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On Day 267 of the US-Backed Israeli Genocidal War on Gaza Strip, 3 Massacres, 40 Palestinians Killed, 224 Injured, with a Death Toll of  37,834 and 86,858 Injuries

June 29, 2024 

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Editor's Notes:  

Here are some initial (not final) statistics, which show the Israeli war crimes against humanity, during the current Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip, based on the reliable data reported by the Palestinian Health Ministry:

By June 29, 2024, the initial death toll of Palestinians who have been killed by the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip is 44,834+.   

This includes the accounted for deaths (37,834), those who are still missing under the rubble (Corrected on April 18, 2024: 7,000+). 

By June 29 2024, the documented injuries exceeded 86,858.

By June 29, 2024, 553 Palestinians who were killed, 5,218 who were injured, and 9,443, who were abducted by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank, since October 7, 2023, including 310 women and 640 children (Some of the detainees have been released).

By May 6, 2024, the Palestinian death toll in Gaza included 7,797+ children and 4,959 women (52% of the total).

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UN: The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza is a reliable source of data about the death toll in Gaza Strip

Gaza War: UN revises death toll for women and children

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By Iain Overton on 17 May 2024

The United Nations has revised down the proportion of women and children among the reported fatalities in Gaza, sparking debate over the accuracy of casualty figures since Israels offensive following the Hamas attack on 7 October.

On 6 May, the UN stated that 69% of the reported deaths were women and children. However, just two days later, it revised this figure to 52%. Despite this adjustment, the overall death toll in Gaza remains over 35,000. The UN explained that incomplete information had led to the initial higher percentage and that they are now using figures from the Hamas-run health ministry instead of the Government Media Office (GMO).

The Israeli foreign minister criticized the UNs change, describing it as the miraculous resurrection of the dead in Gaza and accusing the UN of using fake data from a terrorist organization.

The figures provided by the GMO and the health ministry differ because of the way deaths have been recorded. Initially, the health ministry only reported deaths registered in hospitals. From November, the GMO included deaths recorded in reliable media reports and those reported by family members online. Recently, the health ministry incorporated these media reports and family submissions.

The revised data shows that the number of women and children among the dead has decreased significantly. On 6 May, the UN cited GMO figures reporting 9,500 women and 14,500 children dead. However, two days later, using health ministry data, the figures were revised to 4,959 women and 7,797 children. This difference arises because individuals with incomplete information were not included in the demographic breakdown.

The death tolls accuracy remains contentious. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that approximately 30,000 people had died in Gaza, with 14,000 being terrorists and 16,000 civilians, although no evidence was provided for these numbers.

 (Editor's Note: Other than women and children, most of the other victims are elderly men and civilian young men).

Recording accurate casualties during wartime is notoriously challenging.

The initial death toll from the 7 October Hamas attacks was estimated at 1,400 by Israeli authorities but was later revised down to around 1,200 due to the misidentification of some bodies.

The UNs change in approach is significant. Initially, the GMO consistently reported a higher proportion of women and children among the dead than the health ministry. On 6 May, the UN reported 34,735 deaths based on GMO figures, with women and children making up the majority. Two days later, the UNs report, citing health ministry data, showed a total of 34,844 deaths but with a significantly lower number of women and children.

The UN said it switched to health ministry data because it provided more comprehensive breakdowns backed by a list of names.

This revision underscores the complexities and challenges of tracking civilian casualties in conflict zones and highlights the ongoing debate over the true impact of the war on Gazas population.

Gaza War: UN revises death toll for women and children - occupied Palestinian territory | ReliefWeb

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The Palestinian Government Media Office death toll data (which includes media reports and family member reporting online):

By May 21, 2024, the Palestinian death toll in Gaza included 15,000+ children (43%).

By March 4, 2024, the death toll also included 13,420+ children, 8,900+ women (more than 72.8% of the accounted for victims), 364 doctors and medical staff, 132 journalists, and 48 civil defense workers. 

By May 25, 2024, the Government Media Office (GMO) said that the Israeli occupation forces killed 493 health personnel and kidnapped 310 others of them.

By January 17, 2024, about 661 detainees from Gaza are currently languishing in Israeli prisons as illegitimate combatants (the Israeli term for Palestinian fighters) in addition to more than 50 women from Gaza, who are detained in the Damon prison, noting that 8 women of whom have been recently released.

