The death toll from Israeli attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip has risen to 136 and the number of wounded to 1,000.
Israeli forces continue to attack the Palestinians. Israeli warplanes have carried out about 30 attacks in northern Gaza. Civilians’ homes and a mosque were targeted, killing and wounded. The Palestinian Health Ministry did not say whether there were any casualties or casualties, but power was cut across the region as a result of the attack.
Earlier, Israeli warplanes struck the Palestinian Interior Ministry and The Palestinian Production Bank buildings in western Gaza. Gaza’s Interior and National Security Ministry said in a statement that the targeting of the ministry building was a clear violation of international law and that they would continue to fulfill their duty to protect the Palestinian people who have been attacked by occupier Israel. Smoke rose from the area as the bank building was destroyed as a result of the attack.
As Israeli airstrikes against the Gaza Strip continued, protests from Palestinians against Israeli attacks continued throughout the day and into the evening. Israeli forces have intervened hard in the West Bank city of Al-Khalil as people demand an end to the war. The streets turned into a war zone when Israeli forces responded with sound and gas bombs to demonstrators marching to the checkpoint on Al-Shuhada street.
During demonstrations in neighborhoods and towns north of occupied Jerusalem, Israel attacked Palestinians with tear gas, sound bombs, and rubber bullets. The Palestinian Red Crescent said 12 Palestinians were wounded as a result of Israeli forces’ harsh intervention in the Palestinians. A group of demonstrators set fire to a vehicle belonging to Israeli forces, while a train station was burned in the town of Shuafat. The death toll in Gaza has reached 136, with 10 people killed in the West Bank.
The Palestinian Health Ministry announced that the death toll from Israel’s ongoing attacks on Gaza, including 31 children and 20 women, has risen to 136 and the number of wounded to 1,000. In the occupied West Bank, 10 Palestinians were killed and 500 wounded by Israeli forces.
Hamas’ armed wing, the Izzeddin al-Qassam Brigades, targeted air bases in Ashgalon and Hatzerim in response to ongoing airstrikes by occupying Israeli forces. “The Izzeddin al-Qassam Brigades launched missile attacks on air bases in Ashkelon and Hatzerim in response to Israeli forces targeting civilians and civilians and killing children and women,” the statement said.
The Palestinian Authority said the U.S. silence on Israeli attacks, calling it “self-defense,” encouraged them to attack Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem. Nabil Abu Rideineh, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, called on the United States to actively intervene to stop Israel’s relentless attacks if it is interested in regional and international peace and security. Rideineh said Israel has caused unbearable consequences by harming the interests of the region, adding that the Palestinian people will never leave their territory, including Jerusalem.
After Lebanon, rockets were fired from Syria into Israel. The Israeli Defense Forces reported that three rockets were fired from Syria into Israel, one of which landed in Syria.
Other rockets were reported to have landed off the Golan Heights. There were no injuries, but no damage was reported.
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on The Israeli and Palestinian sides to immediately cease fighting. Guterres said the ongoing attacks in Gaza have caused great suffering and destruction, adding that “tragically, many civilians, including children, have lost their lives.”
The tensions have the potential to lead to uncontrollable security and humanitarian crisis not only in occupied Palestine and Israel but also throughout the region, Guterres said, adding that the UN is actively trying to broker a ceasefire.