Update on Palestine: Mass graves and a hoax revealed

Featured image: Demonstration at the Columbia University in the USA. Source: Yeni Demokrasi

Over 200 days has passed since the counteroffensive of the Palestinian national resistance front and the beginning of the genocidal operation of Israel against Gaza.

After the withdrawal of the IDF from the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis, mass graves of hundreds of people, among them children, medical staff and patients of the hospital, have been discovered. Some of the people had been killed and buried naked with their hands tied. Colonel Yamen Abu Suleiman, Director of Civil Defense in Khan Younis stated that “there were signs of field executions. We do not know if they were buried alive or executed.”

UN investigation to the Israeli allegations that UNRWA staff participated in the action of 7th of October has found no evidence to support the claim, and neither has Israel been able to provide any. The imperialists used these allegations as a pretext for cutting off the funding of the UNRWA, worsening the lack of food and water in Gaza.

On the occupied West Bank, actions of the national resistance are increasing. On Sunday the 21st of April the IDF reported that two Palestinians attacked its soldiers near Hebron. In addition, it is reported that Abu Shujaa, commander of the Tulkarem Brigade, has reemerged and was greeted joyfully by the masses after the IDF claimed it had killed him during the operation against the Nur Shams refugee camp last week.

In social medias, a video of a booby trap action in the occupied West Bank, in which an Israeli settler who tried to kick a flag that was mined, was injured, has been circulating:

Al-Qassam Brigades reports it is shelling the Shoumera military base from Southern Lebanon with rockets. It has also published a video of targeting a military D9 bulldozer.

Hezbollah also reported on the 21st of April having targeted enemy soldiers at the Shoumera settlement and hitting and destroying newly installed intelligence equipment around the Doiv barracks. In addition, it targeted Israeli soldiers south of the Jal al-Alam site with Burkan missiles, and destroying intelligence equipment at the Al-Malikiyah site.

On the 23rd of April Hezbollah launched its deepest yet attack on Israeli territory since October 7th, launching drone attacks against military bases in the town of Acre.

Solidarity actions continue internationally. We publish here some of them.

At the Columbia University in the USA, students continue their protest camp in solidarity with the people of Palestine despite repression. The protest is also spreading to other campuses around the country, with students occupying buildings and setting up protest camps. In addition, over 200 people were arrested in a protest organized by pro-Palestinian Jewish groups near the home of the Senator Chuck Schumer in New York.

Protest camp at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the 23rd of April. Source: AP

In Saint-Denis, France, a combative demonstration was organized by the Saint-Denis Palestine Support Committee on the 30th of March.

In Aubervilliers, activists massively put up Palestinian flags around the neighborhood.

On Sunday, thousands of people took the streets in hundred cities all over the Spanish State demanding that the government cuts all relations and arms trade with Israel, and demanded freedom for the Palestinian prisoners.

Demonstration in Pamplona, Spanish State. Source: EITB

In Tampere, Finland, on the day of the Palestinian prisoners 17th of April, the movie Ghost Hunting was screened. On the following day, Fedayin, a movie on the life of Georges Abdallah was shown. On the 21st of April a demonstration took place.

Solidarity picture taken after the movie screening. The banner says “Free Georges Abdallah!” Source: Punalippu

Demonstration in Tampere on the 21st of April. Source: Punalippu

In Bremen, Germany, a demonstration against weapon industry and in solidarity with the people of Palestine took place.

In North-Rhine Westphalia an action week for the liberation of Palestinian prisoners was held from 15th of April to 21st of April. On Monday, an info stand of the Open Palestine Meeting of Bochum was held at the Bochum central railway station. For eight hours activists distributed leaflets denouncing the mass incarceration and torture of the people of Palestine. On Tuesday, a screening of the movie Fedayin was held in Duisburg. On Thursday, the Open Palestine Meeting screened the same film in Bochum, holding also an info stand and distributing materials of the Red League. The week ended with a demonstration in Bonn.

Movie screening event in Duisburg. Source: Dem Volke Dienen
Demonstration in Bonn. Source: Dem Volke Dienen

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