GAZA LIVE BLOG: Horrific Massacre in Rafah | Resistance Ambushes Soldiers | Gaza Hospitals under Attack | Israel Bombs Lebanon – Day 129

Israel's massacres of Palestinian civilians continue. (Photo: via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Although Israeli media reported that the Israeli army was “suffering from a difficult situation in Khan Yunis after being exposed to a very large ambush” on Sunday night, the Israeli army only admitted to the killing of two soldiers. 

Meanwhile, the bombing of the Gaza Strip continued, with a horrific massacre in the overpopulated city of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, which killed at least 67 Palestinians. 

Israel announced the rescue of two captives, without providing further details. However, the news has not been confirmed by the Palestinian side. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 28,340 Palestinians have been killed, and 67,984 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Tuesday, February 13, 12:40 am (GMT+2)

JORDANIAN KING: We cannot tolerate an Israeli attack on Rafah.

BIDEN: We oppose any forced displacement of Palestinians from Gaza.

UKMTO: Two missile attacks on a ship off Mokha.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Renewed artillery shelling on the areas west and south of Khan Yunis.

Two More Journalists Killed in Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza – Death Toll Rises to 126

Monday, February 12, 11:00 pm (GMT+2)

US OFFICIALS: The raids on Rafah should not affect the negotiations.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Biden is frustrated by his failure to persuade Israel to change its military tactics.

NBC: Biden is frustrated by his failure to persuade Israel to change its military tactics.

PENTAGON: We communicate with Israel regarding taking civilians into account in any military plans.

DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKER: It is time to reject any military aid to Israel.

Monday, February 12, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

FRENCH FM: Israel must take concrete measures to protect Gaza civilians.

DAVID CAMERON: Israel must think seriously before taking any action in Rafah.

AMNESTYINTERNATIONAL: We warn of the imminent danger of genocide in Rafah.

‘Unfortunate and Disgraceful’ – Egypt Rejects Smotrich’s Remarks on October 7

HAMAS: European Union foreign policy official Josep Borrell’s comments about the “Zionist entity’s” desire to get rid of UNRWA reveals fabricated allegations against the agency and its employees.

Monday, February 12, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

KAN: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant excluded National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir from a crucial meeting that dealt with the release of detainees in Gaza.

WHITE HOUSE: We do not support a general ceasefire in Gaza now. The crisis in the Gaza Strip will not end until Hamas releases all the hostages.

Monday, February 12, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

GALLANT: Hezbollah appears prepared to pay the heavy price that Hamas paid

AL-JAZEERA: The UN Security Council will hold closed consultations today at the request of Algeria, to discuss the situation in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

AXIOS: Netanyahu told Biden that he does not understand the reason for the sanctions on settlers.

US DEPARTMENT OF STATE: There must be a credible plan that can be implemented before undertaking any military campaign in Rafah. We do not support a military campaign in Rafah that does not take into account the presence of more than 1.1 million people there.

OSAMA HAMDAN: Netanyahu is determined to continue the genocide in Gaza.

Monday, February 12, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The number of people martyred in the Israeli raids on the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip since dawn today rose to 74.

ABU OBEIDA: Three captives were killed in Israeli raids. “We will postpone announcing the names and photos of the dead for the coming days until the fate of the rest of the wounded becomes clear.”

EGYPTIAN FM: Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich’s comments are completely unacceptable, as Egypt has full control over its territory.

ICC: International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan said he was deeply concerned about the bombing and possible Israeli ground incursion into Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

KAN (quoting Egyptian Foreign Ministry): The Camp David Treaty is here to stay. Egypt has maintained the peace agreement with Israel and always maintains its obligations as long as the matter is mutual.

UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: Any military incursion into Rafah, where 1.5 million Palestinians are gathered without an alternative place, is terrifying.

Monday, February 12, 6:00 pm (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: Hezbollah targeted a building in the Avivim settlement, and said, “There are Israeli enemy soldiers in it, and we achieved a direct hit.”

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN: Israel appeals to the United Nations to help it evacuate Rafah.

SMOTRICH: Egypt bears great responsibility for what happened on October 7, 2023. Hamas was armed through Egypt. I call on Netanyahu to ignore Washington’s pressure and not send a delegation tomorrow, Tuesday, to Cairo to complete talks on reaching an agreement.

BEN-GVIR: Britain’s decision to impose sanctions on settlers is a collaboration with the boycott movement, within which terrorists are embraced. The decision to impose sanctions on 4 settlers is an attempt by Britain to delegitimize the settlement and the settlers.

BORRELL: European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “does not listen to anyone,” adding that Netanyahu “wants us to believe allegations without evidence and close our eyes to compliance with international law.”

ABU YOUSSEF AL-NAJJAR HOSPITAL: The number of patients and wounded inside the hospital is more than 6 times our capacity.

Monday, February 12, 4:40 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We eliminated 10 Israeli soldiers from zero-range

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted “the spy equipment at the Israeli radar site” with a guided missile, and it achieved a direct hit.

SCOTLAND’S PM: The British government and opposition should “hang their heads in shame as we witness a massacre in which thousands of women and children are killed in Gaza.”

AL-JAZEERA: The Dutch government said it will appeal in the Supreme Court a ruling banning the export of spare parts for F-35 fighter jets to Israel.

