In Occupied Palestine – 10 January 2024


In Occupied Palestine

Zionism in practice

Israel’s Daily Toll on Palestinian Life, Limb, Liberty and Land

08:00, on 09 January until 08:00, 10 January 2024

[Source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group]

- Sponsor Promotion -


Gaza Strip

Armed Palestinian Resistance: Palestinian Resistance continued launching dozens of missiles towards the Green Line.

Air strikes: Heavy aerial bombardment on buildings, homes and many facilities.

Attacks: All over Gaza there are air strikes, heavy gunfire, tank and artillery shelling, as well as missiles fired from Israeli forces and military occupation, especially in Khan Yunis. The Israeli Navycontinues to fire missiles, targeting facilities and buildings along the shoreline of the whole of Gaza.


112 people killed in Gaza brings the total number of deaths since 7 October to at least 23,469. With another 194 wounded, that has risen to 59,604. Fully accurate statistics are not available due to insecurity menacing hospitals in the Gaza Strip.

OCHA Flash Update #90

Intense Israeli bombardment from air, land, and sea continued across much of the Gaza Strip on 11 January, resulting in further civilian casualties and destruction. The firing of rockets by Palestinian armed groups into Israel also continued. Ground operations and fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups were also reported across much of the Gaza Strip.

Between the afternoons of 10 and 11 January, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Gaza, 112 Palestinians were reportedly killed, and another 194 people were reportedly injured. Between 7 October 2023 and 12:00 on 11 January 2024, at least 23,469 Palestinians were killed in Gaza and 59,604 Palestinians were reportedly injured. Some 70 per cent of the fatalities are women and children, according to the MoH in Gaza.

Since 10 January and as of 11 January, no Israeli soldier was reportedly killed in Gaza, according to the Israeli authorities. Since the start of the ground operation, 184 soldiers have been killed, and 1,085 soldiers have been injured in Gaza, according to the Israeli military.

On 11 January, new evacuation orders were issued to residents of the Al Mawasi area and several blocks near Salah Ad Deen Road in southern Gaza, covering an estimated 4.6 square kilometres. The Israeli military stated that it is preparing to operate in the area and ordered those affected to move to Deir al Balah. More than 18,000 people and nine shelters, accommodating an unknown number of internally displaced people (IDPs), are expected to be affected by this latest round of orders. On 10 January, the UN Human Rights Office expressed concern that Israeli forces, “have placed civilian lives at serious risk by ordering residents from various parts of Middle Gaza to relocate to Deir Al Balah – while continuing to conduct airstrikes on the city. Israel Defense Forces must take immediate measures to protect civilians in line with its obligations under international law. Forcing the relocation of civilians in no way absolves the IDF from its obligations under IHL to protect civilians in carrying out military operations.”

Between 1 and 11 January, only 21 per cent (5 of 24) of planned aid deliveries of food, medicines, water, and other lifesaving supplies to the north of Wadi Gaza proceeded. Humanitarian partners were forced to cancel or delay missions in two instances due to excessive delays at Israeli checkpoints or because the agreed routes were unpassable. Of the five missions that were able to proceed, humanitarian partners were only able to deliver all of the planned aid in two of these missions. The ability of humanitarian partners to respond to the extensive needs in the northern part of Gaza is being curtailed by recurring denials of access for aid deliverers and lack of coordinated safe access by the Israeli authorities. These denials and severe access constraints paralyze the ability of humanitarian partners to respond meaningfully, consistently and at-scale.

Of note, multiple planned missions (between 7 and 10 January) to deliver urgent medical supplies to the Central Drug Store in Gaza city, as well as planned missions to deliver fuel to water and sanitation facilities in Gaza city and the north, were denied by the Israeli authorities. This marked the fifth denial of a mission to the Central Drug Store in Gaza city since 26 December. As a result, hospitals in northern Gaza remain without sufficient access to life-saving medical supplies and equipment.

Overall, the rate of access denials seen in January 2024 so far presents a significant deterioration when compared to those of December 2023, where more than 70 per cent (13 out of 18) of planned UN missions to the north were coordinated and undertaken, where needs are estimated to be the highest and most severe. Every day of assistance missed results in lost lives and suffering for hundreds of thousands of people who remain in northern Gaza.

