Operation Al-Aqsa Flood “Taufan” Daily Report (4)

The latest developments of the Israeli ongoing aggression on the Palestinian people

The Israeli occupation forces continue their airstrikes across the Gaza Strip and have ordered a complete cut-off of essential services, including water, electricity, and food, to the blockaded population of approximately 2.3 million people. As a result of these devastating airstrikes, numerous Palestinian families in Gaza have been forced to evacuate their homes, with Israeli strikes primarily targeting civilian areas and densely populated neighborhoods. Within the past 24 hours, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has reported a significant surge in the displacement of Palestinian families, affecting over 187,518 individuals, according to data from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
In response to these Israeli actions that have displaced Palestinians in Gaza, Hamas’ AlQassam Brigades launched hundreds of missiles at occupied Askalan, shortly after the deadline of 5 p.m. local time for Zionist settlers in occupied Askalan to evacuate had passed.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health has grimly reported over 704 martyrs and more than 3,900 injuries in the Israeli aggression on Gaza. Tragically, this includes the loss of three journalists, Saeed Al-Taweel, Mohammad Sobh, and Hisham al-Nwajha, who were martyred in an Israeli bombing that struck the western Gaza Strip and resulted in the
destruction of a residential building. These casualties have occurred amid intensified Israeli strikes across Gaza, leading to significant civilian casualties, with hundreds martyred and thousands injured.
Abu Obeida, spokesperson for Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades, has accused Israeli forces of carrying out retaliatory attacks and war crimes against Gaza’s civilians, largely due to their battlefield failures. He issued a stern warning that any Israeli targeting of Palestinian homes without prior notice would result in the execution of an Israeli captive, firmly holding the Israeli occupation entity responsible for its actions. This warning followed more than ten recorded massacres in Gaza, some of which tragically resulted in the killing of entire families.
Furthermore, Hamas’ political bureau leader, Ismail Haniyeh, has made it clear that discussions on a prisoner exchange will not take place while Israeli attacks continue. He emphasized that negotiations would only occur under conditions deemed acceptable by the resistance and conveyed this stance to all involved parties. Haniyeh also underscored the Palestinians’ unwavering steadfastness during Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, highlighting their
resilience against Israeli attempts to sow division among them. Concurrently, Israeli forces have confirmed more casualties among their soldiers and released a new list of 38 personnel killed as the Palestinian Resistance’s Operation Al-Aqsa Flood reaches its fourth day. Reports indicate that the Israeli military is continuously updating its casualty list, with Israeli media suggesting a death toll of 1,000 Israelis in the
ongoing operation.

International and Arab Support for Operation Al-Aqsa Flood

  • Hundreds of Irish pro-Palestine activists protested at the Israeli embassy in Dublin, condemning the Gaza Strip bombings by Israeli Occupation Forces. They supported Palestinian rights to self-defence and praised the Palestinian Resistance. Irish Representative Richard Boyd Barrett criticized the double standards of the United States, European Union, and Ireland in supporting Ukraine but not fully supporting Palestinians’ right to resist occupation.
  • The leader of Yemen’s Ansar Allah movement, Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, expressed strong support for Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, emphasizing it as a legitimate Palestinian decision that surprised both allies and enemies. Al-Houthi declared the readiness of the Yemeni people to mobilize in large numbers to stand with the Palestinians, even willing to participate in missile and drone strikes if the situation escalates with direct American military intervention. He criticized the absence of support from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League and condemned the positions of some Arab countries that have normalized relations with Israel.
  • Iranian leader Seyyed Ali Khamenei declared that Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on October 7th marked an irreversible military and intelligence defeat for the Israeli occupation. He emphasized that this event had significantly damaged the structures of the usurping regime’s governance. Khamenei credited the Palestinians for this operation, asserting that it was a significant step toward liberating Palestine, and he warned against underestimating the Palestinian people. He also stated that the operation was a response to years of Israeli occupation crimes and that portraying the oppressor as the oppressed is unjustifiable.
  • North Korea’s state media, Rodong Sinmun, has accused the Israeli occupation of causing the brutal violence in Gaza. They cited foreign media reports and highlighted that the international community believes the conflict is a result of Israel’s ongoing criminal actions against the Palestinian people, emphasizing the need for an independent Palestinian state as a solution.

