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Israel continues to bombard and besiege hospitals in Gaza. (Photo: Anas al-Sharif, via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli forces bombarded Al-Awda Hospital in northern Gaza as clashes, heavy fighting and artillery shelling are reported in every area of the besieged Strip. 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on countries that suspended their funding to UNRWA to restore it, while Washington admitted that it did not independently verify Israel’s claims. 

The Ansarallah (Houthi) group targeted the American destroyer “USS Greeley” with missiles and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell vowed to send a force to the Red Sea. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 26,900 Palestinians have been killed, and 65,949 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7. Palestinian and international estimates say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

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Thursday, February 1, 02:30 am (GMT+2)

MEDIA: Algeria has distributed to the UN Security Council a draft resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza on humanitarian grounds. The draft resolution rejects the forced displacement of Palestinian civilians, demands an end to all violations, and renews the call for full, speedy, safe and unhindered humanitarian access to the Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Palestinian news platforms said that Israeli warplanes targeted empty land south of the city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip near the border with Egypt.

AL-JAZEERA: At least one Palestinian killed, and a number of others were wounded as a result of Israeli shelling on a house in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

‘Then It Caught on Fire’ – Resistance Roundup – Day 117

Thursday, February 1, 12: 25 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Several Palestinians were killed as a result of the occupation aircraft bombing a house in the Al-Jalaa area of ​​Gaza City.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli raids targeted a house in Deir al-Balah and agricultural land in the village of Al-Masdar in the central Gaza Strip.

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Wednesday, January 31, 11:00 pm (GMT+2)

BRITISH DEFENSE MINISTER: Iranian-backed militias seek to create a dangerous environment.

NETANYAHU: We seek to reach an exchange deal, but not at all costs.

CNN: A Houthi missile approached an American destroyer before it was shot down

ANSARALLAH MILITARY SPOKESMAN: We targeted an American commercial ship and another warship.

SWEDISH FM: Police destroyed a dangerous object in front of the Israeli embassy.

Israel Destroyed 16 Gaza Cemeteries Claiming Resistance Tunnels Underneath – But is There Evidence?

Wednesday, January 31, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted Al-Manara colony with appropriate weapons.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli artillery shelling targeted the western and southern areas of the city of Khan Yunis, while gunboats bombed the coast of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Washington is pressing for a ceasefire in Gaza.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Israeli site of Jal al-Alam with a Falaq missile.

NETANYAHU: UNRWA’s mission must be ended immediately.

ISRAELI ARMY: We attacked Hezbollah sites in southern Lebanon.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT SOCIETY: Israeli occupation forces stormed the courtyard of Al-Amal Hospital, west of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

50% of Israelis Reject Prisoner Exchange Deal, 72% Oppose Gaza Aid – Poll

Wednesday, January 31, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

WHITE HOUSE: We seek to reach a long-term truce in Gaza. The goal of the long truce is to extract the largest number of Israeli hostages, and we are still holding talks on this matter.

CHANNEL 12: Netanyahu informed the families of the detainees that he would approve a deal that would not harm Israel’s security.

BORRELL: What is happening in Gaza is a wound to our common conscience.

SMOTRICH: “We are prepared to bear high prices for the hostage deal, but why doesn’t the leader of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, pay it and not us?”

ANSARALLAH: American and British forces launched a number of air strikes on Saada Governorate, northwest of the country.

Time to Stop Funding Israeli Military Actions in Gaza – Pandor

CHANNEL 13: “The Israeli government has not received a response from Hamas regarding the exchange deal, and we expect to receive a response from Qatar within hours.”

BLOOMBERG: Diesel prices rise in Europe due to attacks in the Red Sea.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: We seek to establish a Palestinian state with security guarantees for Israel.

Wednesday, January 31, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation aircraft launched two raids on Wednesday evening on the towns of Blida and Beit Lev in southern Lebanon.

DAVID CAMERON: Houthi attacks threaten to deteriorate the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

US OFFICIALS: We targeted a Houthi anti-drone missile in the airspace of Yemen.

LIKUD PARTY: The ruling Likud Party in Israel accused opposition leader Yair Lapid of pushing for an immediate end to the war on Gaza without achieving an absolute victory.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Violent bombardment on Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

AXIOS: US is examining options for recognizing the State of Palestine after the war

Wednesday, January 31, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

US ENVOY TO UN: The Court of Justice did not order an immediate ceasefire.

