Operation Iron Swords (Updated to 1 p.m., March 11, 2024)

An al-Jazeera TV presenter describes IDF activity in the Hamad neighborhood and Bani Suheila (eastern Khan Yunis) (right), and the IDF forces' creation of security strips in the north, east and south of Gaza City (left) (al-Jazeera YouTube channel, March 10, 2024)

An al-Jazeera TV presenter describes IDF activity in the Hamad neighborhood and Bani Suheila (eastern Khan Yunis) (right), and the IDF forces' creation of security strips in the north, east and south of Gaza City (left) (al-Jazeera YouTube channel, March 10, 2024)

Weapons found in the Hamad neighborhood (IDF spokesperson, March 10, 2024)

Weapons found in the Hamad neighborhood (IDF spokesperson, March 10, 2024)

Rami Abu Taima, al-Jazeera TV correspondent in Khan Yunis, reporting on the situation in the district. He is apparently standing in front of the European Hospital, in east Khan Yunis (al-Jazeera YouTube channel, March 11, 2024)

Rami Abu Taima, al-Jazeera TV correspondent in Khan Yunis, reporting on the situation in the district. He is apparently standing in front of the European Hospital, in east Khan Yunis (al-Jazeera YouTube channel, March 11, 2024)

Attack on a terrorist vessel (IDF spokesperson, March 11, 2024)

Attack on a terrorist vessel (IDF spokesperson, March 11, 2024)

Preparations in Rafah for Ramadan (Wafa YouTube channel, March 10, 2024)

Preparations in Rafah for Ramadan (Wafa YouTube channel, March 10, 2024)

Airlift to the northern Gaza Strip (Petra, March 10, 2024)

Airlift to the northern Gaza Strip (Petra, March 10, 2024)

An electro-optical Almas missile being fired at an IDF engineering APC at the Turmus post (Hezbollah's combat information Telegram channel, March 10, 2024)

An electro-optical Almas missile being fired at an IDF engineering APC at the Turmus post (Hezbollah's combat information Telegram channel, March 10, 2024)

An electro-optical Almas missile being fired at an IDF engineering APC at the Turmus post (Hezbollah's combat information Telegram channel, March 10, 2024)

An electro-optical Almas missile being fired at an IDF engineering APC at the Turmus post (Hezbollah's combat information Telegram channel, March 10, 2024)