By March 4, 2024, the Government Media Office (GMO) said that the Israeli occupation forces killed 493 health personnel and kidnapped 310 others of them (May 25, 2024), destroyed 155 health institutions, 32 hospitals, 53 health centers, 126 ambulances, displaced 1.9 million Palestinians, and destroyed 360,000 housing units, about and 60% of the buildings and infrastructure in Gaza Strip.

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40 Palestinian were killed, including rescue workers, 224 were injured by
Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment on Gaza Strip, June 29, 2024
'Hamas official, Osama 'Hamdan, accuses the US administration of participation in the ongoing Israeli starvation campaign against the Gaza people, June 29, 2024
Crying injured Palestinian children receiving treatment, as the Israeli genocidal war continues on Gaza Strip for the 267 day, file, June 29, 2024

UN rapporteur, Tlaleng Mofokeng, says that Palestinians are literally being destroyed by the Israeli genocidal war on the Gaza Strip, June 29, 2024

Children continue to be the largest category of victims of the Israeli genocidal war on the Gaza Strip, June 29, 2024 The Palestinian NRS NGO's warned that there are 10,000 disabled individuals in Gaza, due to the ongoing and escalating Israeli genocidal war on Gaza,
June 29, 2024
Palestinians who survived an Israeli genocidal air strike on Gaza grieving the death of family members, June 29, 2024 Deadly Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City leave dozens killed and wounded,
June 29, 2024
   
Displaced Palestinians fleeing western Rafa'h tent area, away from the Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment, June 29, 2024. A Palestinian in Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem) is forced to demolish his
home by the Israeli occupation apartheid regime, June 29, 2024.
   
Carrying some of the martyrs and the injured Palestinians from Al-Buraij
refugee camp to Al-Aqsa hospital in Dair El-Bala'h, after an attack by Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment, June 29, 2024.
Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment on Al-Shuja'iya neighborhood
in Gaza City, June 29, 2024.

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"  ۖ   ۚ " ( 17: 7). 

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

"Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul, unless for a soul, or for corruption in the land, it is as if he had killed humankind entirely" (The Holy Quran, Al-Ma-ida, 5: 32).

"And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him, and has cursed him, and has prepared for him a great torment" (Al-Nisa, 4: 93).

"If you do good, you do good for yourselves; and if you do evil, (you do it) to yourselves" (Al-Isra, 17: 7). 

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While brutal force has been used to create Zionist Israel and sustain it thus far, Zionist claims to Palestine are false. Actually, from the five thousand years of known written human history, there has been a continuous Palestinian-Canaanite presence in the Holy Land. Despite the Zionist false claims, the ancient Israelites ruled part of the land for only 85 years (during the reign of Prophets David and Solomon , peace be upon them, and Solomon's son).

 After that, the Egyptians conquered Palestine-Canaan in 925 BC, followed by Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans, before the Arab Muslim rule, starting from 636 AD.

By the Time Jesus, peace be upon him, started his mission, the three population groups of Canaanites, Palestinians, and Israelites were melted together in religion and language. Most of them became Christians when Constantine converted in 313 AD. Then, most of them became Muslims in the 7th and 8th centuries AD.

So, Palestinian Muslims, Christians, and Jews are the ones who have the right to claim descent from ancient Israelites, Palestinians, and Canaanites, not Zionists from other continents.

No matter what the Zionists and their supporters do, they cannot change the will of God, Who promised the Holy Land to Abraham and his descendants, basically the Palestinian Muslims and Christians.

No matter how much persecution and aggression the Zionists and their supporters inflict upon the Palestinian people, they will never be able to force them out of the Holy Land, which Allah, praise to Him, promised for them, and kept His promise ever since.

This is a necessary brief background to understand the US-Backed Zionist Israeli continuous wars against the Arab nation generally, and the Palestinian people in particular, which included the wars of 1948, 1956, 1967, 1978, 1982, the brutal crushing of the two Uprisings (1987-1993 and 2000-2004), 2009, 2012, 2014, 2021, and the current genocidal war on Gaza (Since October 7, 2023), which has culminated a blockade of Gaza since 2007. In addition, the Israeli occupation and apartheid regime launched so many covert operations, raids, and air strikes on many Arab states since 1948.

