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9,770 Palestinians Killed, 2,660 Missing Under the Rubble, 25,000 Injured, in 30 days of the Israeli Genocidal War on Gaza

November 5, 2023

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Including the death 4,800 children and 2,550 women.

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

 

Palestinian children have been the main victims of the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza, November 5, 2023 Palestinian young men, Nabil Halabiya, 20, Mousa Zarzour, 22, and Muhannad 'Afana, 20, were killed by Israeli occupation soldiers in Abu Dees, in the West Bank November 5, 2023
Massive Israeli genocidal air strikes on Gaza city, November 5, 2023 Site of a Palestinian neighborhood which was destroyed by an Israeli genocidal air strike on Gaza Strip, November 5, 2023
Four Palestinian civilians were killed and several were injured in an Israeli genocidal air strike on Al-Nusayrat, on November 4, 2023 The aftermath of an Israeli genocidal air strike on Jabalya, November 4, 2023

Massive protests and rallies worldwide the for fourth week in support of Palestine against the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza, November 4, 2023

Tens of thousands of Americans rallied in Washington DC in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza, on November 5, 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).

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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 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:

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 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.

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Al-Kaila in a message to international community: Isn't 30 days of killing enough?

RAMALLAH, Sunday, November 5, 2023 (WAFA)

Palestinian Minister of Health Mai Al-Kaila demanded all health ministries around the world, as well as medical and healthcare associations and unions, to take action and condemn the daily massacres targeting Ghazzza (Gaza), including its healthcare system.

In a press statement, Al-Kaila said the Israeli occupation continues to target everything in the Gaza Strip, including hospitals, places of worship, and shelter centers inside schools, in a blatant disregard for all international laws.

"Continuous massacres over the past 30 days have resulted in over 9,700 martyrs, including 4,800 children," Al-Kaila explained. "These massacres have not spared medical personnel, with over 150 healthcare workers being among the martyrs."

Al-Kaila demanded the immediate provision of a safe humanitarian corridor to allow for the flow of aid, medication, and fuel into Gaza, especially in view of the deliberate Israeli attacks on ambulance convoys transporting the wounded, hindering their transfer to the Rafa'h crossing for treatment in Egypt.

She stressed that "ethics, laws, and humanity cannot be portioned. The world is facing a real test of the honesty of its slogans that call for compassion, the rejection of violence, and the protection of children and women."

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Health Minister warns of an imminent disaster in Gaza due to lack of medical supplies

RAMALLAH, Sunday, November 5, 2023 (WAFA)

The Palestinian Minister of Health, Mai Al-Kaila, has issued a grim warning about an impending disaster in Ghazza (Gaza), saying many wounded individuals are at imminent risk of death due to the severe shortage of medical supplies and fuel necessary to keep hospitals operating.

In a press statement, Minister All-Kaila stated that Israeli attacks on the healthcare sector in Gaza have resulted in the deaths of over 150 medical personnel. Additionally, 27 ambulance vehicles have been destroyed, and 16 hospitals and 32 primary healthcare centers are no longer operational.

She pointed out that the ongoing Israeli bombardment around hospitals in Gaza especially in the northern areas aims to force medical personnel to abandon their patients and leave the hospitals.

"This represents a complex massacre inflicted upon the wounded and patients, whereby Israel is trying to block their treatment inside Gaza's very hospitals and is obstructing their transfer to Egypt for treatment by targeting and bombing [medical] convoys," said Al-Kaila.

The Health Minister appealed to the international community to urgently supply hospitals in Gaza with the fuel needed to save as many innocent lives as possible.

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Israeli cabinet minister calls for shelling Gaza with an atomic bomb

TEL AVIV, Sunday, November 5, 2023 (WAFA)

Hard-right Israeli Minister of Heritage, Amichai Eliyahu, from the extremist Otzma Yehudit party called today for dropping an atomic bomb on the Gaza Strip.

Asked in an interview with Radio Kol Berama whether an atomic bomb should be dropped on Gaza, Eliyahu said this is one of the possibilities.

Eliyahu also voiced his objection during the interview to allowing any humanitarian aid into Gaza, saying we wouldnt hand the Nazis humanitarian aid, and charging that there is no such thing as uninvolved civilians in Gaza.

Asked about the fate of the Palestinian population, he said: They can go to Ireland or deserts, the monsters in Gaza should find a solution by themselves.

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Massive protests and rallies worldwide for fourth week in support of Palestine

RAMALLAH, Saturday, November 4, 2023 (WAFA)

For the fourth week in a row, multiple capitals and cities across the globe witnessed massive demonstrations and marches today in solidarity with the Palestinian people amid the ongoing Israeli genocidal aggression on the Gaza Strip.

