Friday, June 28, 2024

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers shoot and injure a Palestinian woman and assault and injure another person during a raid in Madama. Israeli settlers also throw stones at a Palestinian home in Turmus ‘Ayya, causing damage. Elsewhere, Israeli settlers set fire to Palestinian land in Beit Furik. Israeli forces shoot and injure a Palestinian man in Beit Umar. Israeli forces also assault 3 Palestinians during a raid in Nablus. Elsewhere, Israeli forces issue a demolition notice for a kindergarten and stop-work notices for a park and a car wash in Jaba’. Israeli forces arrest 8 Palestinians during raids in and around Tulkarm, Yatta, Idhna, and Burqa. In Gaza, Israeli forces bomb Gaza City, Mawasi, Nuseirat refugee camp, Rafah, and Dayr al-Balah, killing at least 29 people, including 3 members of the civil defense in Nuseirat refugee camp. 4 Israeli soldiers are killed and 5 others wounded in combat in the Shuja’iya neighborhood of Gaza City. 2 rockets are fired at Sderot. In Lebanon, Israeli forces bomb Khiam, Kafr Kila, Chihine, and Odaisseh. (AJ, AJ, AP, HA, REU, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 6/28)

More than 37,794 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza, including at least 15,694 children and 10,000 women, and around 86,634 have been injured since 10/7/2023. At least 10,000 people are missing in rubble, including 1,700 children. 546 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces and settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 10/7/2023, including 131 children. More than 5,370 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, 316 Israeli soldiers have been killed and 1,977 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. The U.S. military removes the floating pier off the coast of Gaza due to bad weather. The UN says 60,000 people have fled Gaza City since 6/27. The Kamal Adwan Hospital warns that it could be forced to cease operations within hours due to a lack of fuel. (AJ, AP, HA, REU, UNOCHA 6/28)

The PA warns that Israel is planning to tax church properties in Jerusalem, calling the move illegal. (WAFA 6/28; AJ 6/30)

Spain requests to join the South African genocide case against Israel at the ICJ. (AJ 6/28; WAFA 6/29)

Israeli foreign minister Israeli Katz says Israel in “collaboration with the support of our friends in the EU” prevented the EU from collectively recognizing the State of Palestine on 6/27. (AJ 6/28)

U.S. officials tell Reuters that the U.S. has transferred at least 14,000 MK-84 2,000-pound bombs, 6,500 500-pound bombs, 3,000 Hellfire precision-guided air-to-ground missiles, 1,000 bunker-buster bombs, and 2,600 air-dropped small diameter bombs to Israel since 10/7/2023. (AJ, HA, REU 6/28; HA 6/29)

The Belgian, Jordanian, and EU missions at the UN launch the “Call to Action for Palestinian Children in the West Bank and Gaza” initiative seeking to reach a ceasefire in Gaza, have Israel respect international law in Gaza and the West Bank, end “grave violations” against Palestinian children held in Israeli detention, ensure the safe flow of unrestricted humanitarian aid, and support a scaled-up UN response to the needs of Palestinian children. (AJ 6/29)

The U.S. military moves its amphibious assault ship USS Wasp to the Mediterranean Sea, reportedly as a deterrence against Hezbollah. (AP, AP, HA 6/28)

The EU announces sanctions on 3 companies and 6 people it says are helping finance Islamic Jihad and Hamas. (AP 6/28)

For the second day in a row, former U.S. president and current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump uses Palestinian as a slur, saying Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer has become a Palestinian because “they [people who support Palestine] have a couple more votes or something.” On 6/27, Trump called President Joe Biden a Palestinian during a presidential debate. (AJ, HA 6/28)

Sweden donates $9.4 million to UNRWA. (AP 6/28)