GAZA LIVE BLOG: Gaza Hospitals under Siege | Intense Bombing Continues | Assassinations in Jenin Hospital | US Vows to Respond to Attacks – Day 116

Palestinians line up to fetch some water in a refugee camp in Gaza. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli forces continue to bomb all areas in the Gaza Strip, particularly in the southern and central areas. 

Meanwhile, the Al-Qassam Brigades announced that three of its fighters were assassinated by an Israeli special force, who infiltrated the Ibn Sina Hospital in the city of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. 

US President Joe Biden is reportedly assessing options to deter further attacks against American forces. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 26,751 Palestinians have been killed, and 65,636 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7. Palestinian and international estimates say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

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Tuesday, January 30, 11:45 pm (GMT+2)

CIA DIRECTOR: I have never witnessed explosive situations in the Middle East as they are today.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Al-Dhahira site with a Burkan missile.

SYRIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation artillery targeted the Yarmouk Basin area in the western region of Daraa Governorate.

ISRAELI ARMY: 3 missiles were launched from Syria towards the Golan.

PENTAGON: We will respond to the Jordanian attack at the time and place we choose.

HAMAS: Hamas warned that the Israeli occupation army would commit a new massacre after it stormed the courtyard of the Palestine Red Crescent Society building and Al-Amal Hospital, west of Khan Yunis, amid heavy shooting at those present in the hospital, including medical staff, the wounded, and the displaced.

Tuesday, January 30, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli airstrike targeted a house in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, left a number of martyrs and wounded.

ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER: Tel Aviv is ready for a devastating war for Hezbollah and Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli occupation aircraft launched a series of raids targeting empty lands near the Gaza Strip border with Egypt.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: Israeli occupation soldiers stormed the courtyard of Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, January 30, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

US STATE DEPARTMENT: It is important for the United Nations to investigate the allegations against UNRWA and hold those at fault accountable.

Tuesday, January 30, 8:15 pm (GMT+2)

UN COORDINATOR FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS: A diplomatic source told Al Jazeera that the United Nations Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Lynn Hastings, informed the Security Council of her desire to establish an office in Gaza.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our mujahideen targeted an Israeli Merkava tank with an Al-Yassin 105 shell, and clashed with soldiers who were around it, killing and wounding them in the axis west of Gaza City.


Anyone who participated in the October 7 attack must be held accountable.

UNRWA plays a vital role in providing life-saving assistance to Palestinians.

We have reached out to Israel for additional information regarding the allegations against UNRWA.

America wants to see fundamental changes before funding UNRWA can resume.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted 4 Zionist tanks with RPG shells in the Al-Arayshiyah and Jourat Al-Aqqad areas, west of the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: 11 Palestinians were killed and others wounded in an Israeli occupation bombing that targeted a house in the Al-Hadba area in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, January 30, 7:30 pm (GMT+2)

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Amnesty International called on the countries that decided to suspend their funding for UNRWA to reverse this “unjust decision.”


We want to see a Palestinian state and there is a lot of work to be done to get there.

We are making progress towards reaching a long truce and releasing the hostages.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army said it used a mechanism to flood tunnels with water to destroy the tunnel network in Gaza.

CNN: 19 members of the US Congress called on Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to provide an answer regarding why Congress bypassed approving arms sales to Israel.

ABU HAMZA: Netanyahu’s threats to continue the war will be of no use.

Tuesday, January 30, 6:15 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: The Israeli occupation army stormed the association’s building and Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis and demanded their evacuation at gunpoint and the disruption of communications.

BIDEN: US President Joe Biden said that he has decided how to respond to the attacks on US forces in Jordan. At the same time, Biden stated that he does not want a broader war in the Middle East.

SOUTH AFRICAN JUSTICE MINISTER: Implementing the measures requested by the International Court of Justice requires a ceasefire. The situation in Gaza is unprecedented, as described by Guterres, and this prompted us to file a lawsuit against Israel.

PALESTINIAN PRISONERS CLUB: The Israeli occupation still refuses to disclose any clear data about Gaza Strip detainees in its prisons and camps.

Tuesday, January 30, 4:30 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: A lawsuit in Tunisia against the International Criminal Prosecutor on charges of “complicity in genocide”.

AL-JAZEERA: Violent clashes are taking place between the Palestinian resistance and the Israeli occupation forces in the Industrial Zone in Gaza City.

PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD: The Resistance in the Gaza Strip will not engage in any understandings without ensuring a comprehensive ceasefire, the occupation’s withdrawal from the Strip, and a political solution.

WHO: The controversy over UNRWA “distracts attention” from the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: The Palestinian Red Crescent announced the death of a woman and 9 injuries in an Israeli bombing in the vicinity of Al-Amal Hospital in the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

LAPID: Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid pledged to give Benjamin Netanyahu’s government a safety net for any deal that would return Israeli prisoners held by the resistance in Gaza.