The following news stories are just examples, not a systematic record, of the Israeli occupation government abuse, mistreatment, and violations of Palestinian human rights, on daily basis.

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

http://english.wafa.ps/, https://english.palinfo.com/, https://imemc.org/, https://paltoday.ps/ar/


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Editorial Notes about terms & names of people and places:

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

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

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

4. The English letter e is equivalent to the Arabi short vowel known as fat'ha, as in A'hmed and Mu'hammed.

5. It is more accurate to refer to the
land-grabbing Israelis, who establish illegal settlements in the Palestinian territory of the West Bank, as illegal Israeli settlers, than referring to them as colonists.

The term colony is a reference to a large entity or a country, such as American states before independence. It was also a reference to Egypt, and India, when they were British colonies.

In addition, the term "colony" represents a positive nostalgic theme, in the minds of native speakers of English, particularly in America and Britain.

6. It is more accurate to use the verb "abduct" than the verb "detain," in reference to taking Palestinian citizens by force to prisons and interrogation centers, by Israeli occupation regime soldiers. This is because the presence of the Israeli occupation regime forces is illegal in the Palestinian territories, and they have no jurisdiction over the Palestinian people.

Click here for more about using the apostrophe and the underlining of letters in the transliteration of Arabic names.

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'Hamas accuses US of being accomplice in starvation campaign against Gaza

Saturday 29-June-2024

BEIRUT, (PIC)

The humanitarian situation in the Gaza has become tragic, senior 'Hamas official Osama 'Hamdan emphasized on Saturday, warning of imminent casualties due to food shortages, which are pushing the Strip toward famine.

During a news conference on the developments of the ongoing Israeli genocidal war on Gaza, 'Hamdan said UN estimates indicate that 70 percent of Gazas population is at risk of famine, adding that Israels policy of siege, through the blocking of border crossings, has exacerbated the food crisis in Gaza.

'Hamdan accused that Israeli occupation forces of systematically destroying vital infrastructure, including roads, water networks, and sewage systems, and denying the Gaza people access to drinking water.

'Hamdan pointed out that the Israeli government ignores notifications from humanitarian organizations, which makes relief work extremely dangerous, emphasizing that the Israeli occupations practices resemble an advanced form of the Nazi detention and extermination camps, and even worse.

'Hamdan considered Israels starvation campaign in Gaza as one of the brutal methods of warfare targeting innocent civilians, making it tantamount to genocide, adding that Israels policies of cutting off electricity and water also constitute acts of genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza.

The 'Hamas official described the failure of world leaders to prevent the starvation of the Gaza people as shameful, adding that the world has seen footage of Palestinian detainees suffering from considerable weight loss due to the starvation policy pursued against them in Israeli jails at the behest of far-right security minister Itamar Ben Gvir.

He also accused the US administration of participating in the ongoing starvation campaign against the Gaza people through its persistence in supporting and covering up Israels war crimes and genocide in the Palestinian coastal enclave.

'Hamdan also answered a question about the mediators efforts to broker a ceasefire deal over Gaza, saying there was no progress in this regard.

'Hamas is still ready to deal positively with any ceasefire proposal that ends the war and secures a complete military withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and a serious swap deal, 'Hamdan told journalists in Beirut.

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WHO: More than 10,000 Palestinians need medical evacuation

Saturday 29-June-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed Thursdays evacuation of 21 young patients from Gaza the first since the key border crossing at Rafah closed on 7 May.

Since the closure of Rafa'h, we did not have any medical evacuation until yesterday and these 21 children with cancer, said WHO spokesperson Tarik (Tariq) Jasarevic.

But more than 10,000 patients still need medical evacuations, he added.

Specialized, lifesaving care is no longer available in Gaza, Jasarevic continued, in an appeal to evacuate the more than 10,000 people including thousands of amputees waiting to receive the medical care they need.

We need to reopen Rafah and any other border crossing to get these people out. So, their lives, can be saved.

For his part, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus appealed for facilitated medical evacuation via all possible routes, including Rafa'h and Karm Abu Salim, to Egypt, the West Bank, Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), and from there to other countries when needed.

We appeal for sustained medical evacuations and a safe, timely, transparent and organized process. These patients urgently need specialized lifesaving care, which they cannot get in Gaza. 

