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“Operation al-Aqsa Flood”, on which we lately reported, is still ongoing. There are now more validated facts to speak about.
In the question of belligerents there are on the Palestinian side reported to be: The Hamas and the Al-Qassam Brigades, the Islamic Jihad and the Al-Quds Brigades, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the National Resistance Brigades, as well as the Lions’ Den and the Hezbollah. On the side of Israel it is Yankee Imperialism, by the deployment of a naval strike group led by the aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford to the eastern Mediterranean, including the cruiser USS Normandy and the destroyers USS Thomas Hudner, USS Ramage, USS Carney, and USS Roosevelt. Additionally the US Air Force augmented its F-35, F-15, F-16, and A-10 fighter squadrons in the region.
In the question of casualties there are around 900 killed Palestinians, among them about 150 children, reported, with some 1,500 militants who offered their lives in direct combat action. More than 200,000 Palestinians are reportedly to be displaced by the atrocities of Israel. On the aggressors side losses of more than 1,000 soldiers and settlers were reported. More than 2,700 are reportedly be wounded and around 150 captured.
Despite the vicious all-out attacks of Israel, offensive actions still are being carried out by the national resistance. Militants advancing from Gaza, clashed with Israeli soldiers at the Qalandia checkpoint on Monday. As well it is reported that militants have been advancing from southern Lebanon into Israel annihilating at least six enemies.
Against the spread horror stories it is necessary to highlight that Israel is the one who constantly commits war-crimes. The IDF is using airstrikes in the densely-populated Gaza Strip including residential buildings, mosques, and hospitals, killing at least 150 children. The town Beit Hanoun was scrumbled, the Al-Amin Muhammad Mosque was destroyed and the Jabalia refugee camp was bombarded. At least the aggressor destroyed 159 housing units and severely damaged 1,210 others willingly.
Another war-crime is, additionally to the forced displacement, going on for decades, that the United Nations reported that more than 200,000 Palestinians, a tenth of the population of Gaza, have been displaced since the start of national resistance offensive.
Another thing are the supposed upcoming mass-incarcerations. Today 40% of Palestinian man have been in an Israeli jail at some point in their life. There are thousands suffering and struggling in the Israeli dungeons, among them at least 1,200 Palestinians without any charges or trial, Israel calls this administrative detention.
On Monday Defence Minister Yoav Gallant announced a “total” blockade of the Gaza Strip that would cut electricity and block the entry of food and fuel, adding that “We are fighting human animals and we are acting accordingly.” Furthermore, today, Israel threatened Egypt to strike any humanitarian aid going to Gaza civilians from Egypt through the Rafah border-crossing. Murder by starvation is what Israel tries.
Finally it is noteworthy that all the surrounding regimes in the Middle East maybe have raised their voice in support of the Palestinian cause, but none of them (maybe except Iran, which officially denies this) have taken a single step to confront the aggressor and join the just uprising of the Palestinian people. They are lackeys to their imperialist masters, anti-patriotic, fatherland-selling traitors, what is again and again proven by their deeds.