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Israel continues to carry out massacres against Palestinian civilians in Gaza.(Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli occupation forces committed four massacres against Palestinian civilians in Gaza in the last 24 hours, killing at least 31 people and injuring 56.

Israel’s legal team accused South Africa of being disconnected from reality at the defense hearing before the International Court of Justice. 

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said he will seek legal advice regarding a Palestinian request to suspend Israel’s membership as a result of the ongoing genocidal war on Gaza.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 35,303 Palestinians have been killed, and 79,261 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Saturday, May 18, 01:45 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Dead and wounded in an Israeli shelling targeting a house belonging to the Islah family in the Maan area of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Saturday, May 18, 01:00 am (GMT +2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jiha “paid tribute to the martyr commander Islam Khamaisi, one of the commanders of the Jenin Brigade, who was killed in a Zionist raid on the Jenin refugee camp.”

ISRAELI ARMY: Five Palestinians were injured as a result of the Israeli warplane bombing that targeted Al-Damj neighborhood in the Jenin camp.

AL-JAZEERA: A Palestinian was killed, and others were injured when a drone fired shells at the Faisal bin Fahd School, west of the Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip.

KAN (citing informed sources): The gaps between the negotiating parties relate to the term “ending the war.”

MAARIV: The bloc of Gantz, Gallant, Eisenkot, and Halevy is growing stronger in the war council, and Netanyahu is turning into a minority.

‘Stand on Right Side of History’ – FIFA Seeks Legal Review over Palestine Request for Israel Suspension

Friday, May 17, 10:00 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli raids, in conjunction with continuous artillery shelling, targeted the Jabaliya camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a building where soldiers of the Israeli occupation army were stationed in the Metula colony, causing a direct hit.


Aid shipments arrive through the sea corridor to Gaza.

More than 360 aid trucks entered Gaza yesterday, and this is not enough, and we are working with the Israelis on that.

Sullivan will travel to Israel on Sunday and will meet with Netanyahu.

KAN (citing mother of Israeli soldier): More than a thousand soldiers’ families realized that their children were being sacrificed with no way out. Families of soldiers demanded an end to the war on Gaza and told Army Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy that the Rafah operation is a death trap for their children.

USAID DIRECTOR: We reject any military presence of any force on our Palestinian lands.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The food security crisis is worsening in the central and southern governorates.

Entering Hell – Abu Obeida Assesses Gaza Battle Days following New Israeli Military Push

Friday, May 17, 9:00 pm (GMT +2)

KAN: Hezbollah has begun to intensify its missile launches into Israel, and is using an Iranian-made surface-to-air missile.

AL-JAZEERA: Four Palestinians were killed in a bombing carried out by an Israeli drone targeting Palestinians in the Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip.

HEZBOLLAH: Our fighters targeted the Zabdin site in the occupied Lebanese Shebaa Farms with missile weapons, and achieved a direct hit.

CHANNEL 12: The Rafah process may push Hamas to harden its position.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Massive fires in the Golan following the firing of dozens of rockets from southern Lebanon.

WALLA: Sharp disagreements between Ministers Itamar Ben Gvir and Gadi Eisenkot during the mini-ministerial council meeting yesterday..

IZZAT AL-RISHQ: The occupation’s claim that it had access to the bodies of some of its prisoners after 8 months of aggression is not an achievement of its Nazi government, but rather evidence of the weakness of their army’s performance.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The food security crisis is worsening in the central and southern governorates.

‘No Food or Water’ – Israeli Forces Continue to Besiege Beit Hanoun in North Gaza

Friday, May 17, 8:00 pm (GMT +2)

PENTAGON: Land crossings must be opened for the flow of aid to Gaza.

EUROPEAN PALESTINIAN MEDIA CENTER: Dutch police begin breaking up a student sit-in at the University of Amsterdam.

Friday, May 17, 7:00 pm (GMT +2)

CHANNEL 12: A soldier from the paratroopers unit was killed during battles in the northern Gaza Strip.

KIRBY: Palestinians must be guaranteed to receive aid safely.

DANIEL HAGARI: We were able to recover the bodies of 3 prisoners who were being held in Gaza.

‘It Came as a Great Surprise’ – Israel Begins Defense at ICJ Following Urgent Appeal

Friday, May 17, 6:15 pm (GMT +2)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters bombarded with a barrage of heavy mortar shells Israeli occupation army soldiers and vehicles penetrating the vicinity of Al-Tabaeen Mosque, east of Rafah.

WORLD FOOD PROGRAM: We demand the opening of additional crossing points into the Gaza Strip.

RISHI SUNAK: We successfully delivered the first shipment of British aid via the temporary dock off Gaza.

GALLANT (from the northern front): We are prepared for all options, and we must constantly attack those launching missiles and drones.

