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Israeli airstrikes on besieged Gaza continue for the seventh day in a row. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli forces continued to carry out massacres throughout Gaza and bombed several locations in Lebanon. 

650 Chilean lawyers filed a legal complaint at the International Criminal Court against the Israeli government and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while Algeria called on the United Nations to investigate sexual assaults against Palestinians. 

The Chinese Foreign Minister reiterated his call on the United States to stop obstructing efforts to end the war in Gaza.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 31,272 Palestinians have been killed, and 73,244 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Thursday, March 14, 07:30 am (GMT+2)

US CENTRAL COMMAND: The Houthis (Ansarallah group) fired an anti-ship ballistic missile in the Gulf of Aden.

Thursday, March 14, 06:00 am (GMT+2)

ANSARALLAH: Yemen’s position is consistent and continuous alongside Gaza until the Israeli aggression stops, the blockade is lifted, and aid is introduced.

Denmark ‘Must in No Way’ Contribute to War Crimes – NGOs to Sue Danish State

Thursday, March 14, 04:30 am (GMT+2)


A US-European, British-Cypriot, Emirati and Qatari ministerial meeting on the opening of a sea passage to Gaza has concluded.

The meeting stressed that there is no alternative to land routes through Egypt, Jordan and Israel to deliver aid to Gaza.

The meeting stressed that the sea corridor should be part of efforts to increase the flow of humanitarian aid to Gaza.

The meeting stressed the need for Israel to open additional crossings to deliver more aid to Gaza.

The meeting confirmed consultations on the establishment of a joint fund to support the sea passage to the Gaza Strip.

The meeting stressed that opening the port of Ashdod to humanitarian aid would be a welcome complement.

Thursday, March 14, 12:05 am (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a gathering of enemy soldiers east of the al-Abbad position with appropriate weapons and achieved a direct hit.

‘We Are United’ – Nasrallah Shames Some ‘Arab Channels’, Praises Resistance

HAARETZ: The commander of the commando brigade of the Israeli occupation, Omer Cohen, admitted that his forces are engaged in battles in Khan Younis in southern Gaza that have not been seen anywhere else in the Strip.

HAMAS: We condemned Israel’s assassination of the head of the Emergency Committee in Rafah and the deputy police operations officer. The group said in a statement that the assassination was aimed at “confusing the home front, causing chaos, and preventing any attempt to provide relief to our displaced people.”

Building a Pier Off Gaza is ‘Dancing on Bones’ – Russian Foreign Ministry

Wednesday, March 13, 11:00 pm (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: The Israeli army said that its planes bombed military facilities used by Hezbollah in the areas of Mays al-Jabal and Aita al-Shaab in southern Lebanon.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Nine Palestinians were injured as a result of the occupation forces shooting at a gathering of citizens waiting for aid at the Kuwait Roundabout, south of Gaza City.

CHANNEL 12: Sharp confrontations broke out between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant over the issue of aid distribution in the Gaza Strip.

HAMAS: Hamas praised what it described as the responsible national position of the families and clans of Gaza, which “resolutely refused to respond to the malicious plans of the Zionist occupation, which aim to create coordination bodies deviated from the Palestinian national ranks.”

AL-JAZEERA: The occupation bombs agricultural land on the Egyptian-Palestinian border.

Wednesday, March 13, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

NASRALLAH: What is required of the US administration is to stop the aggression, and he added that “no one believes that (US President Joe) Biden cannot impose a ceasefire in Gaza.”

EU: The European Union calls on Israel to open additional crossings for Gaza relief.

FINANCIAL TIMES: Washington and Tehran held secret talks. The US tried to persuade Tehran to use its influence over the Ansarallah to end the attacks in the Red Sea.

WHITE HOUSE: We are very clear about the need to increase humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Wednesday, March 13, 8:30 pm (GMT+2)

BLINKEN: The sea corridor is not an alternative to bringing aid overland to Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA (citing informed sources): Clans in Gaza refuse to cooperate with Israel to distribute aid.

Palestinian Authority is Working with Israeli Military in Gaza – Media Reports

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The bodies of 24 Palestinians have been recovered from various areas in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, since this morning, amid continued Israeli bombing, especially in Hamad Town.

UNRWA: Reconstructing Gaza may take decades.

AL-JAZEERA: The commander of the 98th Division of the Israeli army called on politicians to unite, saying that they are less deserving than the Israeli soldiers who are being killed in Gaza.

Wednesday, March 13, 7:30 pm (GMT+2)

BLOOMBERG: British Defense Secretary Grant Shapps prevented the airdrop of aid from his country into Gaza because of the risks to civilians.

BORRELL: Air and sea aid to Gaza is not enough.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Delivering aid to Gaza by sea and air is an international deficit.