Repeated denials of fuel delivery to water and sanitation facilities, have deprived people of access to clean water, escalating the risk of sewage overflows and rapidly intensifying the spread of communicable diseases. On 10 January, the Director-General of the WHO stated that “WHO has had to cancel 6 planned missions to northern Gaza since the 26th of December…The barrier to delivering humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza is not the capabilities of the UN, WHO or our partners. The barrier is access.”

On 10 January, four members of the Palestine Red Crescent Society’s (PRCS) ambulance crew and two injured people were killed when an ambulance was struck on Salah AD Deen Road at the entrance of Deir al Balah, according to PRCS. Condemning all attacks on healthcare workers, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) stated that “International Humanitarian Law is clear. Medical personnel should never lose their own lives while providing support to their community. All parties to this conflict must respect the humanitarian mission of the PRCS and other first responders.”

On 11 January, 145 trucks with food, medicine and other supplies entered the Gaza Strip through the Rafah and Kerem Shalom crossings.

Hostilities and casualties (Gaza Strip)

The following are among the deadliest incidents reported between 10 January and 11


On 10 January, in the afternoon, a house was reportedly struck in Deir al Balah, killing four children from the same family.

On 10 January, at about 23:00, an open space housing IDPs in Rafah was reportedly struck, killing four children and an elderly woman from the same family.

On 11 January, at about 00:10, a residential building was reportedly struck in Khan Younis, killing seven people, including a woman and two children, and injuring another 25 people.

On 9 January, the Ministry of Culture published a report summarizing the losses sustained in the Palestinian cultural scene. According to the Ministry, as of 9 January, 41 intellectuals and artists, including four children who were already considered as artists or creators, have been killed. The report stated that 24 cultural centers were damaged or destroyed, and approximately 195 historical buildings were damaged, including 20 mosques and churches across the Strip.

Displacement (Gaza Strip)

As of 8 January, according to UNRWA, 1.9 million people, or nearly 85 per cent of the total population of Gaza, were estimated to be internally displaced, including many who have been displaced multiple times, as families are forced to move repeatedly in search of safety. Nearly 1.72 million IDPs are sheltering in 155 UNRWA facilities across all five governorates including 160,000 in the north and Gaza City; facilities are far exceeding their intended capacity. Rafah governorate has for a while been the main refuge for those displaced, with over one million people squeezed into an extremely overcrowded space, following the intensification of hostilities in Khan Younis and Deir al Balah and the Israeli military’s evacuation orders. Obtaining an accurate figure of the total number of IDPs remains challenging.

Some 222 incidents affecting UNRWA premises and people inside them have been reported since 7 October (some with multiple incidents affecting the same location), including at least 23 incidents of military use and/or interference at UNRWA premises. This includes 63 direct hits on UNRWA installations and 69 different UNRWA installations sustaining damage when a nearby object was hit. In total, at least 319 IDPs staying in UNRWA shelters have been killed and at least another 1,135 were injured since 7 October. UNRWA estimates that at least 323 people sheltering in UNRWA shelters have been killed and at least 1,142 people injured since the escalation of hostilities.

Health care, including attacks (Gaza Strip)

According to WHO, 15 out of Gaza’s 36 hospitals are partially functional; nine in the south and six in the north. In Deir al Balah and Khan Younis, three hospitals – Al Aqsa, Nasser, and Gaza European – are at risk of closure due to the issuance of evacuation orders in adjacent areas and the ongoing conduct of hostilities nearby. Hospitals in the north have been offering limited maternity, trauma, and emergency care services. However, they face challenges such as a shortage of medical staff, including specialized surgeons, neurosurgeons, and intensive care staff, as well as a lack of medical supplies, and have an urgent need for fuel, food, and drinking water. The nine partially functional hospitals in the south are operating at three times their capacity, while facing critical shortages of basic supplies and fuel. According to the MoH in Gaza, occupancy rates are reaching 206 per cent in inpatient departments and 250 per cent in intensive care units.

On 11 January the MoH stated that 707 injured and 438 other patients were able to cross through the Rafah crossing for treatment outside of Gaza. An additional 6,200 people are awaiting to be transferred for treatment abroad while over 10,000 cancer patients are at risk of death because of lack of access to treatment following the closure of the Turkish As Sadaqa Hospital. Violence and casualties (West Bank)

On 11 January, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man after surrounding his house in the Jaba’ village in Jenin and ordering him to surrender. There were unconfirmed reports of an exchange of fire between the Palestinian man and Israeli forces. Confrontations took place in the aftermath of the killing and some Palestinian injuries were reported.

