In Occupied Palestine – 09 June 2024

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In Occupied Palestine

Zionism in practice

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

08:00, 09 June until 08:00, 10 June 2024

[Source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group]

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Gaza Strip

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.

Victims: 40 more people killed in Gaza brings the total number of deaths, since 7 October, to at least 37,124. With another 218 wounded, that figure has now risen to more than 84,712.

OCHA Flash Update #177:

Key Highlights

An Israeli military operation in An Nuseirat Refugee Camp rescues four Israeli hostages and results in nearly 1,000 Palestinian casualties.

Al Aqsa Hospital in Deir al Balah is operating at nearly five-fold its capacity while surviving on only one electricity generator.

Over 330,000 tons of solid waste have accumulated in or near populated areas in the Gaza Strip, warns the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Cluster.

Humanitarian Developments

Israeli bombardment from the air, land, and sea continues to be reported across much of the Gaza Strip, resulting in further civilian casualties, displacement, and destruction of houses and other civilian infrastructure. Ground incursions and heavy fighting also continue to be reported across Gaza, particularly in An Nuseirat Refugee Camp and Rafah. As of 10 June, intensified hostilities and military operations in Rafah have so far forced the displacement of approximately one million people, deepening the humanitarian crisis and significantly destabilising humanitarian aid flows.

In response to the Israeli military operation and mass casualties in An Nuseirat Refugee Camp, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, described the camp as the “epicentre of the seismic trauma that civilians in Gaza continue to suffer.” The UN humanitarian relief chief added: “The images of death and devastation following Israel’s military operation there prove that each day this war continues, it only grows more horrific. Seeing shrouded bodies on the ground, we are reminded that nowhere is safe in Gaza. Seeing bloodied patients being treated on hospital floors, we are reminded that health care in Gaza is hanging by a thread. And even as four hostages are reunited with their families, we are reminded that scores are still being held captive. All of them must be released. All civilians must be protected. This collective agony can and must end now.”

Between the afternoons of 7 and 10 June, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Gaza, 393 Palestinians were killed and 1,182 were injured. Fatalities include 274 killed and 698 injured in An Nuseirat Refugee Camp on 8 June, MoH reported. Between 7 October 2023 and 10 June 2024, at least 37,124 Palestinians were killed and 84,712 injured in Gaza, according to MoH in Gaza.

Between the afternoons of 7 and 10 June, one Israeli soldier was reported killed in Gaza. As of 10 June, 295 soldiers have been killed and 1,908 soldiers have been injured in Gaza or along the border in Israel since the beginning of the ground operation, according to the Israeli military. In addition, according to the Israeli media citing official Israeli sources, over 1,200 Israelis and foreign nationals, including 33 children, have been killed in Israel, the vast majority on 7 October. On 8 June, four Israeli hostages were released by Israeli forces in an operation in An Nuseirat Refugee Camp. As of 10 June, it is estimated that 120 Israelis and foreign nationals remain captive in Gaza, including fatalities whose bodies are withheld.

Attacks on schools sheltering internally displaced persons (IDPs) continue to be reported. As of 5 June, UNRWA reported that at least 435 incidents have impacted its facilities sheltering displaced families. As a result, at least 456 IDPs taking refuge in UNRWA shelters (including schools) have been killed, 1,478 injured, and 186 different UNRWA installations damaged since 7 October, the Agency reported. Subsequently, on 7 June, at about 12:15, at least three Palestinians were reportedly killed and 15 injured when UNRWA’s Asmaa School sheltering IDPs in Ash Shati’ Refugee Camp was hit.

Intensive land and air strikes during the Israeli military operation in An Nuseirat Refugee Camp on 8 June resulted in the killing of 274 Palestinians and the injury of another 698 people, according to MoH in Gaza. Moreover, the Gaza Government Media Office (GMO) reported that 64 children, 57 women and 37 elderly people were among the fatalities, and 153 children, 161 women and 54 elderly people were among the injured. GMO further stated that 89 inhabited houses and residential buildings were targeted during the operation without prior notification. MoH reported that large number of casualties were transferred to the already overwhelmed Al Aqsa Hospital, in Deir al Balah, where tens of injured people were lying on the floor amid severe shortages of medicines, medical consumables and fuel.

