Day Five: Israel Demolishes Gaza, War Continues – LIVE BLOG

Indiscriminate Israeli bombings on Gaza continue. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Thousands of people were killed and wounded throughout Palestine and southern Israel, while the Israeli war, and ‘Al-Aqsa Flood’ operation escalated. Indiscriminate Israeli bombings continue, as Netanyahu’s government shuts down electricity, and water.

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– Palestinian Resistance Launch Major Attack on Israel: What Happened? – LIVE BLOG

– Al-Aqsa Flood Operation’ Continues, Israeli Airstrikes Kill Hundreds in Gaza – LIVE BLOG

– War on Gaza Escalates: Calls for Genocide as Thousands Targeted in Besieged Strip – LIVE BLOG

Fourth Day of Al-Aqsa Flood: Israel Carries Out Massacres, Resistance Fights Back – LIVE BLOG

Palestinian Ministry of Health: The number of Palestinians killed and wounded in the Israeli war on Gaza rise to 1,200 killed and nearly 6,000 wounded. In the West Bank, 27 killed and 150 wounded.


Thursday, October 13, 8:01 am (GMT +3)

JENIN BRIGADES: The Jenin Brigades, affiliated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad said that it had struck direct hits against Israeli occupation forces that were attacking the Jenin refugee camp.

ISRAELI MILITARY: Scores of ‘wanted’ Palestinians arrested in Jenin, including five Hamas activists.

ALJAZEERA ARABIC: Renewed Israeli attacks at residential neighborhood west of Gaza, including Karamah neighborhood.

ISRAELI MILITARY: Names of 31 soldiers and officers killed in the war against Palestinian Resistance in Gaza released, raising the total so far to 220.

Thursday, October 13, 6:08 am (GMT +3)

United Nations: A top UN official in Gaza, Hamada Biyari calls for humanitarian truce so that UN workers can assess the situation and provide life-saving help to the population of the Strip which is left with little food, no electricity and no running water. He described the situation there very serious.

Aljazeera Arabic: Intense Israeli strikes on various parts of Gaza.

Palestinian Source: Clashes between Israeli occupation forces and Palestinian Resistance in Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

Thursday, October 13, 5:05 am (GMT +3)

United Nations: Number of Palestinians who have been pushed out of their homes due to the massive destruction created by the Israeli war on Gaza has increased to 338 thousand.

The Washington Post: The White House has backtracked on remarks made by US President Joe Biden about seeing images of alleged atrocities committing by Palestinian Resistance fighters in Israeli settlements surrounding Gaza.

Palestinian Ministery of Health: Number of Palestinians killed in the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza increaesd to 1,200 dead and 5,600 wounded. Majority of the dead and wounded are women, children and people of old age.

Thursday, October 13, 4:21 am (GMT +3)

Chinese Foreign Ministry: China’s envoy to the Middle East Zhai Jun called for “an immediate ceasefire” to the war in Gaza during a phone call with a Palestinian official, the Chinese foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Thursday, October 13, 2:37 am (GMT +3)

Palestinian Ministry of Health: 1055 killed so far in Israeli attacks on Gaza. 5184 wounded.

Israeli Army: Gaza is a closed military zone and no access to or from the Strip is allowed.

The Palestine Chronicle: Mayor of Gaza, Dr. Yahya al-Sarraj warned of an imminent health and environmental catastrophe due to the continued Israeli aggression on the region, fuel shortages, and the lack of electricity needed to operate municipal service facilities, especially water, sanitation, and waste collection facilities.

Thursday, October 13, 1:45 am (GMT +3)

Palestine Chronicle: Israeli warplanes continue their airstrikes on areas in the northwestern part of Gaza, including the following areas: Al-Karama, Al-Amoudi, Al-Tawam, Al-Sultans, Beach Street, and Al-Atatrah, resulting in the massive destruction of homes and the displacement of hundreds to UN-run facilities and hospitals.

Thursday, October 13, 12:45 am (GMT +3)

Palestine Chronicle: Nurse Duaa Jadallah, her father and brothers were all killed in Israeli bombing of Al-Hesayna area of Nuseirat. Duaa is a beloved nurse who had worked at Al-Awda Hospital in the refugee camp.

Palestine Chronicle: In a rare moment of humanity in a brutal war and an ongoing Israeli genocide on Gaza, Palestinian resistance fighters in Gaza have released a mother and her two children delivering them to safety at the fence separating besieged Gaza from Israel.

Palestine Chronicle: Three Palestinians killed and others juried in the bombing of Ahmed Abu Raisha’s house in central Gaza.

Palestine Chronicle: The number of Palestinians killed in the bombing of Kurd family’s house in Deir al-Balah in Gaza rises to 13.

Palestine Chronicle: A home belonging to Abu Awad family in Nuseirat bombed leading to killing of seven, five children, along with their mother and grandmother.

Palestine Chronicle: The Bardawil family home in central Gaza bombed starting a large fire. People are feared trapped under the rubble.