In the UK capital of London, thousands of British supporters of Palestine gathered in the heart of the city, waving Palestinian flags and chanting "free Palestine." The demonstration concluded outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.

Carmel Rivolta, a protester, said she was disappointed by major world powers failing to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza. "That is why we are here," she said. "We call for an immediate ceasefire and demand that Palestinians be given their rights to existence, life, human rights, and all the rights that we enjoy."

In Paris, France, tens of thousands took to the streets to condemn Israel's ongoing aggression against the Palestinian people. Organized by various associations, organizations, and leftist political parties, the demonstrators set off from Republic Square in central Paris.

The protesters decried the ongoing Israeli aggression and massacres perpetrated against civilians, expressing anger at the challenging humanitarian situation faced by Gaza's civilian population.

Similar scenes unfolded in the French cities of Toulouse and Strasbourg, as thousands rallied to protest against the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza.

In Berlin, Germany, thousands demonstrated in solidarity with the people of Palestine, especially in Gaza, who have endured continuous Israeli airstrikes since the beginning of October.

Families, including children, participated in the protest, raising banners calling for saving Gaza and an end to the Israeli aggression. Protesters donned Palestinian keffiyehs as they gathered in Alexanderplatz Square, waving Palestinian flags while chanting "free Palestine."

Italy saw a significant demonstration in Milan, where thousands expressed their support for Palestine and denounced the Israeli aggression on Gaza. Protesters demanded an end to the ongoing Israeli genocide of Palestinians.

In Denmark, thousands gathered in Copenhagen for a demonstration of solidarity with Palestine and to condemn Israel's ongoing aggression on Gaza and the West Bank. The protestors rallied in the City Hall Square in central Copenhagen, holding Palestinian flags and banners demanding an end to the siege on Gaza.

In Washington, D.C., thousands of Americans rallied in protest of Israel's aggression against Gaza. Demonstrators carried Palestinian flags and banners bearing slogans such as "Sree Palestine," "Stop the Genocide," and "Stop the War on Gaza."

These protests highlight the global outpouring of support for Palestinian people and demand an end to the Israeli genocide campaign taking place right in Gaza and in the rest of occupied Palestine, calling for an immediate ceasefire to save innocent lives.

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

Israeli occupation apartheid regime warplanes kill 200 Palestinians in the last few hours, medical sources confirm

GAZA, Sunday, November 5, 2023 (WAFA)  

Medical sources in the Gaza Strip said that 200 Palestinian civilians, most of them children and women, were killed in 10 massacres committed by the occupation in the Gaza Strip during the past hours.

Sources at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital indicated that five Palestinians were killed and dozens were wounded following a raid by occupation warplanes, which targeted a house and destroyed other houses in the Buraij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

The occupation aircraft also targeted a house in the Bait Lahiya project in the northern Gaza Strip, killing a number of civilians and wounding others who arrived at the Indonesian hospital.

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Gaza: Death toll surges to over 9,770 as Israels genocide persists

November 5, 2023, GAZA, (PIC) +-

The death toll from Israeli bombardments in the Gaza Strip has risen to 9,770, the health ministry in the embattled coastal enclave stated on Sunday. The death toll as a result of the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip since October 7 is 9,770 people, including 4,800 children and 2,550 women, the ministry said in a statement.

270 more Palestinians were killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza within the last 24 hours, the statement added. The statement pointed out that the health ministry received 2,660 reports of missing persons, including 1,270 children who are still buried under the rubble. Every day, the Israeli army escalates its air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip, which has been under relentless bombardment since a cross-border operation by Hamass armed wing, Al-Qassam Brigades, on October 7.

Besides the large number of casualties and the huge displacement of people, vital supplies, especially water, fuel, food and different medical needs, are running low for the 2.3 million residents in Gaza due to the tight Israeli blockade.

Death toll across Palestine surges to 9,883, over 26,000 wounded

RAMALLAH, Sunday, November 5, 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 9,883, with over 26,000 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 9,730, while the death toll in the West Bank also surged to 153 In addition, the ministry said, 25,000 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. 

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.

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Israels carnage in Gaza enters day 30

GAZA, (PIC) +-

For the 30th consecutive day, Israels massive carnage continues to claim more lives in the Gaza Strip as its army persists in bombing more homes, facilities and neighborhoods and massacring civilians, including children and women.

Since last night, dozens of citizens have been martyred and many others have been injured in renewed waves of aerial and artillery attacks on different areas of Gaza.

On Sunday afternoon, the health ministry in Gaza said that the death toll climbed to over 9,770 martyrs, including 4,800 children and 2,550 women.