Northern Arena, Israeli Casualties, Rocket Fire

Overview[1]
  • The southern arena: The IDF forces continued their activity in the southern Gaza Strip in Khan Yunis’ Hamad neighborhood. In the central Gaza Strip, the forces operated mainly against armed terrorist squads. Naval fighters in the northern Gaza Strip directed a combat helicopter to attack and destroy a vessel used by the terrorist organizations.
  • According to unofficial data, since October 7, 2023, approximately 1,500 Israeli civilians and security personnel have been killed, 589 of them soldiers and officers; 130 civilian and military hostages are still being held by the terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip; 123 hostages have been released.
  • Negotiations for a hostage deal: After the Hamas delegation left Cairo, senior Hamas members stated that there was no specific date for its return to the talks. They denied reports that communications had been suspended between the Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip and the “external” leadership and reiterated their demands.
  • Aid for the Gaza Strip: Airlifts of humanitarian aid from various countries continue. Israel’s attempts for cooperation from clan heads in the Gaza Strip have allegedly failed. Hamas also warned against such attempts, calling them “treason.” Isma’il Haniyeh, head of Hamas’ political bureau, gave a speech for Ramadan in which he reiterated Hamas demands for a hostage deal.
  • The northern arena: Hezbollah claimed responsibility for ten attacks, including two rocket barrages targeting the Meron and Hermon areas, allegedly Hezbollah’s response to IDF attacks on Lebanese civilians. Four UAVs were launched simultaneously at a single target.
  • Judea and Samaria: The Israeli security forces operated in the Nur Shams, Tulkarm and Qalqilya refugee camps.
The Southern Arena
  • Palestinian media outlets reported on IDF attacks during the past day. In Gaza City the IDF attacked in the Zeitoun, Tel al-Hawa and Sheikh Radwan neighborhoods. In the central Gaza Strip there were airstrikes in the Nuseirat refugee camp. In Khan Yunis IDF forces continued operations in the Hamad neighborhood (northwest of Khan Yunis) and in the villages east of Khan Yunis. In Rafah the IDF attacked in the east of the city and near the border with Egypt (Maan, March 11, 2024).
 An al-Jazeera TV presenter describes IDF activity in the Hamad neighborhood and Bani Suheila (eastern Khan Yunis) (right), and the IDF forces' creation of security strips in the north, east and south of Gaza City (left) (al-Jazeera YouTube channel, March 10, 2024)      An al-Jazeera TV presenter describes IDF activity in the Hamad neighborhood and Bani Suheila (eastern Khan Yunis) (right), and the IDF forces' creation of security strips in the north, east and south of Gaza City (left) (al-Jazeera YouTube channel, March 10, 2024)
An al-Jazeera TV presenter describes IDF activity in the Hamad neighborhood and Bani Suheila (eastern Khan Yunis) (right), and the IDF forces’ creation of security strips in the north, east and south of Gaza City (left) (al-Jazeera YouTube channel, March 10, 2024)
  • The southern Gaza Strip: IDF forces continued operations in the Hamad neighborhood in northwest Khan Yunis. They raided several apartments used for terrorist purposes, detained Hamas operatives and found weapons, including sniper rifles, barrels of explosives, grenades and tactical helmets, as well as intelligence materials. They also located a combat shaft where they found means for the production of weapons and a concrete factory which produced tunnel components. The underground route and the factory were destroyed in an aerial attack. In the Qarara area, east of Khan Yunis, the forces attacked armed operatives in conjunction with the Israeli Air Force and with sniper and tank fire (IDF spokesperson, March 11, 2024).
Weapons found in the Hamad neighborhood (IDF spokesperson, March 10, 2024)
Weapons found in the Hamad neighborhood (IDF spokesperson, March 10, 2024)
  • Rami Abu Taima, correspondent for al-Jazeera TV in Khan Yunis, reported that IDF attacks continued in eastern Khan Yunis, especially in the Abasan and Bani Suheila areas. He said that there was constant fire even in the morning hours, despite the beginning of Ramadan. The Hamad neighborhood has been completely surrounded by IDF forces, who continue their activities (al-Jazeera YouTube channel, March 10, 2024).
Rami Abu Taima, al-Jazeera TV correspondent in Khan Yunis, reporting on the situation in the district. He is apparently standing in front of the European Hospital, in east Khan Yunis (al-Jazeera YouTube channel, March 11, 2024)
Rami Abu Taima, al-Jazeera TV correspondent in Khan Yunis, reporting on the situation in the district. He is apparently standing in front of the European Hospital, in east Khan Yunis (al-Jazeera YouTube channel, March 11, 2024)
  • The central Gaza Strip: IDF forces continued fighting in the central Gaza Strip, mainly against armed terrorist squads operating in the area. During the past day the forces killed approximately 15 terrorists with sniper fire, Israeli Air Force strikes and in face-to-face clashes (IDF spokesperson, March 11, 2024).
Attack on armed Hamas terrorist operatives (IDF spokesperson, March 11, 2024)    Attack on armed Hamas terrorist operatives (IDF spokesperson, March 11, 2024)
Attack on armed Hamas terrorist operatives (IDF spokesperson, March 11, 2024)
  • Naval activity: In the northern Gaza Strip, Israeli Navy fighters directed a combat helicopter to attack and destroy a vessel used by the terrorist organizations (IDF spokesperson, March 11, 2024).
Attack on a terrorist vessel (IDF spokesperson, March 11, 2024)
Attack on a terrorist vessel (IDF spokesperson, March 11, 2024)
Israeli casualties
  • According to unofficial data, since October 7, 2023, approximately 1,500 Israelis have been killed. According to the IDF spokesperson, 589 of them are soldiers and officers (249 since the start of the ground maneuver on 27 October, 2023); 130 civilian and military hostages are still being held by the terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip; 123 hostages have been released.
The Palestinian perception of the fighting
  • Khaled Qadoumi, Hamas representative in Iran, met in the Mashhad Province with Ayatollah Ahmad Alam al-Hoda, the Iranian leader’s representative in the Khorasan Province. Qadoumi told him that a large part of their fighting force was still waiting for the expansion of the IDF’s operations and for the entry of Israeli forces into other parts of the Gaza Strip. He claimed that according to reports they had received from the field, American warplanes were openly participating in IDF strikes in the Gaza Strip. He noted Iran’s support for the regional “resistance,” and claimed that the most important aid was the transfer of “knowledge,” which made the regional “youth of the resistance” brave enough to face Israel [sic] (Mehr Agency in Arabic, March 10, 2024).
The issue of the hostages and a ceasefire agreement
  • After the Hamas delegation left Cairo, Husam Badran, a member of Hamas’ political bureau, said there was still no specific date for its return to Cairo to resume negotiations for a ceasefire (CNN in Arabic, March 10, 2024).
  • “A source in Hamas” claimed the movement had no objections to preparing a list of the hostages in its hands who were still alive and whose fate was known and the squads responsible for “securing” them could be contacted. He claimed that during the most recent rounds of negotiations, Hamas had informed the mediators about the “serious health condition” of some of the hostages, despite “the [alleged] the attempts to save their lives.”
  • The source also claimed Hamas’ political and military leaderships were in full agreement, as well as with the other “organizations,” regarding their “principles” [demands] for the negotiations. He claimed that the reports of differences of opinion between Yahya al-Sinwar, head of the Hamas political bureau in the Gaza Strip, and the external” political bureau, regarding the course of the negotiations, were “desperate attempts” by which Netanyahu sought to restore his image and reduce the internal Israeli pressure exerted on him. He claimed that despite reconnaissance planes circling over the Gaza Strip 24 hours a day, and the extensive intelligence assistance given to Israel by European countries, the Izz al-Din Qassam Brigades had secured a high-level leadership meeting of prominent field commanders with the movement’s leadership to discuss the situation on the ground and the conditions of the residents of the Strip. He claimed the talk about the suspension of communications between al-Sinwar and the external leadership of the movement was baseless, adding that all the recently-announced positions had been accepted after full coordination between the movement’s external and Gazan leaderships, and between Hamas and the other [terrorist] organizations (al-Araby al-Jadeed, March 11, 2024).
  • An “Egyptian source” described as knowledgeable about Egypt’s efforts to reach a ceasefire reported that William Burns, the director of the CIA, had visited Cairo on March 8, 2024. According to the source, during the visit Burns discussed a proposal for Hamas to submit a “preliminary list” of the names of the hostages held by Hamas or of those who were still alive. “A source in Hamas” stated that the movement had no objection to preparing such a list and noted that the political and military leaderships agreed, as did the other “organizations” (al-Araby al-Jadeed, March 11, 2024).