Palestine Chronicle: The earlier attack on the Naqib family in cental Gaza led to the death of everyone present at the home, including many women and children. The number of victims is estimated at 17.

Wednesday, October 11, 11:15 pm (GMT +3)

Netanyahu: “We are fighting with all force and have begun the attack. We have received American military aid and are awaiting the arrival of the aircraft carrier.”

Netanyahu confirmed that Israel had received “unparalleled support for continuing the war,” and that he requested that the army’s strength be strengthened on the front lines.

Wednesday, October 11, 11:10 pm (GMT +3)

The number of Palestinians killed in the bombing of the Kurd family’s house in Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, has risen to 13.

They are:

  • Fatima Kurd
  • Intisar Kurd, wife of Mustafa Kurd
  • Mahmoud Atef Kurd
  • Mohamed Atef Kurd
  • Manar Atef Kur
  • Yusuf Mohamed Atef Kurd
  • Abdul Rahman Yasser Kurd
  • Zaid Ahmed Atef Kurd
  • Julia Fawzi Kurd
  • Bushra Rafat Kurd
  • Rahima Kurd
  • Zaid Ahmed Atef Kurd
  • Abdul Rahman Taysir Kurd

Wednesday, October 11, 10:55 pm (GMT +3)

The bodies of ten Palestinians killed were pulled from underneath the rubble of the Bardawil family home, which was bombed by Israel in the Nuseirat on Wednesday evening.

25 others wounded were rushed to the hospital. The shelling was carried out with no warning. The building hosted several families and was located in a densely populated area.

Wednesday, October 11, 10:43 pm (GMT +3)

United Nations: A spokesperson for UN Security Council António Guterres said that Israeli bombing of Gaza’s infrastructure has resulted in serious damage to facilities that provides water and sanitation services to more than one million.

Wednesday, October 11, 10:00 pm (GMT +3)

AJA: The number of Palestinian deaths in the West Bank has risen to 29 since last Saturday.

Wednesday, October 11, 9:50 pm (GMT +3)

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken reiterated what he considered “Israel’s right to defend itself” in the face of any threat, despite the heavy human losses in the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

He added, “The situation is complex and we want to spare civilians any harm,” and said that the United States will do everything in its power to avoid civilian casualties, “unlike (the Islamic Resistance Movement) Hamas, which has taken them as human shields.”

Blinken also indicated that opening safe corridors was being discussed with Israel and Egypt, but added that “the situation is complex and Israel must take steps to allow it to defend itself.”

Wednesday, October 11, 9:15 pm (GMT +3)

AJA: The Palestinian resistance launched two missile attacks towards the settlements surrounding the Gaza Strip, in less than 10 minutes.

Wednesday, October 11, 9:15 pm (GMT +3)

AJA: The Israeli government approved the joining of the leader of the National Unity Party and former Israeli Defense Minister, Benny Gantz, to the emergency government.

Wednesday, October 11, 9 pm (GMT +3)

Strategic Policy Coordinator at the US National Security Council, John Kirby: Our aid to Israel has begun to arrive and will continue during the coming period, and we are renewing some Iron Dome interceptor missiles from our stock in Israel.

Wednesday, October 11, 8:38 pm (GMT +3)

Israeli Military: There are still fighters from Gaza inside Israel. (This comes after 24 hours of declaring that all Palestinians fighters have been ‘eliminated’.)

Wednesday, October 11, 7:25 pm (GMT +3)

Israeli army radio: suspicion that fighters coming from Lebanon have infiltrated into Israeli settlements north of Israel.

Wednesday, October 11, 7:15 pm (GMT +3)

New York Times, citing US Intelligence: Iranian leaders were not informed of the Hamas attack on Israeli targets, known as Al-Aqsa Flood operation.

Wednesday, October 11, 7:15 pm (GMT +3)

Qassam Brigades: We struck the city with an R-160 missile.

Wednesday, October 11, 7:15 pm (GMT +3)

Qassam Brigades: We have attacked a military base east of Gaza with suicide Zawari drones.

Wednesday, October 11, 7:15 pm (GMT +3)

Israeli military: All Israelis are called by the military to go down to shelters from Haifa until the furthest north.

Wednesday, October 11, 6:30 pm (GMT +3)

Israeli Channel 12: 15 gliders carrying fighters from Lebanon are suspected of infiltrating the Avivim area.

Israelis are urged to go the shelters from the Haifa region all the way to the furthest north.

Wednesday, October 11, 6:00 pm (GMT +3)

AJA: 3 Palestinians were killed in a Jewish settler attack in the town of Qusra near Nablus.

Wednesday, October 11, 6:00 pm (GMT +3)

The United Nations announced that 9 of its UNRWA employees were killed in air strikes on the Gaza Strip since Saturday.

Wednesday, October 11, 4:40 m (GMT +3)

The Israeli army announced its fears of Palestinian fighters’ infiltration into Eshkol and Zikim in the Gaza Strip, calling on Israelis to remain at home.