Meanwhile, four civilians were martyred and three were injured when the Israeli occupation army bombed a house in eastern Khan Younus in the morning.

The Israeli army also carried out aerial and artillery attacks on neighborhoods around Al-Quds Hospital in Tel Al-Hawa area of Gaza City, seriously injuring a patient in an intensive care unit.

Warplanes also destroyed a central water tank in Al-Maghazi refugee camp.

The emergency committee of the Bait Lahiya municipality said that the Israeli army deliberately bombed water tanks and wells in the city.

Aerial attacks also destroyed the bridge connecting al-Nusayrat refugee camp with Mughraqa town in central Gaza.

The Abul-Khair Mosque in the east of Jabalya was targeted by an Israeli airstrike, while gunboats bombed Al-Shati refugee camp and the shore of central Gaza, with no reported casualties.

The Israeli army also attacked an interior ministry headquarters in Bani Suhaila area in the east of Khan Younus, while gunboats bombed the coast of Khan Younus.

Local sources in Gaza City reported that warplanes attacked Al-Rimal neighborhood in Gaza City with white phosphorus bombs, without giving further information.

Israeli Missiles Kill Dozens Of Palestinians In Gaza

 IMEMC, NOV 5, 2023

On Saturday evening, Israeli missiles killed dozens of Palestinians and injured hundreds, mainly women and children, in the Gaza Strip.

Media sources said the army fired missiles at a home of the Saman family in Al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza, killing fifty-one and wounding dozens, mainly women and children.

The sources added that the Israeli Air Force fired dozens of missiles in many neighborhoods west and north of Gaza City and fired phosphorous shells into the areas, especially the Al-Maghazi refugee camp.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said the number of casualties is much higher than confirmed as search operations under the rubble of bombarded homes and buildings were ongoing.

The Municipality of Bait Lahiya, in northern Gaza, said the Israeli army has not only been bombing homes, medical centers, and various residential and commercial buildings, in addition to media facilities, but is also deliberately bombing water wells and water tanks and destroying infrastructure needed to provide basic services to the displaced families.

It said two of the bombed targets were a well and a water reservoir providing water for more than 70.000 Palestinians in the Tal Al-Zaatar area in northern Gaza, causing flooding in various surrounding homes and buildings.

Furthermore, the Israeli Air Force carried fifteen air strikes in the vicinity of the Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza.

In addition, the Palestinians located the corpses of five Palestinians and rescued many others from the rubble of the Abu Haseera family home, which Israel bombed west of Gaza City.

At least seven Palestinians were killed, and dozens injured by Israeli missiles targeting homes in the Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza.

Also, seven Palestinians were killed and many injured by Israeli missiles that struck a home for the Mu'haisin family in the center of Jabalya refugee camp.

Among the Israeli bombing targets were not only homes and civilian buildings but also dozens of bakeries, water stations, fishing boats, and various infrastructure facilities and streets.

The Israeli army also bombed the main gate and yard of the An-Nasr Childrens Hospital in Gaza City, killing and wounding dozens of Palestinians, in addition to firing missiles at the Al-Quds Hospital in Tel Al-Hawa.

The Israeli army also fire many missiles at the AlAzhar University in Gaza, destroying killing, killing and wounding dozens of Palestinians.

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On its part, the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, published videos showing their fighters targeting and destroying many Israeli tanks, including some that were detonating at point-blank range, and confirmed the death of many Israeli soldiers.

Al-Qassam added that the constant Israeli bombing on the Gaza Strip has also resulted in the killing of 60 Israelis, who were captured by the group, since October 7, and said that twenty-three of them remain buried under the rubble of bombarded buildings.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said Israeli missiles and shells have killed at least 9488, mainly women and children, and injured at least 26.000, most of them are children, women, and seniors.

The number of Palestinians who were killed by Israeli soldiers and paramilitary colonizers in the occupied West Bank is 147, in addition to more than 2200 injured.

 

Dozens of innocent civilians murdered by Israel on 30th day of its genocidal war on Gaza

GAZA, Sunday, November 5, 2023 (WAFA)

Dozens of Palestinian citizens have been murdered and many more sustained injuries over the last 12 hours as Israeli airstrikes continued to rain down on the Gaza Strip for the 30th consecutive day. The attacks have also caused extensive destruction to residential buildings, houses, apartments, and public and private properties.

WAFA correspondent, quoting the director of Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza, Bashar Murad, reported that Israeli warplanes targeted a residential building near Al-Quds Hospital in the Tel Al-Hawa area of Gaza City with a missile, murdering numerous innocent civilians and injuring many others, including displaced individuals.