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The Gaza Strip
Palestinian casualties
  • The Hamas-controlled ministry of health in the Gaza Strip reported at 9:45 a.m., March 11, 2024, that during the past day 67 Gazans had been killed and 106 wounded, bringing the number of dead since the beginning of the war to 31,112 and the number of wounded to 72,760 (ministry of health in Gaza Facebook page, March 11, 2024).
The situation in the Gaza Strip
  • Residents and displaced persons in Rafah said this year Ramadan was different from previous years. They said prices in the markets were very high due to the large number of residents in the Rafah area who had moved there because of the war. In addition, they claimed that special items, such as dates, where in short supply (Wafa YouTube channel, March 10, 2024).
Preparations in Rafah for Ramadan (Wafa YouTube channel, March 10, 2024)    Preparations in Rafah for Ramadan (Wafa YouTube channel, March 10, 2024)
Preparations in Rafah for Ramadan (Wafa YouTube channel, March 10, 2024)
Aid for the Gaza Strip
  • The Central Command of the United States Army (CENTCOM) reported that in cooperation with the Jordanian Air Force, their forces had airlifted humanitarian aid to the northern Gaza Strip. The packages included 11,500 meals and items such as rice, flour, pasta and canned goods. According to the announcement they would continue to help the Gazans (CENTCOM X account, March 10, 2024).
Airlift to the northern Gaza Strip (Petra, March 10, 2024)
Airlift to the northern Gaza Strip (Petra, March 10, 2024)
  • On March 10, 2024, the UAE, in cooperation with Egypt, airlifted humanitarian aid to the northern Gaza Strip. According to the UAE air force ministry of defense, it was the seventh airlift jointly carried out in the northern Gaza Strip by the UAE and Egyptian air forces (al-Ayn, March 10, 2024).
Recruiting leadership in the Gaza Strip as an alternative to Hamas
  • The al-Majd al-Amani website (either affiliated with or belonging to Hamas, which represents itself as specializing in “increasing security awareness”), reported that Israel, through intermediaries, had tried 12 times to meet with Gazan mukhtars and clans to convince them to manage the Gaza Strip after the war, but the intermediaries could not find one clan that accepted the offer. The website claimed such management would not materialize because of the firm stance of the Palestinian people and the “resistance,” and that cooperation with the proposals was “national treason” which no one would agree to (al-Majd al-Amani website Telegram channel, March 10, 2024 ).
  • A “security source” stated that anyone would sabotaged the internal front in the Gaza Strip would be “smashed with an iron fist” by the “resistance leadership,” which would not allow anyone to make “new rules.” According to the source, all attempts to undermine security and stability in the Gaza Strip would fail because the “resistance” would not permit it. The source said that Israel’s attempt to make contact with mukhtars and clans was an attempt to get them to work directly with Israel, and called it “national treason” which was not permissible. He also claimed history would show no mercy to anyone who worked with Israel during the war in the Gaza Strip (al-Majd al-Amani website Telegram channel, March 10, 2024).
  • The soi-disant “association of the Palestinian tribes, clans and families” announced they were not an alternative to any Palestinian political system, but one of the “national components” supporting the “resistance” and protecting the home front against Israel. The association added that the Palestinian tribes, clans and families were an integral part of the fabric of Palestinian society, and they supported the “comprehensive resistance.” According to the announcement, it was forbidden to cooperate with the enemy in recycling the “village associations” or in establishing clan systems that would serve Israel, and that anyone who participated would get the same treatment as Israel. It also emphasized that managing the affairs of the Palestinian people was an internal matter and a purely Palestinian right, and they would not allow anyone to interfere.
  • A source in one of the clans said that the office of the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) had contacted individuals from several clans in the Gaza Strip in an attempt to promote the plan for managing their territories, but so far it has not received a response. According to the source, the contacts focused on specific clans, especially in the Sabra, Zeitoun and Shejaiya areas in Gaza City, and especially those which had disputes with Hamas following the disarmament of the clans when Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007. Reportedly, Israeli government used international agencies to contact the clans under the guise of protecting the humanitarian aid. The source said that international officials present in the Gaza Strip had met with a number of clans during the past few days to enable the Israeli plan, but had met with failure. A “reliable source” claimed Hamas was aware of what Israel was attempting and dealt with issue “firmly.” The source reported that a senior operative of the Hamas military wing was given the task of monitoring the issue with the clans in the northern Gaza Strip, and Hamas had already appointed “special committees” to prevent Israel from “restoring chaos” to the Gaza Strip (Arabi21 website, March 10, 2024).
Speech by Isma’il Haniyeh
  • Isma’il Haniyeh, head of Hamas’ political bureau, gave a speech for the beginning of Ramadan, and related to the following:
    • Hamas operates on two synchronized fronts. The first is on the ground and led by the organizations, headed by Hamas’ military wing, which “protects the Palestinian people” in all the combat areas of the Gaza Strip. The second is the political front, which is broad and focused on the negotiations for an agreement to end the war. From the beginning of the negotiations, through the mediators, Qatar and Egypt, they formulated three criteria: an agreement that would lead to the end of the war and a ceasefire; translating the “firm stand, heroism and sacrifices” into real achievements for the Palestinians; and thwarting all the dubious plots related to “the day after” the war.
    • Based on the criteria, they determined five “principles” [demands] for an agreement: a comprehensive ceasefire and the end of the war; full withdrawal of Israeli forces from all areas of the Strip; full and unconditional return of the displaced persons to their former places of residence; all issues related to the humanitarian aspect; and a “respectable” hostage-prisoner exchange deal. Based on its “principles,” Hamas demonstrated “great responsibility, a positive attitude and broad flexibility.”
    • Israel has so far avoided giving guarantees and commitments, especially regarding a ceasefire and a complete IDF withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, but instead is talking about a redeployment inside the Gaza Strip. Israel has also not given a commitment regarding the return of the displaced persons to their former places of residence, but is talking about a gradual return whose details are unclear. Israel also Insists on staying on the al-Shuhadaa axis and bisecting the Strip and avoids a reasonable commitment to a hostage deal. In order to implement these “principles” and reach an agreement, three stages have to be accepted and there must be international guarantees. Hamas is open to continuing the negotiations and to any formula that will embrace the aforementioned “principles.”
    • Israel claims that Hamas and the other “organizations” do not want to reach an agreement because they want to use the month of Ramadan to incite Judea and Samaria, the Israeli Arabs and the [Muslim] nation. The Palestinians and the [Muslim] nation have obligations and commitments during Ramadan and the rest of the year towards the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque. If the Palestinians receive, through the mediators, a clear commitment from Israel that it undertakes to withdraw and stop the “aggression” and agrees to the return of the displaced persons, they will be prepared to show “flexibility” regarding the hostages.
    • Referring to “the day after,” Haniyeh said that the Hamas movement was monitoring the arrangements of the internal Palestinian situation and was more interested than ever in the unity of the Palestinian people and in rebuilding its political elements on correct foundations. Hamas’ position on the issue is based on partnership, democracy and elections, and wants organize situation on three levels: reestablishing the source of national authority within the PLO through elections for the Palestinian National Council; establishing a government of national consensus with specific tasks and for a limited period until general elections for the Palestinian Legislative Council, the “presidency,” and the Palestinian National Council are held; and agreeing on a political plan for the Palestinian people (al-Araby TV YouTube channel, March 10, 2024).

