The Israeli War on Gaza: Updates on the 19th and 20th Days Featured

Day 19: Israel Continues Bombing Civilians

On the 19th day of the war on Gaza, Israel continued to bomb civilians, causing the death of 700 people within 24 hours. This raised the total death toll to 6,546, with 17,500 people injured, most of them being children and women. Sadly, the family members of Al Jazeera's correspondent and director in Gaza were also killed in an Israeli bombing.

The situation in Gaza worsened as the health system collapsed. The United Nations and Russia proposed ceasefire resolutions, while the United States only called for humanitarian truces.

Key Developments on Day 19

  • Russia and China vetoed a draft resolution in the UN Security Council that did not call for stopping military operations in Gaza.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron warned that a large-scale ground intervention in Gaza would be a mistake for Israel.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel was preparing for a ground attack on Gaza.
  • Al Jazeera correspondent Wael Al-Dahdouh lost several family members in an Israeli bombing.
  • The Qassam Brigades, a Palestinian armed group, targeted an Israeli drone with a missile.
  • Gaza faced difficulties in retrieving the bodies of the deceased due to the heavy bombings.
  • Three employees of the Palestine Refugees Shelter and Works Agency (UNRWA) were killed, bringing the total to 38 since October 7.
  • Israeli raids on the Yarmouk area in Gaza City resulted in 26 deaths and over 100 injuries.
  • The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Palestinian Territories questioned the events that occurred on October 7.
  • Israel rejected Turkish President Recep Erdogan's statement that Hamas is not a terrorist organization.
  • The French President stated that nothing justifies Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel.
  • Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi emphasized the need to prevent the crisis from spreading to other regions.
  • United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres expressed shock over the misunderstanding of his statement in the Security Council.
  • Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh discussed the situation in Gaza with the Turkish Foreign Minister.
  • The Ministry of Interior in Gaza reported the destruction of residential buildings by Israeli aircraft.
  • Israeli forces attacked Lebanese territory in response to the bombing of a settlement.
  • Lebanese Hezbollah targeted an Israeli tank, causing casualties among its crew members.
  • Sirens sounded in Israeli towns near the border with Lebanon.
  • Journalist Jamal Al-Faqawi was killed in an Israeli bombing in Khan Yunis.
  • The US State Department expressed support for Israel's right to defend itself while urging compliance with the laws of war.
  • The Qassam Brigades bombed enemy crowds inside Kibbutz Nahal Oz.
  • The occupation bombed 10 bakeries in the Gaza Strip, according to the Government Media Office in Gaza.
  • The Islamic Jihad spokesperson warned of a strong Palestinian response to the crimes in the West Bank.
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross highlighted the health catastrophe faced by Gaza's residents.
  • António Guterres emphasized the need for continuous and unrestricted aid for the people of Gaza.
  • Hamas called on the world to end the occupation and stop the aggression against the Palestinian people.
  • The Emir of Qatar called for reducing the escalation in Gaza and opening safe humanitarian corridors.
  • Qassam rockets reached Eilat, which is 220 kilometers away from Gaza.
  • According to American officials, President Joe Biden shares the Israeli Prime Minister's concerns about a ground attack on Gaza.
  • King Abdullah II of Jordan warned that the continuation of the war on Gaza may lead to an explosion in the region's situation.
  • Over 700 people were killed in Gaza within 24 hours.
  • The New York Times contradicted the Israeli army's account of the bombing of Baptist Hospital in Gaza.
  • Israel bombed near Maroun al-Ras in southern Lebanon.
  • The Turkish President defended Hamas as a liberation movement and criticized Israel's brutal attacks.
  • The Qatari Foreign Ministry demanded a ceasefire to allow the release of prisoners from Gaza.
  • The Head of the Israeli National Security Council acknowledged the importance of Qatar's diplomatic efforts.
  • The Turkish Foreign Minister accused those who support Israel's crimes of being partners in the Gaza crisis.
  • The Qatari Prime Minister emphasized the importance of delivering aid to Gaza and preventing forced displacement.
  • The Israeli army defined a "combat zone" on the Gaza border.
  • The number of Palestinian journalists killed rose to 22 due to ongoing Israeli bombings.

Day 20: New Massacres and Israeli Forces Enter Gaza

On the 20th day, Israel committed new massacres in Khan Yunis and Gaza. Residential blocks were destroyed, and the Israeli army announced that its forces had entered the Strip.

  • The total death toll rose to 7,028, including 2,913 children and 1,709 women and girls. Additionally, around 18,500 people were injured, and approximately 1,500 people were missing.
  • Ismail Haniyeh's Warning

Ismail Haniyeh, a leader in Gaza, has said that if the aggression against Gaza continues, the entire region will become chaotic and out of control.

  • Pentagon's Deployment

The Pentagon has sent 900 soldiers to the Middle East to support the ongoing conflict.

  • Number of Casualties

The Ministry of Interior in Gaza has reported that the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip has resulted in the deaths of 7,028 people.

  • Response to Skepticism

In response to doubts from the US administration, the Ministry of Health in Gaza has published the names of the martyrs.

  • Arrival of American Experts

Experts with experience from the Iraq war have arrived in Israel to assist the occupation army.

  • Hamas Delegation in Moscow

A delegation from Hamas is currently in Moscow, holding talks with Russian officials.

  • Efforts to Reduce Funding

The US Treasury Secretary has stated that they have taken steps to reduce Hamas's sources of funding.

  • Israel's Willingness to Negotiate

Israel has informed mediators that they are prepared to pay a price in exchange for the return of prisoners.

  • Israeli Prisoner Casualties

According to Abu Ubaida, 50 Israeli prisoners have been killed due to the ongoing raids on the Gaza Strip.

  • Turkish President's Statement

The Turkish President has condemned the actions in Gaza, describing them as barbarism and massacres.

  • Impending Fuel Outage

A health spokesperson in Gaza has warned that if there is a fuel outage within hours, a large number of wounded and sick people will be at risk.

The situation in Gaza remains dire, with a high number of casualties and destruction. The international community must take responsibility and work towards ending the occupation and stopping the aggression against the Palestinian people. Humanitarian aid and efforts to establish a ceasefire are crucial to alleviate the suffering of the people in Gaza.



Last modified on Friday, 27 October 2023 14:14