GAZA LIVE BLOG: Negotiations: Key Points | Bodies Retrieved in Khan Yunis | Ben-Gvir, Smotrich Threaten Netanyahu over Deal – Day 185

Israel continued to bomb Gaza. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

A top official with the Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas told Al-Jazeera that there was no progress in the negotiations in Cairo, and the Israeli delegation did not respond to any of Hamas’ demands.

Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir said Netanyahu’s post as prime minister is at risk if he does not invade Rafah.

Reports by Israeli media highlighted that the withdrawal from Khan Yunis is linked to combat fatigue and no goals were achieved. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 33,207 Palestinians have been killed, and 75,933 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Tuesday, April 9, 04:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAEL’S CHANNEL 12: Five rockets fired from Lebanon landed in open areas in the Western Galilee.


The Israeli army is currently launching raids on the northern Gaza Strip.

On was killed and others wounded in an Israeli bombardment targeting the tribal committees responsible for providing aid southeast of Gaza City.

HAMAS: The leadership was studying “the proposal submitted with all national responsibility and would inform the mediators of its response as soon as it was finalized.”

POLITICO: Some of Biden’s close allies in Congress are open to using military aid to pressure Israel.

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Tuesday, April 9, 12:00 am (GMT+2)

FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION: Israeli army granted limited opportunities for the media to enter Gaza under strict supervision.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The occupation deliberately kills medical staff and patients.

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UN SECRETARY-GENERAL: Preventing international journalists from entering Gaza allows misinformation and false narratives to flourish.

UNSC: The Security Council referred the request of the Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine for full membership in the United Nations to the Committee for Admission of New Members.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: “UNRWA plays a vital role in helping the Palestinians, and there is no institution capable of replacing it.”

CHANNEL 12: 7 members of the ruling Likud Party are calling for an emergency session of the party bloc to discuss the details of the exchange deal.

Monday, April 8, 11:00 pm (GMT+2)

KAN: Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich and Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir are threatening to dissolve the government if a surrender deal is approved.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Eilat for fear of a drone infiltration.

CHANNEL 12: Hamas used a tunnel from Khan Yunis towards an Israeli settlement on October 7. The channel added that Hamas fighters infiltrated from the tunnel and attacked an Israeli force, killing a soldier and wounding others before the ground operation.

AL-JAZEERA: Doctor Shadi Abu Hassanein was killed in an Israeli bombing.

Monday, April 8, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

LAPID: Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid said that he discussed with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan the situation on the border with Lebanon, and efforts to return residents to northern Israel.

FINANCIAL TIMES: Israel rejects Hamas’ request for the return of residents to northern Gaza.

CHANNEL 13: The White House meets with families of non-American Israeli detainees for the first time

AL-JAZEERA: The death toll resulting from the Israeli bombing of the Interior Ministry building in the Maghazi camp, has risen to 5, including the mayor.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We fired a missile at a crowd of Israeli soldiers in Reim in the Gaza Strip.

Monday, April 8, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our forces bombed the headquarters of the Israeli Nahal Brigade, operating in the axis of the Netzarim settlement, with heavy-caliber mortar shells.

ISRAELI ARMY: We detected missiles fired towards the Galilee.

PENTAGON: Austin and Gallant discussed the results of the investigation targeting aid workers.

CNN (citing informed source): What Israel presented in the recent talks does not meet Hamas’ requests.

Monday, April 8, 8:15 pm (GMT+2)


We have not seen a date for an Israeli invasion of Rafah, and we don’t support a large-scale invasion of the city.

There is an agreement now on the table regarding the prisoner deal, and we hope that Hamas will accept it.

AL-JAZEERA: the number of bodies recovered today from the city of Khan Yunis had risen to 84 martyrs.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: two people were killed in an Israeli bombing that targeted the Interior Ministry building in the Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not agree with the American proposal for negotiations, while most members of the war government supported it.

TURKISH FM: Israel rejected a request submitted by Turkey to join efforts to airdrop humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in Gaza, and that Ankara will respond to Israel with new measures.

Monday, April 8, 7:15 pm (GMT+2)

NETANYAHU: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that a date has been set to launch an attack on the city of Rafah in the far south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA (citing informed sources):

The mediators presented a new proposal in the last round of negotiations in Cairo for a ceasefire in 3 stages.

The proposal includes the return of unarmed displaced civilians to the northern Gaza Strip, without specifying their numbers.

The proposal included Israel accepting the opening of Al-Rashid and Salah Al-Din Streets and stationing its forces 500 meters away from them.

The proposal includes bringing 500 aid trucks daily into the Gaza Strip, including the north.

The proposal includes Israel releasing 900 Palestinian prisoners, including 100 with life sentences, in the first stage.

The proposal did not include the number of Palestinian prisoners released in the second phase or Israel’s withdrawal.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Ambulance crews recovered the bodies of 75 martyrs from various areas in Khan Yunis since Monday morning.

Monday, April 8, 5:15 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: The number of bodies recovered from the city of Khan Yunis has risen to 67 since this morning.


The Israeli stance still places obstacles in the way of reaching an agreement.

The Israeli response we received does not include a permanent ceasefire or withdrawal from the Strip.