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The Northern Arena
Hezbollah attacks
  • During the past day, Hezbollah claimed responsibility for ten attacks using anti-tank missiles, firing cannon shells, rockets, including Katyusha rockets, Burkan rockets (with a warhead weighing 300-500 kgs) and UAVs (Hezbollah’s combat information Telegram channel, March 10-11, 2024).
  • On the morning of March 10, 2024, a barrage of rockets was fired at the Meron area. According to Hezbollah, the rocket launch was carried out in response to Israeli attacks on villages and civilian homes, especially the airstrike on Khirbet Selem, in which a family was killed (Hezbollah’s combat information Telegram channel, March 11, 2024). In response, Israeli fighter jets attacked the launcher from which the attack was carried out in the Rashya al-Fukhar area. Another launcher was attacked in the Kunin area, from which rockets were fired at the Meron area (IDF spokesperson, March 10, 2024).
  • On the afternoon of March 10, 2024, another barrage of at least 30 rockets was fired at the Hermon region. There were no casualties and no damage was reported. Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked the launcher from which the rockets were fired (IDF spokesperson, March 10, 2024).
Attack on the launcher from which rockets were fired to the Hermon region (IDF spokesperson, March 10, 2024)    Attack on a Hezbollah launcher in Kunin.
Right: Attack on a Hezbollah launcher in Kunin. Left: Attack on the launcher from which rockets were fired to the Hermon region (IDF spokesperson, March 10, 2024)
  • On the morning of March 11, 2024, four UAVs were launched at the anti-aircraft and missile defense headquarters at the IDF Kela Camp. It was the first time that four UAVs were launched simultaneously at the same target.
An electro-optical Almas missile being fired at an IDF engineering APC at the Turmus post (Hezbollah's combat information Telegram channel, March 10, 2024)     An electro-optical Almas missile being fired at an IDF engineering APC at the Turmus post (Hezbollah's combat information Telegram channel, March 10, 2024)
An electro-optical Almas missile being fired at an IDF engineering APC at the Turmus post (Hezbollah’s combat information Telegram channel, March 10, 2024)
IDF response
Attack in al-Habbariyah (Ali Shoeib’s X account, March 10, 2024)
Attack in al-Habbariyah (Ali Shoeib’s X account, March 10, 2024)
Lebanese fatalities
  • The al-Fajr Forces, al-Jama’ah al-Islamiyya’s military wing, announced the deaths of three of its commanders (al-Jama’ah al-Islamiyya-Sidon X account, March 10, 2024):
    • Mohammad Jamal Ibrahim from al-Habbariyah (al-‘Arqoub)
    • Muhammad Riyad Muhyi al-Din from Beirut
    • Dr. Hussein Hilal Darwish from Shehim, in the al-Kharoub area
Right: The official announcement of the military wing of al-Jama'ah al-Islamiyya (al-Jama'ah al-Islamiyya – Sidon X account, March 10, 2024). Left: Photos of those killed (Aicha X account, March 10, 2024)
Right: The official announcement of the military wing of al-Jama’ah al-Islamiyya (al-Jama’ah al-Islamiyya – Sidon X account, March 10, 2024). Left: Photos of those killed (Aicha X account, March 10, 2024)
Residents of South Lebanon
  • Al-Jadeed TV reported that Israel had distributed leaflets in south Lebanon stating Hezbollah was exploiting the civilian population. According to the leaflets, Hezbollah puts the lives of civilians and their families and homes at risk and brings its operatives and stores of weapons into their residential areas (al-Jadeed, March 11, 2024). Ali Shoeib, correspondent for the al-Manar network in south Lebanon, referred to the distribution of the leaflets, saying that it was psychological warfare waged by Israel against the residents of south Lebanon and [allegedly] constituted “incitement.” He called on Lebanese residents and media not to participate and asked them not to publish the leaflets (Ali Shoeib’s X account, March 11, 2024).
Text of the leaflets dropped by IDF aircraft over south Lebanon (al-Jadeed, March 11, 2024)
Text of the leaflets dropped by IDF aircraft over south Lebanon (al-Jadeed, March 11, 2024)