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Destruction of 8 Mosques in Gaza Strip Due to the Brutal Occupation Bombardment

A high-ranking government official in the Gaza Strip condemned the direct targeting and complete destruction of mosques by the occupying Israeli forces. Abdul Hadi Al-Agha, Deputy Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs in Gaza, explained that the occupation is destroying mosques, disregarding all divine laws, as part of its policies that defy international norms and laws. He added, “The occupation does not care about any violations of humanity, and it targeted 18 mosques in the Gaza Strip, including 8 mosques that were completely demolished and 10 partially destroyed.” Al-Agha emphasized that this behaviour by the occupation is part of a series of crimes against the Palestinian people, and it is a forbidden act according to all divine laws. He pointed out that various international declarations related to international law and international agreements all stipulate the necessity of protecting places of worship. However, this occupation knows no boundaries or red lines; it commits all kinds of crimes. It is time for this enemy to reconsider and realize that our people will not accept being exposed to harm, as they have resisted since the beginning, and it must understand that this phase has come to an end, and today it must pay the price for these crimes.

Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Result in the Martyrdom of 510 Individuals, Including 91 Children

On Monday, the Israeli occupation conducted a series of intense airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, deliberately targeting civilian residences and multiple mosques. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the Israeli brutal aggression on Gaza resulted in the martyrdom of 436 individuals, including 91 children and 61 women. Additionally, 2,751 people were wounded, including 244 children and 151 women. Earlier, the Israeli occupation forces launched merciless and indiscriminate airstrikes on Gaza, employing thermobaric weapons and, notably, phosphorus bombs, which are prohibited under international law. In the meantime, Israeli media disclosed that a total of 1,000 tons of explosives have been deployed in Gaza up to this point. The number of displaced Palestinian civilians has risen to more than 123,000 as a result of the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, in which Israeli airstrikes have destroyed 159 housing units across Gaza and severely damaged 1,210 others, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Additionally, as reported by GLZ Radio, the security minister of the occupation, Yoav Gallant, has given instructions to cut off electricity, water, and food to Gaza. Gallant’s remarks exposed a harsh stance, as he referred to the Palestinians in Gaza as “human animals” and suggested that they would be treated accordingly. The Ministry of Health in Gaza mentioned that the closure of the border crossings, blocking the access of medical resources, and halting of the power station’s operations foreshadow a looming disaster of humanitarian, health, and environmental proportions.

Deliberate Erasure of Entire Palestinian Families by Israel

The Israeli occupation forces carried out a brutal massacre in Rafah, Gaza Strip, on Monday morning, targeting residential buildings and ruthlessly killing an entire family in the southern part of the Strip. The extensive shelling by the occupation resulted in a significant number of casualties, including both martyrs and wounded individuals. Airstrikes continued in the northeastern and northwestern regions of the Gaza Strip, presenting substantial challenges for civil defence teams tasked with rescuing injured individuals trapped beneath the rubble of targeted homes and structures. Further, throughout the night, Israeli occupation warplanes launched violent and indiscriminate airstrikes on various areas of the Gaza Strip, including residential homes, mosques, and public institutions. Additionally, the Israeli occupation forces conducted aggressive airstrikes on a residence in Beit Lahia, as well as in the Karama area and the al-Tuffah neighbourhood east of Gaza City. Another series of airstrikes targeted a house in the Musabah area in Rafah, with another strike affecting the Sheikh Ahmad Yassin Mosque in the al-Shati’ refugee camp west of Gaza, resulting in damage to nearby residences. The family home of martyr Ibrahim Hamdan in the Tel al-Zaatar district of the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza was also subjected to an attack, causing damage to several adjacent houses and leaving the fate of its inhabitants uncertain. Furthermore, first responders managed to evacuate multiple casualties and martyrs from the Shati refugee camp after the targeting of the Sheikh Ahmed Yassin Mosque, while another group of injured individuals and martyrs were evacuated following the airstrike on a house in Tel al-Zaatar. Airstrikes continue in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza, making it impossible for ambulance teams to reach the targeted areas. Additionally, several main roads have been destroyed as a result of Israeli bombardment. in the Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip, Israeli occupation warplanes committed a heinous massacre claiming the lives of more than 50 Palestinian civilians in cold blood.

Israeli Media Reports Over 1,000 Dead and 150 Captives with Hamas

According to the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, recent estimates indicate that the Israeli death toll has reached 1,000. Additionally, the Palestinian Resistance in Gaza has reportedly captured more than 150 prisoners. The newspaper highlighted that among the killed were 73 soldiers, including five from the elite Golani Brigade, as well as several high-ranking military commanders. This includes Colonel Roi Levy, Colonel Jonathan Steinberg (who served as the commander of the Nahal Brigade), the commander of the communications battalion, the deputy commander of the Maglan unit, a company commander, a platoon commander in the Home Front Command, the commander of the 481st Computer Battalion, and a crew commander in the Duvdovan unit.