This raises to 332 the number of Palestinians killed, including 84 children, in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, since 7 October 2023 and as of 11 January 2024. Additionally, two Palestinians from the West Bank were killed while carrying out an attack in Israel on 30 November. Of those killed in the West Bank (332); 323 were killed by Israeli forces, eight by Israeli settlers and one by either Israeli forces or settlers. So far this year, 23 Palestinians, including three children, have been killed. The number of Palestinians killed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2023 (507) marks the highest number of Palestinians killed in the West Bank since OCHA started recording casualties in 2005.

Since 7 October 2023 and as of 11 January 2024, five Israelis, including four members of the Israeli forces, have been killed in Palestinian attacks in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Four Israelis were killed in an attack carried out by Palestinians from the West Bank in West Jerusalem (one of the four was killed by Israeli forces who misidentified him). The number of Israelis killed (36) in the West Bank and Israel in 2023 in attacks by Palestinians from the West Bank was the highest since OCHA started recording casualties in 2005.

Since 7 October 2023 and as of 11 January 2024, 4,157 Palestinians, including 630 children, were injured in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Of them, 4,041 have been injured by Israeli forces, 95 by settlers and 21 by either Israeli forces or settlers. Of the total injuries, 52 per cent were reported in the context of search-and-arrest and other operations, 36 per cent in demonstrations and 8 per cent during settler related attacks against Palestinians. Some 33 per cent of those injuries have been caused by live ammunition, compared with 9 per cent in the first nine months of 2023.

Settler Violence

Since 7 October 2023 and as of 11 January 2024, OCHA recorded 404 Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians, resulting in Palestinian casualties (39 incidents), damage to Palestinian-owned property (316 incidents), or both casualties and damage to property (49 incidents). This reflects a daily average of four incidents since 7 October 2023 until 11 January 2024, compared with seven daily incidents reported between 7 October and 10 November 2023, which was the highest daily average of settler-related incidents affecting Palestinians since 2006.

One-third of the settler attacks against Palestinians after 7 October involved firearms, including shootings and threats of shootings. In nearly half of all recorded incidents after 7 October, Israeli forces were either accompanying or reported to be supporting the attackers.

In 2023, 1,229 incidents involving settlers in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem (with or without Israeli forces), resulted in Palestinian casualties, property damage or both. Some 913 of these incidents resulted in damage, 163 resulted in casualties and 153 resulted in both. This is the highest number of settler attacks against Palestinians in any given year since OCHA started recording incidents involving settlers in 2006.

Displacement (West Bank)

Since 7 October 2023 and as of 11 January 2024, at least 198 Palestinian households comprising 1,208 people, including 586 children, have been displaced amid settler violence and access restrictions. The displaced households are from at least 15 herding/Bedouin communities. More than half of the displacements occurred on 12, 15, and 28 October, affecting seven communities. The displacement toll since 7 October 2023, represents 78 per cent of all displacement reported due to settler violence and access restrictions since 1 January 2023 (1,539 people, including 756 children).

A total of 453 Palestinians, including 227 children, have been displaced between 7 October 2023 and 11 January 2024, following the demolition of their homes, due to lack of Israeli-issued building permits in Area C and East Jerusalem, which are almost impossible to obtain.

A total of 19 homes have been demolished and 95 Palestinians, including 42 children, displaced due to punitive demolitions in the last three months of 2023. The numbers exceed those reported in the first nine months of the same year, during which 16 homes were demolished and 78 people displaced.

On 9 January, Israeli forces detonated a house in Askar Refugee Camp in Nablus, rendering it uninhabitable, displacing 12 people, including four children, during a military operation to arrest a Palestinian. From 7 October 2023 to 11 January 2024, 602 Palestinians, including 263 children, have been displaced, following the destruction of 94 homes during operations carried out by Israeli forces across the West Bank. About 95 per cent of the displacement was reported in the refugee camps of Jenin, and in Nur Shams and Tulkarm, both in Tulkarm. This represents 65 per cent of all displacement reported due to the destruction of homes during Israeli military operations since January 2023 (908 people).