‘Victory for Freedom of Speech’ – German Court Overturns Dr Abu Sitta’s European Travel Ban

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters pounded the command and control headquarters of the Israeli occupation army east of the Jabaliya camp with heavy-caliber mortar shells.

HEZBOLLAH: Our fighters targeted the spy equipment in the Pranit barracks with appropriate weapons and achieved a direct hit.

Friday, May 17, 5:00 pm (GMT +2)

UN EXPERTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS: We regret that countries have not resumed funding UNRWA.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the Upper Galilee and the southern Golan. An Israeli raid on the town of Kafr Kila in southern Lebanon.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters targeted a command and control center for the Israeli occupation army in the Zalata area, east of Rafah, with a barrage of mortar shells.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters were able to snipe an Israeli soldier east of the city of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip.

Nakba Anniversary Speech – Haniyeh Says Israel Put Negotiations at ‘Dead End’

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two Palestinians were killed and a number of wounded were killed as a result of an Israeli drone bombing that targeted a group of Palestinians in the Al-Zuhur neighborhood, north of Rafah.

ISRAELI ARMY: A Skyraider drone landed in the Majdal Shams area in the Golan due to a technical malfunction.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: The Israeli army announces the end of its military operation in the Zaytoun neighborhood in the besieged Gaza Strip.

‘100% Import Tariff’ – Smotrich Retaliates Over Türkiye Trade Ban with Israel

Friday, May 17, 4:00 pm (GMT +2)

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Tsnobar logistical base in the occupied Golan with 50 Katyusha rockets.

AL-JAZEERA: The resistance was able to blow up an advanced occupation vehicle next to the post office building near Jabalia Market.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli bombing targeted a house in the Al-Shawt camp in the center of the city of Rafah, leaving two dead and a number of injured.

ISRAELI ARMY: We detected the firing of about 75 rockets from Lebanon.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted an Israeli special force holed up in a building with a TBG shell east of Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: A Palestinian was martyred, and others were injured in an Israeli artillery shelling that targeted a house in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Killing the Kebab Maker of Gaza – Testimonies from ‘Camp 2’ Massacre in Nuseirat

Friday, May 17, 3:00 pm (GMT +2)

ASSEMBLY OF STATE PARTIES TO ICC: We regret the attempts to undermine the independence of the Court in its investigation into the situation in Palestine.

AL-JAZEERA: 40 missiles were launched from southern Lebanon towards Israeli sites.

‘In a Joint Operation ..’ – Resistance Roundup – Day 223

US AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL: We need a plan for the day after the war in Gaza.

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE: The occupation destroyed all forms of life in Jabaliya camp.

Friday, May 17, 2:00 pm (GMT +2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation artillery continues its violent shelling of the Tal al-Zaatar area in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid had occurred on the vicinity of the town of Yaron in southern Lebanon, while Al Jazeera’s correspondent reported that sirens sounded in 10 Israeli towns in the central sector of the border with Lebanon.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters infiltrated behind the occupation lines east of the Jabalia camp and targeted an Israeli tank and troop carrier, and blew up a tunnel opening.

HAARETZ: Gallant warns against forming a military government in Gaza.

SOUTH AFRICA: We brought the case because we believe genocide is occurring in Gaza. We submitted our request to the court not because we are allies of Hamas, but to enforce international law.

UNESCO Honors Gaza Journalists – On How Israel Inadvertently Empowered Palestinian Media

Friday, May 17, 1:00 pm (GMT +2)

ICJ: Before the conclusion of the session of the International Court of Justice, the court posed a question to the Israeli delegation about the humanitarian conditions in the so-called “evacuation zones” declared in Gaza, to which the Israeli army asked the residents of Rafah to move.

AL-JAZEERA: A demonstrator interrupted the Israeli delegation’s pleading before the International Court of Justice when Tamar Kaplan Turgeman, the principal deputy legal advisor to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was speaking, and shouted, “You are liars.”

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We were able to cut off the Israeli army’s supply line east of the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip, amid continuing battles and bombing in the area.

MAARIV: The cabinet meeting witnessed a sharp confrontation between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, against the backdrop of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

‘It Came as a Great Surprise’ – Israel Begins Defense at ICJ Following Urgent Appeal

AL-JAZEERA: Two missiles were fired from the locations of the occupation forces’ incursion into the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip towards the cover settlements, adding that sirens sounded in Sderot and its vicinity.

AL-JAZEERA: Israel claimed at ICJ hearing that it did not close the Rafah and Kerem Shalom crossings, nor cut off medical, food and fuel supplies to the Strip.

SMOTRICH: Full Israeli military control over Gaza is what will guarantee victory and security for the residents of the Gaza Strip and for Israel.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces destroyed dozens of homes in the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip, stressing that the bodies of dozens of martyrs are scattered in the streets of the camp and cannot be reached due to the continued bombing.