According to the Israeli response, the return of the displaced is unsafe and occurs through crossings under the spears of the occupation.

The Israeli response conditions the return of the displaced to shelters, not to their areas and homes.

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PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two people were killed and a number of others were injured after a violent Israeli artillery shelling targeted a building with displaced people inside in Deir al-Balah.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army said that its warplanes attacked Hezbollah’s military infrastructure in Khiam while a member of the party was present, announcing the fall of a Hezbollah march in an open area in Ras Naqoura.

Monday, April 8, 4:15 pm (GMT+2)

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: there are more than one million cases of infectious diseases as a result of displacement in the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli warplanes were launching raids on targets in southern Lebanon.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Ambulance crews recovered the bodies of 56 martyrs from various areas in the city of Khan Yunis since this morning.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Sirens sounded in the Kiryat Shmona settlement and other towns in the north, indicating that explosions were heard.

CHANNEL 7: the political and security ministerial council will meet tomorrow evening to discuss the negotiations file, with the aim of reaching a prisoner exchange deal.

Monday, April 8, 3:30 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The bodies of 45 Palestinians were recovered from various areas in Khan Yunis.

PALESTINIAN PRISONERS CLUB: Hundreds of prisoners in occupation prisons face slow death.

AL-JAZEERA: A Palestinian was killed and many others were wounded as a result of a raid launched by the Israeli occupation forces on the Abu Khadra area in central Gaza City.

LEBANESE MEDIA: Israeli raids targeted the town of Khiam, southern Lebanon.

HEZBOLLAH: We attacked the Ras Naqoura naval site with a drone and hit the target accurately.

Monday, April 8, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

GALLANT: Military pressure on Hamas allowed us the flexibility to work to return the “kidnapped”.

AL-JAZEERA: A Palestinian child was martyred and others were injured as a result of Israeli occupation artillery shelling of areas east of the city of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 33,207 Palestinians have been killed, and 75,933 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

KAN: A drone that entered from Lebanon exploded in an open area in the Western Galilee on the border with Lebanon.

GERMAN FM: We reject Nicaragua’s allegations that we violated the Genocide Convention.

MAARIV: The Israeli budget deficit has reached $7 billion since the beginning of the year.

Monday, April 8, 12:30 pm (GMT+2)

LAPID: We are ready to provide a complete safety net for Netanyahu at any moment to reach a deal that guarantees the return of the kidnapped people.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli bombing leaves wounded in the town of Al-Qarara in Khan Yunis.

SMOTRICH: Israeli media said that Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold an Israeli cabinet meeting to decide on the exchange deal with Hamas and a ground military invasion of the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: The bodies of a number of Palestinians were recovered a short while ago from under the rubble in the Shifa Medical Complex in the Gaza Strip.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: A political analyst in Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper said that the Israeli government lost the war in the Gaza Strip and that Israel has become isolated.

Monday, April 8, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Nicaragua’s legal team before International Justice said that Germany violated the Genocide Convention by supporting Israel.

FAMILY OF WALID DAQQA: Israel is holding his body and preventing us from holding a funeral.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: a Palestinian woman was killed and others were injured as a result of Israeli artillery shelling that targeted areas east of the Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: In the first hearing, Nicaragua calls on the International Court of Justice to oblige Germany to stop selling weapons to Israel

Monday, April 8, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI FM: Hezbollah must be deterred.

CHANNEL 12: The Israeli opposition requested an emergency session of the Knesset to discuss the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, concluding a deal with Hamas, a ceasefire, and the growing risks of war with Iran.

BEN-GVIR: Netanyahu will lose his role as prime minister if he ends the war without invading Rafah.

HAARETZ: The Israeli army withdrew from Khan Yunis without achieving its goals.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The bodies of 8 Palestinians were recovered from the eastern regions of the city of Khan Yunis and transferred to the European Gaza Hospital.

Monday, April 8, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 12 (quoting high-ranking Israeli political source): The negotiating delegation still has a long time to go to conclude a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Monday, April 8, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

LEBANESE CIVIL DEFENSE: Two people were killed and another injured as a result of a raid launched by Israeli occupation army fighters on a house in the town of Sultaniyeh in southern Lebanon at dawn today.

TOP HAMAS OFFICIAL (to Al-Jazeera): There was no progress in the negotiations in Cairo, and the Israeli delegation did not respond to any of Hamas’ demands.

Monday, April 8, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

WORLD FOOD PROGRAM: “Famine is closer than ever before” in the northern Gaza Strip.

Monday, April 8, 06:00 am (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 12 OPINION POLL: 56% of Israelis do not believe that the government is doing enough to return the prisoners, while 39% indicated that it is doing enough to return them.

HAARETZ: The army withdraws from Gaza due to combat fatigue.

Monday, April 8, 04:30 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Australia has appointed a retired general who heads the air force to monitor Israel’s investigation into the killing of seven aid workers by Israeli shelling last week, reiterating its demand for “full accountability” of those responsible.

CAIRO NEWS (Citing a senior Egyptian source): Hamas and Qatar delegations have left Cairo and will return within two days to agree on the terms of the final agreement. The Israeli and American delegations will leave the Egyptian capital within a few hours.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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