West Bank

[Palestinian Monitoring Group]

Israeli Army attack: Ramallah – 10:00, Israeli Occupation forces opened fire indiscriminately onto Beit Liqiya land, near the al-Baik roundabout.

Israeli Army attack 3 wounded: Ramallah – 16:55, Israeli forces, firing live ammunition, stormed into Aboud, wounding three people: Ibrahim Najm Abdul Majeed, Abdullah Ahmed Saleh and Abdul Karim Muhammad Dhiab.

Israeli Army attack 1 wounded: Jenin – 19:15, the Israeli Army stormed Ya’bad and invaded homes, wounding a resident: Hamza Hussein Harzallah.

Israeli settler attack: Nablus – 15:35, armed Israeli settlers opened fire on passing vehicles, in an area of Qusra.

Death: Ramallah – 20:20, Fahim Ahmad Fahim Al-Khatib, has now died from wounds sustained on 9 January, during an Israeli Army attack on Beitunya.

Home invasion and demolition: Jerusalem – 11:00, Israeli Occupation forces demolished a house, in the village of Sur Baher.

Home invasions in refugee camp 6 taken prisoner: Jenin – 03:50, Israeli forces raided the city and the refugee camp, invading homes and taking prisoner six people.

Home invasion: Salfit – 20:40, the Israeli Army raided Haris village and searched a house.

Home invasions: Hebron – 08:25, Israeli troops raided Ziv village and invaded a number of homes.

Israeli police and settlers’ mosque violation: Jerusalem – 08:00, settler militants, escorted by Israeli police, invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and molested worshippers.

Israeli Army pastoral sabotage: Jerusalem – 11:00, Israeli Occupation forces destroyed a livestock shelter, in Anata.

Israeli Army assault with rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades: Jerusalem – 15:30, Israeli Occupation forces fired rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades at people, near the Al-Quds University in Abu Dis.

Israeli Army vandalism and economic sabotage: Salfit – 09:15, Israeli forces demolished a vehicle-wash facility as well as a nursery, on the main road outside Kifl Haris.

Israeli Army land-grab preparation: Bethlehem – the Israeli Army bulldozed land, in the village of Khalayel al-Luz.

Israeli Army vandalism and agricultural sabotage: Hebron – Israeli troops bulldozed land planted with 50 olive trees, in the Tel Rumeida neighbourhood, preparing it for seizure.

Occupation settler violence: Jerusalem – 11:00, armed settlers assaulted and hospitalised a man transporting his children to school, near the entrance to the village of al-Issawiya.

Occupation settler arson and agricultural sabotage: Salfit – 15:40, Israeli Occupation settlers invaded Kafr al-Dik agricultural land and set fire to olive trees as well as an agricultural building.

Occupation settler land-grab homes lost: Bethlehem – Israeli settlers seized a number of family cavedwellings in Tuqu’, that the residents had been forced to evacuate following the beginning of the Israeli war on Gaza on 7 October 2023.

Occupation settler pastoral sabotage: Hebron – 09:55, Israeli settlers, in the Khallet Nias area in al-Samou, grazed their sheep on local farmland.

Occupation settler pastoral sabotage: Hebron – 10:20, armed Israeli settlers invaded al-Samou and attacked a livestock shelter.

Raid 2 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – 11:00, Israeli Occupation forces raided Anata, taking prisoner a man and a woman.

Raid: Jerusalem – 02:10, Israeli forces raided al-Eizariya.

Raid 2 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – 02:10, the Israeli Army raided Abu Dis, taking prisoner two people.

Raids: Ramallah – 01:55, Israeli troops raided and patrolled the town of Beitunya.

Raid: Ramallah – 02:10, the Israeli military raided and patrolled the village of Kafr Ni’ma.

Raid: Ramallah – 02:2005:55, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled al-Bireh.

Raid 1 taken prisoner: Ramallah – dawn, Israeli Occupation forces raided Silwad, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Ramallah – dawn, Israeli forces raided Beitunya, taking prisoner one person.

Raids: Jenin – 09:40-13:55, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled Araba, as well as the village of al-Arqa.

