The head of the government media office in Gaza, Salama Marouf, said on Saturday evening that Gaza stands alone today in defense of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Islamic and Christian holy sites, Anadolu reports.

Addressing a press conference in front of Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, Marouf stated: “Today, Gaza stands alone in the face of the occupation in defense of Al-Aqsa Mosque and all our Islamic and Christian holy sites, even after 22 days of this holocaust.

He said the Gaza Strip is witnessing a pivotal moment in history as our people march towards liberation and Al-Aqsa Mosque. Gaza has been under relentless Israeli airstrikes since the surprise offensive by Hamas on October 7, 2023.

The Palestinian group had initiated Operation Al-Aqsa Flood — a multi-pronged surprise attack that included a barrage of rocket launches and infiltration’s into Israel by land, sea, and air.

It said the incursion was in retaliation for the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and growing violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians.

A view of the area in the city of Khan Yunis, Gaza where some buildings collapsed or heavily damaged in Israeli airstrikes on October 26, 2023. [Mustafa Hassona - Anadolu Agency]

Israel responded with an uninterrupted campaign of air raids, which intensified Friday night along with ground activities amid a complete blackout of telecommunications and internet networks.

Gaza’s 2.3 million residents are also grappling with shortages of food, water, and medicine due to Israel’s blockade of the enclave. Only a few aid trucks have crossed into Gaza since the opening of the Rafah crossing point last weekend.

The UN General Assembly late Friday approved a resolution calling for a humanitarian truce, but Israel’s Foreign Minister Eli Cohen called it despicable and rejected it.

Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point News 2023.

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29-10-23 16:55

If the invading European Jew in Palestine was the perfect person, friendly and doing no murdering of the indigenous population, they still need to grab him by the neck and show him the direction towards Poland. The European Jews are complete aliens to the region who in their delusional mind believe to be precious Hebrews despite their appearance which is foreign to the Middle East. The religion of the Jews tells them that God wants them to murder and expel the indigenous population and if they don’t, God gave them a warning that he will be very angry with them… Read more »

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29-10-23 16:56

Israel wants to invade conquer and occupy Gaza Strip. Replace all Palestinians with illegal settlers by forcing displacement of Gaza refugees across the border for an indefinite period with no right of return. Shame on them.