A patient in the intensive care unit at the hospital was critically wounded by shrapnel from the missile explosion, he added.

Meantime, rescue and civil defense teams recovered the bodies of 21 family members of the Abu 'Haseera family after their home, located near the fishermen's port west of Gaza City, was targeted by Israeli airstrikes.

At least two children and one adult were also killed, with others injured, in an Israeli artillery bombardment targeting the Al-Shati refugee camp west of Gaza City.

The Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in the southeast of Gaza City also witnessed a series of intensive Israeli airstrikes, leading to the destruction of numerous homes. Israeli airstrikes further targeted the Shaikh Zayid bin Sultan Mosque in the Al-Kateeba Square west of Gaza City.

In its latest update yesterday, the Ministry of Health said the toll of casualties resulting from the ongoing Israeli aggression against Gaza and the West Bank since October 7 had climbed to at least 9,572 victims and over 26,000 injured, with over 1,600 others unaccounted for and feared dead under the rubble.

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Israeli airstrike on Al-Maghazi claims 51 innocent lives, injures many more

GAZA, Saturday, November 4, 2023 (WAFA) -

At least 51 Palestinian civilians were murdered while others sustained injuries tonight in an Israeli airstrike that targeted a residence in the Al-Maghazi refugee camp, located in the central region of the Gaza Strip.

WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli warplanes struck the home of the Sam'an family in the Al-Maghazi refugee camp, resulting in at least 51 deaths among innocent civilians and destruction to the home targeted and damage to neighboring homes and infrastructure.

Meantime, Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes on the western and northern neighborhoods of Gaza, using internationally banned white phosphorus bombs, particularly in the Al-Shati refugee camp west of Gaza City.

In a related incident, Israeli occupation forces launched at least 15 airstrikes around the Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza, WAFA correspondent reported. 

In the meantime, Israeli warplanes targeted the main water well in the area of Tel Al-Zaatar, north of Gaza Strip, leading to water flowing into the neighborhoods and houses surrounding the well.

Earlier in the night, rescue and civil defense teams recovered the bodies of five individuals who had been killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Abu Haseera family home west of Gaza City. Meanwhile, efforts are ongoing to rescue the remaining bodies and aid the injured who are still trapped beneath the rubble.

Earlier today, the Ministry of Health said the toll of casualties resulting from the ongoing Israeli aggression against Gaza and the West Bank since October 7 had climbed to at least 9,572 victims and over 26,000 injured, with over 1,600 others unaccounted for and feared dead under the rubble.

In Gaza, 9,425 Palestinians have been killed, with over 25,000 sustaining injuries. In the West Bank, the death toll has reached 147, with over 2,200 injured. Alarmingly, more than two-thirds of the wounded are children, women, and the elderly.

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Fuel crisis forces complete shutdown of Gaza hospital generators

November 5, 2023, GAZA, (PIC) +-

Power generators at Kamal 'Adwan Hospital in northern Gaza have stopped working due to a lack of fuel, officials at the hospital said.

Generators in Kamal 'Adwan Hospital in northern Gaza have completely stopped operating due to the severe fuel shortage, director of the hospital Ahmed Ka'hlout said in a statement on Saturday.

During the past few days, the health ministry in Gaza appealed for fuel supply for hospitals generators in the war-torn coastal enclave.

It announced last Thursday that the main power generators at the Indonesian Hospital and Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza had shut down.

Such a serious fuel crisis threatens the lives of hundreds of patients, including premature babies, at Gazas hospitals.

Israeli warplanes also bombed the power generator and solar energy panels at Al-Wafa Hospital in central Gaza City on Saturday.

 

Thousands of lives at stake as hospitals in Gaza as fuel stocks run almost empty

GAZA, Saturday, November 4, 2023 (WAFA)

Hospitals in Gaza are reaching breaking point as their supply of fuel runs dangerously low, putting the lives of newborn babies in incubators at grave risk.

On Wednesday night, the main generator at the Indonesian hospital - one of the main hospitals in the north of the territory - went out of service. Staff are now having to rely on a secondary generator, which can service only some parts of the hospital, as they continue to receive an influx of patients from the nearby Jabalya refugee camp, which was bombed on both Tuesday and Wednesday, killing hundreds of civilians.

Bisan, a youth volunteer in Gaza, sent this message from Al-Shifa Hospital - the largest medical facility Gaza, as quoted by ActionAid.

Im now at the Al-Shifa Hospital, in the incubator department. The incubator department, as [with] all the departments in Al-Shifa Hospital, and other hospitals as well, are [under threat of] stopping working because there is no fuel in The Gaza Strip, there is no fuel entering the Gaza Strip or going to the hospitals. So more than 45 incubators just in Al-Shifa Hospital could stop. And these newborn babies could simply [die]... Because they need special care. These [babies] in incubators with an age of 42-45 weeks of pregnancy, days old, are [at] threat of [dying].  

