Prominent Updates on the 144th Day of the Ongoing Israeli Aggression on Gaza

By Gamal Khattab February 28, 2024 3499

Intensifying Conflict

On the 144th day of Israeli aggression on Gaza, fighting has escalated between resistance factions and occupation forces in the Zaytoun neighborhood. Israeli bombings continue across Gaza, resulting in 76 casualties in one day. The United Nations and human rights organizations have raised concerns about the risk of famine.

Political Developments

Efforts to negotiate a prisoner exchange deal and reach a truce in Gaza are ongoing. US President Joe Biden mentioned the possibility of a ceasefire, with Israel reportedly agreeing to halt attacks during Ramadan. However, both Hamas and Israel have downplayed the likelihood of an immediate breakthrough.

Regional Escalation

Hezbollah has carried out attacks on Israeli bases in Lebanon, while the conflict in Yemen's Red Sea continues. Ansar Allah (Houthis) in Yemen stated that their operations against navigation heading to Israel will persist until the Gaza aggression ends and the siege is lifted.

Field Developments

Hamas' military wing, Al-Qassam Brigades, engaged in fierce battles with Israeli forces in Gaza City, resulting in casualties on both sides. The conflict in the Zaytoun neighborhood remains intense, with casualties reported on both sides.

Humanitarian Crisis

The Ministry of Health in Gaza reported a worsening hunger crisis, with two infants dying from dehydration and malnutrition. The sector is facing a famine that could lead to more deaths if not addressed urgently. International organizations have warned of a potential health catastrophe in Gaza.

Prisoner Exchange Negotiations

Efforts to secure a truce and exchange prisoners are ongoing, with mediation efforts continuing. The US President mentioned Israel's agreement to refrain from military activities in Gaza during Ramadan.

Developments in the West Bank

The Israeli occupation forces have increased arrests in the West Bank, with several Palestinians detained, including children and former prisoners. The situation remains tense in the region.

Lebanese Front

Hezbollah has carried out attacks on Israeli sites along the Lebanese border, responding to Israeli aggression in the region. The conflict between the two sides continues to escalate.

Red Sea Axis

The Houthi group in Yemen denied allegations of targeting marine communications cables in the Red Sea, emphasizing their avoidance of harming such infrastructure.

Source: Al Jazeera