Nearly 200 people were killed and at least 777 injured in the first two bombings of the camp. Red Crescent: “Raid in Gaza near Al-Quds hospital”
While firefights continue on the border between Israel and Lebanon, new Israeli air strikes have targeted the Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza for the third time in recent days according to the latest news today, Thursday 2 November 2023. The reports al Jazeera, according to which at least three Palestinians were killed and many injured in the bombing of a house.
Nearly 200 people were killed and at least 777 injured in the first two bombings of the camp on Tuesday and Wednesday. According to a report published by the Government Media Office in Gaza, another 120 people are still missing.
Israel believes Hamas is deliberately hiding behind civilian infrastructure. “They want these images of destruction,” said Daniel Hagari, spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). According to the Palestinians, the latest killed dozens of civilians, while Israel says the operation aimed to eliminate one of the Hamas commanders responsible for the October 7 attack.
Hagari repeated his appeal to the civilian population of Gaza to evacuate towards the south, along safe corridors created by the army for this purpose. In the southern areas designated for the civilian population, only targeted attacks are carried out against Hamas leaders. It is not “a safe zone,” Hagari said, but “the safest place of any place in Gaza.”
Firefights continue on the border between Israel and Lebanon
Meanwhile, firefights continue on the border between Israel and Lebanon. The Israeli military has confirmed that one of its drones was shot down by a surface-to-air missile launched from Lebanon. The IDF said it attacked the group of militants who launched the rocket.
It is the second time since the beginning of the war that Hezbollah has hit an Israeli drone. Over the past three weeks, the Lebanese Shiite armed group and the Israeli army have been engaged in skirmishes, relatively limited in their scope and geography. But since last week, we’ve seen both sides fire deeper into each other’s territory, in a move that experts say marks a new level of confrontation.
Red Crescent: “Raid in Gaza near Al-Quds hospital”
Israeli warplanes also began a series of raids in the vicinity of the Al-Quds hospital at dawn, the Palestinian news agency Wafa reports, citing the Palestinian Red Crescent, to which the medical facility in the Tal Al neighborhood is affiliated. Hawa, south of Gaza City.
Former UN official: “What I see happening in Gaza is genocide”
Israeli atrocities and attacks on Gaza, which have killed nearly 9,000 Palestinians in the besieged enclave since October 7, constitute “genocide.” A senior United Nations human rights official said.
Craig Mokhiber, who was director of the New York office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, wrote in his October 28 resignation letter that Israel’s military actions in Gaza are “textbook genocide” and accused the United Nations of once again “failing” to act.
“I am quite confident as a human rights lawyer in saying that what I see happening in Gaza and beyond is genocide,” he told Al Jazeera.
MSF: “More than 20,000 injured still trapped in the Gaza Strip”
According to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), more than 20,000 injured people are still trapped in the Gaza Strip, despite the evacuation of some foreign passport holders and seriously injured Palestinians across the border into Egypt on Wednesday. MSF said 22 of its international staff in Gaza were among those who left the territory via the Rafah border crossing.
“However, there are still over 20,000 injured in Gaza with limited access to healthcare due to the siege,” the organization said in a statement, adding that MSF Palestinian staff were still offering assistance in the territory and a another international team is waiting to enter the territory to replace those who have left “as soon as the situation allows”.
The organization then called for the evacuation of more people, as well as a ceasefire and the entry of aid. “Those who wish to leave Gaza must be able to do so without further delay. They must also be granted the right of return.”