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Israel continued to bomb Gaza. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

According to the Associated Press, at least 45,000 buildings were destroyed by Israeli occupation forces in Khan Yunis.

Tensions are running high in Israel, with families of detainees accusing Netanyahu of wanting to torpedo the deal and Gideon Sa’ar calling for new elections. 

Israel carried out new airstrikes across Gaza while several rockets were fired from Lebanon to Galilee. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 33,360 Palestinians have been killed, and 75,993 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7. 

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Wednesday, April 10, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

IRAN (Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei): The Zionist entity made a mistake by attacking the Iranian consulate in Syria and will be punished for it. The attack on our consulate building in Damascus is an attack on our land according to diplomatic norms.

Outrage without Condemnation – Biden’s Bias toward Israel Transcends his Humanity

Wednesday, April 10, 03:00 am (GMT+2)

NBC NEWS: Biden upped his criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s war on Gaza. “I think what he’s doing is a mistake,” Biden said in an interview with Univision that is set to air Tuesday night in response to a question about whether Netanyahu is more concerned about political survival than Israelis’ national interest. “I don’t agree with his approach,” Biden added in the interview, which was taped last Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 10, 12:00 am (GMT+2)

CNN (Citing US officials: The Biden administration rejected Netanyahu’s statement on the date of the Rafah operation.

LE FIGARO: Israeli officers in Khan Yunis described how they face an enemy that leaves them no room for rest and lures soldiers into ambushes.

B’TSELEM: The Israeli army has a sense of impunity and appears unable to complete its investigations and punish the guilty.

‘I Want to Die at Home’ – The Gaza Man Who was Tortured in Life and Death

Tuesday, April 9, 10:15 pm (GMT+2)

FAMILIES OF AMERICAN-ISRAELI CAPTIVES: The lives of hostages must not be sacrificed no matter what.

AL-JAZEERA: dozens of activists were arrested after they protested in the US Senate to demand a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

IRISH FM: I will submit a proposal to the government to recognize the Palestinian state.

ISRAELI FINANCE MINISTER SMOTRICH: Strong military pressure is the way to recover the kidnapped people.

LAPID: The US administration fears that Netanyahu will disrupt the deal.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 14 children and women were killed as a result of an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

ISRAEL HAYOM: Hackers infiltrate the Ministry of Defense systems.

Israel’s Irremediable Defeat: On Tel Aviv’s Other Unwinnable War

AXIOS (quoting Israeli officials): The army did not receive any orders to proceed with the Rafah operation.

TIMES OF ISRAEL: Our estimates are that the Iranian response will not come until after the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Tuesday, April 9, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

US NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SULLIVAN: Our concerns regarding Rafah continue, and we will respond as necessary.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: The mayor of Haifa called for preparing shelters for fear of a war breaking out in northern Israel.

Tuesday, April 9, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our forces bombed a gathering of Israeli vehicles penetrating the Shujaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City, with 18 mortar shells.

We bombed the Netzarim axis with 11 mortar shells.


Released prisoners with their families few summoned to hear the results of an investigation conducted by the Air Force into the events of October 7.

Israeli officers admitted to receiving orders to confront vehicles leaving Nir Oz towards Gaza and kill those inside them.

Eight of the released prisoners survived despite being shot by army helicopters.

The army helicopter left after a shooting attack that killed Israeli Efrat Katz, while those who arrived in Gaza with their captors survived.

‘On All Fronts’ – Has Israel Been Strategically Defeated?

CHANNEL 13 (citing informed sources): The heads of the Shin Bet and Mossad asked to cancel the cabinet meeting for fear of affecting the negotiations. Netanyahu rejected the request of the heads of Mossad and Shin Bet to postpone today’s security cabinet session.

ISRAELI HAYOM: The army has made assessments to increase the pace of the war in the north. The Israeli army’s assessment of the war with Lebanon included a ground invasion and a multi-front war.

Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

GALLANT: Israel has not yet set a date for the Rafah operation. On Monday, Netanyahu said that a date had been set for the Israeli invasion of Rafah, the last refuge for displaced Palestinians in the Gaza Strip , without revealing this date.

ISRAELI FM: We did not claim responsibility for the Damascus attack, and we do not want a war with Iran, which announced that it would respond, and this does not scare us. If Iran attacks us directly, we will respond.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Republican American lawmakers criticized Netanyahu’s management of the war in a meeting with representatives of the hostages’ families.

AL-JAZEERA: The number of Democratic representatives demanding the US administration to stop transferring weapons to Israel has risen to 56.

LEBANESE MEDIA: Two Israeli raids were launched on the vicinity of the town of Kafr Kila in southern Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the Kfar Azza settlement in the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, April 9, 6:00 pm (GMT+2)

DAVID CAMERON: We have a clear plan to end the Gaza conflict through a ceasefire, then remove Hamas from power and begin a political process.


