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Palestinians are facing yet another forced displacement in Gaza. (Photo: via UNRWA TW Page)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli forces carried out intense strikes across various areas of the Gaza Strip, killing and wounding scores of Palestinians. 

Although tensions continue to run high between Israel and the US administration of Joe Biden, reports indicate that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will not accuse Israel of violating international law while briefing the Congress.

The Palestinian and Arab Resistance fought back on all fronts, with violent clashes erupted east of Rafah.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 34,934 Palestinians have been killed, and 78,572 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Saturday, May 11, 03:00 am (GMT +2)

QUDS NEWS: Palestinian journalist Bahaa Okasha, his wife and son killed in an Israeli shelling that targeted their home in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Several people were killed, including children, and others were wounded by Israeli shelling on a house belonging to the Al-Khatib family, east of the town of Al-Zawaida in the central Gaza Strip.


Israeli artillery shelling target the center and east of the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Two Israeli airstrikes target the north of the Nuseirat refugee camp and the town of al-Zawaida in the central Gaza Strip.

US MEDIA: The University of Arizona has placed the university’s police chief on compulsory leave due to complaints related to his role in dispersing pro-Palestine demonstrations on campus.

Resistance to Reconsider Negotiations Strategy Following Rafah Attack – Hamas

Saturday, May 11, 01:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid recently targeted the Al-Qasasib neighborhood in the Jabalia refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI OFFICERS: The destruction in Lebanon must be doubled in response to Hezbollah.

NYT (quoting Israeli official): Israel’s military activity near Kerem Shalom complicated the entry of aid.

US STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT: We found reliable assurances from Israel that it is using American weapons in accordance with international law.

AUSTIN: The Israeli army’s effective operations in Rafah are possible while protecting civilians, noting that there are a very large number of civilian casualties in Gaza and we want to change this trend and this is what we are focusing on.

Saturday, May 11, 12:00 am (GMT +2)

CHANNEL 12: Estimates in Israel indicate that the operation in Rafah will last about two months.

BORRELL: The European Union will continue its support for building the Palestinian state.

Friday, May 10, 11:00 pm (GMT +2)

CHANNEL 13: American officials expressed dissatisfaction with their counterparts in Israel for not allocating time to evacuate civilians from Rafah.

LIBYAN PRESIDENTIAL COUNCIL: Libya joins South Africa in filing a lawsuit against Israel in the Court of Justice.

Friday, May 10, 10:00 pm (GMT +2)

WASHINGTON POST: The Israeli occupation army has enough ammunition to attack Rafah without American support.

KIRBY: We did not say that Israel cannot work to end Hamas, but what we do not support is a major military operation in Rafah.

ABC: The report of the administration of US President Joe Biden regarding Israel’s use of American weapons in its aggression against the Gaza Strip concluded that it did not violate international or American law.

UNSC: The Security Council called for investigators to enter the mass graves in Gaza.

FINANCIAL TIMES: The US continues to supply Israel with large quantities of weapons.

ICJ: South Africa has submitted an urgent request for additional emergency measures in the genocide case against Israel.

REUTERS: The measures ordered by the International Court of Justice were not proportionate to the changing circumstances in Gaza.

Friday, May 10, 9:00 pm (GMT +2)

KAN: Hamas is still capable of launching long-range missiles.

NBC (quoting US officials): The administration of President Joe Biden continued to send military aid to Israel in the days that followed the decision to suspend the shipment of heavy bombs.

Friday, May 10, 8:00 pm (GMT +2)

KAN: Hamas fired 15 rockets at Beersheba today.

ISRAELI ARMY : Hezbollah fired 35 shells at Kiryat Shmona.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 34,934 Palestinians have been killed, and 78,572 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

CHANNEL 14: Nine rockets were fired at Beersheba, noting that Hamas is firing rockets at Israel with the same force as it was in the first weeks of the war.

HAMAS: Netanyahu and his extremist government are using the negotiations as a cover to attack Rafah, occupy the crossing, and continue the war of extermination. We will hold consultations with the leaders of the Palestinian resistance factions in order to reconsider our negotiating strategy.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: The dispute had escalated between Defense Minister Yoav Galant and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich over the purchase of warplanes.

UNGA: A large majority vote at the United Nations in support of Palestine’s membership.

Friday, May 10, 7:00 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Hezbollah bombs Kiryat Shmona with a missile strike that “caused great damage”.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed the occupied city of Beersheba with a missile salvo in response to the massacres against civilians.

Friday, May 10, 6:00 pm (GMT +2)


Two soldiers from the 9th Battalion were injured in southern Gaza.

