Category: Daily Updates

Daily news updates after October 7, 2023

Gaza is “a population that is starving to death” – Day 117

Gaza at 80% unemployment; arrests & humiliation in Khan Younis; possible truce, prisoner exchange; discovery of 30 Palestinian corpses; more on UNRWA; West Bank administrative detentions through the roof; destruction of childhood; ethnic cleansing of Bedouin; university demolition; Brian Mast – babies aren’t innocent; US court on Israeli genocide; Chicago latest major city to call for ceasefire; Iraq-based militia statement

30 handcuffed, blindfolded Gazans found in body bags – Day 116

Apparent mass execution of Gazan men; triple assassination of Palestinians in Jenin hospital; NYTimes caught red-handed; Israel ignores ICJ ruling; the neglected residents of northern Gaza; Israel says No to early openings of aid checkpoints; pregnant Gazan women grossly underserved; disturbing uptick in detention, torture of Gazan men; drone footage confirms massive devastation; Israeli and US reactions to Jenin assassinations; Canada pledges humanitarian funding, but not to UNRWA; speaker of Knesset coming to Congress; Harvard sued for non-protection of Palestinian students

Gaza will “take lifetimes to rebuild” – Day 115

Gaza City evacuation; Israel blocks aid; stolen Palestinian bodies returned, possible organ theft; war could be very long; UNRWA recap & details of accusations; US wants speedy investigation into UNRWA allegations (but won’t touch genocide and war crime allegations against Israel); extremist Israeli leaders & followers celebrate “voluntary immigration” of Palestinians and Jewish resettlement of Gaza as as “the most moral and logical solution”

Gazans have begun starving to death, as US withholds funding to UNRWA – Day 114

In Gaza, starvation has become a reality, not just a risk – still Israel withholds aid; Khan Younis under intense bombardment as refugees try to flee; UN’s Francesca Albanese says withholding funding from UNRWA aids and abets genocide; Gideon Levy describes West Bank shepherds going bankrupt; Israelis hold conference about resettling Gaza; Arab Americans don’t want to talk politics with Biden “while there’s a genocide unfolding”; Nancy Pelosi goes full McCarthy, alleging a link between Palestine protesters and Putin; US leaders blame Iran for deaths of 3 American troops in Jordan – Iran begs to differ

UNRWA may be forced to shut down due to Israeli pressure – Day 113

Israeli accusations against UNRWA may result in Gaza’s total collapse; Israel targets telecom workers, kills another journalist; Int’l Court of Justice ruling demands that US stop weapons sales and financial support of Israel; Israel’s imposition of “buffer zone” in Gaza is a war crime; more on American Tawfiq Ajaq, killed in West Bank; other West Bank news; Senator Bernie Sanders calls for end to arms sales to Israel (but not permanent ceasefire); Israeli leaders call for dismissal of “morally incompetent” PM Netanyahu; see hearing of lawsuit vs Biden, Blinken, & Austin for complicity in genocide

ICJ lands a stunning blow on Israel, US shrugs – Day 112

Biden admin (and Israel) still in denial about genocide in Gaza; Israeli bombardment in Gaza not slowing down; more white-flag deaths, open fire on people waiting for food; responses to ICJ ruling; civil trial begins, charging Biden, Blinken, Austin with failing to prevent and complicity in genocide; Israeli leader in US to purchase more war equipment; US defunds UNRWA due to controversy 

Israel’s “consistent failure to uphold int’l humanitarian law is abhorrent” – Day 111

Israel out of control in Khan Younis; Biden official trying to broker an “ambitious” deal; reminiscent of Al Ahli hospital debacle, Israel fumbles after allegedly striking UN building, Netanyahu talks smack against Qatar, blames hostages’ families for leaking; Israeli land grab along Gaza border; update on American killed in West Bank, Tawfiq Abdel Jabbar; and more

24 Massacres in 24 Hours, 210 Gazans killed – Day 110

Horror in Khan Younis, white flag killing caught on film; update on American teen shot dead by Israel; Israeli TV reports that widely reported descriptions of Hamas atrocities were lies; calls to end arms transfers to Israel; 210 Congress members support Israel’s violence; Dem support for Israel may be on shaky ground over 2-state solution; US bombing of Iraq is destroying years-long alliance, and more

Israeli snipers, tanks, drones positioned to fire on any signs of life in Khan Younis – Day 109

Khan Younis the site of intense fighting, peril; info on US teen Tawfiq Ajaq killed by Israel; starvation; Israelis in US to buy weapons; 24 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza; West Bank death; Israeli settlements in Gaza?; Houthi update; US Supreme Court dismisses case against Palestine advocacy organization

Israeli military leaders think Israel is losing “war” – Day 108

Israel bombs 30K sheltering Gazans; Israel may have poisoned their own; Khan Younis sees intense and unrelenting bombing; Palestinian teen killed in West Bank; diplomats, legislators line up to support Palestine rights and sovereignty; US and UK attack sites in Yemen; Israel presents possible 2-month truce plan