GAZA LIVE BLOG: Iranian Attack Coming | Iranian Forces on Alert | Colombia Requests ICJ Intervention | Strikes on Central Gaza, South Lebanon – DAY 182

Israel continued to carry out massacres in Gaza. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Following the US ultimatum, Israel announced it will allow 350 aid trucks to enter Gaza daily, through land crossings. 

Israeli occupation forces committed five massacres in the last 24 hours, resulting in the killing of 54 Palestinians and the wounding of 82 more.

Australia said it will not condone Israel’s attack on aid workers while British Foreign Secretary David Cameron vowed to hold Israel accountable.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 33,091 Palestinians have been killed, and 75,750 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Saturday, April 6, 5:30 am (GMT+2)

AFP: The Australian foreign minister says that information from Israel regarding the killing of an Australian aid worker is insufficient.

US MEDIA: Lawmaker and former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday signed a letter addressed to President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanding an end to arms transfers to Israel. The letter was signed by 40 Democratic lawmakers.

Saturday, April 6, 4:30 am (GMT+2)


Israeli artillery shelling targeted the western areas of the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israel is launching heavy artillery shelling on the eastern and southern areas of Gaza City.

Israel is launching air and artillery bombardment on Al-Mughraqa and Al-Zahra and north of the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

REUTERS: US official as saying that the United States was on high alert in anticipation of an Iranian attack targeting Israeli or American assets.

Saturday, April 6, 3:30 am (GMT+2)

JERUSALEM POST: Israeli source said that 28 Israeli embassies and consulates have been temporarily closed due to threats from Iran and its proxies.

Saturday, April 6, 2:30 am (GMT+2)

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We targeted drones the oil refineries in Haifa in the occupied territories.

Saturday, April 6, 12:30 am (GMT+2)

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: The Islamic Resistance in Iraq said that last Wednesday, it bombed, using drones, a military target in the occupied Golan.

US OFFICIAL (to NBC): “The United States fully supports Israel’s defense needs against Iranian threats.”

AL-JAZEERA: the occupation is currently launching violent artillery shelling on the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza City.

QNN: Jordanians demonstrated again tonight in the vicinity of the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital, Amman, to protest the war on Gaza.

NBC (quoting US officials):

The Biden administration has begun examining options for responding to “possible retaliatory moves by Iran.”

“Any Iranian retaliation inside Israel will target military or intelligence sites.”

The administration of US President Joe Biden is concerned that Iran is planning to attack targets inside Israel.

CNN (quoting senior US official):

There is no escape from an Iranian attack.

Washington is on high alert and is preparing for a major Iranian attack within the next week.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli artillery is carrying out continuous bombardment tonight east of the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

NYT: Iran has mobilized its forces to respond to Israel

Friday, April 5, 10:45 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli artillery is carrying out continuous bombardment tonight east of the Jabaliya camp in the northern Gaza Strip

NYT (quoting Iranian officials): Tehran had put its forces on high alert and that a decision had been made to respond directly to Israel targeting its consulate in Damascus to create deterrence.

CBS (quoting US officials): Iran is planning to launch a retaliatory attack that includes drones and cruise missiles.

Iran’s Khamenei to Israel: We Will Make You Regret Your Crime

AL-AQSA CHANNEL: Israeli occupation army carried out heavy bombardment tonight in the central Gaza Strip.

BERNIE SANDERS TO NETANYAHU: Military aid will stop if thousands of trucks do not enter Gaza.

US SENATOR TIM KAINE: I urge the Biden administration to prioritize the transfer of defensive weapons to Israel and withhold offensive ones.

Friday, April 5, 9:15 pm (GMT+2)

NBC (quoting Congressional aides): pressure from Democrats may push President Joe Biden’s administration to potentially delay the delivery of certain offensive weapons to Israel because of what it is doing in the Gaza Strip.

AXIOS: Biden surprised Netanyahu by requesting a halt to the fighting outside the “hostage” deal.

ICJ: Colombia has requested intervention as a party in South Africa’s lawsuit against Israel on charges of genocide against Palestinians in Gaza.

CBS (citing US officials): Israel and America are convinced that Iran is preparing to respond to the bombing of its consulate in Damascus.

Identity Exposed: Israel’s Unit 8200 Commander Revealed in Security Blunder

Friday, April 5, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: Revealing the identity of the commander of Unit 8200 was “an error and will be investigated.”

DAVID CAMERON: Israel agreed to increase the number of trucks to 500 per day.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli raid targeted a house in the town of Jabaliya.

Friday, April 5, 6:30 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: Since the beginning of the war, 600 soldiers and officers have been killed and 497 others have been seriously injured. Since the beginning of the war, 3,193 officers and soldiers have been injured, including 1,552 during the ground operation.

GALLANT: Alertness and vigilance are not synonymous with panic and fear. “The enemy has been subjected to strong strikes everywhere, and is looking for ways to respond, and we are prepared.”

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army said that it was investigating the shooting from the Jordanian side, stressing that “the perpetrator did not cross the border.”

AL-JAZEERA (quoting informed sources): A meeting was held today on the Israeli side of the Erez crossing between the Israeli authorities and representatives of the World Food Program , indicating that the two sides agreed on the mechanism for operating the crossing and bringing aid through it to the northern Gaza Strip in the coming days.