Four soldiers from the Nahal Brigade were killed and 4 others, including officers, were seriously injured during ground battles in the Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: In conjunction with the Ansar Brigades, we targeted a Zionist helicopter east of the Zaytoun neighborhood with a SAM 7 missile.

BORRELL: Spain will recognize the State of Palestine on May 21.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: A “Zionist officer, south of the Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City,” was sniped and directly wounded.

AL-JAZEERA: A number of academics at New York University set up a camp to support Palestine in response to the arrest of student demonstrators.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We saved an Israeli prisoner from suicide a few days ago.

Friday, May 10, 5:00 pm (GMT +2)

US MEDIA: Police storm a sit-in by Massachusetts Institute of Technology students and arrest a number of them.

AXIOS (citing three informed Israeli sources): The Israeli mini-cabinet agreed on Thursday to expand the area of ​​​​the military operations in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed “enemy soldiers and vehicles with a barrage of mortar shells” south of the Al-Sabra neighborhood in Gaza City and around the Saad Sayel barracks, east of Rafah, and we achieved direct hits.

UN EXPERTS: We are shocked by the attempt by countries that consider themselves upholding the law to intimidate an independent international court.

HADASHOT BAZAMAN: Five Israeli soldiers were killed during the ground battles that took place in the Gaza Strip today.

NYT: The disagreement between Muslim and Arab Americans with Biden is irreversible.

Friday, May 10, 4:00 pm (GMT +2)

GUTERRES: The situation in Rafah has reached the abyss and we are working with all parties to bring aid into the Gaza Strip.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters blew up a tunnel in a Zionist engineering force, killing and wounding its members, and seized “some of the force’s equipment in the vicinity of the Saad Sayel barracks, east of Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip.”

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed the Israeli occupation forces in the Netzarim axis with 114 mm Rajum rockets in conjunction with the Martyr Jihad Jibril Brigades.

Friday, May 10, 3:00 pm (GMT +2)

GUTERRES: Guterres condemns the targeting of UNRWA headquarters in occupied Jerusalem.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted occupation soldiers in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood and achieved a direct hit.

KAMAL ADWAN DIRECTOR: We are facing the risk of a health catastrophe at a difficult time of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sound in Kiryat Shmona and Margaliot on suspicion of drone infiltration.

SOURCES (to Al-Jazeera): Malta and Slovenia intend to recognize the State of Palestine soon.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Several Palestinians were injured as a result of Israeli bombing on the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza City.

LEBANESE MEDICAL SOURCE: A paramedic was killed and civilians were injured in an Israeli raid on Tayr Harfa in southern Lebanon.

BORRELL: The European Union strongly condemns the attack on UNRWA buildings in East Jerusalem and calls for the perpetrators to be held accountable.

CHANNEL 12: A building in the town of Misgav Am in the Upper Galilee was hit by an anti-tank missile fired from southern Lebanon.

Friday, May 10, 2:00 pm (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army announced that 12 of its soldiers were injured during the fighting in the Gaza Strip,

PALESTINIAN INFORMATION CENTER (citing Israeli sources): There was a “difficult security incident in the battles taking place in the Gaza Strip,” and a number of Israeli hospitals witnessed landing operations of helicopters carrying wounded soldiers.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital runs out of fuel within 48 hours, threatening a humanitarian crisis.

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

WASHINGTON POST (citing a committee of independent experts that includes former American officials): Washington’s continued support for Israel’s war on Gaza undermines its credibility.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed with a missile barrage the Muftahim area in the Gaza Strip.

CNN: Violations and torture against Palestinians in a secret prison in the Naqab (Negev).

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We took control of an Israeli Skylark drone in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Friday, May 10, 12:00 pm (GMT +2)

UNITED NATIONS: Gaza hospitals will stop working if fuel does not arrive within 24 hours.


We targeted a Zionist Merkava tank with an Al-Yassin 105 shell in the Abu Halawa area, east of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

We bombed the Karam Abu Salem military site east of Rafah with heavy-caliber mortar shells.


Blinken may present to Congress a report today that strongly criticizes Israel’s behavior in Gaza.

The report will describe the situation in strong terms and state that the State Department is investigating several incidents.

The report does not go so far as to conclude that Israel violated the conditions for the use of American weapons.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Ministers attacked Ben Gvir during the cabinet meeting because of his tweets against US President Joe Biden.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: We bombed the Israeli “Isnad Sufa” military site with a 114 mm short-range “Rajum” missile system.