As well as treating the wounded, hospitals in northern Gaza are acting as places of shelter for around 117,000 thousand people displaced from their homes since the war began. But without food and water, fuel to cook with, clothes or hygiene products, conditions are becoming unbearable. With only a severely limited amount of aid trickling into Gaza through the Rafah border crossing, and no way of transporting this north due to a lack of fuel and damaged roads, there is little hope of relief for millions of people in Gaza.

Zaina, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, is one of thousands of women sheltering at Al Quds Hospital. She spoke the chaos these women are living in, day after day.

 This area that I am living in, most people [are] displaced from their homes. Our area is dangerous and [there is] no one [left] in the area. We stay in the Al Quds Hospital at night. I want to tell you something about the daily coping strategies of [women]. [In every] moment, they think about how to deal with it all of this situation [of sheltering in] the hospital. [For] women, it is crowded [and] there are no bathrooms for them to wash [themselves]. [There is] nowhere [for them] to wash their clothes [and] since the [beginning] of the war they [have been sheltering] there.

[Women are] cut[ting] [empty] bottles of Coca Cola from [the top so that it can hold] water. [They wash their] bodies and clothes [with] a very [small amount of] water because [there is] not enough water [to] wash as usual. They [hang their clothes] to dry [in] any place [they can find] on a wall, in a tree, on chairs, or inside the bathroom [on the] hanger."

As people fight to survive in these conditions, the areas surrounding hospitals continue to be hit by bombing, severely hampering the ability of the medical facilities to continue functioning. At least 73 healthcare workers have been killed in Gaza since October 7.

Many were killed while asleep at night at home with their families, in between working shifts. As the number of patients needing urgent treatment continues to rise, the Palestinian Health Ministry has issued a desperate plea urging any retired doctors and nurses or medical students to help if they can. 

Riham J'afari, Communications and Advocacy Coordinator at ActionAid Palestine, said, If fuel runs out in Gaza, it will be an unimaginable catastrophe for babies on incubators and those in intensive care units relying on ventilators. Instead of being a place where people needing urgent care are treated, hospitals have become a place where patients are sent to morgues, rather than discharged."

But despite the enormous and impossible challenges, doctors are continuing to provide urgent care amidst indiscriminate bombings, a severe shortage of medical supplies and equipment, and without fuel to power generators. And even when doctors leave hospitals to find precious resources to help keep hospitals going and to keep people alive, they are at risk of being killed in the constant bombardment.

Bisan said: People are suffering. The bombing is targeting crowded places in Jabalya, in refugee camps, and places that are the most crowded places in the world. The Gaza Strip is about 360 square kilometers, with a population of more than 2.25 million people. Can you imagine how crowded is this?  How more than 18,000 tons can make when all this explosive force is dropped over Gaza Strip over the past 28 days.  

So, this is the demand now. Ceasefire in Gaza.  Ceasefire because the explosive force of the bombs [that] were dropped on Gaza during these days is more than the explosive force of Hiroshima nuclear bomb. Ceasefire now.

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Three Palestinians killed in an Israeli airstrike in Rafa'h

GAZA, Saturday, November 4, 2023 (WAFA)

Three Palestinian civilians were murdered and a fourth individual suffered critical injuries this evening in an Israeli airstrike targeting a poultry farm in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that Israeli warplanes targeted a group of civilians working in a poultry farm located east of Rafa'h. The strike resulted in the tragic death of three Palestinians and left one person severely injured.

Earlier today, the Ministry of Health said the toll of casualties resulting from the ongoing Israeli aggression against Gaza and the West Bank since October 7 had climbed to at least 9,572 victims and over 26,000 injured, with over 1,600 others unaccounted for and feared dead under the rubble.

In Gaza, 9,425 Palestinians have been killed, with over 25,000 sustaining injuries. In the West Bank, the death toll has reached 147, with over 2,200 injured. Alarmingly, more than two-thirds of the wounded are children, women, and the elderly.

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Israeli airstrike in Jabalya brutally murders seven Palestinians

GAZA, Saturday, November 4, 2023 (WAFA)

Seven Palestinian civilians were murdered and many more suffered injuries of various degrees this evening in an Israeli airstrike which targeted a house in Jabalya refugee camp, north of the Gaza Strip, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that Israeli warplanes targeted a civilian house belonging to the family of Mu'haisin in Jabaliy refugee camp. The strike resulted in the tragic death of seven Palestinians and left many others injured inside and in front of the house.