‘In the Line of Duty’ – Five Palestinians Killed as Israel Shells UNRWA Aid Distribution Center

UNRWA: 150 UNRWA buildings have been destroyed since the beginning of the war on Gaza.

EGYPT: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi once again warned of the Israeli plan to launch an attack on the city of Rafah, adjacent to the Egyptian border, where there are more than a million Palestinians, most of whom are displaced.

Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 pm (GMT+2)

UNRWA: The attack on our center came after Israel received the coordinates of our facilities.

Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 pm (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 23: The Israeli army opened fire at two divers who tried to infiltrate near the northern shores of Gaza, fearing that they would reach the Zikim area. The divers were not harmed, according to the channel.

AL-JAZEERA: Six missiles were fired towards the Israeli military site of Ruwaisat Al-Alam in the occupied Kfar Shuba hills in southern Lebanon, adding that a missile was also launched towards the Israeli site of Zabdin in the occupied Shebaa Farms.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The bodies of 17 Palestinians have been recovered from Hamad Town, northwest of Khan Yunis, since Wednesday morning, as the occupation has been intensifying its military operations by land and air for days.

Wednesday, March 13, 4:15 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: We bombed with aircraft a Hezbollah military compound in the town of Qantara, and another site in the town of Yater in southern Lebanon.

NETANYAHU’S OFFICE: Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed during his meeting with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte that entering the city of Rafah in the far south of the Gaza Strip is necessary to achieve the goals of the war.

UNICEF: A ceasefire is the best option to save the displaced in Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: The solar panels on top of the Baptist Hospital building in Gaza were destroyed as a result of air aid boxes falling on them.

Wednesday, March 13, 3:15 pm (GMT+2)

AMBREY MARITIME SECURITY COMPANY: We learned that missiles were launched in the Gulf of Aden.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 27 children were killed as a result of starvation and lack of infant formula in northern Gaza.

Wednesday, March 13, 2:10 pm (GMT+2)

HAMAS: The Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas called on the Palestinian people in the West Bank to go to Al-Aqsa Mosque and break the shackles of the Israeli occupation.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli Army said it killed a Hamas leader Hadi Ali Mustafa, in a bombing that targeted a car in the Lebanese city of Tyre.

Wednesday, March 13, 1:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid targeted the vicinity of the town of Qantara in southern Lebanon.

TIMES OF ISRAEL (quoting US official): Washington’s dissatisfaction with Israel’s behavior is real.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli bombing targeted an aid distribution center affiliated with UNRWA in central Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 31,272 Palestinians have been killed, and 73,244 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Wednesday, March 13, 12:15 pm (GMT+2)

PRCS: Our crews recovered the bodies of 6 martyrs and 9 wounded from the Al-Atrash family from under the rubble of their destroyed house in Deir Al-Balah.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A Palestinian was killed and others were injured in an Israeli bombing in the center of the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

GANTZ (in a letter to Netanyahu): The entire war council is united to act in Rafah and we must all allow humanitarian aid in.

SPANISH FM: The situation in the West Bank is worrying and the international community must stop the ongoing tragedy in Gaza.

JORDANIAN FM: Netanyahu cannot continue to undermine the security of the region.

Wednesday, March 13, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid targeted the Labouneh area in southern Lebanon.

LEBANESE FM: Lebanon calls on the international community to put pressure on Israel to stop its attacks.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Upper Galilee.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: There were casualties in an Israeli artillery shelling that targeted the tents of displaced people west of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli drone targeted a car in the Al-Hush area, south of the Lebanese city of Tyre.

Wednesday, March 13, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

CHINA: Washington must stop obstructing efforts to end the war in Gaza.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The bodies of 6 Palestinians, killed in a previous Israeli bombing, were recovered from Hamad Town, south of the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, March 13, 9:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: Two soldiers were injured in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 6 Palestinians were killed and a number of others were injured in an Israeli bombing that targeted the Awad family’s home in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, March 13, 8:00 am (GMT+2)

HAMAS: There is no truth to what Al Arabiya channel published, citing a “senior Hamas source”, about the movement receiving an international offer for an extended ceasefire in Gaza, the gradual return of the displaced, or a delegation heading to Cairo to discuss the details.

AL-JAZEERA: 650 Chilean lawyers have filed a legal complaint at the International Criminal Court against the Israeli government and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 am (GMT+2)

REUTERS: Reuters quoted three sources familiar with the matter as saying that the United States may urge partners and allies to fund a privately run operation to send aid by sea to the Gaza Strip.

US CENTCOM: The Houthis (Ansarallah) on Tuesday fired a ballistic missile towards the destroyer Labon in the Red Sea.

UNITED NATIONS: Algeria called for an investigation into Israeli sexual assaults in the Palestinian territories and renewed calls for an urgent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Algeria’s representative to the UN, Amar Benjama, stressed the need for “in-depth investigations into sexual assaults committed by the occupation forces”.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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