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Israel, Judea and Samaria
Counterterrorism activities
  • The Israeli security forces continued their counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria, detaining 20 wanted Palestinians. Since the beginning of the war, some 3,500 wanted Palestinians have been detained, including about 1,500 Hamas operatives (IDF spokesperson’s X account, March 11, 2024).
  • On the night of March 10, 2024, Israeli security forces operating in the Nur Shams refugee camp in Tulkarm uncovered IEDs planted under the roads (IDF spokesperson’s X account, March 11, 2024). The Palestinian media published a video showing an IDF bulldozer attacked with an IED during the activity in the camp (al-Arabi, March 11, 2024).
Detonation of an IED to attack an IDF bulldozer in Tulkarm (al-Arabi TV, March 11, 2024)    IDF forces and bulldozers enter the Nur Shams refugee camp (al-Jazeera YouTube channel, March 11, 2024).
Right: IDF forces and bulldozers enter the Nur Shams refugee camp (al-Jazeera YouTube channel, March 11, 2024). Left: Detonation of an IED to attack an IDF bulldozer in Tulkarm (al-Arabi TV, March 11, 2024)
  • The forces also operated in Qalqilya, where they detained a wanted Palestinian and seized weapons and seven pipe bombs found in the vehicle of a Palestinian who shot at them. They also seized NIS 150,000 (a little over $41,000) intended to finance terrorist activity (IDF spokesperson’s X account, March 11, 2024).
The month of Ramadan
  • Senior Hamas member Abdel Hakim Hanini issued a statement calling on the Palestinian people in Judea, Samaria and the Israeli territories to come to al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan, pray at the closest point to al-Aqsa Mosque, and “resist” the Israeli security forces (the “occupation”) until Israel was forced to allow prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque. He called on them to “resist” by all means possible, thereby participating in Operation al-Aqsa Flood during Ramadan. He said Israel was afraid events would spin out of control because of the increase expected in the rate of terrorist attacks during Ramadan (Hamas in Judea and Samaria Telegram channel, March 11, 2024).
  • Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, chairman of the supreme Islamic committee in Jerusalem and former mufti of Palestine, said that due to the Israeli restrictions, fewer than 10,000 worshippers had participated in the Tarawih[2] prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque on the first night of Ramadan (al-Mamlaka TV website, March 11, 2024).