Earlier today, the Ministry of Health said the toll of casualties resulting from the ongoing Israeli aggression against Gaza and the West Bank since October 7 had climbed to at least 9,572 victims and over 26,000 injured, with over 1,600 others unaccounted for and feared dead under the rubble.

In Gaza, 9,425 Palestinians have been killed, with over 25,000 sustaining injuries. In the West Bank, the death toll has reached 147, with over 2,200 injured. Alarmingly, more than two-thirds of the wounded are children, women, and the elderly.

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Israeli airstrike claims nine civilian lives in Gaza City

GAZA, Saturday, November 4, 2023 (WAFA)

Nine Palestinian civilians were murdered this evening in an Israeli airstrike which hit a residential building located in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City, according to local sources.

WAFA correspondent said Israeli warplanes targeted a house belonging to the Al-Khoali family near the Al-Bustan Street in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, east of Gaza City, resulting in the tragic murder of nine Palestinian civilians and the injury of several others.

Earlier today, the Ministry of Health said the toll of casualties resulting from the ongoing Israeli aggression against Gaza and the West Bank since October 7 had climbed to at least 9,572 victims and over 26,000 injured, with over 1,600 others unaccounted for and feared dead under the rubble.

In Gaza, 9,425 Palestinians have been killed, with over 25,000 sustaining injuries. In the West Bank, the death toll has reached 147, with over 2,200 injured. Alarmingly, more than two-thirds of the wounded are children, women, and the elderly.

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Israeli airstrike on Nusayrat kills four Palestinian civilians

GAZA, Saturday, November 4, 2023 (WAFA)

An Israeli airstrike this evening in Nusayrat refugee camp, in central Gaza, resulted in the tragic murder of four Palestinian civilians, according to local sources.

WAFA correspondent said Israeli fighter jets attacked a house with missiles in the refugee camp, killing the four innocent civilians. It is not yet clear whether there are further casualties in the Israeli strike.

Earlier today, the Ministry of Health said the toll of casualties resulting from the ongoing Israeli aggression against Gaza and the West Bank since October 7 had climbed to at least 9,572 victims and over 26,000 injured, with over 1,600 others unaccounted for and feared dead under the rubble.

In Gaza, 9,425 Palestinians have been killed, with over 25,000 sustaining injuries. In the West Bank, the death toll has reached 147, with over 2,200 injured. Alarmingly, more than two-thirds of the wounded are children, women, and the elderly.

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Women and newborns facing a high risk under Israeli bombardment in Gaza, UN agencies warn

NEW YORK, Saturday, November 4, 2023 (WAFA)

Women, children and newborns in Gaza are disproportionately bearing the burden of the Israeli aggression on the enclave, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA), and the World Health Organization (WHO) have warned.

As of 3 November, according to Ministry of Health data, 2,326 women and 3,760 children have been killed by the Israeli occupation in the Gaza strip, representing 67 percent of all casualties, while thousands more have been injured. This means that 420 children are killed or injured every day, some of them only a few months old.

"The [Israeli] bombardments, damaged or non-functioning health facilities, massive levels of displacement, collapsing water and electricity supplies as well as restricted access to food and medicines, are severely disrupting maternal, newborn, and child health services," the UN agencies warned.

There are an estimated 50,000 pregnant women in Gaza, with more than 180 giving birth every day. Fifteen percent of them are likely to experience pregnancy or birth-related complications and need additional medical care.

The UN agencies explained that all of these women are unable to access the emergency obstetric services they need to give birth safely and care for their newborns.

"With 14 hospitals and 45 primary healthcare centers closed, some women are having to give birth in shelters, in their homes, in the streets amid rubble, or in overwhelmed healthcare facilities, where sanitation is worsening, and the risk of infection and medical complications is on the rise," the agencies said.

The UN agencies added, "The lives of newborns also hang by a thread. If hospitals run out of fuel, the lives of an estimated 130 premature babies who rely on neonatal and intensive care services will be threatened, as incubators and other medical equipment will no longer function."

Over half of the population of Gaza is now sheltering in UNRWA facilities in dire conditions, with inadequate water and food supplies, which is causing hunger and malnutrition, dehydration and the spread of waterborne diseases.

According to UNRWA's initial assessments, 4,600 displaced pregnant women and about 380 newborns living in these facilities require medical attention.  

"Humanitarian agencies urgently need sustained and safe access to bring more medicines, food, water and fuel into Gaza. No fuel has come into the Gaza Strip since 7 October. Aid agencies must receive fuel immediately to be able to continue supporting hospitals, water plants and bakeries."

