Category: Daily Updates

Daily news updates after October 7, 2023

5 Gazans killed by defective airdrop; US says “it wasn’t ours” – Day 154

US says it is not at fault for the parachute that malfunctioned, killing 5 Palestinians in Gaza; US “temporary pier” will take too long – children need food now; UNRWA employees say they were forced into falsely confessing that workers participated in October 7th; West Bank news includes surge in settler violence; Biden will have a “come to Jesus” moment with Netanyahu; alleged Hamas sexual violence back on the table after being thoroughly debunked; more

Biden at State of the Union: “We’re building a pier for Gaza” – Day 153

Emergency, temporary pier in Gaza would allegedly enable a massive increase in humanitarian aid; previous flotillas to Gaza attacked by Israel; 2 Palestinians killed by air drop; White House wants a list of all pending weapons transfers to Israel; Congress members: US should not support Rafah invasion; Refugees Int’l report on Israeli obstruction of aid; EU to check on Israeli compliance with human rights demands; Pramila Paten’s UN “report” on Hamas sexual violence not trustworthy; more

Israel has killed or wounded a “staggering” 5% of Gaza’s population – Day 152

Israel kills Gazans by every method: airstrike, starvation, imprisonment, shooting, stillbirth; South Africa calls for stronger language from ICJ to end the famine in Gaza; flour shipment from US still sitting in port after nearly 7 weeks – enough to feed 1.5 million Gazans for five months; West Bank violence and illegal construction; WaPo says the US has “quietly approved and delivered more than 100 separate foreign military sales to Israel since the Gaza war began”; poll: majority of Americans want weapons shipments to stop, more

Israel rejects 14-truck convoy of food aid, as Gazans starve – Day 151

Food aid convoy turned away after trend through February shows 75% rejection for northern Gaza aid; UNRWA reports on extensive abuse of Palestinian prisoners; another Gazan journalist killed; reports on ceasefire progress; Gallup poll shows Israel’s popularity is waning; West Bank deaths, arrests; New York Times piece on Hamas rape debunked again; Girl Scout troop harassed for supporting Gazan children; more

Israeli military shooting at Gazan aid-seekers “becoming a daily occurrence” Day 150

With little pushback, Israel continues to target hungry Gazans as they wait for aid trucks; photographer recounts Israeli killing of his daughter; in West Bank, youths killed, settler attacks up; property seized from Palestinians is being sold at US, Canada synagogues; inhumane prison conditions for Palestinians are rampant; more

Israel reportedly running over Palestinians with tanks while alive – Day 149

EuroMed reports that Israel regularly runs over Palestinians while they are alive; CNN reports on Israel’s criminal blockage of aid to Gaza; UNSC agrees on US watered-down statement on Flour Massacre; 2 more Israeli attacks on aid trucks, recipients; health risks multiply, especially for children, infants; Israel’s use of robots and remote-controlled dogs in the Gaza War; West Bank injustices, more

Israeli forces bomb aid truck, open fire on aid seekers again – Day 148

Humanitarian aid trucks and their Gazan clients continue to come under Israeli fire; first air drop of US aid reportedly completed, criticized as “PR stunt,” evidence of American “weakness”; Israeli spokesperson leans into lies about the “Flour Massacre”; Gaza children starving to death; Irish Senate takes a stand against Israel and US

As Gazans die, Biden “unwilling to shift Israel policy,” pushes aid pkg to Israel – Day 147

Biden wants to “help ensure that Israel can defend itself” (to the tune of $14 billion in free money); “Flour Massacre” update (spoiler alert: Israel lied); Biden airdrops into Gaza questionable; Amanpour & colleagues confront CNN over “myriad leadership failings” in coverage of Israel’s war on Gaza; NYT claims of Hamas sexual crimes further debunked…

Israeli forces kill 112 Gazans in “flour massacre,” US vetoes condemnation – Day 146

Israeli forces open fire on Gazan aid-seekers, killing over 100, then blame everyone but themselves; US vetoes UN Security Council condemnation of massacre; US mulls air dropping aid – a “negligible” move that has drawn wide criticism; more malnutrition deaths; Gaza’s agricultural sector is decimated; West Bank Palestinian and settler deaths; EuroMed report on torture; more

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”