'Israeli' aggression persists for 139th day

Palestine

Published: 2024-02-22 08:50

Last Updated: 2024-04-23 20:13


'Israeli' aggression persists for 139th day
'Israeli' aggression persists for 139th day

The Israeli Occupation persists in its aggression on the Gaza Strip entering its 139th day, resulting in casualties and injuries, with warnings from United Nations relief agencies of a deepening crisis in the strip.

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) escalated airstrikes on Rafah in southern Gaza, demolishing the Al-Farouq Mosque in the Shaboura camp and targeting residential areas, causing further casualties.

In addition to Rafah, the IOF shelled the vicinity of the European Hospital, agricultural lands in the Al-Adas area, and near the Salah Al-Din gate, affecting displaced populations.

The Israeli Occupation army faced losses in recent clashes in Gaza City's Zeitoun neighborhood. Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, reported killing soldiers in Khan Yunis.

UN humanitarian agencies issued a statement warning of the deteriorating situation, stressing the need for security guarantees to distribute aid across Gaza.

Meanwhile, Israeli Occupation Minister of Defense, Yoav Gallant, acknowledged challenges in Tel Aviv's efforts and its attempt to release captives from Gaza.

Israeli Occupation Minister and War Cabinet member, Benny Gantz, indicated that the military operation in Rafah could commence during Ramadan if an agreement isn't reached post-evacuation.

The ongoing aggression has led to the loss of thousands of lives, with 29,313 Palestinians martyred and 69,333 injured since October 7 last year, as per the latest report from the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza.