Day Eight: Mass Graves | Doctors Targeted | Families Perish | Genocide underway in Gaza – LIVE BLOG

Israeli airstrikes on besieged Gaza continue . (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Numbers paint a horrific picture of what Israeli airstrikes and shelling of Gaza have done to the already besieged and isolated Strip. 400,000 have been displaced and many more are on the run while the number of dead and wounded is now measured in the thousands, mostly perished inside the over 1,300 buildings that have been destroyed so far according to the United Nations. Yet, the resistance continues…

This blog has been discontinued. Click here for the new blog

Click below for previous blogs: DAY ONE, DAY TWO, DAY THREE, DAY FOUR, DAY FIVE, DAY SIX, DAY SEVEN.

Palestinian Ministry of Health: The number of Palestinians killed and wounded in the Israeli war on Gaza rose to 2,228 killed. 8,744 wounded. In the West Bank, 54 killed and more than 1,100 wounded.


Sunday, October 15, 07:17 am (GMT +3)

ISRAELI MILITARY: Nine more Israeli soldiers and officers killed in fighting between Palestinian resistance and the Israeli army. This takes the number of Israeli soldiers killed since the start of the war on October 7 to 286.

AL JAZEERA: 15 Palestinians were killed when Israeli shelling struck two houses in the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Many more were killed and wounded in Israeli shelling which was targeting the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Martyr’s Hospital in the central Gaza Strip.

AL JAZEERA: Israeli war planes are launching a series of raids on Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

AL JAZEERA: Chinese state media announced that Zhae Jun, the Chinese government’s special envoy for the Middle East, will visit the region next week to push for a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, AFP reported.

CCTV: The Chinese channel “CCTV” said in a video clip which was posted on its social media accounts on Sunday that Chai “will visit the Middle East next week, to coordinate with various parties for a ceasefire, protect civilians, revive the situation and promote peace talks.”

US Sends another Aircraft Carrier to Help Israel

CNN: IDF spokesman told CNN, “We will start a major military operation in Gaza when we see that civilians have left the area.
We gave the people of Gaza enough warnings, and it was time for them to travel south. The failure of foreigners to leave Gaza on Saturday was due to Hamas, which did not allow them to leave.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: 15 Israeli-US citizens are missing, and the State Department is working around the clock to determine their whereabouts.

HAMAS: The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas said that the head of the movement’s political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, reviewed with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, the motives that led to the Al-Aqsa flood operation, during their meeting late on Saturday, in the Qatari capital of Doha. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reviewed with Ismail Haniyeh the results of his tour in the region and his regional and international contacts.

THE COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS: We are investigating the killing, injury, and detention of journalists, including those injured as hostilities in Lebanon, a reference to the Israeli attack on journalists which killed a Reuters reporter and the injury of others.

Humanitarian Truce in Gaza: Russia Calls on UNSC to Vote on Draft Resolution

Sunday, October 15, 03:41 am (GMT +3)

Alsharq Al-Awsat: Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, has said during his visit to Beirut that every option is possible if Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip doesn’t stop immediately. After meeting Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Friday, Amir-Abdollahian said his visit to Beirut aims to preserve security in Lebanon amid regional tensions.

Due to Gaza War: JPMorgan Boss Warns of ‘Most Dangerous Time’ in Decades

Sunday, October 15, 03:27 am (GMT +3)

THE WASHINGTON POST: The Washington Post quoted US officials as saying that the US administration negotiated a deal for Americans citizens to leave Gaza on Saturday for Egypt. The newspaper later quoted an official at the crossing, saying that no American citizens were able to cross into Egypt on Saturday.

A diplomatic source was quoted, saying that any agreement to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza would require Israel to stop bombing the territory for several hours.

Leaked Memo on Gaza: These Are the Three Phrases US Diplomats Must Not Use

Sunday, October 15, 01:30 am (GMT +3)

AJA: A Palestinian was killed in an Israeli raid on a house west of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

US SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: Hamas is not the Palestinian people, and I do not think that the people should pay the price.

GAZA’S MINISTRY OF INTERIOR: The Ministry of the Interior in Gaza announced the deaths and injuries of an Israeli bombing that targeted two homes in the Bureij refugee camp and the town of Al-Zawaida in the central Gaza Strip.

AMERICAN MEDIA: American media quoted officials as saying that Washington is sending a second aircraft carrier to the eastern Mediterranean.

ISRAELI BROADCASTING CORPORATION: The US Secretary of Defense spoke with his Israeli counterpart about the importance of adhering to the laws of war.

BIDEN: US President Joe Biden said that he promised the families of missing Americans in Gaza that his administration would not abandon them.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: The Israeli army spokesman said that the Israeli Chief of Staff announced the destruction of Aleppo Airport, in response to the missile launched from Syria.

