minaret of a mosque in Jenin because it had broadcasted Abu Ubaidas speech.

In Nablus, another Palestinian man succumbed to IOF gunshot wounds he suffered earlier this week during clashes that broke out on Wednesday with IOF soldiers in Tel town, west of the city.

Local sources reported that the IOF blew up at dawn Friday a house on the second floor of the 4-storey Al-Mubayed building in al-Masakin al-Shabiya neighborhood in Nablus. The house belongs to Khaled Kharousha, who is the son of al-Qassam Brigades member, martyr Abdel Fattah Kharousha. Khaled was arrested in the IOFs raid on Askar refugee camp last March.

The IOF also stormed the eastern region of Nablus, resulting in clashes with Palestinians and leading to the injury of a man with live bullets in the foot and another man with a shrapnel in the chest.  Meanwhile, the Imam of Askar Mosque, Ghassan Badran, was arrested.

Five Palestinians killed so far in Israel's offensive in Jenin

JENIN, Friday, November 3, 2023 (WAFA)

The number of Palestinians killed as a result of the Israeli offensive last night and this morning in Jenin, north of the occupied West Bank, has climbed to five, according to medical and local sources.

Israeli occupation forces bombed the main square in Jenin refugee camp, resulting in the murder of two young Palestinians, Wisam Zyoud and Yamen Jarrar. Four more were injured, one of whom is in critical condition. This brings the total number of casualties in Jenin city and refugee camp to ten in the last three days.

Earlier tonight, two young men, Sulayman Mu'hammed Staiti, 31, and Jihad Ibrahim Mustafa Nagnaghiah, 26, were shot dead by the Israeli occupation forces, and six others were injured, shortly after the forces stormed the city and the nearby refugee camp.

Later at about 10:00 am local time, medical sources announced that a 26-year-old young man, identified as Mu'taz Abu Al-Nada was shot dead by Israeli occupation soldiers as they were pulling out of the city.

In its latest update yesterday, the Ministry of Health had announced that the death toll of the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank has risen to 9,163, over 24,000 injured, since October 7.


Occupation forces murder a Palestinian youth in Qalandya

HEBRON, Friday, November 3, 2023 (WAFA)

A young Palestinian man was announced dead this morning as a result of Israeli occupation forces opening fire on him during their raid into Qalandya refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, according to local sources.

The sources reported that Israeli occupation soldiers fired live ammunition at the young man, identified as Ibrahim Zayid, 29, during confrontations that erupted when they stormed the camp. He was hit by multiple bullets, including a lethal one to the chest, which resulted in his tragic murder in a few minutes.

Two other young men were also injured by Israeli gunfire during the confrontations in Qalandya, with one of them suffering from a serious abdominal injury.

Meantime, a Palestinian man was announced dead this morning as a result of gunfire injuries he had sustained last Wednesday during confrontations with the Israeli occupation forces in the village of Tell, to the south of Nablus. The man was identified as 'Asim Jihad Ramadan.

This brings up the number of Palestinians killed by Israel in the occupied West Bank since last night to nine.

In its latest update yesterday, the Ministry of Health had announced that the death toll of the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank has risen to 9,163, over 24,000 injured, since October 7.


Two Palestinians murdered by Israeli occupation forces in Al-Fawwar

HEBRON, Friday, November 3, 2023 (WAFA)

Two Palestinian young men were shot dead this morning by Israeli occupation forces in the Al-Fawwar refugee camp, in the southern West Bank province of Hebron, according to Palestinian security sources.

According to the sources, Israeli occupation forces stormed the Al-Fawwar refugee camp amid heavy gunfire, resulting in the outbreak of confrontations that led to the murder of two young men, Mu'hammed Sa'eed Al-'Azza and Wadee' Al-Najjar.

The sources further stated that a number of civilians were injured by live bullets while others suffered from suffocation during the Israeli raid into the camp.

In its latest update yesterday, the Ministry of Health had announced that the death toll of the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank has risen to 9,163, over 24,000 injured, since October 7.


Abduction of Palestinians by Israeli Occupation Regime Soldiers

55 Palestinians in the West Bankers Abducted by Israeli Occupation Forces in overnight raids

November 3, 2023


As part of its recent large-scale arrest campaign, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnaped last night and at dawn Friday dozens of Palestinian citizens, including journalists, in the West Bank.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society, the IOF carried out violent raids on homes and arrested at least 55 citizens in different areas of the West Bank, including al-Khalil, Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin, Tulkarm, Jericho and Jerusalem.

In Ramallah, the IOF kidnaped senior Hamas official Jamal at-Tawil from his home in Beerih City after assaulting him.

