The Israeli aggression against Gaza continues for the 42nd day, as the occupation forces continue to target hospitals and besiege them with tanks, and while Palestinians continue to be martyred in Israeli bombing on various areas of the Gaza Strip, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades published a video clip that it said documents the moments of luring an Israeli military force into the opening of one of the booby-trapped tunnels. In Beit Hanoun, north of Gaza, it was bombed, killing 5 soldiers.
The death toll from the ongoing Israeli war on the Gaza Strip rose to more than 12,000 martyrs, including 5,000 children and 3,300 women. The war also resulted in 3,750 missing persons, including 1,800 children who are still under the rubble throughout the Strip, while clashes continue between Israeli army forces and the Palestinian resistance in several areas. Axes.
More than 80 martyrs in the Nuseirat camp massacre
A brutal Israeli bombing turned a residential square in the Nuseirat camp (central Gaza Strip) into a pile of rubble, causing a deep crater and major destruction in the targeted area, while a number of martyrs and wounded remain under the rubble.
Today, Friday, civil defense crews announced the presence of more than 80 martyrs under the rubble of a house targeted by the occupation forces in the Nuseirat camp.
Sources also indicated that there were at least three martyrs and a number of wounded as a result of the occupation targeting the Al-Akhras family home in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, Israeli occupation aircraft bombed a school for displaced people in the Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza, causing dozens of martyrs and hundreds of injuries.
Palestinian Red Crescent: We lost contact with our medical teams at Baptist Hospital
The Palestinian Red Crescent said that it had completely lost contact with its medical teams working at Baptist Hospital.
Earlier, the Palestinian Red Crescent said that its ambulance crews were surrounded at Al-Ahly Baptist Hospital and heard explosions in the area in addition to heavy gunfire, noting that tanks were surrounding the hospital amid violent clashes.
Journalist in the Shifa area in Gaza: The communications outage causes panic among the population
A journalist in the vicinity of Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza reported that the sounds of clashes continue, noting that the communications outage is causing a state of panic among the population.
The journalist added to Al Jazeera that life there is disastrous and movement is completely non-existent, stressing, "We tried to appeal through the Red Cross to reach families in the area."
Hamas: The Pentagon’s claim that we used Al-Shifa Hospital is a repetition of a false narrative
The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said that the Pentagon’s claim that it used Al-Shifa Hospital for military purposes is a repetition of a blatantly false narrative, saying that “ignoring our call for an international committee to inspect hospitals and schools indicates Washington’s responsibility and its complicity in war crimes.”
Hamas said it reminded US President Joe Biden that the occupation bombed most hospitals and cut off electricity and fuel, putting 26 of them out of service.
This comes at a time when the US Department of Defense (the Pentagon) said that it could not disclose when the Hamas leadership used Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza to manage its operations.
Statements from the White House and the Pentagon were in line with the Israeli narrative that Hamas uses the Shifa Medical Complex and other hospitals in Gaza as “command centers,” and Hamas has repeatedly denied these accusations.
Al-Qassam shows scenes of a tunnel bomb in Gaza and the killing of 5 Israeli soldiers
The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), published a video clip that it said documents the moments of luring an Israeli military force into the opening of one of the booby-trapped tunnels in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza, and blowing it up, killing 5 soldiers.
Al-Qassam said that it had booby-trapped the opening of one of the tunnels near Al-Nasr Mosque in Beit Hanoun, and a force from the occupation engineering corps was lured to it and detonated it as soon as it touched the camera.
She added, "The enemy admitted that 5 soldiers, including an officer, were killed in the operation," she said.
The video shows at least four Israeli soldiers, led by a soldier searching the place before approaching the camera lens and touching it.
Al-Qassam pointed out in the video that the operation dates back to November 10.
Ministry of Health: 11,675 martyrs and about 32,000 wounded since the beginning of the aggression against our people in Gaza and the West Bank.
The Ministry of Health announced, this Friday evening, that the number of martyrs has risen to 11,675 martyrs, and the wounded to about 32,000 wounded, since the beginning of the comprehensive Israeli aggression against our people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank on the 7th of last October.
The Ministry explained, in its daily report on the aggression, that it faces great difficulties in obtaining updated data due to the interruption of communications services in the Gaza Strip.