Sunday, October 15, 00:30 am (GMT +3)

SYRIAN MEDIA: Explosions were heard in the vicinity of Aleppo Airport.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: the Israeli army’s request to evacuate residents from the northern Gaza Strip and Gaza City is impossible to implement.

AJA: Israeli occupation forces used live bullets in confrontations with Palestinian youths in the town of Al-Tur in occupied Jerusalem.

BIDEN: US President Joe Biden said that we cannot ignore the fact that the vast majority of Palestinians have nothing to do with Hamas and the heinous attacks against Israel.

AJA: Israeli aircraft bombed the postal headquarters in Jabalia camp with a number of missiles.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said that he called US President Joe Biden for the fifth time since the outbreak of the war, and informed him of his visit to the settlements surrounding the Gaza Strip.

Saturday, October 14, 11:30 pm (GMT +3)

PALESTINIAN HEALTH MINISTRY: The Ministry of Health in Gaza said that the number of Palestinians killed as a result of the continuous Israeli bombing since last Saturday has risen to 2,228. 8,744 were wounded.

AXIOS: The American website Axios quoted Western sources as saying that Iran has made clear to Israel through the United Nations that it does not want further escalation in the war on Gaza.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army said that it activated air defenses in the Upper Galilee after a suspicious object penetrated the airspace from the Lebanese border.

Day Eight: Mass Graves | Doctors Targeted | Families Perish | Genocide underway in Gaza – LIVE BLOG

IRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that no one can guarantee that the situation in the region will remain as it is if the crimes of the Israeli occupation continue against the residents of the Gaza Strip.

WHO: The World Health Organization called on the Israeli government to immediately withdraw hospital evacuation orders in northern Gaza

Saturday, October 14, 10:30 pm (GMT +3)

HAMAS: The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) strongly condemned the blocking of Al-Aqsa TV broadcasts, and considered it an attempt to cover up the crimes of the occupation.

BEN-GVIR: The Knesset is considering a draft law that would allow more Israelis to carry weapons.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: A rocket fired from Syrian territory was intercepted.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 10: The army informed the residents of the Gaza Strip that the war would last at least three weeks.

EU: The European Union decides to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the situation in Gaza

ISRAELI PRESIDENT HERZOG: Israeli President Isaac Herzog confirmed that the Israeli army operates and moves militarily in Gaza in accordance with the rules of international law, he said.

Herzog said that “the entire nation” bears responsibility for what happened during the Hamas attack, and it is not true to say that civilians in Gaza are not involved in the matter.

AJA: The Israeli army suspects Palestinian fighters of infiltration near Zikim and Karmia.

WSJ: The Wall Street Journal quoted a US official as saying that Israel should think about the consequences and not rush into war on Gaza without an exit strategy.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: The Al-Qassam Brigades said that it bombed Tel Aviv and its surroundings with a large missile attack in response to the occupation’s massacres against civilians in the Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO WASHINGTON: The Israeli Ambassador to Washington, Mike Herzog, said that his government’s discussions with the United States did not include setting a time frame for the war in Gaza.

Saturday, October 14, 9:30 pm (GMT +3)


– One hundred Palestinians killed in Gaza in a single hour, including 20 people in a single strike in Deir al-Balah, 18 in Khan Younis (including three young brothers and a mother with all of her children.)

– Muslim authorities in Gaza issue a decree allowing Palestinians to bury their dead in mass grave, though traditionally it is not consistent with Islamic beliefs.


– We will not leave the hospitals even if Israel continues to threaten to target all medical centers.

– Doctors and their families are being targeting and killed by the Israeli army.

– We call on the world to urgently pressure Israel to open a humanitarian corridor to evacuate patients out of Gaza.

Saturday, October 14, 8:26 pm (GMT +3)

SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan discussed with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, developments in the situation in Gaza and its surroundings.

The Saudi News Agency “SPA” said that Prince Farhan urged his Chinese counterpart to work for the Security Council to fulfill its role in imposing a ceasefire in Gaza.

AJA: Israeli aircraft bombed Al-Mahatta area in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, with a number of missiles.

Saturday, October 14, 7:00 pm (GMT +3)

AJA: Two civilians killed in Israeli bombing of a residential building in Sheeba, Southern Lebanon

HAMAS: Head of the Political Bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), Ismail Haniyeh, said that the people of Gaza are rooted in their land, and the resistance marked the beginning of the demise of the occupation.

AJA: Israeli occupation aircraft continue their violent bombardment of residential neighborhoods in Gaza City and the outskirts of Beit Lahia.

AJA: Israeli bombing targeted a house inside the town of Shebaa in southern Lebanon.

SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan affirmed the Kingdom’s categorical rejection of calls for the forced displacement of the Palestinian people from Gaza, expressing his condemnation of targeting civilians in any form.

AL QASSAM BRIGADES: Footage of its attack on Israeli military units east of Khan Yunis.

Saturday, October 14, 6:00 pm (GMT +3)

AJA: 25 killed and 100 wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the Shati (Beach) refugee camp in Gaza.

RED CROSS: The Red Cross spokesman in Jerusalem told Al Jazeera that he is deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in Gaza, stressing that the Red Cross is unable to deliver aid to the residents of the Strip.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: The US State Department said that Secretary Anthony Blinken discussed with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, continued communication with regional partners to prevent the expansion of the conflict in the Gaza Strip.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Israeli Military planes evacuated diplomats and foreign nationals from Israel

ISRAELI ARMY: Israeli Air Force confirmed that it was continuing its attack on sites in southern Lebanon in response to the firing of 30 mortar shells towards Israel.

Saturday, October 14, 5:30 pm (GMT +3)

ISRAELI MEDIA: Dozens of Israelis demonstrated in front of the headquarters of the Israeli Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv to demand the dismissal of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the release of prisoners in Gaza.

AL-QASSAM: The Al-Qassam Brigades said that it bombed Ben Gurion Airport with a missile salvo in response to the Israeli occupation’s targeting of civilians in Gaza.

TURKISH FM: We deplore Israel’s targeting of defenseless civilians in Gaza and look forward to a permanent solution in Palestine.

EGYPT: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that Egypt shares with Turkey our vision of the importance of working to overcome the dangerous effects of the Israeli bombing on the Palestinians in Gaza.

AJA: Al Jazeera’s correspondent confirmed hearing the sounds of large explosions in the sky of Tel Aviv after the Palestinian resistance announced the bombing of Greater Tel Aviv with missiles

Saturday, October 14, 5:00 pm (GMT +3)

WHO: The Regional Director of the World Health Organization, Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, told Al Jazeera that the evacuation of seriously ill patients from Gaza hospitals is tantamount to a death certificate.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The Ministry of Health in Gaza said that 10 paramedics were killed and 27 others were injured as a result of being directly targeted by the Israeli occupation forces.

The Ministry added in a statement that the occupation forces destroyed 23 ambulances since the start of the aggression and bombed 15 hospitals in the Gaza Strip, directly or indirectly, two of which stopped service.

BIDEN: US President Joe Biden said that Washington is working with Israel, Egypt, Jordan and the United Nations to resume the flow of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip and respect the laws of war.

UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ALBANESE: The United Nations rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Francesca Albanese, warned of ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and called for an immediate ceasefire.

Albanese added that the great danger the sector is witnessing may be a repetition of the 1948 catastrophe and the 1967 catastrophe on a broader scale.

AJA: the Palestinian resistance launched new batches of missiles towards Zikim, Ashkelon, Sderot and other Israeli towns in the northern Gaza Strip, in response to the Israeli massacres against civilians.

Saturday, October 14, 4:00 pm (GMT +3)

GAZA MINISTRY OF INTERIOR: 20 Palestinians were killed and 80 injured in an Israeli airstrike that targeted a house in the Jabaliya refugee camp.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: 9 new Israelis currently held in Gaza were killed by Israeli airstrikes.

AJA: Clashes between Hezobollan and Israeli forces with medium weapons and machine guns in the vicinity of the Israeli Ruwaisat al-Alam site in southern Lebanon.

Hezbollah artillery bombed Israeli military sites in the occupied Shebaa Farms, including the Israeli radar site in Shebaa Farms.

The government media office in Gaza called on the Egyptian government to make efforts to stop the Israeli aggression and open the Rafah crossing in both directions for humanitarian aid

Saturday, October 14, 3:30 pm (GMT +3)

HEZBOLLAH: Five Israeli military sites on the border with Lebanon are currently under mortar fire. Armed clashes have broken out, and explosions are heard.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: We call on the international community to intervene to stop the Israeli decision to evacuate Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza.

Saturday, October 14, 3:00 pm (GMT +3)

SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said that “there must be a ceasefire in Gaza and the humanitarian crisis must be addressed.”

AJA: Residents of Jabalia camp, north of Gaza, marched in support of the Palestinian resistance in the face of the escalating Israeli aggression.

UNICEF: More than 700 children have lost their lives in Gaza since the bombing began.

UNRWA: Two million people in Gaza are running out of water, and this is a matter of life or death.

Saturday, October 14, 2:00 pm (GMT +3)

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE: 90% of Israeli bombing targets homes and residential buildings.

LEBANON: The Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said – today, Saturday – that it will submit a complaint to the Security Council regarding the killing and wounding of two journalists by Israeli forces’ fire yesterday, Friday.

