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Israel continues to carry out massacres in Gaza. (Photo: via QNN)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

International humanitarian bodies warn of the expansion of famine in Gaza due to the starvation policy implemented by Israel. 

Meanwhile, the death toll continued to rise amid intense Israeli bombing and artillery shelling throughout the besieged Strip. 

While the Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas explained why the negotiations are stalling, the United States reportedly distributed a draft resolution to the UN Security Council for a six-week ceasefire in Gaza.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 30,717 Palestinians have been killed, and 72,156 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Thursday, March 7, 9:15 am (GMT+2)

ANSARALLAH: The spokesman for the Yemeni armed forces, which is linked to the Ansarallah group said that the Americans and the British bear the repercussions of their militarization of the Red Sea. In a statement, Yahya Saree said the group had repeatedly stressed that only “Israeli ships or bound for the ports of occupied Palestine are targeted.”

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Four brigade commanders, 39 platoon commanders, 13 company commanders, and 6 lieutenant colonels have been killed since October 7.

‘Irresponsible Statements’ – Gallant Warns of West Bank Tensions during Ramadan

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was responsible and guilty of what he described as the biggest disaster in Israel’s history on Oct. 7. Lapid, who has recently been sharply critical of the current Israeli leadership, added that Netanyahu cannot continue in office.

Thursday, March 7, 7:30 am (GMT+2)

REUSTERS: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip as “a stain on civilization,” repeating Beijing’s calls for an “immediate ceasefire.”

‘Obliterating the Truth’ – Israeli Airstrike Kills Palestinian Journalist, His Entire Family

Thursday, March 7, 4:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli army launched a raid on the area of the El Geneina neighborhood in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. The shelling that targeted a house in El Geneina, east of Rafah, caused the injury of six Palestinians.

GERMANY: German Foreign Ministry condemned the Israeli authorities’ approval of a plan to build 3,500 new illegal settlement units in the West Bank. In a statement, the German Foreign Ministry called on the Israeli government to immediately reverse the decision.

In Numbers – Israel’s Losses in the Last Five Months of Fighting with Hezbollah

Thursday, March 7, 3:00 am (GMT+2)

UNITED NATIONS: The UN aid coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Jamie McGoldrick, said the organization would assess on Thursday how to use an Israeli military road adjacent to the Gaza Strip to deliver aid to hundreds of thousands of civilians stranded in the northern enclave.

‘Greater than Any Love’ – Gaza Children Who Wants Their Parents to Come Back from Death

Thursday, March 7, 2:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli airstrikes targeted areas near Al-Zawaida and Al-Bureij camps in the central Gaza Strip.

Thursday, March 7, 1:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The number of Palestinians killed in Israeli raids targeting homes in the central Gaza Strip has risen to 17.

Thursday, March 7, 12:00 am (GMT+2)

WASHINGTON POST: Washington has secretly approved 100 arms deals to Israel since October 7. The sales included thousands of guided munitions, bunker-piercing missiles and other lethal aid. (Note: Only two military sales to Israel have been officially announced since the start of the Israeli war on Gaza.)

‘Comply with the Law’ – Canada Faces Lawsuit against Military Export to Israel

Wednesday, March 6, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: A sergeant was killed, and 13 Israeli soldiers were injured, including six in serious condition, during battles in southern Gaza.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: Israel must do more to bring in aid.

QATAR: Starving civilians is a war crime and genocide.

GERMAN FM: Germany calls on Israel to stop establishing settlements.

ISRAELI CHIEF OF STAFF: “Despite the achievements we achieved in the war, we paid heavy prices and lost leaders and fighters.”

AL-JAZEERA: The number of victims of the bombing on the Nabulsi roundabout in Gaza had risen to two martyrs and nine wounded.

Wednesday, March 6, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

UN HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR: Israel rejected or obstructed 40% of aid missions last month.

GALLANT: We have no choice but to eliminate Hamas.

SHIN BET: “We investigated 3,000 workers from Gaza and concluded that they did not participate in the October 7 attack.”

UNRWA Documented ‘Dog Attacks, Sexual Assault’ of Palestinians – Report

PRCS: Four Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces’ bullets in the city of Bethlehem in the West Bank.

CNN (quoting US official): The Houthis (Ansarallah – PC) continue to surprise us, and we do not have a good idea of ​​what weapons they have.”

YAHYA SAREE: We carried out an attack on an American ship in the Gulf of Aden with naval missiles, and the hit was accurate.

Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

KIRBY (to Al-Jazeera): We are awaiting Hamas’ response to the proposed agreement.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY SPOKESMAN: The death toll due to malnutrition and dehydration had risen to 20 Palestinians.

Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Eight Palestinians were injured as a result of the occupation forces shooting citizens waiting for humanitarian aid at the Nabulsi roundabout in Gaza City.

US OFFICIAL: Washington is aware of reports of deaths and injuries among the crew of a ship that was attacked off the coast of Aden in southern Yemen, noting that the ship is owned by a company in Liberia.

AP (citing Canadian official): Ottawa will restore funding to UNRWA.