DAVID CAMERON: We are carefully reviewing the results of the Israeli investigation into the killing of World Central Kitchen workers.

Friday, April 5, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: A gunman came from Jordanian territory and opened fire on an army patrol without causing any casualties. The gunman carried out the shooting without crossing the border fence and then returned to Jordanian territory.

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

HASSAN NASRALLAH: The Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, said that the Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus is a pivotal incident that has consequences.

Friday, April 5, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: We bombed the Hadab Yaron site with artillery shells, in addition to bombing a gathering of Israeli occupation soldiers in both the vicinity of the Al-Manara site and a building in the Admit settlement.

GUTERRES: The Gaza war is devastating for civilians, health workers and UN staff.

Friday, April 5, 3:30 pm (GMT+2)

BLINKEN: We are reviewing the Israeli investigation into the killing of aid workers in Gaza.

US AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL: We will not support a measure in Rafah that does not take into account our concerns.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The bodies of two Palestinians were recovered from the the Al-Mughraqa area, north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip, following an Israeli bombing.

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

Friday, April 5, 2:15 pm (GMT+2)

BEN-GVIR: The decision to dismiss senior army officers is an abandonment of the soldiers in the midst of war and a grave mistake that reflects weakness.

WSJ: The Wall Street Journal quoted an informed source as saying that President Joe Biden asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reach a settlement with Hamas regarding the return of the Palestinians to the northern Gaza Strip, in order to continue negotiations on the exchange deal and ceasefire.

‘Without Delay’ – At Long Last, Biden Demands ‘Immediate Ceasefire’ in Gaza

ISRAELI ARMY: An internal Israeli army investigation showed that Israeli Efrat Katz was killed by fire from his military helicopter in an attack last October 7, adding that her body is being held in the Gaza Strip.

Friday, April 5, 1:30 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Injured people arrived to the European Hospital following the occupation’s bombing of citizens in Bani Suhaila, east of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in several areas of the Upper Galilee on the border with Lebanon, warning of the launch of missiles.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Three Palestinians were killed and a number wounded in an Israeli bombing of a house in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

GERMAN FM: The attack on aid workers harms the image of the Israeli army.

POLISH FM: We submitted a note of protest to the Israeli ambassador over the killing of a Polish aid worker in Gaza. We want Polish prosecutors to participate in the investigation in Israel.

HEZBOLLAH: Our forces targeted spy equipment in the Israeli Zarit barracks and achieved a direct hit.

ISRAELI HOME FRONT: Sirens sounded in the Kiryat Shmona settlement and its surroundings near the border with Lebanon.

Friday, April 5, 12:00 pm (GMT+2)

NORWEGIAN REFUGEE COUNCIL: Gaza is one of the most dangerous areas in the world.

UN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE: Attacking aid workers may amount to a war crime.

‘Only Way to Determine Truth’ – WCK Calls for Independent Probe Into Israel’s Killing of Aid Workers

FINANCIAL TIMES: The Biden administration plans to put special labels on settlement goods.

AL-JAZEERA: Injured people arrived at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir Al-Balah after the bombing of a house in the northern Nuseirat camp.

CHANNEL 12: The cabinet voted to increase aid delivery to the Gaza Strip before Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir entered the session.

EHUD OLMERT: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called for an immediate halt to the war in Gaza and the return of the detained prisoners, indicating that Israel’s gain would be much greater than continuing this war.

Friday, April 5, 11:30 am (GMT+2)

POLISH FM: The Polish Foreign Ministry summoned the Israeli ambassador to Warsaw over the killing of an aid worker in Gaza.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli raid targeted the prisoner towers west of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution banning arms exports to Israel with a majority of 28 votes and 6 countries opposed. The Council also called for Israel to be held accountable for possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza.

Friday, April 5, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD: Israel will not achieve security by expanding the war. The messages we receive from Gaza indicate that the resistance is steadfast until the enemy is buried in the Strip.

AXIOS: The CIA director is leaving the region at the end of the week in an effort to achieve a breakthrough in the deal for the captives detained in Gaza.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 33,091 Palestinians have been killed, and 75,750 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

BLINKEN: We look forward to achieving accountability for the killing of aid workers.

ISRAELI PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT ASSOCIATION: A 950% increase in the number of people seeking psychological support has been recorded since the beginning of the war.

BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY: David Cameron vowed to hold Israel accountable for the bombing of World Central Kitchen workers, stressing that it must ensure that this does not happen again.

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

Friday, April 5, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI AUTHORITIES: 350 aid trucks will enter Gaza daily, 250 of them through Kerem Shalom and the rest through the Rafah crossing.

AUSTRALIAN FM: We refuse to condone the attack on aid workers in Gaza, and will consider the consequences as soon as the facts are known.

Friday, April 5, 09:15 am (GMT+2)

LONDON: Britain’s Public and Commercial Services Union has called on the government to do everything in its power to stop the war in the Gaza Strip.

Friday, April 5, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

UNRWA: The Israeli war on Gaza has led to the displacement of more than 75% of the population and the destruction of about 62% of homes. Critical infrastructure, including UN buildings housing displaced families, has been attacked.

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