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Israeli Media Reports Israeli Death Toll Approaching 1,000

Israeli news outlets reported on Sunday that the Israeli death toll has climbed to 600, with 2,000 individuals wounded, including 350 in a critical and dire state. The Israeli media also disclosed that among the casualties is Colonel Roi Levy, the commander of the elite Israeli Multidimensional unit, commonly known as the Ghost unit. Reports from the media also indicated that the number of fatalities is approaching 1,000, with a mention of several settlers still missing and an unspecified number of settlers relocated to the Gaza Strip. On Saturday, the Israeli occupation army acknowledged the loss of Colonel Jonathan Steinberg, the commanding officer of the Nahal Infantry Brigade, during clashes with Palestinian Resistance fighters in the vicinity of the “Kerem Shalom” area near the Gaza Strip. Earlier on Sunday, Israeli media relayed that 15 Israeli settlers were fatally shot by Palestinian Resistance fighters in the occupied city of Askalan. The Jerusalem Post pointed out that Palestinian Resistance fighters managed to breach an area between Route 4 and “Mafkim,” to the south of Askalan, near the Gaza Strip. Abu Obeida, the military spokesperson of al-Qassam Brigades, affirmed that the Brigades’ fighters continue to valiantly and resolutely engage with Israeli occupation forces on multiple fronts, inflicting losses on the enemy. He also verified that al-Qassam Brigades’ leadership has been able to replace some of its forces in the occupied Palestinian territories, highlighting the successful execution of several infiltration operations in recent hours. Hamas, for its part, issued a call for a general mobilization, urging resistance against the Israeli occupation in all areas and the disruption of settlers’ bypass routes.

Israeli Media Attribute ‘Israel’s’ Crisis and Failure to Netanyahu

In its editorial on Sunday, the Israeli occupation’s Haaretz newspaper placed the responsibility for the disaster that occurred in Israel during Sukkot squarely on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The editorial pointed out that Netanyahu is expected to try to shift the blame onto the Army, Aman (military intelligence), and the Shin Bet. Haaretz’s editorial also highlighted that the prime minister, who once boasted of his extensive political experience and his unique acumen in security matters, completely failed to perceive the peril he knowingly exposed the country to. This occurred when he formed a government focused on annexation and expropriation, appointed Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir to key positions, and pursued a foreign policy that openly disregarded the presence and rights of the Palestinians.

Al-Qassam Brigades Conducts Beach Landing Operation in Occupied Territories

According to a statement by the al-Qassam Brigades, five speedboats transported their navy commandos from Gaza to the occupied territories during the initial phase of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on Saturday. The statement explained that these special forces successfully conducted a beach landing to the south of Askalan, where they gained control of multiple areas. These fighters engaged and confronted their targets, resulting in significant losses for the enemy. Some of these fighters continued to engage with occupation forces for over 30 hours since the operation commenced, as mentioned in the statement.

Palestinian Ministry of Health Reports 370 Martyrs and 2,200 Injured in Israeli Airstrikes

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the toll of casualties resulting from Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Sunday has risen to 370, with around 2,200 individuals sustaining injuries. In a statement, the health ministry provided an update, stating, “According to the data as of 4:15 p.m. local time [13:15 GMT], 370 citizens were martyred and 2,200 were injured in various degrees.”

Egyptian Policeman Shoots Israeli Tourists in Alexandria

On Sunday, local media reported that two Israelis were killed, and another was wounded by a police officer in Egypt, amid Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, which the Palestinian Resistance had initiated on Saturday against the Israeli occupation. The police officer fired “at random” using “his personal weapon” at an Israeli tour group visiting the Amud el-Sawari area, in Alexandria, northern Egypt, the state-affiliated private television Extra News reported, quoting a security source. The Egyptian police officer was immediately arrested, and it was confirmed that an Egyptian guide lost his life in the process. The Israeli occupation Foreign Ministry confirmed deaths in a statement, saying, “This morning during a visit of Israeli tourists in Alexandria, Egypt, a local opened fire at them, murdering two Israeli citizens.” The statement also noted the presence of a wounded Israeli in moderate condition.

Saada Prepared for Any Military Developments Against ‘Israel’

On Sunday, the city of Saada in Yemen witnessed a massive public rally in solidarity with Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, initiated by the Palestinian Resistance against the Israeli occupation on Saturday. During the rally, the crowd prominently displayed both Yemeni and Palestinian flags, along with banners and slogans that underlined the unwavering support of the Yemeni people for their Palestinian counterparts. They expressed solidarity with the Palestinian people’s courageous resistance in the face of the Israeli occupation’s arrogance and crimes. The statement released during the Saada rally affirmed its wholehearted endorsement of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, emphasizing that this operation represents a battle of utmost significance for the entire nation and all free people around the world. It symbolizes a time of reckoning for the humiliation of Israel. Furthermore, the statement declared readiness to adapt to any military or field developments necessary in the face of the Israeli enemy. It granted full authority to Ansar Allah leader Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi to make strategic decisions for confronting the enemy at any time and in any location.