The prayer at al-Aqsa Mosque (TRT in Arabic X account, March 10, 2024)
The prayer at al-Aqsa Mosque (TRT in Arabic X account, March 10, 2024)

Palestinian Authority (PA)
  • The Wafa website, which is subordinate to Mahmoud Abbas’ office, published an article commemorating and glorifying terrorist Dalal al-Mughrabi (who headed the Fatah squad that carried out the Coastal Road Massacre in Israel on March 11, 1978, killing 35 Israelis and wounding 71). The article was published on the occasion of the 46th anniversary of her death on March 11, reviewing her life, living in Beirut, joining the ranks of Fatah and commanding the squad under the direction of Abu Jihad (Wafa, March 11, 2024).
Wafa website commemorating Dalal al-Mughrabi. The article is entitled, "46 years since the death of fighter Dalal al-Mughrabi" (Wafa, March 11, 2024)
Wafa website commemorating Dalal al-Mughrabi. The article is entitled, “46 years since the death of fighter Dalal al-Mughrabi” (Wafa, March 11, 2024)

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Iran
  • Nasser Kanani, spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry, said at his weekly press conference that Iranian humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip had been sent by sea to Egyptian ports in several stages as part of cooperation between the two countries’ Red Crescent. He stressed that Iran could not send aid to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip directly because of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, but that did not prevent it from transferring aid through Egypt. Kanani alleged that Israel was employing hunger in the Gaza Strip as a weapon. He criticized the inaction of the international community, especially the UN and the Security Council, and referred to the American humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip as “ridiculous and symbolic” (Fars, March 11, 2024).

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[2] Sunnah prayers involving reading long portions of the Quran and performing many rakahs (cycles of prostrations required in Islamic prayer), which are performed only during Ramadan (Wikipedia).