Prominent Updates on the 21st Day of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood Featured

By Gamal Khattab October 28, 2023 4767

  More Bombings and Massacres

On the 21st day of the Israeli war on Gaza, the occupation army continued to bomb civilians and commit new massacres in different areas of the besieged Strip. The Israeli planes even targeted residential areas, causing harm to innocent people.

Internet Blackout and Ground Operations

The Government Information Office in Gaza announced a complete blackout of communications and the Internet. Meanwhile, Israel confirmed the expansion of its ground operations, which led to intense and unprecedented bombardment. This was the most violent attack since the beginning of the aggression on the seventh of this month.

Devastating Casualty Numbers

The new massacres raised the total death toll to 7,326 martyrs, including 3,038 children and 1,726 women and girls. Additionally, about 18,976 people were injured, and approximately 1,650 people are missing. The Ministry of Health in the besieged Gaza Strip reported these numbers.

Health System under Attack

The Ministry of Health also highlighted the Israeli violations against the health system. These violations resulted in the martyrdom of 104 medical personnel and the destruction of 25 ambulances, rendering them out of service.

Key Developments on Day 21

  • The United Nations General Assembly adopted a draft resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian truce in Gaza.
  • A senior Pentagon official stated that the aircraft carrier Eisenhower will be stationed in the Gulf waters upon its arrival.
  • The World Health Organization lost contact with its staff in Gaza and health facilities.
  • Al-Qassam Brigades reported Israeli ground incursions and violent clashes in Beit Hanoun and east of Bureij.
  • The Israeli Foreign Ministry claimed that missiles and drones fired at Egypt were launched by the Houthis at Israel.
  • The Pentagon spokesman denied any involvement in Israel's ground operation.
  • The Jordanian Foreign Minister warned of a humanitarian catastrophe resulting from Israel's ground war on Gaza.
  • Israeli gunboats bombed sites in the Gaza Strip, according to an Al Jazeera correspondent.
  • The British Foreign Secretary expressed concern for the safety of British citizens in Gaza as Israel expanded its campaign against Hamas.
  • There was a complete interruption of the Internet and communications in Gaza, accompanied by unprecedented aerial bombardment.
  • Hamas denied the occupation's accusations and claimed they were a pretext for bombing Al-Shifa Hospital.
  • The United Nations confirmed the accuracy of the death toll in Gaza.
  • The Mayor of London called for a ceasefire in Gaza, going against the head of his party.
  • Negotiations were underway to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas, mediated by Qatar, according to sources for Al Jazeera.
  • Al-Qassam thwarted an Israeli landing on Rafah beach and retaliated by bombing Tel Aviv.
  • New Friday demonstrations took place in various cities around the world in support of Gaza.
  • Hamas leader stated in a Russian newspaper that a ceasefire should only happen after the release of detainees.
  • Israeli sources claimed that Tel Aviv was willing to offer a price in exchange for the release of detainees in Gaza.
  • Four martyrs were reported during the occupation forces' storming of Jenin and Qalqilya.
  • A European statement called for humanitarian corridors and truces in Gaza.
  • Meshaal, a Hamas leader, warned that the ground war on Gaza was approaching, signaling a dangerous stage.

Source: Al Jazeera

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