In a press statement issued at the height of the emergency on 8 June, the director of Al-Aqsa Hospital urged citizens to donate blood to help treat wounded patients and appealed for new generators, stressing that the facility is now surviving with only one electricity generator and, should it break down, the hospital would be forced to cease operations. MoH also warned that a critical shortage of generators across Gaza is threatening the continued provision of life-saving health services, placing the lives of the sick and injured at risk, and appealed to the international community for support. MoH noted that many generators have been destroyed in the hostilities and the maintenance of existing ones has been hampered by restrictions on the entry of spare parts into Gaza. After being the sole source of electricity for health facilities for nearly nine months, many generators urgently require repairs, MoH emphasized. On 10 June, MoH further warned that the only oxygen station in Gaza governorate, which supplies health facilities and chronically ill patients with oxygen, could cease functioning in a matter of hours due to the shortage of fuel.

The mass casualty incident in An Nuseirat Refugee Camp has greatly overwhelmed the limited capacities of hospitals, especially Al Aqsa and Al Awda hospitals in Deir al Balah and Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis. A UN inter-agency mission to Al Aqsa Hospital on 8 June highlighted that the hospital was hosting about 700 patients, or nearly five-fold its capacity for in-patient services prior to the war, as well as providing dialysis services to an estimated 700 patients, albeit at a reduced pace. Describing the situation at Al Aqsa Hospital on 8 June as a “nightmare,” Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) coordinator in Gaza, Samuel Johann, stated that the hospital had to cope with back-to-back mass casualties, which is “way beyond what anyone could deal with in a functional hospital, let alone with the scarce resources” available. MSF, whose medical teams were working alongside doctors at Al Aqsa and Nasser hospitals, further reported that doctors had to deal with the full gamut of conflict wounds, including amputations, eviscerations, trauma, brain injuries, fractures and severe burns, and the intensive care unit at Nasser Medical Complex was already full as patients kept on arriving. At one point, about 50 critically injured patients, including unconscious children, arrived in the span of one hour, added MSF, noting that Nasser Medical Complex had limited CT scanning capabilities and suffered from a shortage of painkillers, with morphine and ketamine being rationed. Al Awda Hospital in Deir al Balah was similarly inundated with injured patients and dead bodies, highlighted CADUS, which has two medical teams embedded at Al Awda and Al Aqsa hospitals. The NGO additionally reported being unable to immediately dispatch additional urgent support due to requirements to coordinate movements to this area with the Israeli military 24 hours in advance.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Cluster partners continue to step up support for the provision of critical health services across the Gaza Strip, but significant challenges persist. On 7 June, WHO reported that a truck carrying European Commission-supported medications for noncommunicable diseases, such as hypertension, cardiac conditions, type 2 diabetes, and chronic respiratory illnesses, had arrived in Gaza via the Kerem Shalom Crossing on 30 May. WHO noted that the distribution of these supplies would support the treatment of up to 44,000 people at health facilities, stressing that “given the scale of needs, the extremely limited quantity of health supplies trickling in via Karem Shalom is simply not enough.” Meanwhile, the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) noted that its team at Al Amal Hospital in Khan Younis is setting up tents with medical beds in front of the hospital’s reception and emergency department, to increase bed capacity at the facility and better respond to emergencies. At present, 17 of Gaza’s 36 hospitals remain partially functional, including three in North Gaza, seven in Gaza, three in Deir al Balah and four in Khan Younis, while none are operational in Rafah.

Fuel shortages continue to severely disrupt people’s access to water and the operation of vital sanitation facilities in the Gaza Strip, compounding the impact of prolonged electricity cuts and damage to infrastructure. According to the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Cluster, between 26 May and 2 June, only 20 per cent of fuel needed per week to ensure the operation of vital water and wastewater facilities was received (94,000 out of 490,000 litres required). Fuel deliveries were also suspended between 31 May and 6 June due to safety concerns and the shifting of logistical support services from Rafah to Khan Younis amid intensified military operations. In North Gaza, while the delivery of some fuel supplies has enabled the operation of the pumping station at Sheikh Radwan sewage lagoon, helping to reduce the level of accumulated wastewater, the lack of a steady flow of fuel creates a continued risk of sewage overflow into neighbouring areas. In addition, the lack of sufficient fuel limits water distribution through the functional networks, which, coupled with the lack of generators and spare parts, continues to impact the availability of potable water. As of 2 June, daily water production in the Gaza Strip stood at around 95,000 cubic metres per day, representing only 26 per cent of water produced prior to October 2023.

