GAZA LIVE BLOG: Hundreds Killed, Wounded in Renewed Israeli Strikes | Fierce Fighting throughout Northern Gaza | Blinken Supports Israel – DAY 56

The Israeli warplanes started bombing Gaza as soon as the temporary ceasefire expired. (Photo: via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Gaza truce has ended, as Israel returned to bombing residential areas across the Gaza Strip. Fierce fighting reported in various parts of northern Gaza.

Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza: Death Toll: Over 15,000 Palestinians, including over 6,150 children. Wounded: 36,000.

Government Media Office in Gaza: The Israeli attacks left 88 mosques fully destroyed, and 174 others partially damaged. Three churches were targeted. Nearly 50 percent of all residential homes in Gaza were destroyed.

Human Rights Watch: At least 300 schools have been damaged and 183 teachers killed.

World Health Organization: “At least 553 people have been killed in 178 attacks on medical facilities in Gaza between October 7 and November 21, and the majority of hospitals in Gaza are no longer functional.”

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Saturday, December 2, 03:40 am (GMT+3)

GAZA GOVERNMENT OFFICE: The Rafah border crossing is operating “normally” on Saturday, denying “rumors” that the crossing was closed.

UNITED NATIONS: UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths stressed that there is nowhere safe for the residents of the Gaza Strip to go. He pointed out that all residents of the Strip, especially children, women and men, live in terror in the second month of the Israeli war on Gaza, adding that they live in a cycle of death, destruction and disease.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces stormed the suburbs of the cities of Jenin, Qalqilya, Al-Khalil (Hebron), the villages of Beita south of Nablus and Bidya, west of Salfit in the West Bank.

Saturday, December 2, 01:15 am (GMT+3)

UNICEF: Gaza is considered the most dangerous place for a child to live.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: Three Palestinian journalists were killed in Israeli raids on Gaza on Friday.

ISRAEL: Israel has informed the United Nations that it will not renew the work visa of the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the occupied Palestinian territories, Lynn Hastings.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Dishon, in northern Israel.

AL-JAZEERA: A young man was killed after an Israeli raid targeted Khan Yunis.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sound in the settlements surrounding the Gaza Strip.

IRAN: The Iranian delegation withdrew from the United Nations climate conference (COP28) held in Dubai, and the Israeli president canceled his speech, with the resumption of the Israeli war in Gaza dominating deliberations on climate change.

Friday, December 1, 10:50 pm (GMT+3)

IRAN: Iranian FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the Resistance will respond in an overwhelming way if Israel continues with its war.

AL-JAZEERA: More Israeli airstrikes target the city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza and the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza.

DAOUD SHIHAB: Islamic Jihad top official told Al-Jazeera. We are fully prepared for the battle ahead and we will defeat the objectives of the Israeli occupation. He also said that releasing Israeli military prisoners can only take place if all Palestinian detainees are released from Israeli prisons.

Friday, December 1, 9:50 pm (GMT+3)

AXIOS (citing Israeli officials): We expect hostage negotiations to continue under fire

WHITE HOUSE: We have every expectation of the possibility of another truce in Gaza. Israel has stopped the entry of aid into Gaza and we are urgently communicating with it regarding its return.

KAN (cited in Al-Jazeera): Israel has informed mediators that it wants to go back to a one-day ceasefire in exchange for releasing women and children in Gaza. This will not be possible tonight but there is a chance in the next two to four days.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: “Our rockets continue to bombard the occupied cities, sites, military bases, and settlements with heavy rocket barrages.”

WHITE HOUSE: We continue to work with Israel, Egypt, and Qatar to resume the truce.

Friday, December 1, 9:00 pm (GMT+3)

REUTERS: Israel is preparing a plan to establish a buffer zone in Gaza.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: Israel prevents aid trucks from entering Gaza through the Rafah Crossing.

WALL STREET JOURNAL (quoting US officials): Washington had provided Israel with 100 BLU-109 bunker-buster bombs, each weighing 2,000 pounds.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: We attacked various Hamas sites in Gaza from the air, land and sea.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: “We bombed Tel Aviv again with a missile salvo in response to the massacres against civilians.”

