Prominent Updates on the 67th Day of the Israeli Aggression on Gaza Featured

By Gamal Khattab December 13, 2023 4267



*   Israeli aggression continued on both the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank.

*   In Gaza, clashes and shelling occurred in various areas, including the Jabalia camp and Khan Yunis.

*   Osama Hamdan, stated that the Israeli occupation committed 25 massacres in Gaza within 8 hours.

*   The military wing of Hamas, the Al-Qassam Brigades, engaged in clashes with Israeli soldiers and targeted Israeli gatherings and vehicles.

*   The military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, the Al-Quds Brigades, reported clashes with Israeli forces and continued bombing of Israeli cities.

*   Politically, Abu Hamza of the Al-Quds Brigades emphasized the need for indirect negotiations to secure the release of Israeli prisoners in Gaza.

*   In the West Bank, confrontations between the occupation and resistance occurred in Hebron and Jenin, with the occupation launching an arrest campaign.

*   Hezbollah announced the targeting of eight Israeli sites near the Lebanon-Israel border.

*   US President Joe Biden criticized Israel's indiscriminate bombing of Gaza and stated that Israel was losing international support.

*   The Prime Ministers of Australia, Canada, and New Zealand expressed support for urgent international efforts to reach a permanent ceasefire and opposed any reoccupation or displacement of Palestinians.

*   The Palestinian presidency and Hamas condemned Netanyahu's statements about potentially waging war against Palestinian security forces in the West Bank.

*   Israel reported military losses, with 35 soldiers and officers killed   and a total of 600 casualties.

*   Some Israelis sought asylum in Portugal following the Al-Aqsa Flood Battle.

*   Israeli occupation forces began pumping seawater into Hamas' Gaza tunnel complex in an effort to flood the tunnels, according to US officials. 


 The ongoing war has had a significant impact on the soldiers involved, resulting in a total of 1,683 soldiers wounded. Among these, 263 soldiers are in serious condition, requiring extensive medical attention and care. Another 465 soldiers are in moderate condition, indicating injuries that are less severe but still require medical treatment and monitoring.

Additionally, 955 soldiers have sustained minor injuries, which although less severe, still necessitate medical attention to ensure a full recovery.

In addition to the toll on the soldiers, the conflict has also led to a notable influx of Israelis seeking asylum in Portugal. This surge in asylum seekers can be attributed to the Al-Aqsa Flood Battle, which has created a sense of insecurity and instability within Israel.

According to data from the Immigration and Population Authority in Israel, approximately 370,000 Israelis have left the country since the start of the conflict until the end of November. This mass exodus reflects the fear and uncertainty that many Israelis are experiencing, prompting them to seek refuge in other countries.

Amidst the ongoing conflict, the Israeli occupation army has taken an unusual approach in their efforts to combat Hamas. They have initiated a strategy of flooding Hamas' tunnel complex in Gaza with seawater. This operation, however, has been shrouded in secrecy, with the Israeli Defense Minister's spokesman declining to comment on its details due to its classified nature.

This unconventional tactic highlights the lengths to which the Israeli forces are willing to go in their mission to neutralize Hamas and ensure the safety and security of their own people.

Furthermore, the Israeli occupation forces have not only targeted Hamas militants but have also taken actions that have raised concerns about the protection of civilians and medical personnel.

Medical teams have been targeted, and even the director of Kamal Adwan Hospital has been arrested. These actions have sparked outrage and criticism, as they undermine the principles of humanitarianism and the sanctity of medical facilities in times of conflict.

On the other side of the conflict, the Ansar Allah group, also known as the Houthis, has increased its preparedness to confront any potential threats from Israel. This heightened state of readiness is in response to Israel's threat to use force against them. The Houthis are taking proactive measures to ensure their defense and protect their interests in the face of potential aggression.

Recognizing the international implications of the conflict, the US Department of Defense views the Houthi attacks on Israeli ships or those heading to Israel in Bab al-Mandab as an international issue. They believe that such attacks require an international solution, emphasizing the need for collective efforts to address and resolve the escalating tensions between the Houthis and Israel.

In summary, the ongoing war has resulted in a significant number of soldiers being wounded, with varying degrees of severity. The  war has also prompted a substantial number of Israelis to seek asylum in Portugal. The Israeli occupation army's unconventional tactic of flooding Hamas' tunnel complex with seawater has raised questions and concerns about the methods employed in the conflict.

Additionally, the targeting of medical teams and the arrest of the director of Kamal Adwan Hospital have drawn criticism. Meanwhile, the Houthis have increased their preparedness to counter potential threats from Israel, while the US Department of Defense recognizes the international nature of the conflict and the need for a collective solution.