GAZA LIVE BLOG: Hundreds Killed in Israeli Strikes | Hezbollah-Israel Fighting Intensifies | West Bank Clashes | Biden Builds Support for Israeli War – DAY 17

Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip continue. (Photo: The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

The Palestinian news agency, WAFA, reported that over 400 Palestinian civilians were killed in a single day – Sunday. 

Meanwhile, Israeli strikes at Gaza homes and civilian infrastructure in the early hours of Monday were unprecedented, even if compared to the intense bombardment of previous days. 

Israel’s ground invasion is yet to take place, but Palestinian Resistance managed to ambush Israeli soldiers at the Gaza fence, killing and wounding several. 

The fighting between Hezbollah and Israel carried out unabated, in fact, more intense than in previous days ..

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Palestinian Ministry of Health: The number of Palestinians killed and wounded in the Israeli war on Gaza rose to 5,087 killed, including 2,055 children and 1,119 women, and 15,273 wounded.


Tuesday, October 24, 03:46 am (GMT+3)

NEW YORK TIMES: The New York Times quoted US officials as saying that President Joe Biden’s administration is concerned that Israel lacks achievable military objectives in Gaza. Washington is concerned that Israel is not yet ready to launch a ground invasion with a clear plan.

CHINA: Chinese state media reported that Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed “China’s deep sympathy for the Palestinians, especially the people of Gaza, because of their difficult situation.” The Chinese minister said his country advocates a stronger, broader and more effective international peace conference as soon as possible to support the resumption of peace talks.

MEDICAL SOURCES (GAZA): 53 Palestinian citizens, including children, were killed as a result of Israeli raids targeting homes in Khan Younis and Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

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Tuesday, October 24, 12:00 am (GMT+3)

ALJAZEERA: The Indonesian hospital in Gaza is now officially without electricity, jeopardizing the lives of hundreds of patients inside.

GAZA INTERIOR MINISTRY: The Israeli army committed a new massacre by bombing several houses in the Shati (Beach) refugee camp

UN: The United Nations called for an immediate humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip.

PENTAGON: Iran’s fingerprints are clear in increasing attacks against American forces.

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Monday, October 23, 11:00 pm (GMT+3)

AJA: A Palestinian journalist was killed in an Israeli bombing on the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza, bringing the number of martyred journalists to 20.

AJA: 7 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

ISLAMIC JIHAD: The assassination of Hamas leader Omar Daraghmeh is a crime that reveals the brutality of the occupation

WSJ: American and European contacts to persuade Israel to delay its ground invasion of Gaza

BIDEN: The hostages must be released before talking about a ceasefire in Gaza

AMERICAN OFFICIAL: US General James Glenn and American officers are working with Israeli forces to mitigate civilian casualties in Gaza.

AL-AQSA MARTYRS BRIGADES: We are engaged in an armed clash with the occupation forces at the Jalama checkpoint.

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Monday, October 23, 10:00 pm (GMT+3)

HAMAS: The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) announced the killing of one of its leaders in the West Bank, Sheikh Omar Daraghmeh, in occupation prisons as a result of torture.

AL-QASSAM SPOKESMAN: Through Egyptian and Qatari mediation, we released two female detainees for humanitarian reasons

Monday, October 23, 8:00 pm (GMT+3)

KIRBY: American security aid continues to flow to Israel on a daily basis.

EU JOSEP BORRELL: Israel’s self-defense must be in line with international law.

Monday, October 23, 6:30 pm (GMT+3)

HAMAS: Hamas leader Omar Daraghmeh was killed in an Israeli prison as a result of torture.

MEDIA REPORTS: Anti-Israeli occupation rallies erupt in the town of Tubas in the West Bank following the announcement of the death of Hamas leader Omar Daraghmeh in Israeli prisons.

Monday, October 23, 6:30 pm (GMT+3)

MARK REGEV (SENIOR ADVISOR TO ISRAELI PM): Senior Advisor to the Israeli Prime Minister Mark Regev said that the Gaza battle will be difficult, and Hamas has built a massive military machine.

Monday, October 23,  5:00 pm (GMT+3)

ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTRY: 120,000 Israelis have been ‘internally displaced’ as a result of the ongoing war against Palestinian Resistance.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: 75% of all Israelis say Netanyahu is responsible for failing to protect the Gaza envelope.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: At least 3 ministers in Benjamin Netanyahu’s government are threatening to resign as a way to force the Israeli prime minister to take responsibility for the ‘security failure’ on October 7.

NYT: Hamas and the US are involved in indirect negotiations through Qatar to release 50 dual citizen prisoners and hostages held in Gaza (Israeli media confirm reports that Hamas intends to release 50 prisoners.)

ISRAELI ARMY: Number of Israeli soldiers and officers killed in the war against the Palestinian Resistance has increased to 308.

ISRAELI HEALTH MINISTRY: 295 Israelis remain in Israeli hospitals around the country after being wounded by Hamas fighters in their surprise attack on southern Israel on October 7. 46 of those wounded are in critical condition.

Monday, October 23, 4:30 pm (GMT+3)

ISRAELI ARMY: We intercepted a drone from Lebanon that violated our airspace.

KIRBY: There are no indications that anyone else wants to escalate significantly

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We launched two Zuari drones targeting the 107th Squadron at the Hatzerim base and the Sinai Division headquarters at the Tselem base.

KIRBY: The US is very focused on making sure that Israel has what it needs to continue its operations against Hamas.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Israeli forces have carried out 23 massacres in the last few hours, resulting in the hundred of 400 Palestinians, including 182 children.