The accumulation of “mountains of waste and rubble” in Gaza is “posing significant health and environmental risks,” warned the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) on the occasion of World Environment Day, on 5 June. Prior to the intensification of hostilities on 7 October, nearly all collected waste was transferred to two primary landfills: Juhr Al Dik, serving Gaza city and northern Gaza; and Al Fukhari, serving the central and southern areas. However, the inaccessibility of the two landfills, coupled with fuel shortages, damage to infrastructure, and the destruction of about 100 waste collection vehicles and machines, have severely compromised the waste management system, according to PCBS, resulting in waste being burned, piled up or disposed off at random dumpsites. To address this crisis, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recently contributed to collecting 47,000 tons of waste from Deir al Balah, Khan Younis, and Rafah and transferring them to temporary dumpsite by employing over 200 workers. UNDP has also distributed some 80,000 litres of fuel to support waste management operations. Public health protection in Gaza, however, requires vital upgrades to the temporary dumpsites, landfill access, and additional funding for the maintenance of vehicles and supply of containers, stressed UNDP. As of 9 June, the WASH Cluster estimates that around 330,400 tons of solid waste have so far accumulated in or near populated areas across the Gaza Strip.

West Bank

[Palestinian Monitoring Group]

Israeli Army attack – 1 child killed – 6 other people wounded: Tubas – 23:50, Israeli Occupation forces, firing live ammunition, stormed the village of al-Far’a as well as the al-Far’a refugee campand invaded homes, killing a 15-year-old boy, Mahmoud Ibrahim Muhammad Al-Nabrisi, and wounding six other residents. Israeli troops also destroyed a shop and removed the entrance to the refugee camp Sawyer Market.

Israeli Army attack – 1 resident killed: Tulkarem – 05:0006:15, Israeli forces, firing live ammunition, storming the city, killed a resident, Youssef Samih Abdel Karim Abdel Dayem, and took prisoner one other.

Israeli settler attack – 1 child and 7 other people wounded: Nablus – 15:4016:55, armed Israeli Occupation settlers raided the outskirts of the village of Urif, opening indiscriminate fire and wounding eight people, including a 15-year-old boy, Abdul Rahman Amer Mufleh Al-Safadi, who suffered a bullet wound to the shoulder.

Israeli Army attack – 1 youngster wounded: Hebron – 20:4522:10, the Israeli Army, firing live ammunition, stormed Beit Ummar, wounding a 16-year-old youth: Wissam Ayser Akhil.

Israeli Army attack – 1 child killed – 6 other people wounded: Tubas – 23:50, Israeli troops, firing live ammunition, stormed the village of al-Far’a as well as the al-Far’a refugee camp and invaded homes, killing a 15-year-old boy, Mahmoud Ibrahim Muhammad Al-Nabrisi, and wounding six other residents. Israeli forces also destroyed a shop as well as a number of motor vehicles, and removed the entrance to the refugee camp’s Sawyer Market.

Israeli Army attack – 1 youngster wounded: Hebron – 20:4522:10, the Israeli military, firing live ammunition, stormed Beit Ummar, wounding a 16-year-old youth: Wissam Ayser Akhil.

Home invasion armed robbery: Ramallah – 02:0505:20, Israeli forces raided Beitunya and searched a house as well as a business premises, taking prisoner one person and stealing a motor vehicle.

Home invasion and occupation: Jenin – evening, Israeli soldiers raided the village of Jalboun and Occupied the home of a villager, for use as a military post.

Home invasion: Nablus – dawn, Israeli Occupation forces raided Kafr Qallil and searched a house.

Home invasions and destruction by settlers: Jericho – evening, Israeli settlers stormed into the al-Maliha Arab Bedouin community and destroyed three homes.

Home invasion and arson by settlers: Nablus – 18:45, Israeli Occupation settlers raided the outskirts of Burqa village and set fire to parts of one house.

Home invasions: Hebron – 19:40, the Israeli Army stormed Yatta and searched a number of homes.

Home invasion 2 taken prisoner: Hebron – 02:0506:35, the Israeli Army again stormed Yatta, invading one home and taking prisoner a man and wife.

Israeli police and settlers’ mosque violation: Jerusalem – 10:4015:00, settler militants, escorted by Israeli police, invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and molested worshippers.

Israeli Army assault with rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades: Ramallah – 19:05, Israeli Occupation forces fired rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades at people, near the Ofer refugee camp.

Israeli Army armed robbery: Ramallah – 02:05, raiding Israeli forces seized a motor vehicle during a raid into Beitunya and searched a business.

Israeli Army armed robbery agricultural sabotage: Tubas – 15:30, the Israeli Army seized an agricultural tractor and damaged three livestock shelters, in the al-Baqa’a area of the North Jordan Valley.

