Category: Daily Updates

Daily news updates after October 7, 2023

Another “flour massacre,” another Israeli lie – Day 162

Israel’s fabrication doesn’t hide the truth; 25 NGOs denounce maritime corridor as an “illusion” of aid for Gaza and a glaring distraction from the real problem; newborns in Gaza are consistently underweight, stillbirths and neonatal deaths are common; Biden anticipates unacceptable invasion of Rafah, mulls how to respond; West Bank death

“Staggering escalation” in childhood malnutrition in Gaza – Day 161

Children starve, parents searching for food are killed – as humanitarian ship unloads millions of meals; is Rafah invasion imminent?; illegal buffer zone may be half mile wide; West Bank death; the Elders chide Biden; EU leader accuses Israel of weaponizing food; Nicaragua to have its day in court vs. Germany for “facilitating genocide”; Australia to restart donations to UNRWA; more

Israel continues to target Gazan aid-seekers – at least 4 incidents in 24 hours – Day 160

Hunger continues to be a death sentence in more ways than one; fears that the US pier will be used to perpetuate the reoccupation or ethnic cleansing of Gaza; aid ship off Gaza shore, logistics uncertain; Sen. Chuck Schumer makes major speech on Netanyahu and Israel; Forensic Architecture evaluates Israeli “evidence” from ICJ defense; Israeli forces aggressive in Jerusalem against Ramadan worshipers; new Palestinian prime minister; a smattering of sanctions by US against Israeli settlers; US intelligence says Hamas cannot be destroyed; and more

Israel plans to displace Gazans to “humanitarian islands flooded with aid” – 159

Israel suddenly seems capable of moving massive quantities of aid – to Gazans being further displaced; American in Gaza pulled from rubble; Israel targets UN aid warehouse, killing 5; Wall Street Journal reports on Israeli torture of Palestinians; aid trucks rejected for having nail clippers, medical scissors; several Palestinians killed in West Bank; more

Save the Children: Gaza’s children suffer “complete psychological destruction” – Day 158

Save the Children report on Gaza youth; more aid-seekers killed; food reaches northern Gaza at last; sea corridor won’t make much of a splash; assassination of bike rider in Gaza; 5,000 people in Gaza have acquired disabilities over the past 5 months; at least 5 killed in West Bank; 8 US senators send letter to Biden, demand an ultimatum: expand aid to Gaza or lose US aid; advocacy for Palestinian rights faces silencing at UPenn & Columbia…

Netanyahu: “Gazans are not starving”; over 400 aid-seekers killed in 2 weeks – Day 157

Netanyahu in denial about famine in Gaza, as more die of starvation; Israeli forces again opened fire on aid-seekers, killing at least 11; Israel will self-investigate assassination of elderly, deaf Gazan man; parts of Khan Younis leveled; mercy ship “Open Arms” headed from Cyprus to Gaza; West Bank deaths; Israel’s failure to comply with ICJ orders; support for Zionism in the US is on the decline; more

Israeli forces massacre Gazans, attack Palestinian worshipers as Ramadan begins – Day 156

Children being starved at fastest rate; 200,000 Gazans dead?; Rafah invasion will happen, but is not imminent; Israeli sniper drone killed a Gazan boy, zoomed in for a close-up; Israel has decimated education, infrastructure in Gaza; over 1/4 of Gazans face catastrophic hunger; Netanyahu says “make room in the prisons – many new inmates expected

Biden has “no red lines” that would change his position on arming Israel – Day 155

President Biden doesn’t seem to comprehend the true mission of Zionism; Israeli soldier brags on video about killing an unarmed elderly Gazan man; Israel brags about aid delivery, but its record is abysmal; Gaza’s government estimates $30 billion in damage by Israel’s attack; more Israeli acknowledgement that Israel killed its own people on October 7th; and more

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