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Israel continues to carry out massacres against Palestinian civilians in Gaza.(Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

A joint statement from 93 countries affirmed their support for the International Criminal Court, renewing their determination to stand united against impunity.

Scores of Palestinians were killed and injured in the Israeli bombing of the Shejaiya and Al-Tuffah neighborhoods in Gaza City.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said that the war against Hamas is a failure and must be stopped.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 37,296 Palestinians have been killed, and 85,197 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Sunday, June 16, 03:20 am (GMT +2)

NEW YORK TIMES (Citing Israeli military officials): The intensity of the explosion of the troop carrier in Rafah made it difficult to identify the bodies of soldiers.

WALLAH (Israeli website):

Widespread criticism among reserve officers against the political leadership after the killing of 8 soldiers in Rafah.

There is a feeling among reserve officers that there is no clear purpose for many of the missions in the Gaza Strip.

ISRAEL’S CHANNEL 12 (Citing former Israeli war council Gadi Eisenkot): We have the strongest army in the Middle East, but I don’t think it would be wise to go to war with Lebanon.

‘Closer to Total Failure’ – Barak Says ‘Absolute Victory’ is Empty Slogan

Sunday, June 16, 01:00 am (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY: Our fighters attacked Hezbollah targets, including a weapons store and a military building in Aitaroun.

ISRAELI MEDIA: There are many questions about what happened to the troop carrier and there is no doubt that the army will investigate.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters targeted an Israeli Merkava tank with an RPG shell in the Saudi neighborhood west of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

ANSARALLAH: The recently targeted ships are doomed to sink.

Saturday, June 15, 11:00 pm (GMT +2)

ABU OBEIDA: Our complex and qualitative operation today in Rafah is a new confirmation of the enemy’s failure in the face of our resistance and a painful blow to his army, and we have more.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced the death of a soldier from wounds he sustained in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, hours after the army announced the killing of 8 soldiers in the city as a result of the explosion of a Tiger armored vehicle.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid recently targeted the town of Al-Mughraqa, north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

GALLANT: Gallant to Washington to expedite arms shipments.

SULLIVAN: Our officials are in close contact with Israeli negotiators and Qatari and Egyptian mediators.

Saturday, June 15, 10:00 pm (GMT +2)

SMOTRICH: The high price of war obliges us to complete it until the enemy is completely eliminated.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli drone bombed the vicinity of the town of Aitaroun, south of Lebanon.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli artillery shelling targeted the eastern areas of the town of Al-Qarara and the city of Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces are currently burning a number of homes in the center of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, and targeting other homes with tank shells.

CHANNEL 12: Israeli Channel 12 quoted Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari as saying that “the army will not be able to recover all the kidnapped people in Gaza through military operations.


A deputy company commander and 7 fighters from the engineering unit were killed by a large explosion.

Today’s incident in Gaza did not target a troop carrier, but rather a Tiger armored vehicle.

BEN-GVIR: This is a difficult and painful day after we heard the tragic and sad news of the killing of 8 of our soldiers in Rafah.

Saturday, June 15, 9:00 pm (GMT +2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: Tens of thousands of Israelis are currently demonstrating in Tel Aviv to demand the overthrow of the government and the early elections.

NETANYAHU: We paid a heartbreaking price in our just war to defend the homeland.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli evacuation helicopters left southwest of Gaza City after arriving simultaneously with Israeli bombing from the sea.

AL-JAZEERA: Demonstrators closed a main road in central Tel Aviv as part of the protests demanding the conclusion of a prisoner exchange deal.

EISENKOT: Israeli Channel 13 quoted former Israeli Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot – who recently resigned from the War Council – that it would have been possible to go ahead with the prisoner exchange deal if they had been courageous.

AL-JAZEERA: Hundreds of Israelis from the northern regions went out in demonstrations to protest the government’s policy of escalation on the border with Lebanon.

Saturday, June 15, 8:00 pm (GMT +2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters were able to trap an Israeli armored force in a pre-prepared minefield at the Nabulsi Junction, southwest of Gaza City.