MINISTER NALEDI PANDOR: “Progressive forces need to push for the inalienable right of the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination.”

MINISTER NALEDI PANDOR: “There can never be peace if the Palestinian people are not free …We should be ashamed that 35,000 people have been killed in Gaza.”

MINISTER NALEDI PANDOR: “The International Criminal Court (ICC) must prioritize the case against Israel.”

Friday, May 10, 11:00 am (GMT +2)

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: The Global Anti-Apartheid Conference on Palestine has kicked off with a moment of silence for the more than 34,000 Palestinians who have been killed in Israel’s ongoing genocidal assault on the Gaza Strip.

REVEREND FRANK CHIKANE: “This conference must make sure that we mobilize the world … and free the people of Palestine.”

ARCHBISHOP THABO MAKGOBA: “Such an unjust system can only be sustained by violence… Israel maintains an apartheid-like grip on the Palestinian people only by extreme violence.”

ISRAELI ARMY: We intercepted two missiles fired towards the Karam Abu Salem site.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We carried out a complex and simultaneous military attack near Al-Dawa Mosque, east of Rafah.

Our fighters targeted a building in which a number of soldiers were barricaded with a TPG shell, then they targeted with an Al-Yassin 105 shell a troop carrier that was under the building.

AL-JAZEERA: Eight Palestinians were killed in Israeli bombing east of Khan Yunis.

AL-JAZEERA: The occupation army continues to control the Rafah crossing.

Friday, May 10, 10:00 am (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY: We continue to fight in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood and east of Rafah.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the settlements of Sufa and Haulit in the southern Gaza Strip.

Friday, May 10, 09:00 am (GMT +2)

SMOTRICH: Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich refuses to transfer 170 million shekels in tax money to the Palestinian Authority.

LEBANESE NEWS AGENCY: Israeli aircraft targeted a house in the town of Alma al-Shaab in southern Lebanon, destroying it and causing serious damage to the area.

Friday, May 10, 08:00 am (GMT +2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Violent clashes broke out between the Palestinian resistance and the occupation forces, coinciding with violent artillery shelling in the vicinity of the Al-Shoka municipality and the Abu Halawa area, east of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A citizen was killed in an Israeli artillery shelling targeting the center of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

AXIOS (citing three officials): US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is expected to submit a report to Congress today, Friday, regarding Israel’s behavior in the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli bombing targeted a house for the Abdel-Al family on Yarmouk Street in central Gaza City, killing and wounding a number of Palestinians.

Friday, May 10, 06:00 am (GMT +2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The occupation bombs residential squares in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood.

AL-JAZEERA: Violent artillery shelling targeted the Al-Zaytoun and Al-Sabra neighborhoods, southeast of Gaza City.

Friday, May 10, 05:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army carried out bombing operations east of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

NETANYAHU: We hope to find a way to overcome their differences with the administration of US President Joe Biden.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We attacked a vital target in Eilat with drones.

Friday, May 10, 04:00 am (GMT +2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli raids targeted several areas in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Friday, May 10, 03:00 am (GMT +2)

NETANYAHU (quoted by CNN). Biden made a mistake by stopping sending the arms shipment to Israel.

Friday, May 10, 02:00 am (GMT +2)

REUTERS: Biden ordered his team to continue working with Israel to permanently defeat Hamas.

FORMER SHIT BEN CHIEF: : I do not remember that Israel went through a desperate situation like the one it is going through now.

TRUMP: Biden abandoned Israel and I would not have done what he did.

Friday, May 10, 01:00 am (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army said it bombed Hezbollah military buildings and infrastructure in Kafr Kila, Aita al-Shaab and Yarin in southern Lebanon.

JORDANIAN FM: We condemn the setting of fire by Israeli extremists in the vicinity of the UNRWA headquarters in occupied Jerusalem.

US SENATOR MURPHY: The operation in Rafah is unlikely to affect Hamas’s strength in the long term. It is not in our strategic or moral interest to help Israel launch a campaign in Rafah.

KAN: Failure to reach a prisoner exchange agreement between the Palestinian resistance and Israel “threatens the emergency government with collapse.

Friday, May 10, 12:00 am (GMT +2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A number of Palestinians were killed and injured tonight after the Israeli occupation bombed a house in the Jabaliya camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Thursday, May 9, 11:30 pm (GMT +2)

ISRAELI TODAY (Citing Israeli War Council minister Benny Gantz): “Israel has a security and moral obligation to continue fighting to return our prisoners and remove the Hamas threat from the south of the country, and the United States has a moral and strategic obligation to provide Israel with the required tools to do so.”

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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