What happened: Israeli occupation forces continued their aerial bombardment and ground offensive on Gaza, resulting in a death toll exceeding 11,000, including children and women.
Details: Palestinian officials report approximately 11,500 deaths, with 40% being children. Many people are buried under rubble. Worldwide rallies express support for both Palestinians and Israelis, with the Muslim world and orthodox Jews condemning Israeli actions. Despite not recognizing Israel, Pakistan condemns the attacks on civilians, advocating for accountability for targeting places of worship and shelters.
What you need to know: In Washington, DC, a “March for Israel” drew significant participation, with Anila Ali, a Pakistani-American Muslim and women’s rights activist, expressing solidarity. She clarified Islam’s rejection of Hamas’s actions on October 7, concluding with “Am Yisrael Chai.”
More: Social media responses to a video of Ali’s speech were mixed. Orya Maqbool Jan criticized her alleged delegation to Israel in 2022 under Shehbaz Sharif. However, another user refuted this, asserting that Anila Ali visited Israel during the PTI government’s tenure and shared evidence supporting their claim.