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

Israeli occupation forces murder three Palestinians in Abu Dees

JERUSALEM, Sunday, November 5, 2023 (WAFA)

Three young Palestinians were killed and six others were injured, including two seriously, by Israeli occupation forces this morning in the town of Abu Dis, east of occupied Jerusalem, according to local sources and witnesses.

Eyewitnesses reported that a large contingent of the Israeli occupation army stormed Abu Dees and laid siege to a house, sparking confrontations in the area. The situation escalated when the Israeli occupation forces deployed a bulldozer and began demolishing parts of the besieged house.

The Israeli occupation forces then fired a missile at the building, murdering a young Palestinian man who was trapped inside.

A video footage circulating on the social media showed Israeli soldiers carrying the body of the murdered youth, who had been killed by Israeli bombardment inside the besieged home, using the same bulldozer that had previously demolished portions of the house.

The murdered youth has been identified as Nabil Halabiya, 20, a Palestinian in the late twenties of age. His body has been taken away by the forces.

Later in the morning, the Ministry of Health confirmed the death of Mousa Dhiya Zarzour, 22, and Muhannad 'Afana, 20, who succumbed to their injuries sustained during the confrontations with Israeli occupation forces in the town.

In response to the tragic incident, the Abu Dees Girls School and the Arab Institute announced the suspension of in-person classes, shifting to remote learning to ensure the safety of students and as a mark of mourning for the two martyrs.

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Palestinian teen succumbs to wounds sustained from Israeli gunfire in Al-'Aizariya

JERUSALEM, Sunday, November 5, 2023 (WAFA)

A 17-year-old Palestinian teenager, Rami 'Izz 'Oada, died this morning as a result of injuries he had sustained a few days ago during confrontations in the town of Al-'Aizariya, east of occupied Jerusalem, according to the Ministry of Health.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a press statement that with the death of 'Oada, the number of Palestinians murdered by Israel in the occupied West Bank since October 7 climbs to 152.

Earlier today, three Palestinians were murdered by Israeli occupation forces during a raid into the nearby town of Abu Dis, the body of one of whom, Nabil Halabiya, was taken away by the occupation forces in the aftermath of the crime.

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Occupation forces murder a Palestinian youth north of Hebron

HEBRON, Sunday, November 5, 2023 (WAFA)

A Palestinian youth was murdered while his brother was wounded this morning by Israeli occupation forces, as the latter stormed the town of Nuba, to the northwest of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

WAFA correspondent said Israeli occupation forces stormed the town of Nuba, leading to confrontations where they fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters at local residents.

He said the use of lethal force by the forces resulted in the murder of A'hmed 'Habis Dababsa, 22, and the injury of his brother, Mahmoud, who was rushed to hospital for medical treatment.

Earlier today, Israeli occupation forces murdered three Palestinians, all of them in the twenties of age, during an Israeli attack on the town of Abu Dis, east of occupied Jerusalem.

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Youth injured by Israeli gunfire south of Nablus

NABLUS, Sunday, November 5, 2023 (WAFA)

A Palestinian young man was injured by live Israeli ammunition this morning during confrontations with Israeli occupation forces in the village of Usarin, to the south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to medical sources.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus reported that Israeli occupation forces fired live bullets at Palestinian civilians in the village, resulting in the injury of a 22-year-old man in the leg. He was subsequently transported to hospital for medical treatment.

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Abduction of Palestinians by Israeli Occupation Apartheid Regime Soldiers

Israeli occupation forces abduct 46 Palestinians across West Bank

RAMALLAH, Sunday, November 5, 2023 (WAFA)

Israeli occupation forces continued last night their mass abduction campaign in the West Bank, detaining at least 46 Palestinians in a series of raids into Palestinian cities, towns, villages and refugee camps across the occupied territory.

In Ramallah, the Israeli occupation army stormed the towns of Beer Zait and Bil'een, and abducted a minimum of 14 Palestinians after raiding and searching their homes.

In Hebron, south of the territory, at least 14 Palestinians were reportedly abducted by the forces, including 10 displaced workers from the Gaza Strip who were seeking refuge in the town of Nuba.

At least nine Palestinians were also abducted by the Israeli occupation forces in Jenin, north of the West Bank, while four others were abducted in the Nablus province.

Abductions were also reported in the provinces of Tulkarm, Bait La'hm (Bethlehem), Tubas, and Al-Quds (Jerusalem).

These abductions are part of an ongoing Israeli mass abduction campaign in the occupied West Bank coinciding with the bloody Israeli aggression on Ghazza (Gaza).

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IOF continues massive abduction campaign in the West Bank

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The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) launched a large-scale abduction campaign in the West Bank last night and in the early hours of Sunday, accompanied by clashes and armed confrontations.