‘Dangerous Infringement’ – Israeli Knesset to Boot Out Lawmaker for Supporting ICJ Genocide Case

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announces the killing of a second officer in the Gaza battles.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: A fighter was able to snipe an Israeli officer in the Tal Al-Hawa neighborhood, southwest of Gaza City.

UN AGENT: Israel refuses aid to enter Gaza for unclear reasons.

LAPID: We are ready to join the government in order to return the detainees.

Wednesday, January 31, 5:45 pm (GMT+2)

SPAIN: Spain’s coalition government said it will make a voluntary contribution to the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Court of Court (ICC) to investigate human rights violations in Gaza by Israel. The Council of Ministers decided that Spain will contribute to the ICC Prosecutor’s Office in the investigation of mass human rights violations in Gaza to hold those responsible to account before the court. As part of this commitment, the ICC Prosecutor’s Office Trust Fund will receive €500,000 ($541,790) in 2024.

ANADOLU: China’s Foreign Ministry doubled down, Wednesday, on its proposal for a “broad-based, authoritative and effective” international peace conference on Palestine. Beijing “stands ready to work with all parties” to hold the conference “as early as possible” to “formulate a concrete timetable and roadmap” for the implementation of the two-State solution, said spokesman, Wang Wenbin, according to a transcript of a news conference in Beijing that was released by the Ministry.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: Half of Israelis oppose a deal between Israel and Palestinian resistance factions which would see Israeli prisoners of war released from Gaza in exchange for thousands of Palestinians detained in Israeli prisons and a 45-day ceasefire, a new poll has found.

Wednesday, January 31, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

GUTERRES: UNRWA is the backbone of humanitarian efforts in Gaza.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The situation is deteriorating in the Nasser Medical Complex and Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis, as they hospitals ran out of food.

GUTERRES: Hamas’s attack does not justify the collective punishment of Gaza residents.

ISRAELI ARMY: Ten officers and soldiers were injured in Gaza during the past 24 hours.

WHO: Stopping funding for UNRWA will have catastrophic consequences.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 12 Palestinians were killed in the relentless Israeli raids and shelling on various areas in Khan Yunis since this morning.

Wednesday, January 31, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: A house in Metulla caught fire after it was targeted by an anti-tank missile fired from Lebanon.

SWEDISH POLICE: An object believed to be an explosive device was found outside the Israeli embassy in Stockholm on Wednesday and was destroyed by bomb experts.

SAUDI FM: The Foreign Minister discussed in contact with his Iranian counterpart the situation in the Gaza Strip and its security and humanitarian repercussions.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We are engaged in clashes with the occupation southwest of Gaza.

Wednesday, January 31, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a gathering of enemy soldiers in the vicinity of the Mitat Barracks with missile weapons, hitting it directly.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Israeli army blew up more buildings at the Ansar Security Complex of the Ministry of Interior, west of Gaza City.

SOUTH AFRICA: South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor said on Wednesday that there is an obligation on all countries to stop financing and facilitating Israeli military operations in Gaza, after the International Court of Justice indicated that the possibility that these actions constitute genocide is reasonable.


SWEDISH TV: Swedish television quoted police as saying – today, Wednesday – that a potentially dangerous object was found near the Israeli embassy in Stockholm.

AL-JAZEERA: Two people were killed in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the Maghribi area, southeast of Gaza City.

Wednesday, January 31, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted a D9 military bulldozer with an Al-Yassin 105 shell in Tal Al-Hawa, southwest of Gaza City.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We blew up a Zionist tank with an explosive device in Khan Yunis.

HAMAS: The Beit Lahia crime indicates that the occupation army carried out a massacre against civilians and executed them on the ground after abusing them.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We are engaged in fierce clashes with the occupation west and southwest of Khan Yunis.

AL-JAZEERA; Israeli military medical units are transporting wounded soldiers by land from the battles in the Gaza Strip.

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE: The occupation forces commit deliberate murders against the people of the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, January 31, 1:15 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Israeli army is launching heavy bombardment on several areas in the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army blew up homes south of the Khan Yunis camp in the southern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli air strike recently targeted Jabaliya, north of Gaza, noting that Israeli warplanes were flying heavily in the airspace of the northern Gaza Strip.

INTL. HUMANITARIAN AGENCIES: Stopping funding for UNRWA has catastrophic consequences.