In Jenin, the IOF kidnaped four brothers from the family of Diyab after raiding their homes in Kafr Raee town in an attempt to pressure their brother Bilal to turn himself in. The IOF had already kidnaped his wife and two of his brothers for the same purpose.

In Tulkarm, seven citizens were reportedly taken prisoners during IOF raids on homes in different suburbs of the city.

The IOF also kidnaped a university professor called Ghassan Badran from his home in Nablus City and seven brothers from the family of Yousuf Hasan after raiding their homes in Qusra village, south of the city.

In al-Khalil, several citizens were kidnaped from different areas of the province.
In east Jerusalem, Israeli police forces assaulted a teenage girl identified as Jannat Al-Taweel and her brother before kidnaping her from her house.

Aggression and Attacks by Illegal Israeli Settlers and Soldiers

2,000 Israeli Occupation Forces and settler attacks in the West Bank last month  (October 2023)


More than 2,000 attacks were carried out by Jewish settlers and Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in the West Bank over the past month, rights sources revealed on Thursday.

The head of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission, Moayed Sha'aban, affirmed in a periodic report that 2,074 IOF and settler attacks were carried out in October 2023 in a dangerous escalation against the Palestinian people in the West Bank.

523 attacks were reported in Occupied Jerusalem, 224 in Nablus, and 205 in al-Khalil, according to the report.

Over the past month, 390 settler attacks were carried out in the West Bank, claiming the lives of nine Palestinians; six of them were killed in one single attack in Qusra town.

The Israeli attacks also led to the enforced displacement of nine Palestinian Bedouin communities, consisting of 100 families, including 810 individuals.

The report pointed out that 126 violent attacks were carried out against Palestinian farmers and olive pickers.

712 trees, including 532 olive trees, were uprooted during the attacks.

The report further highlighted that 5,382 dunums of Palestinian lands were confiscated during the same reported period.

Sha'ban underlined that the Israeli occupation is taking advantage of the worlds preoccupation with the war on the Gaza Strip to escalate attacks and settlement plans in the West Bank. 

Illegal Israeli settlers cut off water pipeline feeding town of Bayt Lid, in the West Bank

TULKARM, Friday, November 3, 2023 (WAFA)

Colonial Israeli settlers cut off today the main water pipeline feeding the town of Bayt Lid, in the northern West Bank province of Tulkarm, according to local sources.

Ma'an Rashid, a member of the Bayt Lid Municipal Council, told WAFA that colonial settlers, protected by the Israeli occupation forces, severed the main water pipeline located at the town's main entrance, therefore depriving 8,000 citizens of access to water.

Rashid added that the municipality's field personnel attempted to reach the water pipeline to carry out repairs, but Israeli occupation soldiers forced them not to access the pipeline at gunpoint.

Earlier in the morning, the Israeli occupation forces closed the main entrance of the town with earth mounds, as colonial settlers went on a rampage vandalizing private and public properties in the area and setting fire to olive trees.


Illegal Israeli settlers attack Palestinian man, vandalize his vehicle in northern Jordan Valley

JORDAN VALLEY, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)

A group of illegal Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian man this evening in the northern Jordan Valley, northeast of the occupied West Bank, damaging his vehicle, according to local sources.

Ayman Ghurayib, a local activist, reported that the colonists assaulted Tha-ir Abu Raihan and destroyed his vehicle. Fortunately, Abu Raihan managed to escape the attackers.

Ghurayib noted that at present, there is an increased presence of settlers at various crossroads in the northern Jordan Valley, highlighting the rising incidents of settler terrorism in the region.


Illegal Israeli settlers attack a house in Masafir Yatta

HEBRON, Thursday, November 2, 2023 (WAFA)

A group of armed Israeli colonists launched an attack this evening on a Palestinian house in the Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, vandalizing its contents and forcing its residents to flee, according to local sources.

Mohammed Abdul Ra'hman Jabareen, a local Palestinian citizen, described the harrowing incident to WAFA. He revealed that a group of armed colonists, accompanied by Israeli occupation soldiers, attacked his home in the Sha'b Al-Batm hamlet in Masafir Yatta region.

He said the colonists compelled his family, which includes nine members, including children and women, to evacuate the premises before proceeding to shatter windows, doors, and the household furniture.

Jabareen pointed out that such attacks are intended to intimidate and pressure Palestinian residents into leaving their lands and homes, noting that this was the third attack his family had endured in less than a week.

In the past week, Israeli colonists had previously destroyed water tanks, contaminated wells, uprooted saplings, and engaged in physical assaults, including beatings and death threats to local residents.



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