ISRAELI ARMY: A suspicious air target was detected on its way to Israel from the east.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We attacked a target in the city of Haifa with a developed cruise missile.

‘Complex Ambush’ – Israeli Army Acknowledges Killing of Eight Soldiers in Gaza Battles

KAN: Families of Israeli prisoners and soldiers appeal to the Netanyahu government.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli evacuation helicopters landed southwest of Gaza City, coinciding with bombardment from Israeli boats and vehicles.

CHANNEL 13: The Israeli army summoned fighters by air and land with the aim of preventing the kidnapping of the bodies of the soldiers killed in the armored vehicle bombing in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

War-Torn Gaza – Civilian Casualties Mount amid Ongoing Genocide

Saturday, June 15, 7:30 pm (GMT +2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: The Israeli media published details about the operation carried out by the Al-Qassam Brigades west of Rafah on Saturday morning, which the Israeli army admitted led to the killing of 8 of its soldiers and officers.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army acknowledged the killing of 8 of its soldiers and officers as a result of the bombing of a troop carrier during the Rafah battles in the southern Gaza Strip.

‘Violation of Religious Freedom’ – Thousands of Ganzans Unable to Perform Hajj

Saturday, June 15, 6:30 pm (GMT +2)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters shot down an occupation forces drone, a Quadcopter, while it was carrying out intelligence missions in the skies of the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, and took control of it.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The body of Mutasim Ibrahim Abu Al-Naja arrived at the Gaza European Hospital after it was recovered from the center of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Saturday, June 15, 5:30 pm (GMT +2)

UNRWA: More than 50,000 children in Gaza suffer from acute malnutrition.

Child Dies of Malnutrition in Central Gaza, Death Toll Rises to 40 

AXIOS: Washington spent one billion dollars to confront the Ansarallah attacks.

Saturday, June 15, 4:30 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: A Palestinian was killed by occupation forces’ fire in the Al-Tanour neighborhood, east of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Saturday, June 15, 3:00 pm (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY: Fires in Israeli sites following the fall of drones launched from Lebanon.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters set up a complex ambush for the occupation army forces and vehicles in Tal al-Sultan, west of Rafah, and targeted an Israeli D-9 bulldozer, killing and wounding its crew.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed, in conjunction with the Al-Quds Brigades, the Israeli military site Sufa in the Gaza Strip with a missile attack.

AL-JAZEERA: A missile was launched from southern Lebanon towards the Ruwaisat al-Alam site in the occupied Kfar Shuba hills.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters targeted the occupation army headquarters in the Netzarim axis with 114 mm short-range rockets.

AL-JAZEERA: sirens sounded at Israeli settlements in the southern Gaza Strip.

UN OFFICIAL: Closing the Rafah crossing threatens the lives of patients.

HEZBOLLAH: Our fighters attacked with drones the headquarters of the Israeli artillery battalion at the Khirbet Maar base, destroyed part of it, and caused deaths and injuries.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 37,296 Palestinians have been killed, and 85,197 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Saturday, June 15, 1:30 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Arab Aramsha and Western Galilee.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli gunboats were bombing the Al-Ezba area, west of the city of Rafah.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: In conjunction with the Al-Nasser Salah al-Din Brigades, we bombed the Kissufim military site with a missile salvo.

MEDICAL SOURCES to Al-Jazeera: 28 Palestinians were killed in continuous Israeli raids and shelling on various areas in the Gaza Strip since dawn today.

ISRAELI ARMY: A drone attacked a Hezbollah member in Aitaroun, southern Lebanon.

LEBANESE CIVIL DEFENSE: A person was killed in an Israeli raid in the vicinity of the city of Bint Jbeil.

AL-JAZEERA: the bodies of 8 martyrs were recovered from various areas in the city of Rafah.

ISRAELI MEDIA: The Israeli police allocated an elite unit to deal with demonstrators in Jerusalem demanding the release of detainees. Members of the unit disguised themselves as demonstrators in Jerusalem and were then suddenly seen making surprise arrests

Saturday, June 15, 12:00 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli helicopters continue to bomb areas west of the city of Rafah.

