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Israel continues to strike Gaza by air, land and sea. (Photo: via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli forces continued to bomb civilian targets in Gaza, killing and wounding scores of Palestinians.

Belgium summoned the Israeli ambassador following the destruction of the headquarters of the Belgian Development Agency in the Strip.

Meanwhile, Iran warned it will respond forcefully to any attack, while both Tehran and Ankara arrested several people suspected of being Mossad agents.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 27,131 Palestinians have been killed, and 66,287 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7. Palestinian and international estimates say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

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Friday, February 2, 10:15 pm (GMT+2)

SYRIAN MEDIA: strong explosions were heard at the American base in the Al-Omar oil field in the Deir ez-Zor countryside.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces launched a raid on the outskirts of the town of Rashaya Al-Fakhar in southern Lebanon.

ANSARALLAH SPOKESMAN: We carried out a military operation against Israeli enemy targets using ballistic missiles. We will not hesitate to carry out further operations against the enemy until the aggression against Gaza stops.

KAN: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed with his former office director how to neutralize the right-wing opposition from the detainees deal.

Friday, February 2, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

FORMER ISRAELI DETAINEE (to CBS): “The house we were in in Gaza collapsed as a result of our army’s bombing, and I and my three children were lucky.”

US OFFICIAL (to ABC): the debate inside the White House is tense over possible attacks on Iranian-backed groups.

US MEDIA: 25 Democrats in the US Senate urged President Joe Biden to encourage the Israelis to take five steps to double aid to the Gaza Strip.

CHANNEL 12: The leaders of the army and security services will resign from their positions the moment the war on Gaza ends.

Friday, February 2, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

REUTERS: The French shipping group CMA CGM suspended the crossing of the Bab al-Mandeb Strait in both directions on Friday due to security risks.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We eliminated 15 Israeli soldiers from zero range west of Gaza City.

HANIYEH AND AL-NAKHAL: Any negotiations must lead to stopping the aggression and lifting the siege on Gaza.

Friday, February 2, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

MUJAHIDEEN BRIGADES: We caused casualties to soldiers and occupation vehicles in Gaza City.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted an Israeli force consisting of 10 soldiers, which was holed up in a house in the Al-Amal neighborhood in the city of Khan Yunis, with an anti-fortified missile, killing and wounding its members.

Friday, February 2, 6:15 pm (GMT+2)

US TREASURE DEPARTMENT: The US Treasury Department announced that it has imposed sanctions on a cross-border network that supports Iran’s ballistic missile programs and drones.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a gathering of Israeli soldiers in the vicinity of the Ruwaisat al-Alam site in the occupied Kfar Shuba hills.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced that it intercepted a ballistic missile launched from Yemen towards Israel over the Red Sea.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Violent confrontations are taking place between the Palestinian resistance and the Israeli occupation forces in areas west of Gaza City and in the vicinity of Al-Sinaa and Al-Shuhadaa Street, south of Al-Rimal neighborhood.

LAPID: The government is incompetent and Netanyahu is incompetent.

WASHINGTON POST: The Washington Post quoted an American official as saying that Washington has strengthened its defenses in Jordan as it prepares for a broad response to last Sunday’s attack.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed to his partners not to leave the war government, and warned that this would harm Israel’s unity.

Friday, February 2, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Israeli Ruwaisat Al-Alam site in the Kfar Shuba hills in the occupied Shebaa Farms with missile weapons, hitting it directly.

HAARETZ: The Zaka organization published false accounts of atrocities that did not occur.

YEMENI MEDIA: American-British raids on Hajjah.

Friday, February 2, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

KAN: 3,000 Israeli soldiers have undergone psychological treatment since the beginning of the war

AL-JAZEERA: In a joint statement, more than 800 American, British and European officials warned of the repercussions of their governments’ policies regarding the Israeli war on Gaza.

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NBC (quoting US officials): The military response to the killing of 3 American soldiers may include targets in various countries outside Iran.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces are launching violent and continuous artillery shelling on the western areas of Gaza City.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The bodies of 15 Palestinians arrived at Nasser Medical Complex and Al Amal Hospital after an Israeli bombing of areas in Khan Yunis.

Friday, February 2, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed with 60-caliber mortar shells a gathering of Israeli army soldiers and vehicles penetrating west of Khan Yunis.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli warplanes launched 3 airstrikes around the towns of Aitaroun and Zibqin in southern Lebanon.

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PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation forces bombed the central medicine warehouse of the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: Three people were killed and others were injured after the Israeli occupation forces opened fire on its headquarters in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Friday, February 2, 2:15 pm (GMT+2)

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Half of Americans believe that Israel has exceeded the limit in its war on Gaza.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed the Fajjah military site east of Gaza with “107” missiles in a joint operation with the Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 7,131 Palestinians have been killed, and 66,287 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: an Israeli air strike destroyed a house east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: Israeli bombing and shooting in the vicinity of its Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis is still continuing.

Friday, February 2, 12:30 pm (GMT+2)

UNRWA: 152 of our employees have been killed since the start of the war in Gaza.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: The fate of our team that went out to rescue a girl is still unknown.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted a Merkava tank west of Khan Yunis.

IRANIAN MEDIA: A military advisor was killed in the Israeli attack on southern Damascus.

UNICEF: 17,000 children in Gaza are living without their families or have been separated from their families.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted an Israeli troop carrier with an “Al-Yassin 105” shell in the Al-Amal neighborhood, west of the city of Khan Yunis.

JORDANIAN MEDIA: Border guard forces arrested four Israelis after they crossed the border fence.

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

MALAYSIAN PM: Steps must be taken to stop the killing in Gaza.

Friday, February 2, 11:00  am (GMT+2)

IRANIAN PRESIDENT: We will not start a war, but we will respond forcefully to any attack.

ISRAELI SOURCES: A spokesman for the municipality of Kiryat Shmona, near the Lebanese border, said that four missiles landed in open areas in the town.

SYRIAN MEDIA: an “Israeli air aggression targeting southern Damascus” at dawn today, and said that Syrian air defenses shot down a number of missiles.

IRANIAN MINISTRY OF INTELLIGENCE: Iran announces the discovery of dozens of spies linked to the Mossad.

Friday, February 2, 10:00  am (GMT+2)

ANADOLU NEWS AGENCY (citing security sources): 7 people arrested in Türkiye suspected of selling information to Mossad.

AL-JAZEERA: Two missiles were fired from southern Lebanon towards an Israeli position in the Galilee finger, while sirens sounded in several towns in northern Israel.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Last night, air defenses intercepted a drone launched from the Gaza Strip and crossed the border to the south.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich called on the Planning Committee to approve a plan to build 7,000 settlement units in the occupied West Bank.

Friday, February 2, 06:00  am (GMT+2)

UNICEF DIRECTOR: The situation of children in Gaza is getting more depressing day after day.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli raid targeted a house in the vicinity of the European Hospital in Khan Yunis, wounding two people, including a displaced Palestinian.

Friday, February 2, 05:00  am (GMT+2)

US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: Austin discusses with Gallant Israel’s shift to less severe military operations in Gaza.

Friday, February 2, 02:00  am (GMT+2)

BELGIUM FM: The Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Israeli ambassador to clarify the destruction of the offices of the Belgian Development Agency (Enable) in the Gaza Strip.

Friday, February 2, 01:00  am (GMT+2)

US OFFICIAL (to NBC News): Israel is not making much progress against Hamas.

Thursday, February 1, 11:15  pm (GMT+2)

EGYPTAN FM: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry expressed, during a call with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Egypt’s concern about the expansion of the conflict in the region.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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