It indicated that the number of martyrs in the Gaza Strip as of yesterday evening (November 16) reached 11,470 martyrs, including 4,707 children, 3,155 women, and 686 elderly people, while the number of casualties reached more than 29,000.
She said that more than 3,600 civilians are still missing or under the rubble, including 1,750 children.
202 health personnel and 36 civil defense personnel were martyred, along with more than 200 wounded health personnel. More than 60 ambulances were also attacked, 55 of which were damaged and put out of service.
The Ministry indicated that 26 of 35 hospitals in Gaza, and 52 of 72 primary health care clinics, or more than two-thirds, stopped working due to damage resulting from the bombing or lack of fuel, explaining that the remaining nine hospitals are operating partially.
On November 16, for the second day in a row, Israeli occupation forces, accompanied by tanks, stormed the Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza, and occupied several departments. According to the hospital director, the southern section of the complex was damaged, including the radiology department, and the occupation forces transferred several Corpses from inside the hospital.
She explained that between November 11 and 16, 41 patients, including 3 premature babies, were martyred in the Shifa Complex due to the power outage after the fuel ran out and the occupation besieged the complex. A patient who was suffering from kidney failure was also martyred due to the dialysis machines in the complex stopping. about job.
On November 16, the Palestine Red Crescent Society reported that the occupation forces, including tanks, imposed a siege on the only functioning hospital in Gaza City and its north, the Arab National “Baptist” Hospital, and medical teams were unable to move outside and reach the injured safely. .
Five other hospitals, including Al Shifa Complex, provide very limited services to patients who have already been hospitalized. These hospitals are inaccessible, do not have electricity and supplies, and are not accepting new patients.
On November 15, a shell fired by the Israeli occupation forces hit the Jordanian field hospital in Gaza City, wounding seven of its staff, who are members of the Royal Jordanian Medical Services.
For the third day in a row, the main generator at Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis stopped due to running out of fuel, and the hospital operates a small generator that supplies the delivery room with electricity and lights in the reception area.
The occupation forces continued to obstruct the movement of rescue teams, ambulances, and citizens to obtain their basic needs, especially food and water, in Gaza City. Citizens in the western neighborhoods of Gaza City launched a call for help after they ran out of remaining food and drinking water. They were reportedly unable to leave their homes due to the presence of the occupation forces, and the multiple calls submitted by citizens who were stranded under the damaged buildings and homes were not answered. ; The Palestine Red Crescent Society was unable to respond to hundreds of calls for assistance and evacuation.
Humanitarian agencies and first responders warned that the power outage was jeopardizing the provision of life-saving assistance. Water consumption from unsafe sources also raises serious concerns about drought and waterborne diseases. The World Food Program expressed concern about malnutrition.
As of 11 November, only seven of the 18 Palestine Red Crescent Society ambulances in the north were still operational, but they were at risk of grinding to a halt due to running out of fuel.
Doctors are forced to perform surgeries without anesthesia, including those wounded by Israeli bombing and women who undergo caesarean sections.
As for the West Bank, including Jerusalem, the number of martyrs since 10/7/2023 until this Friday evening reached 205 martyrs, and the number of wounded was about 2,780 citizens.
She pointed out the increasing incursions of the Israeli occupation forces into Palestinian cities. The occupation forces also besieged a number of hospitals (Tulkarm Governmental Hospital, Jenin Governmental Hospital, Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital, Al-Amal Hospital in Jenin, and Al-Shifa Maternity Hospital in Jenin), and impeded the work of ambulance crews and vehicles.
She pointed out that the increase in casualties as a result of the ongoing occupation aggression has overwhelmed emergency capabilities, with an increase in demand for emergency medical supplies in hospitals.
She noted that the closure of the military occupation checkpoints, the lack of safety, restrictions on movement, and attacks on health facilities and their workers make the movement of ambulances difficult, in addition to restricting the movement of health care workers and patients’ access to primary care and hospitals between the cities of the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem. .
She explained that partners running mobile clinics are still unable to reach parts of Area C, leaving citizens without access to basic health care services.
