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The majority of Palestinians killed by Israel in Gaza are women and children. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

The Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah carried out several attacks on northern Israel and Israeli media confirmed that four drones entered Israel’s airspace.

Gaza Municipal Emergency Committee announced that Jabaliya and Beit Hanoun were declared disaster areas due to the unspeakable destruction caused by Israeli aggression.

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said that the agency’s shelters in Rafah are now empty and that they were forced to stop offering health care and vital services.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 36,439 Palestinians have been killed, and 82,627 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Monday, June 3, 04:30 am (GMT +2)


Causalities reported in an Israeli shelling that targeted a house belonging to the Abu Obaid family in the Saudi neighborhood, west of Rafah.

An Israeli raid targeted the vicinity of the European Gaza Hospital near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

SYRIAN MEDIA: The Syrian Ministry of Defense announced a number of deaths and material losses as a result of Israeli shelling targeting sites in the vicinity of Aleppo. Syrian media confirmed that 17 people were killed and 15 wounded by Israeli shelling.

QUDS NEWS: Four bodies of Palestinians women and children and children arrived to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir Al-Balah after the Israeli occupation bombed the house of the Aqel family in Al-Bureij camp.

Monday, June 3, 12:30 am (GMT +2)

LIKUD OFFICIALS (to Channel 13): Netanyahu will not pass the detainees agreement announced by Biden because it will lead to the collapse of the government.

CHANNEL 12 (citing Israeli officials): Politicians believe that the war must be stopped and a deal concluded, even if Sinwar remains in power at this stage.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced that it is completing training at the General Staff level to increase readiness on the northern front.

WAR COUNCIL OFFICIALS: We are considering a proposal not to wait for Hamas’ response and to take proactive steps.

HEZBOLLAH: Our forces targeted the headquarters of the 769th Brigade of the Israeli army in Kiryat Shmona.

Sunday, June 2, 10:30 pm (GMT +2)

MAARIV: Nahariya is considering canceling classes tomorrow after a fire resulting from a Hezbollah bombing.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Four people were killed in an Israeli raid on the home of the Abu Nar family on Al-Twenty Street in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced that attempts to intercept a march in Nahariya in the Western Galilee failed, causing a fire to break out in the area.

KAN: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised his coalition partners not to stop the war, indicating that the chances of reaching an agreement were very low. Netanyahu told the coalition that Biden did not present the real conditions that Israel agreed to.

Sunday, June 2, 9:30 pm (GMT +2)

CHANNEL 12: Sirens sounded in the town of Metula in Western Galilee.

CHANNEL 13 (citing officials): There are fears that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not agree to continue the exchange deal with Hamas because of his concern for his political future.

FINANCIAL TIMES (citing officials close to Netanyahu): The content of Biden’s speech was a big surprise to the Israeli government.

MAYOR OF NAHARIYA (to Maariv): It is not possible to live like this, and we must discuss exiting the Gaza Strip unilaterally.


40% of Israelis support the deal proposal revealed by Biden, and 27% oppose it.

55% of Israelis support expanding the confrontation with Hezbollah after concluding the exchange deal.

KAN: The negotiating team withheld details of the deal proposal from the Ministerial Council by order of the War Council for fear of its leaking.

Sunday, June 2, 8:30 pm (GMT +2)

KAN: The families of the detainees are demonstrating in front of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office to demand acceptance of the deal proposed by US President Joe Biden.

AL-JAZEERA: Large explosions occurred in the northern central region of the Gaza Strip, near the Netzarim axis.

HEZBOLLAH: We bombed the Zabdin site in Shebaa Farms.

Sunday, June 2, 7:30 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Nahariya, northern Israel, and the surrounding towns after a suspected drone infiltration.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two people were killed as a result of an Israeli bombing in the Abu Halawa area, east of the city of Rafah.

AL-JAZEERA: Two missiles were fired at the Israeli site of Zabdin in the occupied Shebaa Farms in southern Lebanon.

KAN: The War Council is expected to discuss a proposal to start a new experiment to find an alternative to Hamas’ rule in Gaza.

ISRAELI MEDIA: The Maldives prevents Israelis from entering the country due to the war in Gaza.

GALLANT: We will not accept Hamas’ control of Gaza after the war.

Sunday, June 2, 6:30 pm (GMT +2)

ISRAELI AMBULANCE SERVICES: Two Israelis were injured as a result of missile fragments in Kiryat Shmona.

HEZBOLLAH: We bombed Kiryat Shmona with dozens of Katyusha rockets.

Escalation with Hezbollah – Two Civilians Killed in Israeli Raid in South Lebanon

AL-JAZEERA: Four Palestinians were killed and others injured as a result of a bombing that targeted a group of citizens in the Al-Zawaida area in the central Gaza Strip.

Sunday, June 2, 6:00 pm (GMT +2)

CHANNEL 12: 14 missiles were intercepted targeting Kiryat Shmona.

CBS: The War Council and Netanyahu agreed to the exchange proposal, but they are waiting for Hamas’ response. Israel will not agree to a permanent ceasefire without returning all the hostages and destroying Hamas’ capabilities.

KIRBY: We are awaiting Hamas’s official response to the Israeli proposal.

ISRAELI POLICE: Four people were arrested during a demonstration east of Tel Aviv.

KIRBY: We expect Israel to agree if Hamas agrees to the proposal.

Sunday, June 2, 5:00 pm (GMT +2)

BEN-GVIR: If Netanyahu continues to push for a deal, we will dissolve the government.

MAARIV: Dozens of Haredim blocked the vital Route 4 east of Greater Tel Aviv in protest against the conscription law.

