Live Blog - Palestinian Resistance Launches "Al-Aqsa Flood" Military OperationDate: October 7, 2023

6:00 AM (Local Time): The Palestinian resistance has announced the outset of the “Al-Aqsa Flood” military operation. Over 5,000 homemade missiles were launched in the early morning toward illegal Israeli settlements in the 1948-occupied territories in response to Israel’s atrocities against the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian people.

Palestinian resistance fighters have penetrated the fence borders separating Gaza from the rest of Palestinian cities, capturing hundreds of Israeli soldiers and Zionist settlers and bringing them to the Gaza Strip.

A few hours later, Al-Qassam Brigades’ General Commander Mohammed Al-Deif declared, “Israeli occupation has desecrated Al-Aqsa Mosque and committed outrageous crimes against the Palestinian people, murdering hundreds of Palestinians and injuring many others throughout this year.” He added, “In response to the ongoing Israeli occupation’s blockade on the Gaza Strip, we have declared the start of the ‘Tufan Al-Aqsa’ military operation.”

After announcing the military operation, Palestinian citizens directly mobilized at the fence border, taking over Israeli occupation military vehicles and bulldozers to help eliminate the separation fence and enter their occupied lands.

Since the military operation started up to now, the Palestinian resistance killed 600 Israeli soldiers and zionist settlers and injured 2000 others.

Palestinian resistance fighters are engaging Israeli occupation forces in the usurped Palestinian territories, including illegal settlements such as Nahal Oz, Erez, Nir Aam, Miflassim, Kafr Gaza, Ghaf, Or Haner, Efim, Netiv Atsra, Yad Mordechai, Carmiah, Zikim, Kerem Shalom, Kissufim, Dune, Sofa, Nirim, Nir Oz, Ain III, Nir Yitzhak, Be’eri, Majen, Badim, Kfar Saad and Attam.

A few hours after the launch of the “Al-Aqsa Flood,” Israeli occupation targeted the world’s most densely populated area with heavy rockets, murdering more than 313 Palestinians, including 20 children, and injuring 2200 others, including 121 children.

Israeli occupation warplanes have targeted various areas in the Gaza Strip, including residential areas, mosques, public places, and others. They bombed 21 public places such as institutions, banks, and parks, 15 agricultural lands, 3 towers consisting of a large number of floors (Watan
Tower, Palestine Tower, and Al-Aklouk Tower), 2 mosques, 29 houses, mostly on their citizens’ heads, and 5 residential buildings consisting of several floors.

Israeli occupation airstrikes targeted two hospitals in Gaza yesterday, resulting in the murder of a Palestinian nurse, a paramedic, and an ambulance driver. In addition, Israeli occupation warplanes have destroyed five ambulances after targeting the two hospitals in Jabalia and Khan Younis.

The Israeli occupation has cut off electricity to the besieged population of more than 2 million Palestinians as an act of collective punishment, which will have devastating impacts on civilians.

The Israeli occupation is perpetrating grave atrocities against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Israeli airstrikes have targeted Abu Daqqa’s house in Khan Younis, massacring nine children. Additionally, they struck the Abu Rekab family’s home in the central Gaza Strip, murdering seven members, including five children. Furthermore, the Shabat family’s house in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip was also bombed, murdering more than ten family members.