KAN: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken that Israel will assume security monitoring in the Gaza Strip and his intention to establish a deep security zone inside the Strip after the war.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The death toll of the Israeli aggression on Gaza since the morning rose to 178 and 589 wounded.

Friday, December 1, 8:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Two Palestinians were killed by the Israeli occupation army on Al-Jalaa Street in Gaza City.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the Upper Galilee region in northern Israel on the border with Lebanon after a suspected drone infiltration.

Friday, December 1, 7:15 pm (GMT+3)

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: We call on Arab and Islamic countries to introduce field hospitals to save the wounded.

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE: Israel targeted homes and means of transportation.

UNICEF: The bombing that began after the end of the truce is terrifying.

WSJ (QUOTING US OFFICIALS): International pressure and the number of casualties may force Israel to stop its war on Gaza early next year.

ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER GALLANT: Israel will continue to strike Hamas in the Gaza Strip until the war goals are achieved.

Friday, December 1, 5:50 pm (GMT+3)

LEBANESE CIVIL DEFENSE: A woman and her son were killed in an Israeli bombing in southern Lebanon.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the occupation forces and achieved direct hits.

US SECRETARY OF STATE BLINKEN: Israel will inform the Palestinians of “safe places” in Gaza.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: The Al-Qassam Brigades announced that they bombed Tel Aviv with a missile barrage in response to the Israeli massacres against civilians in Gaza.

Friday, December 1, 5:15 pm (GMT+3)

BRAZIL PRESIDENT LULA: What we see in Gaza is not a conventional war, but genocide.

Friday, December 1, 5:05 pm (GMT+3)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY SPOKESMAN: Israel bombed residential homes and schools housing displaced people in several areas of Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli raids targeted the border area with Egypt in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

HEZBOLLAH: Lebanese Hezbollah announced that its military arm – the Islamic Resistance – targeted a gathering of Israeli soldiers in the vicinity of the Jal al-Alam site with appropriate weapons.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: The Al-Qassam Brigades announced that they targeted an Israeli infantry force stationed inside a building in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, with four anti-personnel and anti-fortification shells.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: Smotrich calls on Netanyahu to declare the end of the truce process.

AL-JAZEERA: Montaser Al-Sawaf, a journalist with the Turkish agency Anadolu, has been killed in an Israeli bombing of Gaza City.

AL-JAZEERA: Violent clashes are taking place between the Palestinian Resistance and the Israeli occupation army in the Al-Nasr and Sheikh Radwan neighborhoods in Gaza City.

Friday, December 1, 4:05 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Several Palestinians were killed and wounded as a result of the Israeli occupation forces bombing a house on Al-Dahdouh Street, south of Gaza City.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The number of victims of Israeli aggression since the end of the truce has risen to 109.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced that the number of casualties among its forces has risen to 9 since the end of the truce in Gaza.

Friday, December 1, 3:30 pm (GMT+3)

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESS (QUOTING WHITE HOUSE): The United States continues to work to extend the humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip.

ERDOGAN: Israel must be tried before international courts.

AL-JAZEERA (CITING MEDICAL SOURCES): About 100 Palestinians have been killed as a result of the Israeli bombing of Gaza on Friday.

AL-QASSAM: The Al-Qassam Brigades announced that they bombed the Israeli “Ra’im” military base and the settlements of Netivot and Sderot in the Gaza Strip with missile bursts.

ISRAELI ARMY: the defense system intercepted a suspicious flying object that crossed the border from the direction of Lebanon.

Friday, December 1, 2:30 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: The death toll in the Gaza Strip since the resumption of the Israeli aggression on Friday morning has risen to 70 and dozens of wounded.

AL-JAZEERA: The Resistance launches intense missile attacks from Gaza.

ISRAELI OFFICIAL: The negotiations to return the detainees will be under fire.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Five soldiers were injured as a result of a mortar shell falling on Friday morning in the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Aid trucks stopped entering Gaza after the resumption of Israeli bombing.

Friday, December 1, 1:30 pm (GMT+3)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Medical teams are dealing with large numbers of wounded.

