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Israel/Hamas War Situation Report #29


Israel-Hamas War Situation Report #29
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Military and Diplomatic Highlights:  

·         Intense Israeli bombardment from air, land, and sea continued across much of the Gaza Strip on January 11th, resulting in further civilian casualties and destruction. The firing of rockets by Hamas into Israel also continued.

·         On January 10th, the Israeli Prime Minister stated that their goal is to rid of Hamas in Gaza and free their hostages.  Once these goals are achieved Gaza will be demilitarized and deradicalized.

 

Civil Protection and Humanitarian Assistance Highlights:

·         The delivery of relief aid into the Gaza Strip has continued:

o   208 trucks on January 10th

o   145 trucks on January 11th  

·         Between January 1-11, only 21% of planned aid deliveries of food, medicines, water, and other lifesaving supplies to the north of Wadi Gaza proceeded:

o   Humanitarian partners were forced to cancel or delay missions in two instances due to excessive delays at Israeli checkpoints or because the agreed routes were unpassable.

o   Of the five missions that were able to proceed, humanitarian partners were only able to deliver all the planned aid in two of these missions.

o   Overall, the rate of access denials seen in January 2024 so far presents a significant deterioration when compared to those of December 2023, where more than 70% of planned UN missions to the north were coordinated and undertaken.

·         The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that their teams were able to reach Al-Shifa hospital in northern Gaza on January 11th:

o   WHO delivered 9,300 liters of fuel and medical supplies to cover 1,000 trauma and 100 kidney dialysis patients.

o   The hospital has re-established the following services utilizing 60 medical staff:

ü  Surgical and medical ward with 40 beds

ü  An emergency department

ü  Four operating theaters

ü  Basic emergency obstetric and gynecologic services

ü  A limited hemodialysis unit

ü  Minimal laboratory services

ü  Basic radiology services

·         The European Union as of January 11th reported that they have conducted 34 humanitarian flights carrying 1,486 tons of relief items and 1,500 logistics items. 

·         On January 11th, the World Food Programme (WFP) was able to deliver crucial food assistance to people remaining in Gaza City. 

·         The Israel Defense Force (IDF) on January 11th issued new evacuation orders to residents of the Al Mawasi area and several blocks near Salah Ad Deen Road in southern Gaza:

o   This area covers an estimated 4.6 square kilometers.

o   The IDF is preparing to operate in the area and ordered those affected to move to Deir al Balah.

o   More than 18,000 people and nine shelters, accommodating an unknown number of Internally Displaced People (IDPs), are expected to be affected by this latest round of orders.

·         The UN Agency for Palestine Refugees social workers are working in multiple shelters providing psychosocial first aid and specialized mental health care to over 80,000 IDPs.

 

Violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Highlights:

·         The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office has launched a website providing documentation (photos and video clips) of the war crimes committed by Hamas on October 7th.

·         As of January 11th, an estimated 23,469 people were killed in Gaza and 59,604 were injured. 

·         On January 10th, a Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) ambulance was targeted on Salah al-Din Street at the entrance of Deir al-Balah in the middle of the Gaza Strip:

o   Four PRCS staff members and two patents were killed.  The staff members were:

ü  Paramedic Fadi Fuad Al-Ma'ni

ü  Volunteer Photographer Fuad Abu Khmash

ü  First Responder Islam Abu Riyala

ü  Ambulance Driver Yousef Abu Ma'mar

·         WHO reports that there have been 625 attacks on healthcare since October 7th. 

·         The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has documented 220 incidents that affected UN facilities as of January 10th.  These incidents have resulted in the deaths of over 300 IDPs. 

·         The Committee to Protect Journalists and partners have sent a letter to President Biden urging the United States to protect journalists in the war zone. 

 

Sources:


·         Hostilities in the Gaza Strip and Israel | Flash Update #90

·         UCPM and EU humanitarian aid response to the situation in the Middle East - DG ECHO Daily Map | 11/01/2024

·         Prime Minister of Israel Twitter Page

·         Israeli Defense Forces Twitter Page

·         Palestine Red Crescent Society Twitter Page

·         OCHA Palestine Occupied Territories Twitter Page

·         WHO Occupied Territories Twitter Page

·         UN Agency for Palestine Refugees Twitter Page

·         WHO Occupied Palestinian Territory Twitter Page

·         Committee to Protect Journalists Twitter Page 

 

 

Resources

 

ADL, We Stand with Israel Website

 

Monetary Donations:

Before you donate please review the organization’s track record by using CharityWatch and Charity Navigator.


·         Magen David Adom

·         United Hatzalah 

·         UN Crisis Relief, Occupied Palestinian Territories

·         Sderot Foundation

·         Soroka Medical Center

·         American Near East Refugee Aid 

·         Doctors Without Borders 

·         IsraAID

·         Jewish Agency for Israel

·         Save the Children 

·         World Central Kitchen 

·         WHO Foundation, Gaza Crisis: Help Save Lives

·         UN Migration Agency, Gaza

 

 

 

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