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Israeli airstrikes on Gaza continue. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

An Egyptian source told Al-Jazeera that consultations are ongoing to resolve controversial points between Israel and the Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas regarding a proposal for a truce. 

US State Department Antony Blinken said that his country is determined to reach an agreement as about 1,000 students have been arrested on American campuses so far. 

At least 33 Palestinians were killed and at least 57 injured in new Israeli massacres across the Gaza Strip.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 34,568 Palestinians have been killed, and 77,765 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Thursday, May 2, 12:30 am (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 13: France proposed a tripartite summit to calm the northern front.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: The army demobilized reserve forces that were to participate in the Rafah operation.

NETANYAHU’S OFFICE: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office rejected accusations against him of not cooperating with the investigation conducted by the State Comptroller into the failures that took place on October 7.

ISRAELI FM: Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz, in response to Colombia’s severing of diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv, said that Colombian President Gustavo Petro gave Hamas an award.

Wednesday, May 1, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

PENTAGON: Construction of 50% of the marine pier in Gaza has been completed.

SENIOR US OFFICIAL (to Al-Jazeera): Israel will not use the American port in Gaza.

Not Worth Saving Captives – Israeli Minister Sparks Criticism Rejecting Deal with Hamas

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 27 Palestinians were killed as a result of the continued Israeli raids on various areas in the Gaza Strip since dawn today.

AL-JAZEERA: Two Israeli raids targeted the town of Aita al-Shaab in southern Lebanon, after the occupation army announced preparations for an attack on the northern front.

Wednesday, May 1, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

WHITE HOUSE: Efforts must be focused on convincing Hamas to accept the deal proposal.

COLOMBIAN PRESIDENT: We will sever diplomatic relations with Israel.

AL-JAZEERA: Families of dozens of soldiers killed in the war are holding a sit-in in front of the Knesset to demand the immediate invasion of Rafah.

‘Political Decision’ – Türkiye to Join South Africa’s Case Against Israel at ICJ

AL-JAZEERA: Republican lawmakers called on the administration of US President Joe Biden to stop funding universities that are witnessing what they described as “anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish hostility.”

ISRAELI ARMY: We are preparing for an attack on the northern front.

AXIOS (quoting US officials): Israel warned Washington of retaliatory steps against the Palestinian Authority if the International Criminal Court issues arrest warrants against Israeli officials.

ISRAELI ARMY: Israel opened the Erez crossing for the first time since the start of the war.

BLINKEN: The naval pier off Gaza will begin operating in a week.

Wednesday, May 1, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: WE bombed with mortars an Israeli army headquarters in the vicinity of the Turkish Friendship Hospital, south of Gaza City, on the supply line to the Netzarim axis.

GALLANT (to Blinken): Israel is working to increase humanitarian aid to Gaza in exchange for a willingness to expand military action, in reference to a possible invasion of Rafah.

‘Advance the Deal’ – Israeli Captives’ Kin Demand Meeting with Netanyahu

BORRELL: Israel’s partners and neighbors speak with one voice that Rafah must not be attacked. We urge the Government of Israel to listen to the calls of the international community and engage constructively in a political peace process.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli artillery bombardment targeted the east of the town of Abasan Al Kabira in the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, noting that an Israeli raid targeted the vicinity of the Rafah crossing.

WASHINGTON POST: more than 1,300 people have been arrested in the student protests taking place at American universities since April 17.

WSJ: Herzog roposed Washington’s support for dropping possible charges against Israeli officials from the International Criminal Court.

Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 pm (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted two homes in the Shtula area in northern Israel with guided missiles, confirming a direct hit.

AL-JAZEERA: Four missiles were launched from southern Lebanon towards an Israeli site.

ISRAELI STATE COMPTROLLER: The State Comptroller in Israel called on the government and the Chief of Staff to cooperate in investigating the attack of last October 7.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 15 Palestinians – including five children – were killed in Israeli raids on various areas of the Gaza Strip since dawn today, amid the concentration of occupation bombing on the south and center of the Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: An Al Jazeera correspondent confirmed the outbreak of confrontations in Paris between police and Labor Day protesters who affirmed their rejection of the Israeli war on Gaza, noting that demonstrations rejecting the war took place in several areas of the French capital.

UNICEF: The new cemeteries in Rafah are filled with children.