HAARETZ: 46 soldiers have been injured in Gaza since last Thursday.

An Outright Israeli Defeat or ‘Tactical Victory’ in Jabaliya? – ANALYSIS

HEZBOLLAH: bombed the headquarters of the 210th Golan Division in Nafah Barracks with dozens of Katyusha rockets.

GANTZ (cited by Israeli Army Radio): The proposed recruitment proposal will not meet the needs of Israel and the security establishment.

Sunday, June 2, 4:30 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: 6 missiles were fired from southern Lebanon towards Galilee.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli artillery shelling targeted the outskirts of the town of Kfar Shuba in southern Lebanon.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted a D-9 military bulldozer with an Al-Yassin 105 shell near the Al-Amal Association in the Yabna refugee camp in the city of Rafah.

ISRAELI CHANNEL: Two drones launched from Lebanon exploded in Western Galilee.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted an Israeli Merkava tank with two RPG shells south of Khawla School in Rafah, and the tank caught fire.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Hadab Yaron site and the deployment of Israeli army soldiers in its vicinity.

TURKISH PRESIDENT: International recognition of Palestine is the most effective response against Israel.

CHANNEL 12: Four missiles fell in uninhabited areas surrounding the Katzrin settlement, south of the occupied Syrian Golan, amid an escalation witnessed on the northern front since this morning.

Sunday, June 2, 3:00 pm (GMT +2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed the Israeli army headquarters in the Netzarim axis with a 114 mm short-range rocket system.

PALESTINIAN PRISONERS’ CLUB: Israel has arrested 80 journalists since the start of the war on October 7, including 68 from the West Bank and the rest from the Gaza Strip.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Hezbollah has so far used only 5% of its weapons.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombarded with mortar shells the occupation soldiers and vehicles penetrating the Brahma area, west of the Yabna camp in the city of Rafah, amid continuing clashes in the area.

HAARETZ: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to withdraw the powers to appoint members of the committee investigating the October 7 attack from the President of the Supreme Court.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters targeted two D-9 military bulldozers with two Tandom shells on Salah al-Din Gate Street in the city of Rafah.

Sunday, June 2, 2:00 pm (GMT +2)

KAN: The War Council will meet this evening, Sunday, in Tel Aviv to discuss the prisoner exchange deal and the resumption of negotiations.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 36,439 Palestinians have been killed, and 82,627 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

ISRAEL HAYOM: A soldier threw a smoke bomb at the Defense Ministry office in the Tel Hashomer camp, east of Tel Aviv, and fled.

Sunday, June 2, 1:00 pm (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army admits that there is a change in Hezbollah’s fighting pattern for fear of incurring heavy losses to its forces. Hezbollah decided to move most of its fighters 20 to 30 kilometers north from the Israeli border.

Sunday, June 2, 11:00 am (GMT +2)

MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY COMMITTEE: Jabaliya and Beit Hanoun were declared disaster areas due to the unspeakable destruction.

AUSTRIAN CHANCELLOR: The deal proposed by Israel allows an end to the fighting.

HERZOG: I informed Netanyahu of my support for him and the government in the deal they will formulate to release the detainees. Detainees must be returned in a deal that preserves our security interests.

FORMER ISRAELI FM TZIPI LIVNI: Biden’s proposal for the deal is not ideal, but it is the best among the options presented.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army said that it carried out raids on targets in Lebanon, from which the drones that were shot down in Metula and the Golan were launched on Sunday.

Sunday, June 2, 10:00 am (GMT +2)

CHANNEL 12: Israeli Channel 12 quoted the families of Israeli prisoners in Gaza as saying that the opportunity should not be missed, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must stand behind the offer of US President Joe Biden and support him.

AVIGDOR LIEBERMAN: Last weekend he received an offer from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be Minister of Defense.

HEZBOLLAH: We carried out an air attack with a squadron of attack drones on the headquarters of the Military Collection Battalion in the Yarden barracks in the occupied Golan.

ISRAELI RADIO: Four drones entered Israel’s airspace from Lebanon, shooting down one of them in Metulla and the others in the Golan.

Sunday, June 2, 09:00 am (GMT +2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: The Israeli Supreme Court will today consider a petition against a law to exempt religious Jews from serving in the army.

CHANNEL 12: Israeli Channel 12 quoted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political advisor as saying that US President Joe Biden’s speech was political, and a lot of work is needed until a deal is concluded.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli forces arrested 5 Palestinian brothers from the Gaza Strip after storming a house west of Ramallah.

ISRAELI SETTLEMENT MINISTER ORIT STROOK: Any proposal that comes out of the War Council or that opposes the aims of the war is illegal.

ISRAELI HOME FRONT: Sirens were sounding in the northern Golan on suspicion of a drone infiltration.

Sunday, June 2, 08:00 am (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY: Sirens sounded in northern Israel for the fourth time this morning.

Sunday, June 2, 07:00 am (GMT +2)

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: The Islamic Resistance in Iraq announced a drone attack on a “vital target” in Eilat, south of Israel

Sunday, June 2, 06:00 am (GMT +2)

UNRWA COMMISSIONER LAZZARINI: UNRWA shelters in Rafah are empty and we have stopped health care and vital services.

Sunday, June 2, 05:00 am (GMT +2)

USCOM: The US Central Command announced the destruction of two anti-ship ballistic missiles that it accused the Ansarallah group of launching them.

Sunday, June 2, 03:45 am (GMT +2)

BERNIE SANDERS: Netanyahu is a war criminal and should not be invited to address Congress.

DAVID CAMERON (Via X): US President Joe Biden’s proposal is an opportunity that must be seized to achieve a lasting and sustainable truce.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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