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Hamas Leader Declares Operation Al-Aqsa Flood in Response to Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Attacks

Hamas leader Mohammad Deif has declared the commencement of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood as a response to recent Israeli attacks, which included rocket strikes and an incursion into Gaza Envelope settlements. Deif cited the desecration of the al-Aqsa Mosque by the Israeli occupation and the assaults on women within its premises as the driving force behind this operation. He revealed that over 5,000 rockets and shells were fired during the initial phase of the strikes. Deif issued a message to Palestinian Resistance fighters, emphasizing that it’s their moment to convey that the Israeli occupation’s time is over. He also reminded the occupation of prior warnings against mistreating women worshipers and violating al-Aqsa’s sanctity. He called upon Palestinians in the West Bank to initiate actions against settlements and overthrow the occupation, urging those in occupied al-Quds and the 1948 territories to join the struggle. Deif encouraged Palestinians to employ any available means and appealed to the Resistance in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Iran, emphasizing the need for unity on various fronts. Additionally, he called upon Malaysians, Algerians, Moroccans, Jordanians, Egyptians, and the wider Arab and Islamic world to support the operation.

Hamas Leader Characterizes Operation Al-Aqsa Flood as a Strong Reaction to Israeli Transgressions

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has underscored that Operation Al-Aqsa Flood constitutes a resolute response to Israeli transgressions. He described the Palestinian Resistance’s current struggle as a heroic and historic endeavour centred around al-Aqsa, sacred sites, and imprisoned Palestinians. Haniyeh stressed that this is not a time for passivity or token support, stating that the operation’s scope extends beyond Gaza, reaching the West Bank and wherever Palestinians reside. The primary motivation for this operation, Haniyeh emphasized, is the aggressive actions by Zionist forces against the revered al-Aqsa Mosque, culminating in recent heightened tensions. He highlighted the intrusion of thousands of Israeli settlers into the sacred site, including their prayers as part of Yom Kippur observances, as a particularly provocative act. Haniyeh made it clear that silence in the face of such desecration and aggression would not be tolerated, even if the international community remained unresponsive. He expressed confidence that the entire Palestinian nation, spanning from east to west and north to south, would stand united in defending Masjid Al-Aqsa. Furthermore, Haniyeh appealed to Muslims worldwide and all advocates of justice to support this righteous cause and defend al-Aqsa using any means available.

Palestinian Resistance Factions Simultaneously Declare their Mobilization

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s military wing, Al-Quds Brigades, has officially joined Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, as confirmed by their military spokesperson, Abu Hamza, on Saturday. Abu Hamza declared the unity of Al-Quds Brigades fighters with their counterparts in Hamas, with a shared commitment to achieving victory. In a subsequent statement on the same day, Abu Hamza highlighted a new phase of success for the Resistance, noting that repeated calls for settlers to peacefully vacate occupied territories had gone unanswered. Consequently, the Resistance initiated this historic and impactful operation, demonstrating their commitment to fulfilling promises. Abu Hamza emphasized that Al-Quds Brigades fighters remain stationed near various Israeli settlements, alongside fellow fighters from other Palestinian factions. Notably, he highlighted that the military wing of the PIJ currently holds multiple Israeli occupation soldiers as captives.

In the West Bank, various Resistance groups have initiated mobilization efforts in solidarity with Operation Al-Aqsa Flood. The Lions’ Den, based in the West Bank, declared a state of general mobilization, aligning themselves with the ongoing operation. Simultaneously, al-Qassam Brigades and al-Quds Brigades in Jenin reported executing a shooting operation near the Salem checkpoint in Jenin earlier in the day. The Lions’ Den called upon its fighters to promptly respond to the call to join the operation and urged them to engage in ambushes against Israeli occupation forces. Furthermore, the group appealed to people worldwide to stage demonstrations in support of the operation, which was launched in response to ongoing Israeli aggressions in the West Bank and al-Quds. Meanwhile, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades declared an open war and called upon all their fighters and military cells in the West Bank and the 1948-occupied Palestinian territories to actively participate in the operation. In a related context, the Abu Ali Mustapha Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, encouraged members of the Palestinian Security Services to join the battle alongside the Palestinian populace.