EU FOREIGN POLICY CHIEF: The Israeli government wants to get rid of UNRWA.

AXIOS (citing Israeli official): An Israeli delegation will head to Egypt tomorrow, in an attempt to support negotiations regarding prisoners held by the Resistance in the Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: 9 soldiers were injured in the battles in the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS: The health situation in Gaza is the worst in the world.

AL-JAZEERA: Tel Aviv prevented the Special Envoy for the Palestinian Territories of the Human Rights Council from entering Israel.

Monday, February 12, 2:15 pm (GMT+2)

DAVID CAMERON: We are very concerned about the situation in Rafah.

A-JAZEERA: A child and his sister were killed after an Israeli drone opened fire on them northwest of the city of Rafah.

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN: It would be ridiculous if the war stopped now.

ISRAELI ARMY: We bombed Hezbollah sites in southern Lebanon.

AP: The possibility of reaching a ceasefire agreement in Gaza dominated the recent call between US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We set up a precise ambush for an Israeli force east of Khan Yunis. As soon as the force arrived at the ambush site, our fighters surprised it with machine guns, anti-personnel shells, fortifications, and explosive devices, leaving the force members dead and wounded.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Palestinian journalist Alaa Al-Hams died as a result of her wounds sustained in the bombing of her family’s home in the Al-Geneina neighborhood, east of Rafah, a few days ago.

NBC (citing informed sources): Biden believes that Netanyahu wants the war to continue

Monday, February 12, 1:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Israeli occupation forces forced the displaced people from Siham School in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, to leave and fired shells at the school.

TURKISH FM: The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it is “deeply concerned about the increase in Israeli attacks on Rafah, and we consider this part of a plan to expel the residents from their land.”

DIRECTOR OF KUWAITI HOSPITAL: Our hospitals are turning into mass graves.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Violent clashes are now taking place between the Palestinian resistance and the Israeli occupation forces in the town of Abasan Al Kabira, east of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: a Hezbollah official survived after an Israeli drone bombed a car in the town of Bint Jbeil in southern Lebanon.

NETHERLANDS: A Dutch court bans the export of F-35 aircraft spare parts to Israel

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed with mortar shells a command and control position for the Israeli forces in the Al-Taqadum axis in the center of Khan Yunis.

AL-JAZEERA: Two Israeli raids on the towns of Khiam and Al-Adisa in southern Lebanon.

Monday, February 12, 12:00 pm (GMT+2)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 28,340 Palestinians have been killed, and 67,984 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli drone targeted a car with a missile in the town of Bint Jbeil, south of Lebanon.

Monday, February 12, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The bodies of 67 Palestinians were transferred to hospitals after the occupation massacre in the city of Rafah, and that the process of retrieving the victims is still continuing.

MSF: The announced attack by Israel on Rafah will be disastrous

BELGIAN MINISTER: Gaza is witnessing the worst humanitarian crisis and genocide must be prevented.

NETANYAHU: Military pressure will lead to the release of all those kidnapped.

ANSARALLAH: We targeted an American ship in the Red Sea and achieved a direct hit.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT SOCIETY: The spread of a large number of epidemics due to the absence of health infrastructure.

Monday, February 12, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

JAPAN: Japan expressed deep concern about the Israeli attacks on the city of Rafah, which is crowded with displaced Palestinians in the south of the Gaza Strip and adjacent to the border with Egypt.

WHO: Medical supplies for Gaza are so far a drop in the ocean of needs

Monday, February 12, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 15 people were martyred in an Israeli bombing of a house on Al-Baraka Street in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Monday, February 12, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

UKMTO: A ship has been targeted by two missiles 40 nautical miles off the coast of Yemen.

Monday, February 12, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

HAMAS: The attack on Rafah is a continuation of the genocidal war.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The bodies of 10 martyrs, including children, arrived at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir Al-Balah after the bombing of a house in the Al-Baraka area.

ISRAELI ARMY: Two soldiers were killed in battles in the southern Gaza Strip.

Monday, February 12, 06:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army announced that two Israeli hostages had been “liberated” during a joint operation by the army, police, and public security in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, and said that they were in good condition.

Monday, February 12, 04:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: The death toll from the raids that targeted mosques and homes in Rafah has risen to 63, including children, in addition to the injury of dozens, including children.

Monday, February 12, 03:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: 11 people were killed and dozens injured as a result of the Israeli raids on Rafah.

ISRAELI ARMY: We carried out attacks on specific targets in Al-Shaboura.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: Intense raids targeted populated homes opposite the headquarters of the Crescent Society in central Rafah.

AL-JAZEERA: There were casualties as a result of an Israeli bombing that targeted a house and a mosque in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Clashes, artillery shelling, and intense raids took place in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

A violent Israeli air strike targeted Rafah, close to the border with Egypt.

Hundreds of citizens fled to the Kuwaiti Hospital to escape the violent Israeli bombing of the northern area of ​​the city of Rafah.

Monday, February 12, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: Transporting the dead and wounded from the ambush took hours

Monday, February 12, 12:50 am (GMT+2)

KAN: The Israeli army “is suffering from a difficult situation in Khan Yunis after being exposed to a very large ambush, and we are following it.”

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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