Wednesday, October 11, 4:30 m (GMT +3)

Sirens sounded in Tel Aviv, while the Al-Quds Brigades – the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad movement – announced that they were now directing heavy missile strikes towards Tel Aviv, Ashdod and Askalan (Ashqelon).

Wednesday, October 11, 4:00 pm (GMT +3)

Hezbollah said that the United States is a partner in the Israeli aggression and we hold it responsible for the killing, crime, and siege.

Wednesday, October 11, 3:50 pm (GMT +3)

Al-Qassam Brigades said they bombed Ben Gurion Airport with missiles in response to the targeting of civilians.

Wednesday, October 11, 3:20 pm (GMT +3)

AJA: There is a power outage throughout the Gaza Strip after the power plant stopped working.

Wednesday, October 11, 2:00 pm (GMT +3)

Palestinian Red Crescent: 3 paramedics were killed in northern Gaza after Israel directly targeted an ambulance.

Hamas called on the Arab and Islamic nation and the international community to force Israel to open the crossings.

Wednesday, October 11, 1:20 pm (GMT +3)

Jordanian King Abdullah II: Jordan will not deviate from defending the just cause of the Palestinian people until they regain their full rights.

Wednesday, October 11, 12.50 pm (GMT +3)

AJA: Israeli reconnaissance planes were flying over a number of Lebanese regions near the border with Israel.

Wednesday, October 11, 12.50 pm (GMT +3)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: A war that depends on cutting off water, electricity, and roads, and destroying infrastructure, places of worship, and schools is called massacre.

Wednesday, October 11, 12.50 am (GMT +3)

Palestinian Ministry of Health: the number of Palestinians killed during the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip has risen to 1,055 and the number of wounded to 5,184.

The number of Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank has risen to 1,055 and the number of wounded to 130.

Wednesday, October 11, 12:30 am (GMT +3)

AJA: Hamas said in a statement that the Palestinian resistance does not target children, and called on Western media to be accurate and not biased towards the Israeli narrative.

Wednesday, October 11, 11:20 am (GMT +3)

Israeli Walla website confirms that there were casualties among the Israeli army as a result of the firing of an anti-tank missile in Arab Al-Aramsha on the border with Lebanon.

Wednesday, October 11, 11:10 am (GMT +3)

AJA: Lebanese Hezbollah fired two missiles directed at the Israeli border site of Al-Dahira in southern Lebanon.

Hezbollah source: there were casualties among Israeli forces as a result of targeting a border site with two guided missiles.

Wednesday, October 11, 11:00 am (GMT +3)

Israeli army: anti-tank fire was fired from Lebanese territory towards a military point on the border.

Wednesday, October 11, 10:40 am (GMT +3)

AJA: Israeli authorities called on residents of the northern border areas to enter shelters.

Wednesday, October 11, 10:30 am (GMT +3)

Gaza Energy Authority: the power plant will stop working completely at two in the afternoon today due to running out of fuel.

Wednesday, October 11, 10:00 am (GMT +3)

Government media office in Gaza: the Strip is facing a humanitarian catastrophe, with the power station stopping within hours due to the depletion of fuel.

The office launched a distress call to the international community to stop the crime against humanity and mass murder.

Health sector workers in Gaza sounded the alarm due to the imminent running out of fuel and the possibility of a complete power outage in hospitals.

Wednesday, October 11, 10:00 am (GMT +3)

AJA: Israeli artillery is intensely bombarding areas east of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

– Israeli raids were launched on areas east of the Al-Tuffah neighborhood in Gaza City.

Wednesday, October 11, 09:30 am (GMT +3)

United Nations: at least about 263,000 Palestinians were displaced from their homes in the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, October 11, 08:35 am (GMT +3)

Israeli media: Hamas fighters arrived last night in Ashkelon across the sea without being noticed by the Israeli army.

Wednesday, October 11, 08:35 am (GMT +3)

Gaza Ministry of Health: the number of Palestinians killed during the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip has risen to 950 and the number of wounded to more than 5,000 injured.

Wednesday, October 11, 08:30 am (GMT +3)

Al-Qassam Brigades announced that it fired two “Mutabar 1” surface-to-air missiles toward the occupation aircraft in the sky of Khan Yunis, in southern Gaza.

Wednesday, October 11, 08:30 am (GMT +3)

The Israeli army published photos of the arrival of the first plane carrying advanced American munitions, saying it would allow major strikes to be carried out.

Wednesday, October 11, 08:00 am (GMT +3)

AJA: Israeli aircraft renewed their violent raids on the eastern areas of the Jabaliya camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, October 11, 08:00 am (GMT +3)

US State Department: US Secretary Anthony Blinken spoke to Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs Ron Dermer on Tuesday, two days before Blinken’s visit to Israel.

Wednesday, October 11, 07:00 am (GMT +3)

Government Media Office in Gaza: the electricity generation company is threatened with shutting down within hours due to running out of fuel.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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