Palestinian Report: 165 Killed Since Early 2022 in Gaza, West Bank

A protester attempts to reach a camera during clashes following the funeral of seven-year-old Palestinian boy Rayyan Suleiman, who according to his father has died of heart failure while being chased by Israeli soldiers, east of Bethlehem, Israeli-occupied West Bank September 30, 2022. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma
A protester attempts to reach a camera during clashes following the funeral of seven-year-old Palestinian boy Rayyan Suleiman, who according to his father has died of heart failure while being chased by Israeli soldiers, east of Bethlehem, Israeli-occupied West Bank September 30, 2022. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma
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Palestinian Report: 165 Killed Since Early 2022 in Gaza, West Bank

A protester attempts to reach a camera during clashes following the funeral of seven-year-old Palestinian boy Rayyan Suleiman, who according to his father has died of heart failure while being chased by Israeli soldiers, east of Bethlehem, Israeli-occupied West Bank September 30, 2022. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma
A protester attempts to reach a camera during clashes following the funeral of seven-year-old Palestinian boy Rayyan Suleiman, who according to his father has died of heart failure while being chased by Israeli soldiers, east of Bethlehem, Israeli-occupied West Bank September 30, 2022. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Since the beginning of 2022, 165 Palestinians have killed in Gaza and the West Bank, a Palestinian report said on Sunday.

The National Grouping of Palestinian Martyrs’ Families said that among the fatalities, there are 88 Palestinians killed only in the past three months of this year.

The group said 113 Palestinians were killed by Israeli army gunfire in the West Bank, including Jerusalem and that the majority of fatalities were documented in Jenin Governorate, with 45 deaths.

According to the report published by the German news agency, 52 Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip during the latest round of military tension between the Islamic Jihad movement and Israel, in early August.

It said that the last three months recorded more deaths compared with the first six months of 2022, which recorded a 66 percent increase compared with the same period last year.

The number of child deaths topped 34, representing 21 percent of fatalities. In addition, the report documented the killing of 14 women.

It said that in seven years, the death toll of Palestinians reached 1,127, including 229 children and 71 women, representing 26 percent of the overall fatalities.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry accused Israel of insisting to raise tension to serve its colonial interests and to avoid implementing peace.

In a press statement, the ministry said Israel “disregards all international and regional demands and calls to stop its escalation and attacks on Palestinian citizens.”



Sudan's RSF Agrees with UN on Steps to Ease Aid Delivery

Sudanese farmers plow a field on the outskirts of Sudan's eastern city of Gedaref on July 18, 2024. (Photo by AFP)
Sudanese farmers plow a field on the outskirts of Sudan's eastern city of Gedaref on July 18, 2024. (Photo by AFP)
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Sudan's RSF Agrees with UN on Steps to Ease Aid Delivery

Sudanese farmers plow a field on the outskirts of Sudan's eastern city of Gedaref on July 18, 2024. (Photo by AFP)
Sudanese farmers plow a field on the outskirts of Sudan's eastern city of Gedaref on July 18, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

Sudan's Rapid Support Forces agreed with the United Nations on some steps to ease aid delivery in areas under its control, a member of the RSF told Reuters on Thursday.

The Sudanese army has not reached any understandings on aid delivers with the RSF, he added. It is unclear if these steps could be implemented without the army's participation.

Meanwhile, a key supply route into Sudan's Darfur region, deemed at risk of famine by a global monitor, has been cut off due to heavy rains, a World Food Program official told Reuters on Thursday.
The UN agency has described Sudan as the world's biggest hunger crisis, with the western Darfur region most at risk as Sudan's 15-month civil war that has displaced millions and sparked ethnic violence grinds on.
WFP's Country Director Eddie Rowe said thousands of tons of aid are stranded at the Tina crossing on the Chad border, prompting the body to reopen talks with the army-aligned government to open an alternative, all-weather crossing further south called Adre.
"You have these huge rivers. As I speak now, our convoy, which is supposed to move over 2000 metric tons is stranded," he told Reuters from Port Sudan. Asked on the status of the talks that resumed this week, he said: "It's 50/50.”
WFP is now seeking clearances to move a large 70-truck convoy via a little-used, over 1000 kilometer route from Port Sudan to Darfur which Rowe said will involve crossing the battle lines of both the Sudan Armed Forces, the Rapid Support Forces and various militias.
He added that this mostly desert route has worked in the past but outside of the rainy season and that the last journey took weeks and was "fraught with a lot of challenges.”
In a separate interview, Mona Rishmawi, a member of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Sudan, told Reuters that she had met Darfur refugees in Chad who told her stories of escaping with virtually no water and eating grass along the route. "There's no doubt that people are starving," she said.