We are working with Israel, Egypt, and Qatar to reach an agreement.

We remain concerned about Israel’s ability to evacuate civilians from Rafah prior to any ground operation.

We are communicating with Israel about providing alternatives to the ground operation it intends to carry out in Rafah.

We are making logistical preparations to establish a seaport off the coast of Gaza.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: Al Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis became unable to provide services to the sick and wounded, after it was stormed and everyone inside was forced to leave by force of arms.

Tuesday, April 9, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

AUSTRALIAN FM: The recognition could help jumpstart the stalled peace process and confront what she described as extremist forces in the Middle East.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES (to Al-Jazeera): What is shown in the video scenes is one aspect of the operation, and what was not documented is much greater.

This ambush was arranged and prepared for 50 days in the Al-Zanna area.

According to intelligence information and extensive monitoring, we determined the return path of Israeli soldiers and vehicles and prepared the ambush.

Tuesday, April 9, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN: We are preparing shelters for the residents in preparation for launching an operation in Rafah.

NANCY PELOSI (to NBC): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu only cares about his political survival, and it is necessary to hold elections in Israel.

AL-JAZEERA: Four missiles were launched from southern Lebanon towards an Israeli site.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A Palestinian was killed by an Israeli sniper’s bullets near Al-Shuhada Junction in the central Gaza Strip.

ISRAEL HAYOM: “We will complete the elimination of the Qassam Brigades everywhere, including Rafah, and no force in the world will stop us.”

GERMAN FM: There is no excuse for Israel not to open the Erez and Ashdod crossings.

Tuesday, April 9, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A woman was killed and wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted agricultural land in the Al-Zuhur neighborhood, north of Rafah.

AUSTRALIAN FM: We call on the Netanyahu government to abandon plans for a ground invasion of Rafah.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 33,360 Palestinians have been killed, and 75,993 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Tuesday, April 9, 1:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: Six soldiers were wounded in the battles of the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours.

NICARAGUA’S LEGAL TEAM BEFORE ICJ: Germany concluded an arms deal with Israel last November worth $3.6 billion. Germany continues to provide military support to Israel. We provided more than 50 pages of facts about the case, and Germany did not respond.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a gathering of Israeli occupation soldiers and a Merkava tank in the Israeli Dovev Barracks.

CHANNEL 12: 10,000 soldiers have suffered psychological symptoms since the outbreak of the war in Gaza.

BORRELL: A military solution in Gaza is not possible.

Tuesday, April 9, 12:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN CIVIL DEFENSE: The bodies of 409 martyrs have been recovered from the Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza since the withdrawal of the Israeli occupation forces.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Kiryat Shmona and Israeli areas in the Galilee region.

ERDOGAN: Our country will continue to support the Palestinians until the bloodshed in Gaza stops and a free Palestinian state is established.

ISRAELI FM: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sacrifices Türkiye’s economic interests to support Hamas. Israel will impose its own trade restrictions on Turkish products in response to Turkey’s restrictions on exports.

Tuesday, April 9, 10:30 am (GMT+2)

GERMANY BEFORE ICJ: Israel’s right to exist and maintain its security were a fundamental focus of German policy. Nicaragua has taken a biased position, and we reject their claim accusing us of facilitating genocide.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: 45,000 buildings in the Khan Yunis area were destroyed or damaged.

FRENCH FM: Pressure and perhaps sanctions must be imposed on Israel to open the crossings to bring humanitarian aid into Gaza.

HAARETZ (quoting senior officers): the appointment of National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, a close relative of him, as inspector general of police would make him impose his control over it.

CHANNEL 12: Gallant: “We will be prepared to pay some price, and then we will return to fighting.”

Tuesday, April 9, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

DANISH FM: Israel bears responsibility for delivering aid to Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: The bodies of three Palestinians were recovered from eastern Bani Suhaila in Khan Yunis and transferred to the Gaza European Hospital.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: Last night, we bombed Syrian army infrastructure in the Mahajah area of ​​Daraa.

Tuesday, April 9, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

GIDEON SA’AR: There is a need for major renewal of the political system. The October 7 leadership cannot continue, and I intend to work with others to move the elections forward.

KAN: The families of detainees in the Gaza Strip called on the cabinet members not to allow Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to torpedo the exchange deal, calling at the same time to not allow Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich and National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir to force Netanyahu to torpedo the deal.

Tuesday, April 9, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAEL’S AMBASSADOR: International support for Israel is weakening.

Tuesday, April 9, 06:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAEL’S CHANNEL 12: Five rockets fired from Lebanon landed in open areas in the Western Galilee.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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