Israeli Army populationcontrol: Qalqiliya – 09:55, Israeli troops closed the Kafr Laqif village entrance to traffic.

Israeli Army populationcontrol: Qalqiliya – 18:00, the Israeli military closed the road, for a time, between Jayus and Azzun.

Israeli Army populationcontrol: Qalqiliya – 20:55, Israeli soldiers closed an alternative rough road to the entrance of Kafr Laqif.

Israeli Army military agricultural sabotage: Nablus – 10:45, Israeli Occupation forces bulldozed crops on Burin village farmland.

Israeli Army child abduction: Hebron – 21:45, Israeli Occupation forces abducted a 14-year-old boy, Ahmed Al-Karaki, in the Old City.

Occupation settler arson and agricultural sabotage: Nablus – 12:4515:40, Israeli Occupation settlers invaded Burqa village farmland and set fire to crops.

Occupation settler land-grab: Nablus – 19:15, Israeli settlers bulldozed a road, south of the village of Jalloud, in preparation for its seizure.

Occupation settler violence – pepperspray assault: Jericho – 18:25, Occupation settlers pepper-sprayed the face of one person, Drobi Brahma, on al-Ma’arjat Road, and attempted to set fire to his motor vehicle.

Occupation settler agricultural sabotage: Hebron – 11:15, Israeli settlers grazed their livestock on crops, in the al-Mufaqara area of Yatta farmland.

Occupation settler violence: Hebron – 12:50, Israelis, from the Susya Occupation settlement, assaulted and injured a number of people in the Umm Nir area, east of Yatta.

Occupation settler violence – agricultural sabotage: Hebron – 22:20, Occupation settlers beat-up a farmer, Omar Al-Jabour, while he was working his land near the village of Susiya.

Occupation settler agricultural sabotage: Hebron – evening, Israeli settlers invaded the Ein al-Bayda area, east of Yatta, cutting down and uprooting around 200 olive trees and grazing their livestock on local farmland.

Raid: Jerusalem – 10:40-15:00, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled al-Ram.

Raid: Ramallah – 09:30, Israeli forces raided and patrolled al-Bireh.

Raid: Ramallah – 10:05, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled the village of Medea.

Raid 1 taken prisoner: Ramallah – dawn, Israeli troops raided Beit Liqiya, taking prisoner one person.

Raid beatings-up: Jenin – evening, the Israeli military raided Araba, invading shops and beating-up the owners before searching them.

Raid: Jenin – 02:40, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled Jenin.

Raid 1 taken prisoner: Jenin – 03:20, Israeli Occupation forces raided Faqua village, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Jenin – 04:3005:35, Israeli forces raided and patrolled Silat al-Dahr.

Raid 2 taken prisoner: Jenin – 06:20, the Israeli Army raided the village of Rumana, taking prisoner two people.

Raid: Tubas – 01:0002:00, Israeli troops raided and patrolled Tamoun.

Raid 3 taken prisoner: Tubas – 02:1004:10, the Israeli military raided Tubas, taking prisoner three people.

Raid 1 taken prisoner: Qalqiliya – 23:0504:10, Israeli soldiers raided Azzun, taking prisoner one person.

Raid 3 taken prisoner: Qalqiliya – 01:3004:55, Israeli Occupation forces raided the city, taking prisoner three people.

Raid: Qalqiliya – 02:00, Israeli forces raided and patrolled the village of Kafr Qaddum.

Raid 1 taken prisoner: Nablus – 01:4003:10, the Israeli Army raided the village of Tal, taking prisoner one person.

Raid 1 taken prisoner: Nablus – 02:5005:55, Israeli troops raided the village of Zawata, taking prisoner one person.

Raids: Salfit – 17:55, the Israeli military raided and patrolled Kifl Haris as well as the village of Haris.

Raid: Salfit – 19:45, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled Deir Istiya.

Raid: Bethlehem – 17:30, Occupation forces raided and patrolled the Burk Suleiman area of the village of Artas.

Raid 1 taken prisoner: Bethlehem – 04:3006:35, Israeli forces raided al-Khadr, taking prisoner one person.

Raid 9 taken prisoner: Bethlehem – 05:0506:35, the Israeli Army, firing stun grenades, raided Bethlehem as well as the Dheisheh refugee camp, taking prisoner nine people.

Raid: Hebron – 19:00-20:10, Israeli troops raided and patrolled Dura.

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