Category: Daily Updates

Daily news updates after October 7, 2023

As Biden looks the other way, Gaza death toll hits 30,000 – Day 145

Massacre as Gazans seek aid; journalist’s wife, 3-yr-old son, 20 others killed in Israeli bombing; 6 infants die from malnutrition; disappearance, torture of Gazans detained by IDF; 1/4 of Gaza’s wells destroyed; Biden loses to Uncommitted; considers airdropping aid from US military planes into Gaza; CNN commentator, candidate says: “Time to rally around Israel”

Israel is holding over 9,000 Palestinian political prisoners – Day 144

Palestinian prisoner crisis; children dying of starvation, malnutrition; journalist under fire; West Bank deaths; Israeli security worries about Ramadan restrictions at Al Aqsa Mosque; Israeli “friendly fire”; Biden awaits “”credible and reliable written assurances” of proper use of US weapons from Netanyahu; mixed messages on Israel-Hamas-Biden agreement; US voters want a permanent ceasefire; Michiganders don’t want Biden; more

Israeli snipers target “thousands” of Gazans waiting for food aid  – Day 143

Israel picks off hungry people as they wait for food, while severely limiting the amount of food allowed into Gaza; International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists; Gaza Red Crescent ceases operations temporarily due to Israeli attacks on its teams; West Bank home demolitions up sharply; impact of Aaron Bushnell’s self-immolation; ICJ; Israel lobby promotes Biden; Hillel pushes support for Israel 

Enough food is waiting across Gaza’s borders to feed entire population – Day 142

Injuries surpass 70,000; famine while food is almost within reach; babies, children die of malnutrition; West Bank gov. resigns, seeks new, consensus government for the “new reality”; burning books to keep warm; update on Hind, 6; Palestinian Bedouin under attack; active-duty US airman self-immolates in front of Israeli embassy in Washington DC…

Including West Bank, Palestinian deaths surpass 30,000; restoring Gaza’s GDP could take till 2092 – Day 141

70-80% of Gaza civilian infrastructure in ruins; massacre in Deir el Balah; prisoner negotiations are reportedly progressing; UN calls for an arms embargo on Israel; West Bank violence; Israel will send a “sparse report” on its “compliance” with orders from Int’l Court of Justice; and more

Israel has killed over 3,800 Gazans in 4 weeks since ICJ genocide ruling – Day 140

Reports of ongoing acts of genocide, war crimes, and despair; end of UNRWA aid to northern Gaza; West Bank restriction of movement; Blinken is “disappointed” about new settlement plans; update on ICJ occupation case; more

40 Gazans killed in Rafah, as UNRWA and MSF recount Israeli atrocities – Day 139

As Palestinians endure famine, at least 1,000 aid trucks wait for permission to enter Gaza; more reported white flag deaths; flour shipment is back on again; potential public health impact of the current conflict in the Gaza Strip; US investigation finds “low confidence” about allegations for which Secy of State Blinken found “highly, highly credible”; Doctors Without Borders and UNRWA take on Israeli bullying tactics; another Palestinian prisoner dies; story comes to light about Israeli killing an Israeli on October 7th; Thursday’s ICJ summary; 

The amount of force Israel is using against the people of Gaza is “staggering” – Day 138

Israeli military gets slap on the wrist for unacceptable conduct; Israel may shut down Al Jazeera; IDF kills men, women & childen in Gaza, West Bank; Palestinian olive production takes a big hit; Israeli killed near settlement; 23 Americans killed fighting for Israel; US congressman incites genocide; Day Three of Int’l Court of Justice proceedings against Israeli occupation; and more

While on trial for occupation, Israel is entrenching its military in Gaza – Day 137

Israel building a road to cut Gaza in two; food deliveries stop in north, severely limited everywhere else; still no evidence for UNRWA after Israel’s bombshell accusation; female and male Palestinian ex-prisoners report sexual assault, US unfazed; Israel reportedly opens fire on members of Palestinian press; US vetos ceasefire resolution at UN Security Council; Day Two of Int’l Court of Justice proceedings against Israeli occupation; and more

Palestinian ex-detainees heard “screams around the clock” from fellow prisoners – Day 136

Reports that Israeli forces killed, raped Palestinian women & girls; Israeli torture, grotesque humiliation of Palestinian prisoners; humanitarian aid at “lowest level”; UNICEF expects “explosion in preventable child deaths”; Netanyahu rejects Palestinian state; ICJ hearing against Israel’s occupation; settler attacks in West Bank jumped 200%; US offers resolution at UNSC; Pelosi’s delusional statement; fears for Marwan Barghouti’s life