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OCHA: At least 60,000 people displaced from Gaza City

Friday 28-June-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

Humanitarian partners are reporting new displacement from areas east of Gaza City, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) revealed on Friday.

Yesterday, the Israeli military ordered people living in 28 residential blocks in areas east of Gaza City to immediately evacuate. Humanitarian partners estimate at least 60,000 people were displaced from this area, which spans over seven square kilometers, the UN agency said.

Also yesterday, a military operation in the area of Al-Mawasi resulted in scores of casualties arriving to a nearby field hospital and the displacement of at least 5,000 people, according to our partners on the ground.

Meanwhile, access constraints coupled with insecurity and ongoing hostilities continue to significantly impede the delivery of essential humanitarian assistance and services across Gaza.

This includes critical food and nutrition aid, medical care, shelter support, and water, sanitation, and hygiene services for hundreds of thousands of people in need.

OCHA reported that as of yesterday, Israeli authorities had facilitated less than half of more than 100 planned humanitarian assistance missions, coordinated to reach northern Gaza this month. The rest were either impeded, denied access, or canceled due to logistical, operational, or security reasons.

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UN rapporteur: People in Gaza are literally being destroyed

Saturday 29-June-2024

GENEVA, (PIC)

The UN special rapporteur on the right to health, Tlaleng Mofokeng, said, As people in Gaza are literally being destroyed, no other term but genocide can be used to express this situation.

Speaking to Anadolu agency, Mofokeng said on Friday, People in Gaza are trying to survive, but thats really all they can do, noting that the mental health of Gazans has deteriorated severely due to the relentless bombings, leading to widespread trauma.

She cited reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other aid organizations, which depict a dire scenario for health services in Gaza, saying, when hospitals cannot get supplies and essential medicines, and when healthcare workers themselves are being killed and harassed, it makes the attacks on the right to health even more prominent.

The UN rapporteur drew attention to the fact that there is still no estimate for how long it will take to rebuild Gazas health infrastructure.

Mofokeng called for a global discussion on recognizing the events in Gaza as genocide and for holding the perpetrators accountable in international courts.

Israel has been waging a genocidal war in the Gaza Strip for 266 days leading to the martyrdom of 37,718 people so far and the injury of 86,377 others.

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PFLP: Israels post-war plans are illusions and fantasies

Saturday 29-June-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has said that Israeli war minister Yoav Gallants discussion of day after plans for the Gaza Strip with US officials are just illusions and fantasies that reflect the Israeli occupations bankruptcy and its failure to face reality.  

In a statement on Saturday, PFLP said that presenting such unrealistic plans proved that the Israeli occupation is unable to provide a clear answer about the next day after the war.

PFLP stressed that the Israeli occupation is not in a position enabling it to carry out such plans, especially since its army is unable to win the battle on the ground.

These plans will be doomed to failure, and the resistance will not leave Gaza and will remain strong and with a great influence, PFLP said.

Israeli war minister Yoav Gallant said last Thursday that he discussed day after plans for post-war Gaza with senior US officials, which would include local Palestinians, regional partners and the US. 

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Spain to join South Africas genocide case against Israel

Friday 28-June-2024

THE HAGUE, (PIC)

Spain has requested on Friday evening to join the case filed by South Africa at the International Court of Justice, which accuses Israel of violating its obligations under the Genocide Convention in its war on the  Gaza Strip.

Spains announcement came shortly after Turkey announced it would also join the worlds court.

South Africa brought its case against Israel in late December, accusing it of committing genocide against Palestinians in the besieged territory. 

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UNRWA: 625,000 Palestinian children deprived of education in Gaza

Friday 28-June-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said on Friday that more than 625,000 Palestinian children were deprived of schooling for more than eight months due to the Israeli war on Gaza.

It said in a post on X, More than 625,000 children in Gaza have been out of school for over 8 months 300,000 of them were UNRWA students before the war.

UNRWA teams are critical in preparing children to get back to school and restore their right to education, UNRWA added.

The international agency had said at the start of the current month of June that children in Gaza are going through an endless nightmare.

Most of the 124,000 casualties of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip ongoing since 7 October 2023 are women and children.