Monday, October 23, 3:00 pm (GMT+3)

SLOVENIAN FM: We demand a humanitarian truce, respect for international law, and holding those responsible for war crimes accountable

AP: The Associated Press quoted the director of Al-Aqsa Hospital in Gaza as saying that dwindling fuel supplies are endangering the lives of 130 newborns in incubators.

AJA: Warning of a drone penetrating the airspace of Nir Oz.

IRAN: Iranian FM Amir-Abdollahian made two separate calls with the head of the Hamas political bureau and the Secretary-General of Islamic Jihad.

AJA: The Israeli Minister of Defense concluded a consultation session to assess the security situation with the participation of the leaders of the services

GAZA INTERIOR MINISTRY: 18 Palestinians were killed and dozens wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted several homes in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI MEDIA: An American transport plane carrying military equipment and equipment landed at Ramon Airport near Eilat.

SCOTTISH PRIME MINISTER: We appeal to the British government to demand the opening of the Rafah crossing and an immediate ceasefire

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The number of Palestinians killed and wounded in the Israeli war on Gaza rose to 5,087 killed, , including 2,055 children and 1,119 women, and 15,273 wounded.

HAMAS: We call on Arab and Islamic countries, the United Nations, and all concerned parties to intensify efforts to open an urgent humanitarian corridor

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Israeli forces use weapons that cause 70 to 100% burns.

Monday, October 23, 2:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed Muftahim and Bir al-Sab (Beersheba) with a missile barrage in response to the occupation massacres

AJA: Israeli occupation aircraft bombed a house in the Jabalyia refugee camp, in Tehran northern Gaza Strip.

Monday, October 23, 1:00 pm (GMT+3)

ISLAMIC JIHAD: The Arab and Islamic position is weak, and the political movements of various countries are hesitant in the face of America and the West.

UN EXPERTS: We call on the lawyers who advise the Israeli army to identify what may amount to war crimes and strive to prevent it.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: A large number of injured people arrived at Al-Shifa Medical Complex after the occupation targeted 6 homes in the Strip.

AJA: Sirens sounded in the vicinity of Kibbutz Dan, near the border with Lebanon.

Monday, October 23, 12:00 pm (GMT+3)

HAMAS: The resistance is cohesive, strong, and capable of managing the battle.

GAZA INTERIOR MINISTRY: The Israeli army destroyed Al-Nour Al-Muhammadi Mosque in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, Gaza City.

AJA: Palestinians were killed and wounded as a result of the Israeli bombing two houses on Yarmouk Street in the center of Gaza City.

AL-QASSAM: We bombed Israeli units near Mafkaim with a missile barrage.

AJA: Sirens are sounding in the Gaza envelope area.

WAFA: Israeli occupation forces detained 123 citizens in the West Bank, including 40 workers from Gaza.

CHINESE FM: The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed that the Palestinian people have the right to life and establish their state.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The trucks that arrived during the past two days did not include any quantities of fuel.

AJA: Israeli occupation aircraft launched a series of raids in various areas of Gaza City.

Monday, October 23, 11:00 am (GMT+3)

AJA: Norwegian parliamentarians demand an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the entry of urgent aid into the Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: We eliminated 20 Hezbollah cells, and we will continue to operate in the north.

Monday, October 23, 10:30 am (GMT+3)

PPS: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club said that the occupation launched an arrest campaign that targeted at least 85 Palestinians in the West Bank last night.

SLOVENIA: Slovenian Foreign Minister Tanja Vajon called for an immediate ceasefire in order to bring humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: Dozens of Israeli raids targeted more than 18 homes and residential buildings

Monday, October 23, 10:00 am (GMT+3)

EU FOREIGN POLICY CHIEF JOSEP BORRELL: We should think about the innocent Palestinians.

AJA: Israeli forces surrounded a house in Wadi Shaheen in the city of Bethlehem and demanded a number of its residents to surrender themselves.

GAZA INTERIOR MINISTRY: The bodies of ten people have been recovered after the Israeli army targeted a house for the Abu Dan family in Deir al-Balah in the center of the Strip.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: The US State Department announced that it had asked its non-essential employees at the Baghdad Embassy and Erbil Consulate to leave the country.

GAZA INTERIOR MINISTRY: The Ministry of Interior in Gaza reported that 17 Palestinians were killed as a result of an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in Jabalia and a residential apartment in Al-Faluga, in the northern Gaza Strip.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: There is a crisis of confidence between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the army leadership, in addition to tense relations between Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Israeli Army Radio reported that Israel agreed to Washington’s request to postpone ground entry into Gaza until additional American forces arrive.

Monday, October 23, 9:00 am (GMT+3)

PPS: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club announced that the occupation forces arrested 70 Palestinians from the cities of Ramallah, Hebron, Jericho, Bethlehem and Tulkarm.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced that the Air Force bombed 320 targets throughout the Gaza Strip last night.

AJA (CITING DIPLOMATIC SOURCE) An amended American draft resolution confirms Israel’s right to defend itself individually or collectively.

ISRAELI RADIO: Israeli Radio reported that a phone call took place between US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and also between the defense ministers of the two countries.

Monday, October 23, 8:00 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN MINISTRY OF HEALTH: Two Palestinians were killed and 5 injured in confrontations with Israeli forces in the Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah.

GAZA’S INTERIOR MINISTRY: 6 children and a woman were killed in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in Khan Yunis, in southern Gaza.

Monday, October 23, 7:00 am (GMT+3)

AJA: Israeli occupation forces launch a campaign of raids and arrests in the West Bank.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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