PCOM October 14, 2023

Operation Al-Aqsa Flood “Taufan” Daily Report (7)

Demonstrations Denounce Israeli Aggression and Support Palestine

In numerous countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen, and various Arab and Islamic nations, hundreds of thousands of people have come together in protests to voice their strong condemnation of Israeli occupation aggression in Gaza and demonstrate their unwavering solidarity with al-Aqsa.

In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, hundreds of protestors gathered to show their solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza against the ongoing Israeli aggression. Meanwhile, in Jordan, on a day dubbed “Friday of Al-Aqsa Flood,” many cities witnessed a surge of protests where vast crowds marched toward the border with occupied Palestine, vehemently denouncing the ongoing atrocities in Gaza and the renewed efforts to displace the remaining residents. The Jordanian security forces exerted additional efforts to maintain control over the demonstrators, and video footage circulating online depicted protesters abandoning their vehicles due to traffic congestion and continuing on foot.

Similarly, Yemen saw significant gatherings that manifested their solidarity with Palestine and the Resistance’s fight against the occupation’s crimes. Organizers issued a statement reflecting the Yemeni people’s readiness to actively participate and their willingness to deploy hundreds of thousands of fighters in defence of Palestine.

Responding to the Resistance’s call, thousands of Iraqis convened in Tahrir Square to vehemently protest and condemn the occupation’s actions in Gaza. In a related context, the Russia Today (RT) channel shared a video clip showcasing Russian citizens expressing their solidarity with Palestine by adorning the entrance of the Palestinian embassy in Moscow with flowers and children’s toys. Furthermore, reports from Pakistan revealed that thousands engaged in protests in the capital city of Islamabad, standing in unwavering solidarity with the Palestinian people and supporting the Palestinian Resistance.

Amid widespread demonstrations in support of Gaza and in protest of Israeli aggression on the Strip, nine Palestinians lost their lives during confrontations with Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank. This recent tragic development has raised the total number of Palestinians martyred in the West Bank to 44 since last Saturday.

Regrettably, the Palestinian medical sources announced the martyrdom of a 14-year-old child named Amir Mlitat, who was fatally shot in the head by Israeli occupation forces near the Beit Furik military checkpoint east of Nablus. Furthermore, in the course of confrontations with Israeli occupation forces across the West Bank, three Palestinians lost their lives in Tulkarm, one in al-Khalil, and one in Beit Lahm. The martyrdom locations of the remaining Palestinians were not yet disclosed by the Health Ministry.

The Israeli occupation forces persist in carrying out massacres against Palestinian families in the Gaza Strip, including children under six years old, in a blatant violation of fundamental human values. As per the most recent data provided by the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Israeli aggression on Gaza has resulted in the martyrdom of 1,800 Palestinian people, with 583 of them being children and 351 women, and 6,612 individuals wounded, including 1,644 children.

On Friday, Israeli occupation warplanes persisted in launching airstrikes on residential neighbourhoods within the Gaza Strip, resulting in extensive damage and casualties. Simultaneously, rescue operations are actively ongoing to retrieve the bodies of numerous martyrs and provide assistance to those wounded as a result of this ongoing aggression. Social media platforms have been inundated with harrowing video clips and deeply distressing images depicting children who have become victims of this criminal occupation. Some of these children were rescued from the debris of their homes, which had been struck by barbaric Israeli airstrikes, while other heart-wrenching images revealed children resting in mortuary freezers. These photos underscore the scale of the atrocities committed by the Israeli occupation, with innocent lives tragically extinguished as they were targeted alongside their families by heavy missiles.

For the survivors, life is marked by severe hardships due to a total blockade and the looming threat of an Israeli ground invasion. The spokesperson of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qidra, stated that the health sector in Gaza is in a state of collapse as medical supplies dwindle amid power outages. Al-Qidra emphasized that “medications are critically low, forcing patients and injured individuals in Gaza’s hospitals to lie on the floor due to a shortage of beds in the intensive care units, while lines of patients wait outside the operating rooms.”

Abu Obeida, the spokesperson for the Al-Qassam Brigades, provided an update on the progress of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, assuring that the Resistance still possesses substantial resources for the upcoming hours and days.  He stated, “Our adversary, though displaying cowardice, lacks the strength to compel our people to relinquish their homeland.” Abu Obeida emphatically declared that the concept of forced displacement does not apply to them, except in the context of their occupied cities. He urged the Palestinian people to remain resolute and unwavering in the face of Zionist threats.

In a speech, Abu Ubaida pointed out that their involvement in this battle is inextricably linked to the sacred Masjid Al-Aqsa. This profound connection drives their determination. Consequently, Operation Al-Aqsa Flood was meticulously planned, incorporating a comprehensive analysis of the operational area, including factors like terrain and weather and their potential impact. The Al-Qassam leadership has been tirelessly dedicated to this mission, with a singular and unwavering objective in mind. Notably, from the morning onward, the Al-Qassam Brigades have launched a substantial number of rockets at ‘Ashkelon’ (150 rockets) and ‘Sderot’ (50 rockets). They also targeted Ben Gurion Airport, underscoring the persistent potency of the Resistance’s weaponry.

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