Wednesday, March 6, 5:35 pm (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: Our fighters targeted with rockets the site of Ruwaisat al-Alam, achieving a direct hit. They also targeted the site of Zebdin in the occupied Shebaa farms and achieved a direct hit as well.

REUTERS (Citing informed sources): Three sailors of a targeted cargo ship are lost in Bab al-Mandab and four were injured.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IREQ: The Islamic Resistance in Iraq announced that it had targeted Kiryat Shmona airport in the Galilee with a drone, “in support of our people in Gaza.”

MEDICAL SOURCES: 29 bodies were recovered from different areas in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip since Wednesday morning.


– Israeli warplanes carried out a raid on two houses in the Sikka area, east of Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

– Israeli aircraft launched a raid on the vicinity of the town of Yatar in southern Lebanon.

– Two Palestinians were killed and wounded as a result of Israeli shelling on Al-Salah Mosque in Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip.

WHO: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said children who survived bombardment in Gaza may not survive famine.


Director General of the Government Media Office in Gaza, Ismail Al-Thawabta (Cited in Al-Jazeera):

Some countries have worked hard to air aid, but unfortunately it is not enough.

We need food for children and other basic items to prevent famine.

The best solution for the entry of aid is to open the crossings and there is no need for any other routes.

Wednesday, March 6, 3:45 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Two Palestinians were killed and wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted a car in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City.

AMBREY COMPANY: A ship was hit by an attack southwest of Aden.

ISRAELI MEDIA: A Hezbollah drone fell near a military site in Metulla.

Wednesday, March 6, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

LAPID: If Netanyahu remains in office, the next catastrophe will only be a matter of time.

AL-JAZEERA: An explosion was heard in the airspace of the occupied Syrian Golan.

UNRWA Documented ‘Dog Attacks, Sexual Assault’ of Palestinians – Report

EUROPEAN UNION: We are working to open a sea relief corridor to support Gaza via Cyprus.

Wednesday, March 6, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

UNRWA: 162 of our employees have been killed since the beginning of the war in Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: 7 Palestinians were killed in Israeli shooting at citizens near the Wadi Gaza checkpoint in central Gaza.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Ambulance crews recovered the bodies of 16 Palestinians from various areas in Khan Yunis since dawn on Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 6, 12:45 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli air strike targeted a residential apartment in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip, amid reports of casualties.

UKMTO: The British Maritime Trade Operations Authority said that it received a report today, Wednesday, about an attack targeting a cargo ship 54 nautical miles southwest of Aden, Yemen.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A number of Palestinians were injured in an Israeli bombing of a house on Al-Matahin Street, south of Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, March 6, 12:00 pm (GMT+2)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Famine is deepening and will claim thousands of lives if the aggression is not stopped and aid is not immediately brought into the Strip.

Wednesday, March 6, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Israel agreed to build about 3,500 new housing units.

AL-JAZEERA: 15-year-old Marah Talal Al-Yaziji died as a result of malnutrition in Gaza City

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed the headquarters of the occupation army in southern Gaza.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 30,717 Palestinians have been killed, and 72,156 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two Palestinians were killed and others injured in an Israeli bombing targeting the center of Bani Suhaila, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

UN: 80% of Gaza families lack clean water.

Wednesday, March 6, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

WALLA (quoting Israeli official): Gantz realized that the Israeli government is in deep trouble.

Wednesday, March 6, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Intense and continuous Israeli bombardment targeted Hamad Town and areas north of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, March 6, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

UNRWA: About 1.7 million people were displaced inside Gaza.

WFP: The United Nations World Food Program announced the failure of its attempt to resume the delivery of aid to the northern Gaza Strip, which is on the brink of famine.

LEBANESE NEWS AGENCY: An Israeli air strike on the Arid area, in southern Lebanon, resulted in 5 people being slightly injured, and all of them were taken to the hospital to receive the necessary treatment.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Human rights and Palestinian advocates in Canada have filed a lawsuit against the federal government to prevent it from issuing permits to companies to export military goods and technology to Israel.

Wednesday, March 6, 05:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA (quoting diplomatic sources): the United States is distributing a draft resolution to the Security Council that supports a 6-week ceasefire in Gaza.

Wednesday, March 6, 03:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: there were casualties in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the city of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, March 6, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

US STATE DEPARTMENT: We informed Israel that the death of children in Gaza is unacceptable.

Wednesday, March 6, 01:00 am (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a building in the Avivim settlement with appropriate weapons and that it had achieved a direct hit.

US SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with the Minister in the Israeli War Council, Benny Gantz, on Tuesday, to discuss Israeli military operations and the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: What is known as the “Islamic Resistance” in Iraq said that it targeted the power station at Haifa Airport with drones.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: US Secretary Anthony Blinken stressed to Israeli War Council member Benny Gantz the need for a humanitarian plan before any major military operation in Rafah.

Wednesday, March 6, 12:00 am (GMT+2)

UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT OF FOOD: The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Michael Fakhri, said that Israel does not want any aid to reach the needy in Gaza, and that it is waging a clear war of starvation. Fakhri called for imposing sanctions on Israel for ignoring the decisions of the International Court of Justice.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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