AL-JAZEERA: Al Jazeera obtained footage of the operations to recover the decomposed bodies of at least 30 Palestinians who were found handcuffed in the Khalifa bin Zayed elementary school in Beit Lahia after Israeli forces withdrew from the area.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Palestinians were killed and wounded in an Israeli artillery shelling on Beit Hanoun in the northeastern Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: Our aircraft raided the infrastructure of the Syrian regime in Daraa Governorate.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 26,900 Palestinians have been killed, and 65,949 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Wednesday, January 31, 12:30 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted two Israeli Merkava tanks with two Al-Yassin 105 shells, west of Khan Yunis in the south of the Strip, and southwest of Gaza City in the north.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted with a missile soldiers barricaded in a building in the central region.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted with missiles a gathering of Israeli occupation soldiers in Al-Tayhat Hill in southern Lebanon, and achieved a direct hit.

Wednesday, January 31, 11:40 am (GMT+2)

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: The Israeli army decided to reduce its forces stationed in the areas adjacent to the Lebanese border, and local security teams would undertake the process of responding to security incidents in these areas.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: The Fifth Brigade was withdrawn from the Gaza Strip, as part of a reduction in the number of forces in the Strip.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: A security employee at Al Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis was killed by Israeli Army gunfire.

Wednesday, January 31, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

KUWAIT, SAUDI ARABIA: Kuwait and Saudi Arabia stressed in a joint statement the need to stop military operations in the Palestinian territories and protect civilians.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army is still besieging Al Amal Hospital and Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis for the tenth day in a row.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A Palestinian was killed and others were wounded in an Israeli bombing on Hamad Town, north of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: At least 16 Palestinians have been killed and others wounded in an Israeli bombing in the Al-Baraka neighborhood in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, January 31, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 12: Three missiles were fired from Lebanon towards the Al-Manara area in Upper Galilee.

BORRELL: The European Union seeks to start the work of the European force to maintain security in the Red Sea on February 17.

NORWAY FM: Norway’s Foreign Minister let countries exporting weapons to Israel assess whether they were contributing to potential genocide.

Wednesday, January 31, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

ANSARALLAH MILITARY SPOKESMAN: The military spokesman for the group, Yahya Saree, said that they targeted the American destroyer “USS Greeley” in the Red Sea with missiles.

TIMES OF ISRAEL (quoting senior Israeli official): Netanyahu’s government does not support an immediate closure of UNRWA for fear of a humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip that would force it to stop the war.

Wednesday, January 31, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

KAN: An Israeli military delegation held several meetings in Washington to press for replacing UNRWA.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army bombarded Al-Awda Hospital in the Tal Al Zaatar area, north of the Gaza Strip, with artillery.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Clashes, heavy shooting, and artillery shelling occurred in the vicinity of the Al-Nasmawi neighborhood, west of Khan Yunis, and in the vicinity of Nasser Medical Hospital in Khan Yunis.

Wednesday, January 31, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in towns in the Upper Galilee in anticipation of a march that infiltrated from southern Lebanon to northern Israel.

Wednesday, January 31, 06:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Guterres calls on countries that suspended their funding to UNRWA to restore it.

IRAN’S ENVOY TO UN: “Our principled policy is to respond decisively and strongly to any party that targets our lands and interests.”

Wednesday, January 31, 04:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Heavy gunfire and clashes are taking place in the western regions of northern Gaza.

WASHINGTON POST (citing US officials): Washington did not independently verify Israel’s claims about UNRWA.

Wednesday, January 31, 03:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces are shelling the center and west of Khan Yunis with artillery, and are also throwing lighting bombs. The death toll has risen to 17 since Tuesday.

US CENTRAL COMMAND: A missile fired by the Houthis was shot down.

Wednesday, January 31, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Casualties were reported in an Israeli bombing of a house in the Al-Daraj neighborhood, east of Gaza City.

UNITED NATIONS: The world cannot abandon the people of Gaza. Decisions to stop funding UNRWA will have disastrous consequences for the people of Gaza.

KAN: the Israeli army’s progress in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, is very slow.

Wednesday, January 31, 01:00 am (GMT+2)

UN RAPPORTEUR ON POVERTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS: We hope that support for UNRWA will continue.

CBS: Washington has sent additional air defenses to the base that was attacked in northeastern Jordan.

ISRAELI MEDIA: 3 Israeli soldiers were killed in yesterday’s battles in the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, January 30, 11:45 pm (GMT+2)

CIA DIRECTOR: I have never witnessed explosive situations in the Middle East as they are today.

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