GAZA LIVE BLOG: Ceasefire Likely Friday | Dozens Killed in Khan Younis | Islamic Jihad: We Destroyed 11 Israeli Military Vehicles – DAY 47

Gaza reels under new massacres carried out by the Israeli army. (Photo: Palestinian Press Agency, via Social Media)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

A ceasefire agreement between Palestinian resistance groups and Israel was reached through Egyptian and Qatari efforts.

The details of the agreement are much closer to Hamas’, not Israel’s, conditions of an extended truce and significant humanitarian aid.

The next few hours are crucial to the success of the ceasefire. News reports speak of intense Israeli bombardment of various residential targets in central Gaza. Many bodies are also being pulled from the rubble of destroyed homes.

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Thursday, November 23, 06:30 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: 15 people were killed, in addition to a number of missing persons after Israeli raids targeted five houses east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

NSC: Spokeswoman for the U.S. National Security Council said that parties are working on finalizing the logistical details of the Gaza truce agreement. She said that Washington hopes the truce agreement in Gaza will begin tomorrow morning, Friday.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement said in a statement that it was able to target 11 Israeli military vehicles in Al-Zeitoun, Tal Al-Hawa, Al-Shati, Sheikh Radwan and Juhr Al-Dik

Israeli Army Retreats to ‘Relatively Safer Points’ in Gaza City – Anadolu

AL-JAZEERA: Scores of Palestinians killed and injured in Israeli shelling targeting the Abu Iskandar area in the northern Gaza Strip.

WASHINGTON: US Central Command said that US forces shot down drones that started from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. The downing of the drones was carried out by the aircraft carrier USS Hudner.

Thursday, November 23, 02:00 am (GMT+3)

HIZBOLLAH: The Lebanese Resistance group, Hezbollah announced “the martyrdom of five of its mujahideen in southern Lebanon.”

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Thursday, November 23, 1:50 am (GMT+3)

BIDEN: US President Joe Biden in a message to the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

– Militias affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards targeted our personnel and facilities in Iraq and Syria.

– Our forces have carried out attacks on facilities in Iraq used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

– The goal of the strikes is to reduce and disrupt attacks against the United States and our partners.

WHITE HOUSE: Biden, in his call with Netanyahu, stressed the importance of maintaining calm along the Lebanese border and the West Bank.

NEW YORK TIMES: Washington and the United Nations are trying to persuade Israel to establish safe zones in the southern Gaza Strip.

Six Palestinians Killed by Israeli Drone during Military Raid in Tulkarm


– A Palestinian was killed by the Israeli army in Balata Al-Balad refugee camp, east of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

– On Wednesday evening, 16-year-old Palestinian boy Moataz Anas was killed after the Israeli occupation forces stormed the village of Burin in Nablus, north of the West Bank, raising the number of Palestinians killed in the West Bank to eight.

More Gaza Children Will Die without Access to Water – UNICEF

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO (Citing Army Handicapped Association):

– Since October 7, 1600, soldiers have been recognized as disabled.

– We expect to receive thousands of people suffering from post-fighting trauma in Gaza.

Gaza Freedom Flotilla to Sail Again

LEBANON: The Civil Defense in southern Lebanon reported that five were killed and wounded in an Israeli raid targeting a house in the town of Beit Yahoun in southern Lebanon. A Lebanese security source told Al Jazeera that the son of the head of Hezbollah’s parliamentary bloc was among those killed in the Israeli raid on Beit Yahoun.

From Neutrality to Weapons Embargo: Evolution of Saudi Language on Israel’s War in Gaza

Wednesday, November 22, 9:00 pm (GMT+3)

YEMENI ARMED FORCES (HOUTHIS) SPOKESMAN YAHYA SARE’E: We have fired missiles toward Umm Al-Rishrash (Eilat).

UNICEF: “The Gaza Strip is the most dangerous place in the world to be a child,” UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director, Catherine Russell, said at the UN Security Council briefing on the protection of children in Gaza.

Social Solidarity in all Aspects of Life: People in Gaza Stay United

Wednesday, November 22, 8:30 pm (GMT+3)

US NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JAKE SULLIVAN: Qatar will announce the start of the truce in Gaza.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: We do not know when the ceasefire will take effect.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: A convoy of wounded people from Al-Shifa has been stopped at a checkpoint for 5 hours.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli artillery shelling and clashes between resistance factions and occupation forces broke out a short while ago east of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli bombardment targeted a number of areas in the northern Gaza Strip, specifically the Jabalia camp and the Shuja’iya neighborhood, where occupation aircraft bombed two homes.