UNICEF: Large numbers of children are being abused psychologically and physically.

TURKISH PRESIDENT: Victory will be for the Palestinian people despite the barbarism of Israel and its supporters.

Saturday, June 15, 11:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Injuries in the bombing of the city of Bint Jbeil by an Israeli drone.

FORMER HEAD OF ISRAELI MILITARY INTELLIGENCE TAMIR HAYMAN: Our image as a militarily strong country is declining.

FORMER ISRAELI PM EHUD BARAK: The war against Hamas is a failure and must be stopped.

ABU OBEIDA: The Al-Aqsa flood was launched for the third of the Two Holy Mosques, and Hajj is an opportunity to remind the nation of two billion Muslims of the reality of our struggle with the enemy

Saturday, June 15, 10:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli occupation army targeted areas west of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, with raids and artillery shelling.

Saturday, June 15, 09:00 am (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY: We detected two missiles landing in the Meron area on the northern border with Lebanon.

MEDICAL SOURCES IN GAZA: The number of martyrs of the occupation raids on 3 homes in the Shejaya and Al-Tuffah neighborhoods, east of Gaza City, had risen to 19.

Saturday, June 15, 08:00 am (GMT +2)

GAZA MINISTRY OF EDUCATION: High school students in the Gaza Strip will not be able to take the exam this year due to the Israeli war on the Strip.

US OFFICIALS (to CBS): Our interpretation of the recent Israeli strikes inside Lebanon is that they are preparing the battlefield for a sweeping attack. The scale of the missile attacks on Israel may lead to an unintended war with Hezbollah.

Saturday, June 15, 07:00 am (GMT +2)

JOINT STATEMENT FROM 93 COUNTRIES: We affirm our firm support for the International Criminal Court and renew our determination to stand united against impunity.

Saturday, June 15, 04:00 am (GMT +2)

US CENTRAL COMMAND: One of the sailors is still missing since the Ansarallah attack on a Greek ship in the Red Sea.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation forces blow up residential buildings in the Al-Mughraqa area, north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Saturday, June 15, 03:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: 14 Palestinians were killed and more than 50 others were injured as a result of the occupation forces bombing 3 homes in the Al-Shejaiya and Al-Tuffah neighborhoods in Gaza City.

Saturday, June 15, 02:00 am (GMT +2)

US CENTRAL COMMAND: The floating port will be moved from the coast of the Gaza Strip to the city of Ashdod due to expectations of high sea waves.

Saturday, June 15, 01:00 am (GMT +2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: A fire broke out at the Kissufim military site after it was targeted by a rocket salvo from the Qassam Brigades.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An infant was killed and 30 people were injured by occupation bombing in eastern Gaza.

KAN (citing unnamed security sources):

The presence of captives in Gaza and the absence of an alternative to Hamas turns the success of Phase B of our operation into failure.

Our estimates indicate that we need a deal with Hamas for Hezbollah to stop the offensive north.

No party will accept entry into Gaza if it does not destroy Hamas.

Saturday, June 15, 12:00 am (GMT +2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation artillery targeted the vicinity of Al-Bastaat Market in the Al-Shejaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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  1. The resistance would be way more effective and deadly with 4th generation manpads. They also need SAMS badly.

    Surely some Arab/Muslim country with a conscience can step up to the plate and help out these modern-day warriors?

  2. ” ISRAELI MEDIA: The Israeli police allocated an elite unit to deal with demonstrators in Jerusalem demanding the release of detainees. Members of the unit disguised themselves as demonstrators in Jerusalem and were then suddenly seen making surprise arrests ”
    More perfidy from the scumbags.
    Netanyahu and Biden led, an obviously, failed and very bloody coup from October 7th to present. Qaddafi led a bloodless coup in 1969. Bibi could never be a good leader, that’s why he murders children: less chance of freedom fighters who will eventually evict
    ” Israel ” . And that’s why America murdered Qaddafi. one less good guy to challenge the Autocrats.

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