The Ministry indicated that more than 58% (approximately 276 thousand housing units) were destroyed in the Gaza Strip, including more than 54 thousand completely destroyed units, and 222 thousand partially destroyed housing units, indicating that the final number of destroyed units and buildings is not available as the Israeli bombing continues.
The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics estimates that, as of November 11, there were about 807,000 citizens living in the areas of the northern Gaza Strip, constituting about two-thirds of the population there before the Israeli aggression, and it is assumed that the other third of the population, about 400 thousand people according to “Census” estimates. They migrated to the south.
It was reported that the occupation forces arrested a number of citizens during their displacement, and also assaulted displaced citizens, beating them and stripping them of their clothes.
UNRWA indicated that the Israeli occupation forces entered one of its schools and two health centers in the northern region, forcibly forced the displaced people who were sheltering there to evacuate towards the south, and then bombed the two health centers.
The cumulative number of forcibly displaced people since the beginning of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip is estimated at more than 1.6 million people, equivalent to 70% of the population of the Gaza Strip.
15% of the forcibly displaced suffer from various disabilities, and most shelter centers are not adequately equipped to meet their needs.
There are about 183,000 forcibly displaced people in 154 UNRWA facilities in the north, and since October 7, at least 71 internally displaced people have been martyred and 571 others injured while taking refuge in the agency’s facilities that were bombed throughout the Gaza Strip.
On 16 November, UNRWA reported that infectious diseases in shelters had increased over the past two weeks, with skin diseases estimated to have increased by 35%, and diarrhea cases having increased by about 40%.
In its report, the Ministry of Health called for an immediate halt to the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip and its health institutions, and to urgently allow the entry of humanitarian and health supplies into the Strip, especially fuel to operate electricity generators in hospitals, and the entry of volunteer medical teams to support health personnel in treating the sick and wounded, and to allow the wounded to leave for treatment in Hospitals of the Arab Republic of Egypt and others, and stopping the displacement of citizens from their homes and residential areas in the Gaza Strip.
It also appealed to international and human rights institutions and the United Nations to immediately implement international laws prohibiting attacks on health centres, ambulances, health teams and paramedics.
Martyrs and wounded in Israeli raids on Jabalia, Gaza, and Beit Lahia
Three female citizens were martyred and others were injured, this Friday evening, in the Israeli occupation aircraft’s bombing of a house in the Al-Qasaib neighborhood in the northern Gaza Strip.
Our correspondent reported that three female citizens, sisters, were martyred and others from the Al-Mutawaq family were injured in an Israeli bombing that targeted their house in the Al-Qasaib neighborhood in Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip. The occupation forces also fired flares over Jabalia camp.
The Israeli occupation aircraft bombed Al-Falah School, affiliated with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, south of Gaza City, which houses displaced persons, resulting in a number of martyrs and wounded.
The Indonesian Hospital in the town of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip, announced the arrival of the bodies of 120 martyrs from the Gaza and North Gaza governorates hours ago this morning.
In a related context, the occupation launched intensive raids on the Al-Sabra neighborhood in Gaza City, and the vicinity of the Sheikh Zayed residential towers in the town of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, resulting in a number of martyrs and wounded.
Eyewitnesses reported that dozens of the bodies of the martyrs were still lying on the ground in the Al-Sabra neighborhood, in light of the difficulty for ambulance and rescue crews to reach the place to evacuate the wounded and martyrs.
The occupation aircraft also bombed the Al-Baraka area in the city of Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.
In a related context, the Israeli occupation forces continued their siege of Al-Shifa Medical Complex, and stormed the sections of the complex, in light of the running out of fuel, the power outage, and the scarcity of medical supplies, food, and potable water.
Al-Shifa Medical Complex announced the death of 24 patients and injured within two days due to the power outage and the cessation of vital medical equipment from working, in addition to the inability to perform many surgical operations. The occupation forces also prevented access to the central pharmacy in the complex.
The death toll in the Gaza Strip since the start of the Israeli aggression on October 7 last year has risen to more than 12,000 martyrs, including 5,000 children and 3,300 women, while the number of wounded has exceeded 30,000, 75% of whom are children and women. The number of missing people also rose to more than 3,750 citizens, including 1,800 children who are still under the rubble.