ISLAMIC JIHAD: We will not retreat, we will not surrender, and we will fight no matter the sacrifices.

AL-JAZEERA: 11 Palestinians were killed in Rafah. This brings the death toll in the Gaza Strip to 65 since the end of the humanitarian truce and the resumption of the Israeli aggression against Gaza on Friday morning.

UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VOLKER TURK: The resumption of hostilities in Gaza is disastrous.

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN: We are committed to the goals of the war, which are the release of hostages and the elimination of Hamas.

HAMAS TOP OFFICIAL KHALIL AL-HAYYA: The occupation seeks to push a part of the Palestinian people towards Egypt.

AL-JAZEERA: 15 Palestinians were killed in Israeli raids on homes in the Shujaiya neighborhood in eastern Gaza, bringing the death in the Gaza Strip to 54 since the resumption of the Israeli aggression on Friday morning.

HAMAS TOP OFFICIAL KHALIL AL-HAYYA: We were ready to deal with three proposals regarding exchange, but the occupation rejected them.

UN SECRETARY-GENERAL GUTERRES: Guterres said that he “deeply regrets” the resumption of military operations in the Gaza Strip.

Friday, December 1, 12:00 pm (GMT+3)

UNRWA: The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, warned of the repercussions of any Israeli attack on southern Gaza.

UNICEF: The United Nations Children’s Fund ( UNICEF ) denounced those who decided to “resume the killing of children” in the Gaza war, and stressed the necessity of “implementing a permanent ceasefire.”

ISRAELI MEDIA: Four Israeli soldiers were wounded in battles in the northern Gaza Strip.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed Asqalan (Ashkelon), Sderot and Beersheba with rocket salvoes.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The situation of hospitals in the northern Gaza Strip is “painful and disastrous,” while hospitals in the south are exhausted due to the Israeli aggression.

AL-JAZEERA: 37 Palestinians have been killed since the resumption of the Israeli aggression on Gaza on Friday morning.

ISRAELI MINISTER BEN-GVIR: Israeli Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir called for “crushing Gaza with all force and destroying Hamas,” hours after the Israeli aggression against Gaza resumed following the end of the humanitarian truce.

Friday, December 1, 11:05 am (GMT+3)

AL-QUDS BRIGADE: We bombed a gathering of Israeli army soldiers and vehicles that were stationed in the Netzarim axis with mortar shells.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Agricultural work has been banned in the areas adjacent to the fence separating the Gaza Strip due to the resumption of fighting.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12 (CITING MILITARY SOURCE): The war will continue in the coming days and there is no intention of stopping it.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed occupied cities and towns in response to the crimes of the occupation.

Friday, December 1, 10:30 am (GMT+3)

HAMAS: The occupation refused to negotiate because it had already decided to resume its criminal aggression against the Gaza Strip. We offered to exchange more captives and hand over the bodies of those killed as a result of the Israeli bombing, but the occupation refused.

Friday, December 1, 9:55 am (GMT+3)

HAMAS TOP OFFICIAL OSAMA HAMDAN: The Israeli occupation and the American administration bear responsibility for stopping the temporary truce.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: Photojournalist Abdullah Darwish was killed in an Israeli occupation bombing.

AL-JAZEERA: 21 Palestinians were killed and dozens injured as a result of renewed Israeli raids on several areas in the Gaza Strip.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Israel is committing new massacres.

AL-JAZEERA: Two Palestinians were killed and others were injured as a result of an Israeli bombing that targeted a residential apartment west of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Friday, December 1, 8:45 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Fierce fighting reported in Tel Al-Hawa and other axes in Gaza City.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Government calls on Israelis in the southern regions to stay close to shelters.

Friday, December 1, 8:30 am (GMT+3)

GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE (GAZA): Israeli occupation forces shell homes and safe areas.


– Israeli shelling targets a residential home in Hamad city west of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

– Two Palestinians killed, and several wounded in Israeli shelling targeting Al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

– Four killed and others injured in an Israeli raid targeting a house in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

– Israel Targets a mosque in Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, north of Gaza City.

– Six killed and scores injured in an Israeli raid on various parts of the Gaza Strip.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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