Tuesday, January 30, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

IRAN: We do not want war with Washington, but we will confront any American action.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted Israeli spy equipment opposite the southern village of Wazzani, confirming that it directly hit it.

CIVIL DEFENSE IN GAZA: The occupation army blew up entire residential squares in the Tal al-Hawa neighborhood and areas west of Gaza City, and added that the occupation also bombed Jabaliya, north of the Strip.

GALLANT: Israel will rule Gaza militarily after the war.

AL-JAZEERA: The bodies of 5 Palestinians from one family were recovered in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, who were martyred in an Israeli artillery bombardment that occurred 3 weeks ago.

Tuesday, January 30, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

WAFA: the bodies of 100 Palestinians were buried in a mass grave in Rafah. The occupation had stolen them from various areas of the Gaza Strip and delivered them this Tuesday morning through the Kerem Shalom crossing.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Israeli artillery bombed sites in southern Lebanon, from which 3 shells were fired at Western Galilee, two of which fell near the Arab Aramsha area, while the last fell in an open area.

AL-JAZEERA: Al Jazeera’s correspondent reported hearing the sounds of clashes with heavy weapons in the western-southern suburbs of Gaza City, adjacent to Al-Shifa Hospital, as well as being heard in the northeastern areas of the city.

ISRAELI ARMY: 26 soldiers were injured during the past 24 hours, including 7 who were injured in the battles in the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: The Palestinian Red Crescent documented in an audio recording the moment the Israeli occupation forces shot the child Layan Hamada (15 years old) when she was speaking on the phone with the Red Crescent crew asking for help, after the occupation opened fire on the car in which she was riding with her family in Gaza City in the central Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, January 30, 1:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli aircraft bombed various areas in northern Gaza, after he reported that Israeli warplanes flew at low altitudes in the northern Gaza Strip, after a violent night of bombing in the north.

JORDANIAN FM: UNRWA plays an indispensable role in helping the Palestinians confront the humanitarian disaster in Gaza and all areas of refuge.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted with missiles a gathering of Israeli army soldiers in the vicinity of the Hadab Yarin site, confirming a direct hit.

BEN-GVIR: Any ‘illegitimate’ deal will lead to the dissolution of the government.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 26,751 Palestinians have been killed, and 65,636 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted two Israeli tanks and a D-9 military bulldozer, in the Taqaddam axis, southwest of the city of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS: The Gaza war is the deadliest for journalists.

Tuesday, January 30, 12:00 pm (GMT+2)

HANIYEH: Hamas has received a proposal from Paris for a ceasefire, and would study it to respond to it.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The Israeli occupation tightens its siege on Nasser Medical Complex for the second week.

UN REPORT: Israel has ordered the evacuation of 41% of Gaza since December.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli gunfire and artillery shelling occurred in the Tal al-Hawa neighborhood and the university area in Gaza City, with the occupation’s continued bombing of the center of the Strip since Tuesday morning.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Israeli soldiers returning from Gaza suffer from psychological symptoms

BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: London is considering recognizing the Palestinian state.

Tuesday, January 30, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Dozens of bodies of Palestinians who were detained by Israel were released through the Kerem Shalom crossing.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said that the fate of the paramedics who went yesterday, Monday, to rescue the 6-year-old girl, Hind, who was trapped inside a car in Gaza City, is still unknown.

Tuesday, January 30, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS: Nine relief organizations warned in a joint letter that the suspension of funding for UNRWA threatens the lives of Palestinians in Gaza and the region.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli occupation army continues to besiege Al Amal Hospital and Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis for the ninth day in a row.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Army Radio quoted Minister of Immigration and Integration Avir Sofer as saying that the war on Gaza may continue until after 2024, and perhaps until 2025 and 2026.

Tuesday, January 30, 9:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces targeted many areas in the Gaza Strip with intense bombing, and explained that a series of raids targeted the Nuseirat camp, Beit Lahia, the western parts of the city of Khan Yunis, and the El Geneina neighborhood, east of Rafah.

Tuesday, January 30, 8:00 am (GMT+2)

WAFA: About ten Israeli Special Forces soldiers, disguised as medical staff, infiltrated Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin, and assassinated three young men.


Washington knows that the solution to ending the war and genocide in Gaza and the current crisis is a political solution.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “living the end of his criminal political life.

Tuesday, January 30, 6:00 am (GMT+2)

IRAN’S ENVOY TO UN: Tehran is not responsible for the actions of any individual or group in the region.

Tuesday, January 30, 3:00 am (GMT+2)

POLITICO (quoting US officials): US President Joe Biden asked his advisors for response options that would deter any further attacks against American forces.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation fighter jets bombed a house in the El Geneina neighborhood in central Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, January 30, 2:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli aircraft bombed a target in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip, with artillery shelling continuing.

Tuesday, January 30, 1:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Clashes and violent bombing occurred in the Batn al-Sameen area and the Al-Amal neighborhood in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, January 30, 12:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: The War Council is currently discussing the details of the proposed exchange deal after the Mossad chief returned from Paris.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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