The latest death toll in Gaza from October 7 till now stands at 10,744 Palestinians and 1,405 Israelis.
More than 1,000 USAID employees call for ceasefire
More than 1,000 staffers at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed a letter pushing for an “immediate ceasefire” in Gaza.
Officials from USAID’s departments and overseas missions are among the signatories, increasing the number of government employees who have been against US support for Israel’s military offensive in Gaza
On Wednesday, more than 100 Congressional staffers staged a walkout.
Eight Gaza hospitals bombed in three days
Gaza’s government media office has reported that eight hospitals have been bombed by Israeli forces in the past three days and 18 hospitals are out of service since October 7.
The premises of al-Shifa Hospital and al-Nasr Hospital were shelled by Israeli artillery cannons.
“The bombing of hospitals is a war crime according to international humanitarian law, and is criminalised by 16 international agreements and UN resolutions that call for the protection of these health facilities,” the statement read.
War crimes lawsuit filed by Palestinian groups
Three renowned human rights organisations operating from the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip have filed a lawsuit with the International Criminal Court (ICC) “calling for it to consider apartheid and genocide in its continuing investigation of the situation in Palestine,” Al Jazeera reports.
The lawsuit by Al Haq, Al Mezan and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights remarked that Israel’s actions in Gaza are war crimes, asking that arrest warrants be issued for Israeli officials, including President Herzog, PM Netanyahu and Defence Minister Gallant.