ISRAELI REPRESENTATIVE AT ICJ: “South Africa exploits the Genocide Convention and presents a complex reading of international law according to which any armed conflict can be brought to court,” and stated that “armed conflict is not synonymous with genocide,” as he put it.

Friday, May 17, 12:00 pm (GMT +2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli aircraft carried out raids on the El Geneina neighborhood, while Israeli artillery targeted the Brazil neighborhood in the city of Rafah.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army acknowledged that a soldier from the engineering unit was seriously injured in battles in the northern Gaza Strip.

Gaza Genocide: Not A Time For Moral Cowardice

ICJ: The Israeli delegation to the International Court of Justice said at the start of the defense session for Israel – on the second day of the sessions – that the case brought by South Africa is “completely divorced from the truth and the current circumstances.”

SOUTH AFRICAN JUSTICE MINISTER: The genocide case against Israel by international justice has increased support for Palestine.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 35,303 Palestinians have been killed, and 79,261 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

LEBANESE NEWS AGENCY: A Lebanese man was killed and two others were injured in the Israeli raid on the town of Najariya in Sidon district, southern Lebanon.

Roadmap to Solidarity – Johannesburg Declaration Vows to Dismantle Israel’s Settler-Colonialism

Friday, May 17, 11:00 am (GMT +2)

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: If Israel decided to impose military rule in Gaza after the war, this would require withdrawing forces from the northern front and the West Bank. The cost of Tel Aviv’s military control over Gaza is estimated at $5.4 billion annually, stressing that this will plunge Israel into a financial crisis and create a crisis in its general budget.

UNRWA: 630,000 Palestinians have been forced to flee Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, since the start of the Israeli attack on the city on May 7, amid continued bombing.

Friday, May 17, 10:00 am (GMT +2)

LEBANESE NEWS AGENCY: Israeli artillery opened fire towards the vicinity of the town of Aita al-Shaab in the south of the country in the early morning hours.

US CENTRAL COMMAND: The first shipments of humanitarian aid were heading to the beach via the temporary pier in Gaza, stressing that US forces had not landed on the shore of the Strip.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed with mortar shells a gathering of occupation vehicles and a foot force near the Al-Daghal factory on Jabal Al-Kashif, east of Jabaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed the occupation forces stationed inside the Rafah land crossing, southeast of the city of Rafah, with mortar shells.

Over 15,000 Gaza Children Killed by Israel Since October 7 – Red Crescent

Friday, May 17, 09:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces intensified their firing, coinciding with the expansion of their incursion into the Jabaliya camp in the northern Gaza Strip, adding that the Israeli vehicles advancing to the entrance to Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip continue to besiege the shelter centers.

Friday, May 17, 08:00 am (GMT +2)

FIFA PRESIDENT: FIFA President Gianni Infantino said he will seek legal advice regarding a Palestinian request to suspend Israel’s membership as a result of the ongoing war on the Gaza Strip.

GERMAN NEWS AGENCY: Foreign ministers of 13 countries – including the G7, with ehe exclusion of the United States – demanded in a letter addressed to their Israeli counterpart, Yisrael Katz, the provision of more aid to the Palestinian people, warning Israel against attacking Rafah.

AL-JAZEERA: Violent and continuous Israeli artillery shelling targeted several areas in the Jabaliya camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Friday, May 17, 07:00 am (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army said that it intercepted a drone launched from Lebanon over the sea, while another exploded in the Gatun area in the Western Galilee.

CHANNEL 12: Hezbollah launched several drones towards the Nahariya area in the Upper Galilee, northern Israel.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli bombing renewed on various areas of the Gaza Strip, while battles continued in the Jabaliya camp, north of the Strip.

‘October 7 is Watershed Moment’ – Sinn Fein Leader Slams Hypocrisy of Western Powers (VIDEO)

Friday, May 17, 06:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in more than 15 locations in the Upper Galilee, northern Israel, for fear of a drone infiltration.

Friday, May 17, 05:00 am (GMT +2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli fighters target a house for the Al-Talbani family in Al-Shati camp.

AL-JAZEERA: Employees of Congress demonstrated in front of its headquarters against the House of Representatives’ approval of the law supporting security assistance to Israel.

Friday, May 17, 03:00 am (GMT +2)

LLOYD AUSTIN: The US Secretary of Defense stresses the necessity of protecting civilians before any operation in Rafah.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A number of people were martyred and others were injured following an Israeli occupation raid that targeted Al-Jaouni School in the Nuseirat camp.

Killing the Kebab Maker of Gaza – Testimonies from ‘Camp 2’ Massacre in Nuseirat

Friday, May 17, 01:30 am (GMT +2)

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We targeted a vital target in Eilat using drones.

AL-JAZEERA: The Belgian University of Ghent decided to stop dealing with three Israeli research centers.

US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: The US House of Representatives approved a bill prohibiting the US administration from withholding, stopping, or canceling security aid to Israel.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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