12 May 2023 |Reference 36/2023
On Thursday night, 11 May 2023, and Friday morning, 12 May 2023, Israeli warplanes continued to attack numerous targets throughout the Gaza Strip, including houses and residential units, farmlands, and military sites. Israeli artillery also participated in the attacks, firing tens of shells at the eastern and northern areas of the Gaza Strip. Al Mezan’s documentation shows that since 9 May 2023, 31 Palestinians were killed, including six children and four women, and 106 others were injured, including 36 children and 21 women. In addition, 13 homes were entirely destroyed, and hundreds of others were damaged.
In parallel to its assault, Israel further tightened its unlawful closure measures by completely closing Gaza crossings, thereby preventing the entry of basic necessities and humanitarian supplies into the Strip, and denying medical patients access to hospitals outside Gaza. The ban on the entry of fuel threatens the functioning of Gaza’s sole power plant, which might cease its operation completely, thus jeopardizing the continued provision of basic services such as medical care and the supply of drinking water to families.
Below are the main Israeli attacks against the Gaza Strip that took place on the evening of 11 May and up to 1 p.m. on 12 May, based on Al Mezan’s initial documentation:
Al Mezan reiterates its strongest condemnation of Israel’s ongoing military offensive against the Gaza Strip and the deliberate attacks on civilians and civilian objects, as well as the continued closure of Gaza crossings, which dramatically worsens the humanitarian conditions of more than two million Palestinians living in the Strip.
Al Mezan calls on the international community to promptly intervene and put pressure on Israel to immediately stop its military attack on the Gaza Strip, re-open the crossings, lift the illegal closure and blockade, and provide protection for Palestinian civilians. Al Mezan also calls on the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to investigate blatant Israeli crimes being committed in the Gaza Strip and hold all perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity to account.
 Figures as of 1 p.m. (Gaza time) on 12 May 2023.
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