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Gaza reels under new massacres carried out by the Israeli army. (Photo: Yousef Abo Said, via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Over 100 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli bombing in the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza.

Scores more were killed in Israeli bombardments of other parts of the Gaza Strip, while several were killed in renewed Israeli strikes at Al-Shifa hospital.

Meanwhile, four more Israeli soldiers were killed in fierce fighting as the Resistance continues to repel Israeli military advancements.

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Tuesday, December 19, 07:30 am (GMT+3)


Causalities in an Israeli military strike targeting Zurub family in Rafah.

Israeli forces besieged Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza City.

Fierce fighting in Khan Younis between Palestinian Resistance and Israeli army.

Intense Israeli shelling of the town and refugee camp of Jabaliya.

Three members of Abdulal family killed in Israeli bombing of Rafah.

Two Palestinians killed and three wounded in Israeli bombing of Bureij in Central Gaza.

ISRAELI ARMY: An officer and a soldier from the Yahlum military unit were killed in fighting in the southern and northern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Clashes between Palestinian Resistance and the Israeli occupation forces in the area of Tal Al-Zaatar in Jabaliya, north of the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA (Citing journalist Ismail Abu Omar): At least 25 Palestinians were killed in Israeli raids targeting several homes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Who Is Mohammed al-Zouari, the Tunisian Engineer behind Hamas’ Attack Drones?

Tuesday, December 19, 02:45 am (GMT+3)


Houthis (Ansarallah) carried out attacks on two commercial ships in the southern Red Sea on Monday.

The oil tanker Swan Atlantic was attacked by a drone and an anti-ship ballistic missile.

The cargo ship Clara reported an explosion in waters near its position in the southern Red Sea.

AL-JAZEERA: Eight Palestinians, including journalist Adel Zurub, were killed in an Israeli shelling that targeted two houses in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation forces shelled several areas in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, while Palestinian Resistance fighters are currently fighting fierce clashes with the occupation forces on the ground.

Israel is Planning to Invade Lebanon – The Times, Newsweek

Monday, December 18, 11:45 pm (GMT+3)

US SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: We announce the formation of a multinational force to protect trade in the Red Sea in the wake of the Houthi (Ansarallah) attacks.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12 POLL: War Council member Benny Gantz could easily form a coalition if elections were held today.

ISRAELI ARMY: We targeted a site belonging to the Syrian army.

MAYOR OF NIR OZ SETTLEMENT: “We were pleased to learn that the three kidnapped people who appeared in the Hamas video are alive, but time is running out to save them.”

Monday, December 18, 10:30 pm (GMT+3)

HAARETZ: Leaders in the Jewish community in the United States called on Biden to end Israel’s rule in Gaza and the West Bank.

WASHINGTON POST: A senior American official said that the American administration fears the repercussions of its position on the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip and the turn of public opinion in some countries hostile towards it.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted an Israeli force that had barricaded itself in a house in Al-Mughraqa.


Israeli aircraft bombed a house for the “Manna” family in Deir al-Balah camp in the central Gaza Strip.+

An Israeli raid targeted the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Injuries among civil defense crews after they were targeted by the Israeli occupation near Al-Yemen Al-Saeed Hospital in Jabalia camp.

The Aqal family home in Nuseirat was targeted a short while ago.

Israeli artillery targets Sheikh Jabr School in Khan Yunis camp, south of the Gaza Strip.

Injuries in an artillery shelling that targeted a residential apartment for the Abed family in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Intense artillery shelling east and center of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Artillery shelling in central Khan Yunis destroyed shops and residential homes.

Five Palestinians were killed when Israel bombed a house in the Al-Hasayna area, west of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Continuous and intense artillery shelling targeting the east of Al-Maghazi camp and the town of Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

An Israeli raid targeted a house in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Nine Palestinians were killed in the Israeli bombing of the Nuseirat and Deir al-Balah camps in the central Gaza Strip.

Israeli aircraft launched a series of raids on Khan Yunis.

The bodies of three Palestinian children arrived to the Kuwaiti Hospital along with a number of injuries following the bombing of the Attiya family home in central Rafah.

The number of Palestinians killed in the Israeli bombing of Rafah has risen to eight.

Artillery shelling and fierce clashes in the center and east of Khan Yunis.

Monday, December 18, 9:20 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Families of Israeli captives continue their sit-in in front of the Ministry of Defense.

AL-JAZEERA: One death and one wounded in an Israeli bombing of a house in central Rafah.

ISRAELI ARMY: Rockets launched from Syria fell in open areas in the Golan.

