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Alone, the figures below do not convey the reality of sheer horror across historic Palestine.
Updates from Gaza
All figures from 7/10/2023-now from the Health Ministry
- 34,840 Palestinians killed and missing
- 67,317 Palestinians wounded
700,000 Palestinians infected with infectious diseases as a result of displacement
- 2 million Palestinians displaced in the Gaza Strip
- 125 days of the genocide war
- 2,395 massacres committed by the IOF
70,000 housing units completely destroyed by the occupation
290,000 housing units partially destroyed by the occupation and unfit for habitation
66,000 tons of explosives dropped by IOF on Gaza
Updates from the West Bank & East Jerusalem
All figures from 7/10/2023-now. Sources vary.
- 373 Palestinians killed
- 4,300 Palestinians injured
Source: the Palestinian Health Ministry
- 6,305 Palestinians arrested
Source: Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Authority and the Palestinian Prisoners Society
- 20,000 homes with demolition orders in East Jerusalem
Source: The New Arab
- 160,000 Palestinian work permits revoked
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APAN urges the Australian Government take tangible steps to prevent genocide in Gaza following joint ceasefire statement with Canada and New Zealand
The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) welcomes today’s joint Australian, Canadian and New Zealand statement urging Israel to refrain from furthering its catastrophic military offensive in Rafah and urges the Australian Government to take tangible steps to...
In an interview with Al-Jazeera, José Manuel Albares declared that, since October 7, Madrid suspended all arms export licenses to Israel, noting that the events of that day “made us realize the importance of a just and permanent solution to the question of the Palestinian people.”
On Tuesday, the Wallonia regional government in Belgium suspended licenses to export munitions, specifically gunpowder, to Israel after the ICJ ruled against it. On Monday, the Japanese Itochu Corporation’s aviation unit announced that it will end its cooperation with Israeli defense contractor company Elbit Systems Ltd following the ICJ ruling.
Wadea Shadi Sa’d Elayan, 14, was shot by Israeli forces around 12:30 p.m. on February 5 near the illegal Israeli settlement Ma’ale Adumim, east of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, according to documentation collected by Defense for Children International – Palestine.
In September 2019, the Israeli Supreme Court approved the practice of confiscating human remains after several legal challenges to the policy. Israel is the only country in the world with such a policy of confiscating human remains, according to Adalah.
Labor MP Josh Wilson, a backbencher, said it was “heartbreaking to learn this morning that the prospect of a ceasefire in the awful war in Gaza will not proceed at this time”, referring to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rejection of the terms of a potential deal proposed by Hamas.
Wilson told the house:
It means the unconscionable bombardment and suffering of the people with Gaza will continue. That’s unacceptable. Australia has joined other nations in calling on all sides to deliver a ceasefire.
Until the Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize award ceremony
Tickets now available for the 2023-24 Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize
2023-24 JPP Award Ceremony
Time: 6pm arrival for 6:30pm start
Date: Friday 23 February 2024
Where: Melbourne Town Hall
Dress code: Black Tie
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