ISRAELI ARMY: an air force plane was hit by an anti-tank missile fired by Hamas fighters.

QATAR: The Qatari Foreign Ministry said that Doha “categorically rejects attempts to forcibly displace the brotherly Palestinian people from the Gaza Strip.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: an intense exchange of fire took place with a cell that attempted to infiltrate Israel and fired anti-tank missiles.

AP: an agreement has been reached allowing foreigners to leave Gaza from the Rafah border crossing later today.

US OFFICIAL: A senior US State Department official said that the United States is working with Egypt, Israel and Qatar to open the Rafah crossing from Gaza to Egypt this afternoon.

BLINKEN: US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that it is very important to work with partners to avoid the extension of the current crisis in the Gaza Strip.

He added, “It is very important to protect civilians and we are working with partners to achieve this.”

Saturday, October 14, 1:00 pm (GMT +3)

AJA: sirens sounded a short while ago in the Upper Galilee on suspicion of a march violating Israeli airspace.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: The armed wing of Hamas said that its fighters crossed the separation fence east of Khan Yunis and attacked the enemy and destroyed 3 Israeli military vehicles.

KAMAL ADWAN HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: Israel’s order to evacuate the hospital is madness and is a death sentence for dozens of patients.

GAZA’S HEALTH MINISTRY: The Ministry of Health in Gaza said that dozens of Palestinians were killed and wounded in a new massacre in Deir al-Balah as a result of an Israeli bombing of a residential square.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 13: A-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, shot down a military helicopter on the first day of Operation “Al-Aqsa Flood” on October 7th.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), said that it bombed Kibbutz Nirim with a number of mortar shells as part of the “Al-Aqsa Flood” battle.

AJA: Israeli military reinforcements continued to arrive on the Gaza Strip, apparently in preparation for ground military action.

AJA: a missile salvo was directed by the resistance factions in Gaza, today, Saturday, towards Ashkelon and Tel Aviv,

Saturday, October 14, 12:00 pm (GMT +3)

GAZA’S MINISTRY OF HEALTH: The number of Palestinians killed and wounded in the Israeli war on Gaza rose to 2,215 killed. 8,714 wounded. In the West Bank, 54 killed and more than 1,100 wounded.

Saturday, October 14, 11:00 am (GMT +3)

AJA: 50 Palestinian families have been killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.

DIRECTOR OF AL-AWDA HOSPITAL: We reject the Israeli army’s call to evacuate and face catastrophic conditions for the safety of our patients, especially those in critical condition.

UN: Israeli airstrikes have destroyed more than 1300 buildings in the Gaza Strip.

Al-QASSAM BRIGADES: The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), announced that it bombed crowds of Israeli occupation forces on Saturday morning in Jaffar Am, northeast of Gaza, with a missile barrage.

JORDAN: Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said that the displacement of Palestinians from their homeland will push the entire region towards an abyss that will deepen escalation and expand the conflict.

AJA: The resistance factions targeted the city of Sderot, northeast of the Gaza Strip, with missile attacks.

Saturday, October 14, 10:00 am (GMT +3)

AJA: Today, Saturday, the Israeli army gave the administration of Al Awda Hospital in northern Gaza until 10 a.m. to evacuate it.

The hospital director rejected the army’s deadline for evacuation, stressing that Gaza was facing “catastrophic conditions.”

Saturday, October 14, 9:00 am (GMT +3)

UNICEF: The situation in the Gaza Strip is catastrophic, with relentless bombing, a massive increase in the displacement of children and families, and a lack of safe places.

WALLA: (citing Israeli army) 230 Hamas leaders and activists have been arrested in the West Bank since the beginning of the war on Gaza.

AJA: Palestinian resistance factions continued, for the eighth day in a row, to bomb Israeli sites and cities with missiles in response to the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: European Union foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said on Saturday that Israel’s call to evacuate more than a million Palestinians from the northern Gaza Strip within one day is “absolutely impossible to implement.

EU: European Union foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said on Saturday that Israel’s call to evacuate more than a million Palestinians from the northern Gaza Strip within one day is “absolutely impossible to implement.

Saturday, October 14, 8:00 am (GMT +3)

UN: More than 400,000 were displaced from their homes in Gaza.

GAZA’S HEALTH MINISTER: 256 Palestinians, including 20 children, were killed during the last 24 hours, while 1,788.

UNICEF: 500 children were killed in Gaza and 1,600 were injured within a week.

AJA: Israeli occupation forces stormed the Qalandiya camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, on Saturday morning.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

(The Palestine Chronicle is a registered 501(c)3 organization, thus, all donations are tax deductible.)
Our Vision For Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders & Intellectuals Speak Out