MIT PRESIDENT: The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will meet today, Wednesday, with a delegation representing the protesting students after the failure of negotiations to stop the sit-ins demanding an end to the war on Gaza and the economic and academic boycott of Israel.

Wednesday, May 1, 4:15 pm (GMT+2)

PRCS: One person was killed and five others were injured as a result of an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

NEW YORK MAYOR: Police arrested 500 people at Columbia University sit-ins.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli raid targeted a house in the “Six Martyrs” area in the middle of the Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army admitted that 12 soldiers were injured in the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed the occupation forces in the Netzarim axis.

Wednesday, May 1, 4:15 pm (GMT+2)

TURKISH FM: Türkiye joins South Africa’s lawsuit against Israel at the International Court of Justice.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: The Al-Qassam Brigades announced that they bombed crowds of Israeli occupation forces near Kibbutz “Holeit” with a 114 mm short-range rocket system.

JORDANIAN FM: We condemn the attack by Israeli settlers on two Jordanian aid convoys carrying food and flour to the Gaza Strip.

WALLA: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed US National Security Secretary Anthony Blinken that he would not accept an agreement that included ending the war.

LAPID: Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid said he told US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has no political excuse for not concluding a deal to return captives.

US OFFICIAL: US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken confirmed Washington’s opposition to the Israeli attack on the crowded city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip during talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who pledged to move forward with this attack.

SUNAK: Reaching an exchange deal is the quickest way to end the war in Gaza

Wednesday, May 1, 2:30 pm (GMT+2)

PALESITNIAN MEDIA: Four Palestinians, including two children and a woman, were killed in Israeli raids and artillery shelling on the city of Rafah since dawn today.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Police disperse a sit-in in solidarity with Gaza at the University of Arizona.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The poverty rate has risen to more than 90% in Gaza.

AXIOS: Biden wants to do everything he can to reach an agreement.

LAPID: Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid called on the government to stop wasting time and recruiting ultra-Orthodox Jews immediately.

Wednesday, May 1, 1:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Israeli Army Radio said that the American system largely failed to intercept Iran’s ballistic missiles in the attack on Israel.

UNRWA: Calls to dismantle the agency aim to strip Palestinians of their refugee status.

IRANIAN LEADER ALI KHAMENEI: Gaza has become the most important issue in the world, and all efforts to divert attention from what is happening in the Strip were unsuccessful.

AL-JAZEERA: Pro-Israel students attacked others protesting inside the University of California campus to demand an end to the war on Gaza.

Wednesday, May 1, 11:30 am (GMT+2)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 34,568 Palestinians have been killed, and 77,765 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

US MEDIA: About 1,000 people were arrested on more than 25 American university campuses.

HAMAS: We praise the struggle and the role of Palestinian workers in our people’s resistance project.

EGYPTIAN SOURCE: Consultations continue to resolve controversial points between Israel and Hamas regarding a proposal for a truce.

CBS: The Biden administration is considering bringing Palestinians from Gaza as refugees.

WHO: The attack on Rafah is a “humanitarian catastrophe”.

Wednesday, May 1, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A young Palestinian man was killed as a result of an artillery shelling of a house east of Rafah.

AL-JAZEERA: A Palestinian was killed when the occupation army opened fire on Al-Rashid Al-Sahili Street near Wadi Gaza in the central Gaza Strip.

LAPID: A government that includes 22 or 33 extremist members has no right to remain. This was in response to Israeli Settlement Minister Orit Strook who told Israeli army radio that a government that sacrifices everything to bring back 22 or 33 captives does not deserve to remain.

BLINKEN: We are determined to reach an agreement between Israel and Hamas now.

Wednesday, May 1, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAEL HAYOM: The Israeli court categorically rejects the petition submitted by prisoner Marwan Barghouti to ease his prison conditions.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a gathering of occupation soldiers in the vicinity of the Pranit barracks.

CHANNEL 12: Israeli police summoned family members of detainees in Gaza for participating in violent acts during a demonstration the day before yesterday.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the Natawa area in the central sector of the Upper Galilee.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A Palestinian woman died as a result of her injury in an artillery shelling targeting the east of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: A number of Palestinians were killed and wounded as a result of an Israeli bombing that targeted a residential building on Al-Jalaa Street in the center of Gaza City.

Wednesday, May 1, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

HAARETZ (Citing a diplomatic source): US Secretary of State Antony Blinken wants to make sure that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not create difficulties in negotiations to reach a deal for the release of Israeli detainees.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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