WHITE HOUSE: We will work to ensure the implementation of the hostage release agreement

ISRAELI MINISTER OF SCIENCE: Israel must confront attempts to establish a Palestinian state.

BLOOMBERG (QUOTING US OFFICIALS): Washington informed Israel that killing a large number of civilians in the Gaza Strip would make it difficult to continue the war.

Wednesday, November 22, 8:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted the occupation soldiers and vehicles penetrating Gaza City.

ISLAMIC JIHAD: We are committed to the truce if Israel adheres to it.

WHITE HOUSE: We will continue working to release the remaining hostages.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Israeli sites of Al-Asi, Al-Manara, Al-Marj, and Tal Al-Taha on the border, and achieved direct hits.

Wednesday, November 22, 6:50 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli raids recently targeted the cities of Khan Yunis and Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The death toll of Israel’s war on Gaza has risen to 14,532, including nearly 6,000 children. 7,000 Palestinians are missing in the Gaza Strip, including more than 4,700 women and children.

ISRAELI FM ELI COHEN: Hezbollah attacks “could lead to war in Lebanon.”

RUSSIA: “We heard allegations of the presence of Hamas sites in hospitals and mosques in Gaza, and we have not seen evidence yet.”

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli artillery bombardment targeted the outskirts of the towns of Alma al-Shaab, Al-Dhahira, and Tayr Harfa in the western sector of southern Lebanon.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced that one of its soldiers was killed in battles in the northern Gaza Strip, noting that two others were seriously injured during clashes in the northern Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, November 22, 6:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: A missile was fired at an Israeli site in Shebaa Farms.

PALESTINIAN HEALTH MINISTRY: A 16-year-old Palestinian child was killed by occupation forces’ bullets during confrontations in the village of Burin, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank.

ITALIAN FM: “My message to Israel is to respect international law and deal seriously with civilians.”

UNICEF: More than 5,300 Palestinian children have been killed since the start of the war.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli artillery shelling targeted the surroundings of the towns of Hula and Mays al-Jabal in southern Lebanon.

UN OFFICIAL: Our international values ​​are being abandoned in Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli authorities are closing a main street on the Lebanese border and asking residents to stay in safe places.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted Israeli military vehicles in Beit Hanoun, west of Beit Lahia, and around the Sheikh Zayed Towers in the northern Gaza Strip.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted an Israeli force at the Raheb site.

Wednesday, November 22, 5:00 pm (GMT+3)

UNRWA: Humanitarian aid must reach Gaza without any preconditions.

US ENVOY FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: The displaced from northern Gaza must be allowed to return to their homes.

ISRAELI ARMY: A warplane intercepted a cruise missile launched toward Israeli territory.

UNRWA: Only 5% of needs enter the Gaza Strip.

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

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: Sirens wounded in Eilat after two cruise missiles were intercepted.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Mortar shells were fired at an occupation position near the border with Lebanon.

ISRAELI HOME FRONT: Sirens sounded in the Gaza envelope.

SAUDI ARABIA: We welcome the armistice agreement and renew the call to stop military operations.

AL-JAZEERA: Eilat residents were ordered to enter shelters and fortified rooms after suspected infiltration.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted an Israeli infantry engineering force with mortar shells

AL-JAZEERA: Hezbollah targeted the Al-Malikiyah site, opposite the town of Aitaroun, in southern Lebanon, with missiles.

Wednesday, November 22, 3:35 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Five Palestinians were killed and 20 wounded when occupation aircraft bombed a house for the Agha family in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

ERDOGAN: We welcome the armistice agreement and call for a permanent ceasefire.

US NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JAKE SULLIVAN: The key to reaching an agreement is to put pressure on both sides

AL-JAZEERA: 3 missiles were intercepted in the airspace of Sderot and 2 fell outside the city.

SYRIAN OFFICIAL TV: Israel bombed points in the vicinity of Damascus with two missiles from the occupied Golan.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Israeli Ramya site.

HANIYEH’S ADVISOR: Lists of prisoners are now being exchanged and audited.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a gathering of Israeli enemy soldiers with two Burkan missiles.

UNRWA: At least 191 people were killed in our schools since the beginning of the war.

Wednesday, November 22, 2:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli Prison Service is preparing to begin the release of Palestinian prisoners.

UN SECRETARY-GENERAL GUTERRES: The United Nations announced that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the agreement reached by Israel and Hamas, mediated by Qatar and with the support of Cairo and Washington.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: We demand that all areas in Gaza be supplied with fuel.

LEBANESE PM MIKATI: The international community must deter Israel from committing massacres.