Israeli Cabinet Convened Seven Hours after the Initiation of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood

The Israeli cabinet convened seven hours after the commencement of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, according to reports in Israeli media. The security cabinet meeting began 50 minutes later than scheduled, following the launch of the operation by Palestinian Resistance forces in response to perceived Israeli violations against the sacred al-Aqsa Mosque. Additionally, Israeli media reported a cyber attack targeting Israel, with the Israeli occupation’s Information Security Unit detecting a large-scale cyberattack attempt. Some Israeli media outlets proposed the formation of an official investigation committee to examine the significant intelligence failures of the Israeli Military Intelligence Directorate and the Shin Bet. They noted that Hamas had successfully disrupted power supplies to certain settlements and damaged cellular communications. Earlier, Israeli media had commented on the unfolding events in occupied Palestine, stating that Israel had limited control over the situation in the Gaza envelope. There were observations that some individuals had not fully grasped the severity of the situation. Israeli media emphasized the significance of what it described as “the most strategic event in the Palestinian context,” which had taken Israel by surprise, resulting in panicked calls from settlers requesting police assistance. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged that Israel was at war and characterized Hamas’s actions as a surprise attack.

300 Israelis were Reported Killed, with 750 Still Missing as the Palestinian Resistance Continues its Operation

Israeli media has reported unofficial estimates indicating that approximately 750 Israelis are still missing, even though a full day has passed since the commencement of the operation. Palestinian fighters remain present in Israeli settlements, and confrontations continue in areas such as ‘Kfar Azza’ and ‘Be’eri.’ Control over regions including ‘Sderot,’ ‘Zikim,’ ‘Re’im,’ and ‘Sufa’ has not yet been established. Simultaneously, the Israeli Health Ministry has raised the death toll to 300, with 1,864 individuals injured, including 19 in a clinically dead state and 326 in critical condition. Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas movement, have affirmed that ongoing confrontations persist between the Resistance and Israeli occupation forces across various fronts, including ‘Sufa’ and ‘Kibbutz Holit.’ Abu Obeida, the spokesperson for Al-Qassam Brigades, conveyed a message to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, asserting that his threats towards Gaza are futile in the face of significant Israeli casualties and desertions. He emphasized that the Israeli entity is grappling with a profound crisis after witnessing the bravery of Palestinian fighters. He also confirmed that the number of Israeli prisoners is “several times greater than the Zionist entity thinks.”

Gaza Ministry of Health Reports 230 martyrs and 1,700 Injuries Amid Israeli Aggression

The Gaza Ministry of Health has reported that in the midst of Israeli airstrikes and Palestinian Resistance retaliation, there have been extensive casualties. The Palestinian side’s shelling is a response to Operation Al-Aqsa Flood and the Israeli occupation’s bombing of residential structures. The indiscriminate Israeli shelling has resulted in a significant number of civilian casualties, with reports indicating that nearly 232 Palestinians, including 20 children, have lost their lives due to the Israeli aggression. Additionally, approximately 1,800 Palestinians have been wounded, as stated by the Gaza MOH. The Palestinian MOH has underlined the relentless efforts of its medical teams, who are tirelessly working to rescue and provide urgent care to those injured. They emphasize that they are operating at full capacity and have initiated a code red alert. Meanwhile, Israeli occupation forces continue to target residential buildings, infrastructure, facilities, and Resistance sites in the Gaza Strip.

International and Arab Support for Operation Al-Aqsa Flood

The Al-Aqsa Flood operation launched by the Palestinian resistance on Saturday has garnered significant international and Arab solidarity and support. Several Arab and Islamic countries have expressed their strong backing for Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, condemning the actions of the Israeli entity. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan saw a solidarity campaign for Gaza, with calls to expel the Israeli ambassador, head to the Jordan Valley near the Israeli border, and open crossings. Qatar’s Foreign Ministry held the Israeli entity solely responsible for the current escalation, emphasizing the need for urgent international intervention to prevent further civilian casualties in Gaza. The Omani Foreign Ministry attributed the ongoing escalation to the Zionist entity’s continued attacks. Algeria demonstrated its staunch support for the Palestinian resistance by organizing a protest in its capital in solidarity with Operation Al-Aqsa Flood. Iran hailed Operation Al-Aqsa Flood as a pivotal moment in the Palestinian resistance and a new chapter in the fight against the occupation forces. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani described it as establishing a new phase in the resistance and armed struggle against the occupiers. The Supreme Political Council in Yemen reaffirmed its unwavering support for the Palestinian people, pledging to stand with them until complete victory is achieved.

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