Saturday, June 15, 2024

In the West Bank, Israeli forces shoot and kill a Palestinian child and injure 2 others, including a child, during a raid in Beit Furik. Israeli forces also shoot and injure 2 Palestinians during a raid in Jalazone refugee camp. Elsewhere, Israeli forces assault a Palestinian man during a raid in Ya’bad. Israeli forces also raid Rumana, causing tear-gas related injuries. Meanwhile, Israeli forces arrest 5 Palestinians during raids in Beita, Jalazone refugee camp, Ramallah, and Beit Umar. In Gaza, Israeli forces bomb Gaza City and Rafah, killing at least 30 people. 11 Israeli soldiers are killed, including 10 in Rafah, and an Israeli soldier succumbs to injuries sustained on 6/10 in Rafah. In Lebanon, Israeli forces bomb Aitaroun, Bint Jbeil, Yaroun, Ramyah, Hula, and Ayta ash Shaab, killing an Islamic Jihad member. (AJ, AJ, AP, HA, HA, NYT, REU, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 6/15; HA, HA 6/16)

More than 37,296 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza, including at least 15,694 children and 10,000 women, and around 85,197 have been injured since 10/7/2023. At least 10,000 people are missing in rubble, including 1,700 children. 541 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces and settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 10/7/2023, including 129 children. More than 5,200 people have been injured. Israel reports that 1,139 Israelis and foreign nationals have been killed and 5,400 have been injured in Israel since 10/7/2023, including Israeli soldiers. In addition, 311 Israeli soldiers have been killed and 1,940 injured in Gaza since the ground invasion began on 10/27/2023. Over 1.93 million Palestinians, nearly 85% of the population of Gaza, have been displaced since 10/7/2023. There has been a complete electricity blackout in Gaza since 10/12/2023 due to the Israeli blockade. At least 79,000 housing units have been destroyed and 370,000 have been damaged in Israeli airstrikes since 10/7/2023. 69 trucks carrying aid enter Gaza. UNRWA says that more than 50,000 children in Gaza require medical treatment for acute malnutrition. UNOCHA says more than 76% of schools in Gaza require full reconstruction or major rehabilitation due to Israeli attacks. (AJ, AJ, AJ, HA, WAFA, WAFA 6/15; UNRWA 6/27)

U.S. secretary of defense Lloyd Austin invites Israeli defense minister Yoav Gallant to meetings at the Pentagon to discuss the security situation in the Middle East. (AJ, HA 6/15)

Commander of the Indonesian military Agus Subiyanto says Australia and Singapore are interested in joining Indonesian efforts to establish a UN peacekeeping mission in Gaza. (AJ 6/15)

93 countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, and France, sign a declaration in support of the ICC. (HA 6/15)

Al-Haq says a French court has banned all Israeli delegations from participating in the Eurosatory weapons trade show in Paris after France initially banned Israeli arms companies from participating on 5/31. (AHQ, HA 6/15; AJ, HA 6/16; AP 6/17)