UAE FM: The UAE Foreign Ministry welcomed the announcement of the truce agreement in Gaza, praising the efforts of Qatar, Egypt and the United States in achieving the agreement.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Sirens sounded in northern and southern Israel.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted Israeli sites and achieved direct hits

IRANIAN FM: The Palestinians are the ones who will decide the future of Gaza and the future of their country.

HEZBOLLAH SOURCE TO AJA: Hezbollah was not part of the negotiations related to the truce agreement and prisoner exchange between the Palestinian Resistance and Israel.

Wednesday, November 22, 1:00 pm (GMT+3)

EGYPTIAN FM: The miserable conditions in northern Gaza should not be exploited to incite displacement.

SAUDI FM: Aid should not be used as a means of collective punishment.

JORDANIAN FM: Gaza needs 800 aid trucks daily.

ISRAELI SOURCES: We are ready to extend the humanitarian truce to bring out more of our citizens.

ISRAELI FM: The release of detainees will begin on Thursday.

ISRAELI ARMY: Sirens sound in northern Israel.

ERDOGAN: “We must rebuild the Gaza Strip, and it will remain Palestinian land even if Israel occupies it.”

IRANIAN LEADER ALI KHAMENEI: The Zionist entity, despite all its enormous capabilities, received a fatal blow from Hamas during Al-Aqsa Flood Operation.

Wednesday, November 22, 12:00 pm (GMT+3)

KREMLIN: The humanitarian truce in Gaza is the only way to reach a sustainable settlement.

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: More than 200 Palestinians were killed in 24 hours.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We engaged in fierce clashes with a number of Israeli soldiers and targeted a military vehicle in the Al-Shati axis.

ISRAELI ARMY: Israeli warplanes recently raided Hezbollah targets in Lebanese territory.

AL-JAZEERA: sirens sounded in the towns of Sderot, Nahal Oz, and Maflasim, north of the Gaza Strip.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Since communications were cut off in Gaza, we are no longer able to announce daily statistics.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli aircraft launched two raids on the vicinity of the town of Yater in southern Lebanon.

DIRECTOR OF KAMAL ADWAN HOSPITAL: We received about 60 bodies last night, and we have nearly 200 wounded and sick.

Wednesday, November 22, 10:30 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN HEALTH MINISTRY: The death toll of the Israeli invasion of the Tulkarm refugee camp in the West Bank has risen to six.

BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY DAVID CAMERON: The agreement between Israel and Hamas is a “decisive step”

JORDAN: Jordan welcomed the humanitarian truce and prisoner exchange agreement in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas.

ISLAMIC JIHAD: Our non-civilian Israeli prisoners will not gain freedom until all Palestinian prisoners are liberated from occupation prisons.

CHINESE FM: China welcomed the temporary truce and prisoner exchange agreement between Israel and Hamas.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Al-Qassam Brigades mourn its commander Khalil Kharaz, who was assassinated by Israel in southern Lebanon yesterday, Tuesday.

EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT EL-SISI: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi expressed his welcome for the success of the Egyptian-Qatari-American mediation in reaching an agreement to implement a humanitarian truce in Gaza.

Wednesday, November 22, 09:00 am (GMT+3)

BELGIAN FM: “We welcome the agreement that will liberate women and children, and it must be followed by other steps in compliance with international law.”

EU COMMISSION PRESIDENT: The EU Commission will make efforts to use the expected truce to increase humanitarian aid to Gaza.

REUTERS: The Israeli Ministry of Justice published details about the Palestinian prisoners who will be released as part of the prisoner exchange agreement between Hamas and Israel.

AL-JAZEERA (CITING MEDICAL SOURCE): 41 Palestinians were killed in Israeli raids on inhabited homes in the central Gaza Strip last night.

Wednesday, November 22, 08:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces launched intense artillery shelling on the vicinity of Kamal Adwan Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip.

QATAR: We hope that the truce will establish a sustainable agreement that will stop the war.

RUSSIAN FM SPOKESWOMAN: “Moscow welcomes the agreement between Israel and Hamas on a 4-day humanitarian truce. (…) This is what Russia has called for since the beginning of the escalation in the conflict.”

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Today at dawn, the occupation forces stormed the Dheisheh camp near Bethlehem in the West Bank and arrested a number of Palestinians.

Wednesday, November 22, 07:00 am (GMT+3)

WAFA: Five Palestinians were killed and several others injured when an Israeli occupation army drone bombed a house in the Tulkarm camp in the occupied West Bank.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced the killing of a unit commander in its Golani Brigade during the ongoing fighting with the Palestinian resistance in the northern Gaza Strip.

US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: “I welcome the agreement aimed at releasing the hostages held by Hamas during its attack on Israel.”

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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