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UNRWA: Gaza population living in unbearable and extremely dire conditions

Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), Saturday, June 29, 2024 (WAFA)

The United Nations agency responsible for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has decried the living conditions endured by residents of the Gaza Strip as unbearable and extremely dire.

Speaking during a press briefing from central Gaza via video-link to Geneva, Louise Wateridge, a spokesperson for UNRWA, lamented: Its really unbearable. Today, it has to be the worst its ever been. I dont doubt that tomorrow again will be the worst its ever been.

Expressing shock at the devastation in Khan Younus, Wateridge, who spent four weeks outside Gaza before her return, said: The buildings are skeletons, if at all. Everything is rubble. Despite the severe damage, people have returned to these structures, living amidst collapsed walls and makeshift coverings to shield themselves from the elements.

Gazans are forced to live in bombed-out buildings or camp next to giant piles of trash, she added.

Israel has proceeded with its genocidal offensive on the war-torn Strip in complete disregard of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which ordered Israel in a legally binding decision to halt its military offensive in Rafah, which may violate its obligations under the Genocide Convention.

Israel has been waging a devastating war on Gaza since October 7, killing at least 37,834 Palestinians and injuring over 86,858 others.

Moreover, at least 10,000 people are unaccounted for, presumed dead under the rubble of their homes throughout the Strip.

Palestinian and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

The Israeli aggression has also resulted in the forceful displacement of nearly two million people from all over the Gaza Strip, with the vast majority of the displaced forced into the densely crowded southern city of Rafa'h near the border with Egypt in what has become Palestines largest mass exodus since the 1948 Nakba.

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Israeli attacks leave 10,000 disabled in Gaza, NGO reports

GAZA, Saturday, June 29, 2024 (WAFA)

The Palestinian NGO's Network Rehabilitation Sector has warned about the dire consequences of the ongoing and escalating the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza. The group said an estimated 10,000 individuals have acquired various disabilities due to the attacks.

According to a statement released today, hundreds of persons with disabilities have been killed, and thousands more injured as a result of the Israeli onslaught. The crisis has forced tens of thousands of disabled individuals to flee, exposing them to harsh displacement conditions and severe psychological trauma, the group revealed.

The statement emphasized that Israeli actions, including the destruction of infrastructure, main roads, and rehabilitation centers, have severely restricted the movement and access to services for persons with disabilities. This has significantly diminished their ability to mobilize, evacuate safely, and has resulted in the loss of crucial assistive devices, abandoned in the face of bombardment.

Furthermore, the lives of persons with disabilities are endangered due to acute shortages of water, food, energy, medications, and medical and rehabilitation services. Displaced individuals with disabilities face immense difficulties in overcrowded and ill-equipped shelters lacking basic amenities, exacerbating their struggle to access humanitarian aid, sanitation facilities, and other essential needs.

The group underscored that the failure to accommodate disabled-friendly shelters, coupled with overcrowding, poses an additional challenge in accessing already scarce services. Persons with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition and chronic illnesses, significantly increasing their risk of mortality.

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

On June 29, 2024, Dr. Ashraf Al-Qidra, the Spokesperson of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that the Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment on Gaza Strip resulted in 3 massacres, which resulted in the killing of 40 Palestinian civilians, and the injury of 224 others, in the past 24 hours. This increased the accounted for death toll in Gaza Strip to 37,834 and the injuries to 86,858, since the start of the Israeli genocidal war on October 7, 2023.   

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40 Palestinians killed, 224 injured in 3 Israeli massacres in the past 24 hours

Saturday 29-June-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

The health ministry in Gaza said on Saturday that the Israeli occupation army committed three massacres in different areas of the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours, killing at least 40 civilians and injuring over 224 others.

In a statement, the health ministry said that the toll of the ongoing bloody Israeli aggression, which started on October 7, 2023, has jumped to 37,834 martyrs and 86,858 injuries.

A number of victims are still under the rubble and on the roads as ambulance and civil defense crews have been prevented by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) from approaching them, the ministry added.

Since October 7 last year, the IOFs has been launching a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, resulting in more than 120,000 martyrs, wounded and missing, 70 % of them were children and women, in addition to the displacement of two million people and the massive destruction in homes and infrastructures that affected more than 60% of the buildings, amid a tight siege, a suffocating humanitarian crisis, and an unprecedented famine. 

