Prominent Updates on the 79th Day of the Ongoing Israeli Aggression on Gaza Featured

By Gamal Khattab December 25, 2023 2769


The Israeli Aggression Continues

The Israeli war on Gaza has been going on for 79 days now. The Israeli forces are targeting different areas of the Gaza Strip, while the Palestinian resistance is fighting back in various locations. There are also ongoing clashes between Hezbollah and Israel in southern Lebanon.

Increasing Casualties

The number of people who have been killed in this war has risen to over 20,000, and more than 54,000 have been injured. The government office in Gaza has reported that the Israeli occupation forces have executed over 137 Palestinian civilians in the Gaza and North governorates.

Continuous Raids

Israeli airstrikes have caused casualties in Deir al-Balah and the Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip. The city of Deir al-Balah was bombed after residents from eight neighborhoods were asked to seek refuge there. Beit Hanoun has also been targeted, and there have been ongoing air and artillery bombardments in northern Gaza.

The heavy fire cover in the area suggests that Israeli forces are engaged in fierce fighting with resistance fighters. There have been casualties near the Palace of Justice in Gaza City and in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip. Additionally, around 50 artillery shells were fired at Beit Hanoun.

An Israeli drone shot and killed a displaced child in front of the Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis. A house in the Japanese neighborhood of Khan Yunis was also bombed, resulting in deaths.

The Israeli occupation forces stormed Al-Rafi'i School in Jabalia Al-Balad, arresting men and forcibly removing women. They also dropped smoke and phosphorous bombs on Jabalia al-Balad and the Al-Jarn area while attempting to advance in the region.

Resistance Operations

The Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, targeted three Israeli military vehicles and an Israeli Merkava tank in different locations. The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, targeted an Israeli force and detonated an anti-personnel device against another Israeli foot force.

There are ongoing fierce battles between the resistance and the Israeli occupation forces in various regions.

Humanitarian Situation

The Ministry of Health in Gaza has reported that the number of victims has risen to over 20,000 martyrs and 54,000 injured. The government media office in Gaza has confirmed that 101 journalists have been killed since the start of the war.

The office also stated that the Israeli occupation forces have committed field executions of over 137 Palestinian civilians. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has lost 142 staff members in Gaza, most of whom were killed with their families.

US President Joe Biden has emphasized the urgent need to protect civilians in Gaza, including humanitarian aid workers.

Developments in the West Bank

In the West Bank, Israeli occupation forces have withdrawn from Nour Shams camp after clashes with Palestinian resistance fighters. The occupation forces have also conducted raids in towns and cities, including Hebron and Bethlehem.

The Tulkarm Battalion, affiliated with the Al-Quds Brigades, has reported violent clashes with the Israeli occupation forces in the Nour Shams camp near Tulkarm.