Raids: Jenin – 11:40-16:00, Israeli troops raided and patrolled the villages of Zububa, Ta’anak and Tura.

Raid: Jenin – 13:15, the Israeli military, firing stun grenades, raided and patrolled the village of Nazlet Sheikh Zeid.

Raid: Jenin – 20:3023:00, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled the village of Jalboun.

Raids: Jenin – 04:30, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled al-Yamoun as well as the village of Tura.

Raids: Tubas – 02:4007:10, Israeli forces raided and patrolled Tubas, Aqaba and Tamoun as well as the villages of Tayasir and al-Far’a.

Raid: Tulkarem – 21:20, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled Bal’a.

Raid 2 taken prisoner: Tulkarem – 03:3007:00, Israeli troops raided Anabta, taking prisoner two people.

Raid: Qalqiliya – 23:00, the Israeli military raided and patrolled the village of Immatin.

Raid 1 taken prisoner: Qalqiliya – 01:30, Israeli soldiers raided the city, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Qalqiliya – 01:50-05:15, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled Jayus.

Raid: Qalqiliya – 00:10, Israeli forces raided and patrolled Azzun.

Raid: Nablus – 10:25, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled Beita.

Raid: Nablus – 11:45-14:20, Israeli troops raided and patrolled Asira al-Qibliya.

Raid: Nablus – 11:45-16:15, the Israeli military raided and patrolled Jama’in.

Raids: Nablus – 13:05, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled Qabalan as well as the village of Yatma.

Raid: Nablus – 15:30, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled the village of Madama.

Raid: Nablus – 15:50, Israeli forces raided and patrolled Qusra.

Raid: Nablus – 17:10, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled the village of Odala.

Raid: Nablus – 19:0502:35, Israeli troops raided and patrolled the village of Awarta.

Raid: Nablus – 21:0002:35, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled Sebastia.

Raid 1 taken prisoner: Nablus – 00:5002:35, Israeli troops raided the village of Qaryut, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Nablus – 01:4007:00, the Israeli military raided Beita, taking prisoner one person.

Raids: Salfit – 08:05, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled the villages of Yasuf and Iskaka.

Raids: Salfit – 11:25-14:30, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled the villages of Marda and Qira.

Raid: Jericho – 20:10, Israeli forces raided and patrolled the village of al-Auja.

Raids 4 taken prisoner: Jericho – 01:25, the Israeli Army raided the city as well as the Ein al-Sultan and Aqaba Jabir refugee camps, taking prisoner four people.

Raid: Bethlehem – 09:35-09:50, Israeli troops raided and patrolled Bethlehem.

Raid: Bethlehem – 17:15, the Israeli military raided al-Khadr.

Raid: Bethlehem – 04:05, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled al-Khadr.

Raids: Bethlehem – 04:0507:30, Israeli Occupation forces raided Bethlehem, Doha and Janata.

Raid 3 taken prisoner: Bethlehem – 04:0507:30, Israeli forces raided the al-Azzah, Aida and Dheisheh refugee camps, taking prisoner three people.

Raid 1 taken prisoner: Hebron – 11:10, the Israeli Army raided the city, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Hebron – 20:1000:10, Israeli troops raided and patrolled al-Samou.

Raid: Hebron – 02:0006:05, the Israeli military raided and patrolled the city.

Raid: Hebron – 02:15, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled al-Dhahiriya.

Previous articleGUEST BLOG: Jackie Foster – BROKEN AND CORRUPT
Next articleIn Occupied Palestine – 11 January 2024
Leslie Bravery
Leslie Bravery is a Londoner with vivid World War Two memories of the Nazi blitz on his home town. In 1947/1948 His father explained to him what was happening to the Palestinians thus: “Any ideology or political movement that creates refugees in the process of realising its ambitions must be inhuman and should be opposed and condemned as unacceptable.” What followed confirmed this assessment of the Zionist entity a hundredfold. Now a retired flamenco guitarist, with a lifelong interest in the tragedy of what happened to the Palestinian people, he tries to publicise their plight. Because the daily injustices they suffer barely get a mention in the mainstream news media, Leslie edits/compiles a daily newsletter, In Occupied Palestine, for the Palestine Human Rights Campaign. These days, to preserve his sanity, he enjoys taking part in a drama group whenever possible!


Comments are closed.