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US-backed Israeli genocide in Gaza enters day 267

Saturday 29-June-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

As the US-backed Israeli genocidal war on the Gaza Strip entered day 267 on Saturday, aerial and artillery strikes continued to pound and target different areas and massacre more civilians.

Reporters for the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) said that the Israeli occupation army continued to bomb homes and attack citizens in different areas of Gaza during the past 24 hours.

According to media sources, four civilians were martyred and others were injured when the Israeli army bombed a house in Block 4 in Al-Buraij refugee camp in central Gaza, while several casualties, including 11 martyrs, were reported following Israeli attacks on citizens in the northwest of Rafa'h, south of Gaza.

A woman was also critically injured in an artillery attack on Qizan Rashwan area, southwest of Khan Younus.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army bombed a car and a house in al-Sabra neighborhood in Gaza City as many citizens gathered in the area to obtain water, killing four and injuring 10 others.

Civil defense and medical crews evacuated four martyrs and six wounded civilians from Al-Sidra area in Gaza City following an Israeli attack on an apartment belonging to the family of Quwaidir.

An Israeli warplane bombed a house in Al-Daraj neighborhood in Gaza City, killing and injuring many civilians, including children.

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

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Casualties, including serious injuries, in Israeli shelling on Jabalya

GAZA, Saturday, June 29, 2024 (WAFA)

A number of civilians were injured, some seriously, due to Israeli shelling this evening on Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Our correspondent reported that Israeli fighter jets targeted a house in the camp, resulting in injuries to several civilians, with some sustaining serious wounds.

They were promptly transported to Kamal 'Udwan Hospital in the camp and Indonesian Hospital in nearby Bait Lahya for medical treatment.

The ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza since October 7, 2023 has claimed the lives of 37,834 Palestinians, predominantly children and women, and left 86,858 others injured.

Thousands more remain trapped either under rubble or on the streets, as Israeli forces obstruct the access of rescue teams and civil defense crews to reach them.

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Israeli airstrike kills three Palestinian civilians in Rafa'h

GAZA, Saturday, June 29, 2024 (WAFA)

Three civilians were killed this afternoon in an Israeli airstrike targeting northwest of the city of Rafa'h, in the southern Gaza Strip.

WAFA correspondent reported that the victims were transported to Nasir Hospital in Khan Younus after being struck by a missile fired from an Israeli reconnaissance drone in the Shakoush area, northwest of Rafa'h.

The ongoing Israeli genocidal war on Gaza since October 7, 2023 has claimed the lives of 37,834 Palestinians, predominantly children and women, and left 86,858 others injured.

Thousands more remain trapped either under rubble or on the streets, as Israeli forces obstruct the access of rescue teams and civil defense crews to reach them.

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Civilian casualties reported following Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City

GAZA, Saturday, June 29, 2024 (WAFA)

A series of Israeli airstrikes targeted various areas north of Gaza City this afternoon, resulting in multiple civilian casualties and injuries.

According to our correspondent on the ground, several civilians were killed and others wounded when Israeli warplanes bombed a house in the Al-Manara neighborhood in northern Gaza City.

Simultaneously, eyewitnesses reported that multiple civilians sustained varying degrees of injuries after being targeted by Israeli airstrikes in the Al-Zarqa area, also north of Gaza City.

The ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza since October 7, 2023 has claimed the lives of 37,834 Palestinians, predominantly children and women, and left 86,858 others injured.

Thousands more remain trapped either under rubble or on the streets, as Israeli forces obstruct the access of rescue teams and civil defense crews to reach them.

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Israeli airstrike claims 4 lives in Al-Buraij refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip

GAZA, Saturday, June 29, 2024 (WAFA)

Four civilians were killed and others injured this afternoon in an Israeli airstrike targeting Al-Buraij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli warplanes bombed a residential house in the camp, leading to the murder of four individuals and injuring several others. The wounded were swiftly transported to Al-Aqsa and Al-'Awda hospitals in the province for urgent medical treatment.

The ongoing Israeli genocidal war on Gaza since October 7, 2023 has claimed the lives of 37,834 Palestinians, predominantly children and women, and left 86,858 others injured.

Thousands more remain trapped either under rubble or on the streets, as Israeli forces obstruct the access of rescue teams and civil defense crews to reach them.