In Jenin, the IOF raided the Al-Almania neighborhood and the eastern neighborhood of Jenin city, accompanied by a "D9" bulldozer, which led to clashes and confrontations with young men, including exchange of gunfire and the throwing of homemade explosive devices towards IOF soldiers and military vehicles.

The IOF abducted 10 citizens from Jenin city, including former prisoners. The IOF also raided several neighborhoods in Jenin city, including Jabal Abu Zahir, Kharouba, Al-Marah, and Wadi Al-Zain, in addition to Jenin refugee camp, the eastern neighborhood, and Al-Germania neighborhood.

In Tulkarm, IOF soldiers raided the Shuaeika suburb north of the city and abducted the two young men Muhtadi 'Isam Raji'h and Ryan 'Ubaid from their homes. Special Israeli forces also stormed the Tulkarm refugee camp, and gunshots were heard inside the camp.

In Nablus, the IOF raided the city and abducted two young men: 'Awni Al-Shakhsheer, an ex-prisoner, from his home in the Rafidia neighborhood west of the city, and Adi Al-Fakhouri from Krom 'Ashour, while IOF vehicles came under gunfire near the Balata refugee camp and in the Muqataa area, east of Nablus.

The IOF also stormed the town of Qusra to the south of Nablus and broke into the house of Fouad Youssef Hassan, before abducting him. The soldiers also raided several houses in the town and conducted searches. The IOF abducted the ex-prisoner Adil Sa'ada from the town of Urif while passing near the Ariel settlement built on Salfeet lands.

In Qalqilya, Palestinian resistance fighters targeted Israeli military vehicles with locally made explosive devices early this morning, damaging a military vehicle after being targeted on the Kafr Thuluth-'Azzoun road east of Qalqilya.

In Tubas, the IOF abducted the young man Bilal 'Uwaisa following a raid on his family's home in Al-Far'a refugee camp, south of Tubas.

In Ramallah, the IOF abducted the ex-prisoner Ya'qoub Hussein after raiding his family's home in the Jalazoan refugee camp, north of the city, and brutally assaulting him, according to his family.

The IOF also abducted journalist 'Amir Abu 'Arram, researcher Mu'hammed Al-Qaddoumi, ex-prisoners Younus Sha'lan and Mus'ab Said, and Beer Zait Municipal Council member 'Ala Abu 'Awadh after raiding their homes in the town of Beer Zait, north of Ramallah in the central West Bank.

The IOF soldiers also stormed the village of Bil'een west of Ramallah and abducted nine young men.

In Bethlehem, the IOF raided the town of Bait Fajr to the south and abducted the young man Iyad Ma'hmoud Taqatqa after raiding and searching his house and tampering with its contents.

In al-Khalil, IOF soldiers abducted Tayseer Al-Jammal and his son, Iyad, after raiding the southern area of the city.


Aggression and Attacks by Illegal Israeli Settlers and Soldiers

Illegal Israeli settlers assault farmers, steal their olive harvest south of Hebron

HEBRON, Saturday, November 4, 2023 (WAFA)

Illegal Israeli settlers guarded by an Israeli army force brutally assaulted a group of Palestinian farmers today and stole their olive harvest and their tractor in the Masafir Yatta region, to the south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, local sources said.

Ratib Al-Jubour, a local Palestinian activist, told WAFA that a group of colonial settlers assaulted members of the Palestinian family of Mis'if while they were harvesting olives in their own land, located in Khirbet Quwaiqis hamlet in Masafir Yatta.

He added that the illegal Israeli settlers stole the farmers' olive harvest and their tractor.

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Palestinian man injured in an attack by settlers in Jordan Valley

JORDAN VALLEY, Saturday, November 4, 2023 (WAFA)

A Palestinian man sustained injuries today after being physically attacked by illegal Israeli settler terrorists in the village Yirza, located in the northern Jordan Valley, northeast of the occupied West Bank, according to medical sources.

Sources from the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) reported that emergency medical teams responded to the incident and provided assistance to the injured individual, identified as Jihad Sali'h Masa'eed, who had been assaulted by the settlers. He was subsequently transported to hospital for further treatment.

Mukhlis Masa'eed, the head of the Yirza village council, said that over 20 armed illegal Israeli settlers stormed the village and embarked on raiding the homes of local residents. He added that the settlers issued threats and intimidated many of the village's residents. Several villagers were subjected to physical violence, with one of them requiring hospitalization.

During their violent incursion, the settlers also stole around 70 cattle, adding to the distress and losses suffered by the community.

Masa'eed added that the attack on the village lasted for over two hours, prompting concerns about the safety and security of Palestinian residents in these areas.

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