6 August 2022 |Reference 41/2022
For the second consecutive day, Israeli forces conducted several military attacks against the Gaza Strip, directly targeting civilians and civilian objects. Al Mezan documentation indicates that the number of Palestinians killed so far has risen to 14, including a child and two women, while the number of wounded has risen to 122, including 33 children and 12 women. Israeli forces have announced their intention to continue their military operations against the Gaza Strip.
The humanitarian conditions in Gaza are further exacerbated due to Israel’s complete closure of Gaza crossings and the ban on the entry of fuel, food, and medicine. Palestinian medical patients—particularly those with serious diseases who are in urgent need to access healthcare facilities outside the Gaza Strip—are the most affected by Israel’s heightened closure measures. Their health condition may worsen anytime, and their lives are at risk.
In addition, Gaza's only power plant announced today that it will shut down completely if Israeli authorities continue to ban fuel. Such an event would cripple public services such as health care and access to clean water, heralding a humanitarian and environmental catastrophe. Israel's attacks have also severely damaged power grids in Gaza.
The following are the most prominent Israeli attacks carried out against the Gaza Strip during the second day of the offensive (6 August 2022):
Al Mezan reiterates its strongest condemnation of the ongoing crimes committed by the Israeli forces against Palestinians in Gaza and their property and warns of the international community’s failure to fulfill its obligation in light of Israel’s attack against the Gaza Strip, amid an unprecedented deterioration of humanitarian conditions.
Al Mezan calls on the international community to promptly and effectively intervene and uphold its moral and legal obligations vis-à-vis the Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, which are represented in the cessation of the Israeli miliary offensive and the lifting of Israel’s closure and blockade against Gaza. Al Mezan emphasizes that any efforts made by the international community toward ending Israel’s military offensive against the Gaza Strip would cost less than dealing with its catastrophic humanitarian effects.
Figures as of 5pm (Jerusalem time) on 6 August 2022.
Letters and Appeals
The Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR)
Israeli Attacks on Palestinians and Properties and Victims of Internal Violence, Monthly Statistical Report
On the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists: in the absence of justice and accountability, Israel continues to target journalists with impunity
Israel resumed the deliberate use of excessive and lethal force against Palestinian protesters in Gaza, killing one and injuring eight
Israel increases collective punishment measures by suspending goods exports from Gaza for the third consecutive day
Al Mezan condemns Israel's latest racist measure against Palestinian prisoners
Adalah, Al Mezan and ACRI Petition Israeli Supreme Court Against the Law that Denies Administrative Release to 'Security Prisoners'