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Deadly Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City leave dozens killed and wounded

GAZA, Saturday, June 29, 2024 (WAFA) -

Dozens of innocent civilians were killed and several others injured this morning in widespread airstrikes and artillery shelling carried out by Israeli occupation forces across Gaza City.

WAFA correspondent reported that eight civilians, including children and women, were killed, and others injured, when Israeli warplanes targeted residences belonging to the Abu Kamil family in the Al-Daraj neighborhood, and the Quwaidir family in the Al-Sabra neighborhood, central Gaza City.

Additionally, several civilians were killed and others wounded as an Israeli drone strike targeted a civilian vehicle with a missile in the Al-Sabra neighborhood of the city.

Meantime, Israeli artillery targeted a municipal park in central Gaza City, killing and injuring a number of civilians.

The ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza since October 7th, 2023 has tragically resulted in the killing of more than 37,765 Palestinians, predominantly women and children, and the injury of over 86,429 others, according to preliminary reports. 

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Israeli genocidal airstrikes claim dozens of lives, including two children, across the Gaza Strip

GAZA, Saturday, June 29, 2024 (WAFA) -

Early this Saturday morning, Israeli genocidal airstrikes targeted residential areas across the Gaza Strip, resulting in the murder of dozens of innocent civilians, including two children, and injuring several others. 

According to our correspondent, an Israeli warplane bombed a house belonging to the Abu Khadhra family on Al-Wehda Street in central Gaza City. The attack left four civilians killed, including two children, and wounded 10 others, who were rushed to Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in the city for treatment.

Simultaneously, Israeli artillery fired several shells towards homes in Al-Shuja'iya neighborhood, east of Gaza City. 

Reports also confirmed that earlier in the night, two children were killed and at least five civilians injured in an airstrike that targeted a house near the Al-Yarmouk area, adjacent to Al-Jazeera Club stadium in Gaza City.

Additionally, several civilians were injured in another airstrike on Al-Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza. 

Israeli forces also opened fire with machine guns on the tents of displaced persons in the Shakoush area and Tel al-Sultan neighborhood in Rafa'h.

Meantime, medical sources reported multiple casualties after the Israeli artillery shelled makeshift shelters and agricultural greenhouses in the Al-Mawasi area, northwest of Rafa'h city, southern Gaza. 

Also in Rafa'h, rescue teams retrieved the bodies of five victims following the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Shakoush area west of the city.

In addition, Israeli tanks opened fire towards residential homes east of Khan Younus city. 

Meanwhile, in central Gaza, Israeli forces targeted areas north and west of Al-Nusayirat camp concurrently with artillery bombardment.

Further airstrikes by Israeli warplanes targeted neighborhoods of Tel Al-Hawa and Al-Shaikh 'Ijleen southwest of Gaza City. 

Israeli quadcopters also targeted civilian homes near Al-Sham'a Mosque in Al-Zaytoun neighborhood and in Al-Shuja'iya district, resulting in casualties, alongside intense artillery shelling.

​​​The ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza since October 7th, 2023 has tragically resulted in the killing of more than 37,765 Palestinians, predominantly women and children, and the injury of over 86,429 others, according to preliminary reports. 

M.N.

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

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Israeli occupation forces assault Palestinian man near Toulkarm

TULKARM, Saturday, June 29, 2024 (WAFA) --

 Israeli occupation forces assaulted a Palestinian civilian today with severe beatings south of the city of Toulkarm in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

The sources informed WAFA that soldiers stationed near the Jubara military checkpoint attacked A'hmed Talouza while he was near the checkpoint, inflicting severe injuries to him, including a leg fracture. 

Talouza was subsequently transported to Thabit Thabit Governmental Hospital in the city for treatment.

M.N.

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IOFs storm different West Bank areas, amid clashes and detentions

Saturday 29-June-2024

WEST BANK, (PIC)

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed last night and at dawn Saturday different areas of the West Bank, amid clashes, raids on homes and detentions.

According to local sources, armed clashes broke out between resistance fighters and Israeli forces during IOFs raids in Al-Manshiya and Al-Makhfiya areas in Nablus, while Israeli soldiers raided several homes near Al-Qasr Hotel in Nablus City.

