Day 172 of the Israeli Genocide War on Gaza Featured

By Gamal Khattab March 27, 2024 2757

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 172: Israel continues raids on Gaza hospitals following UNSC ceasefire resolution.

After the UN Security Council passed a resolution for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, the U.S. decided not to vote. Despite this, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has promised to keep fighting, and Israeli forces are currently attacking two major hospitals in Gaza.

Casualties

  • Over 32,000 people have been killed and at least 74,000 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • More than 400 Palestinians have been killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
  • Israel has revised its estimated death toll down from 1,400 to 1,139.
  • Almost 600 Israeli soldiers have been killed and over 3,000 injured since October 7.

Key Developments

  • The UN Security Council passed a resolution for a “lasting” ceasefire without a U.S. veto. Netanyahu has stated that Israel will continue fighting until Israeli captives are released.
  • UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres emphasized the importance of UNRWA as a lifeline for Palestinians in Gaza, despite the U.S. government funding bill banning UNRWA from receiving funds until 2025.
  • UNRWA’s Commissioner-General reported that 171 UNRWA employees have been killed by Israeli forces since October 7.
  • Nine Palestinians drowned while trying to retrieve aid packages dropped in the sea north of Gaza, and 27 have died from malnutrition due to food shortages.
  • Israeli forces wounded two Palestinians in Nablus city and arrested 30 across the West Bank, bringing the total detained by Israel since October to 7,800.
  • Over 100 Palestinians were killed in Gaza in just 24 hours.

 UN Security Council Passes Ceasefire Resolution with U.S. Abstention

  • The UN Security Council passed a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, almost six months after Israel's assault on the Strip began.
  • The resolution was adopted after the U.S. abstained, a significant shift from its previous positions.
  • The resolution calls for the unconditional release of the remaining Israeli captives in the Gaza Strip as a precondition for the entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza.
  • Hamas welcomed the resolution and is ready to conduct a captive swap with Israel immediately.
  • Israel rejected the resolution, stating that the U.S. had "abandoned" its previous position that linked a ceasefire to a hostage release.
  • The U.S. was "perplexed" by Israel's reaction and stated that the UN resolution "is not binding, so there is no impact at all on Israel’s ability to go after Hamas."

Eleven Massacres Across the Gaza Strip

  • The Palestinian health ministry announced that 107 Palestinians were killed in 11 massacres committed by Israeli forces in the past 24 hours.
  • Israeli bombings targeted the Abu Naqira family home, killing 21 Palestinians, including ten children.
  • Israeli forces continued their incursions in the surroundings of al-Shifa Hospital, killing 30 Palestinians.
  • Nine Palestinians were reported dead after drowning while trying to retrieve humanitarian aid from airdrops that fell into the sea in the northern Gaza Strip.

Israel Forces Raid Al-Amal Hospital

  • The Palestinian Red Crescent Society announced that the al-Amal hospital in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, was completely forced out of service on Monday by Israeli forces.
  • Israeli forces continue to besiege al-Shifa hospital for the ninth day in a row.
  • Israeli forces arrested hundreds of Palestinians in the vicinity of al-Shifa, claiming they were members of Palestinian resistance groups.

Israeli Arrest Wave in the West Bank

  • Israeli forces raided Qalqilya and Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank and Bethlehem and Hebron in the south, arresting 30 Palestinians.
  • The number of Palestinians detained by Israeli forces has reached 7,800 prisoners since October 7.