Meanwhile, local youths threw stones and Molotov cocktails at IOF vehicles in Sebastia town, northwest of Nablus.

In Al-Khaleel (Hebron), the IOFs stormed the southern area of the city, and confiscated a number of cars during a raid in Kharas town, north of the province.

In Jineen, the IOFs stormed different areas, including the towns of Fandaqoumiya, Silat Al-Dthahr and Umm Dar.

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Aggression and Attacks by Illegal Israeli Settlers and Soldiers

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Israeli forces storm cluster of villages northwest of Ramallah

RAMALLAH, Saturday, June 29, 2024 (WAFA)

Israeli occupation forces Saturday evening stormed a cluster of villages and towns, northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, according to security sources.

They said that the occupation troops barged their way into the villages of Dair Al-Sudan, Umm Safa and Dair Abu Mish'al in addition to the town of 'Ajjoul. There were no confrontations or detention, however.

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

These raids are conducted with no need for a search warrant, whenever and wherever the military chooses in keeping with its sweeping arbitrary powers.

Under Israeli military law army commanders have full executive, legislative and judicial authority over 3 million Palestinians living in the West Bank. Palestinians have no say in how this authority is exercised.

K.F.

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Illegal Israeli settlers assault Palestinian community south of Al-Khaleel (Hebron)

Al-Khaleel (Hebron), Saturday, June 29, 2024 (WAFA)

 A group of the illegal Israeli settlers today assaulted the Palestinian community of Umm Al-Khair in Masafir Yatta in the southern occupied West Bank district of Al-Khaleel (Hebron), according to local sources.

They said that the illegal Israeli settlers, under the occupation forces protection, attacked the community, spewing pepper spray in their faces and causing them burns and suffocation.

The the illegal Israeli settlers also attacked a house in the wilderness of Bani Na'eem, muscling inside, smashing internal doors and aiming their rifles towards children.

The assailants came from the nearby the illegal Israeli settlement of Carmel.

Meanwhile, the occupation forces seized two diggers while being used in land reclamation in Al-Buwaib locality, northeast of Yatta.

The Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli occupation authorities.

The Israeli settler violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, and attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

Over 700,000 the Israeli settler are living in colonies across Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem) and the West Bank in violation of international law.

K.F.

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Israeli occupation apartheid regime forces a Palestinian to demolish his own home in Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem)

Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), Saturday, June 29, 2024 (WAFA)

Israeli occupation authorities compelled a Palestinian citizen today to demolish his own home in the neighborhood of Al-Tour, located in Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem).

'Abdullah Abu Subaitan, a resident of Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), stated that the all-Israeli municipality in Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem) forced him to demolish his 85-square-meter house, which housed his family of five.

Abu Subaitan added that he was forced to carry out the demolition himself after an Israeli court issued an order to demolish it within two days, aiming to avoid the hefty costs imposed if Israeli crews carried out the demolition.

As a matter of fact, the Israeli occupation apartheid regime routinely coerces Palestinian citizens, particularly in occupied Jerusalem, into self-demolishing their homes citing lack of permits. Those who refuse face the prospect of Israeli bulldozers demolishing their homes and imposing exorbitant fines on the owners.

The Israeli municipality in Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem) consistently denies building permits to Palestinian citizens, opting instead to demolish their homes or compel them to do so, actions that contradict international law.

These practices are part of Israel's policies aimed at forcibly displacing Palestinians from Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem) to expand settlements in the city and its surroundings.

During the past month of May, Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem) Governorate documented a total of 30 demolition and confiscation operations, including nine cases of forced self-demolition and 20 demolitions carried out by Israeli authorities.

M.N.

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Israeli occupation forces close Bait Iksa checkpoint, disrupting movement of Palestinians

Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), Saturday, June 29, 2024 (WAFA) -

Early this morning, Israeli occupation forces closed the Bait Iksa military checkpoint, located northwest of Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), severely impacting the movement of Palestinian citizens in the area. 

Witnesses reported that the closure prevented high school students from leaving the village to take their final exams, resulting in the confinement of the students in addition to hundreds attempting to enter or exit the village.

Bait Iksa, located northwest of Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), has been surrounded by Israel's separation wall, effectively isolating it from the rest of the West Bank. 

The Israeli occupation authorities have also appropriated much of its land and established the illegal Israeli settlement of Ramot there.

M.N.

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