UNRWA: Israel displaced 1.9 million people from Gaza.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: We have not seen any evidence that Israel deliberately targeted journalists.

NBC: American Democratic lawmakers urged US President Joe Biden to push Israel to change its course in the Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI SOROKA HOSPITAL: We received 28 Israeli soldiers injured as a result of the fighting in Gaza during the past two days.

AL-JAZEERA: Five Palestinians were killed in an Israeli bombing in Nuseirat camp.

WSJ: The US and EU are discussing the the establishment of an escort service in the Red Sea, and are seeking Saudi and Emirati support.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN DANIEL HAGARI: Hamas video featuring the captives is a terrorist tape.

POLITICO: The American destroyer “USS Labone” entered the Red Sea.

HEZBOLLAH: Lebanese Hezbollah said that it fired missiles towards Kiryat Shmona, in response to the Israeli enemy targeting the funeral ceremony of one of its fighters in the town of Aita al-Shaab in southern Lebanon. A party statement stressed that any harm to civilians by the enemy will be reciprocated.

Monday, December 18, 8:30 pm (GMT+3)

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: A missile fired from southern Lebanon landed in the middle of Kiryat Shmona, confirming that the authorities recorded damage to public property.

BELGIAN FM: “The death of Al Jazeera photographer Samer Abu Daqqa is a tragic accident (added) to an unbearably high death toll.”

Monday, December 18, 7:45 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Thousands demonstrated in Washington, DC, to demand the administration of President Joe Biden to immediately stop the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: There were casualties in an Israeli bombing that targeted the vicinity of the Jabr School, which shelters displaced people in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

TOP HAMAS OFFICIAL OSAMA HAMDAN: The occupation continues its Nazi war on the Palestinian people for more than 70 days.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid on a house in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip left two dead and a number injured.

SAUDI NEWS AGENCY: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan received a call from his American counterpart, Anthony Blinken, during which they discussed developments in Gaza and dealing with its humanitarian impacts.

AL-JAZEERA: There were injuries among civil defense workers as a result of an Israeli bombing in the Jabaliya camp in the northern Gaza Strip. An Israeli plane targeted civil defense crews near “Al-Yemen Al-Saeed” Hospital.

Monday, December 18, 6:00 pm (GMT+3)

EGYPT’S EL-SISI: The war between Hamas and Israel constitutes a threat to Egyptian national security in particular and the Palestinian cause in general.

US SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: We are committed to confronting the threats supported by Iran in the region.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters successfully detonated an anti-personnel “Ra’adiya” device against a zionist infantry force fortified inside a building in Beit Lahia. They then targeted it with a “TBG” shell, engaged in close-quarters combat, eliminating all members of the force.

AL-JAZEERA: Taiwanese Shipping Company Yang Ming announced it diverted its ships from the Red Sea to the Cape of Good Hope for two weeks.

GAZA’S HEALTH MINISTRY: 19,453 Palestinians have been killed and 52,286 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

During the past hours, the Israeli occupation forces committed 16 massacres and genocide crimes.


Artillery and air bombardment targets the Al-Shujaiya neighborhood, northeast of Gaza, amid clashes with heavy machine guns and the sound of explosions.

Two Palestinians were killed in an Israeli bombing on the Al-Mughraqa area, south of Gaza City.

Artillery shelling on areas in Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip.

Two dead Palestinians arrived at the European Hospital in Khan Yunis. They were recovered from a street in the Ma’an area, south of the city.

Violent clashes between the resistance and the occupation forces in the northern area of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Israeli occupation forces stormed Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital and arrested a number of doctors from inside it in central Gaza City.

Monday, December 18, 4:15 pm (GMT+3)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 151 Palestinians were killed within hours in the Jabaliya massacres.

HEZBOLLAH: Our fighters targeted with artillery two Iron Dome platforms in northern Israel, and caused accurate hits on them.

YEMENI ARMED FORCES: Brigadier General Yahya Saree, the military spokesman for the Ansar Allah Houthi group, said that they carried out a qualitative military operation against two ships linked to Israel in the Red Sea. We will continue to prevent ships from heading to Israeli ports.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 5,000 wounded are in urgent need of treatment abroad.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted an Israeli soldiers’ truck in Beit Lahia.

Monday, December 18, 3:00 pm (GMT+3)

REUTERS: Given the fierce escalation of the war situation in recent days, Evergreen will temporarily suspend import and export services to Israel.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted an Israeli military jeep with an anti-tank missile near Al-Nada Towers in the northern Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: 48 soldiers were injured during the past 24 hours.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted a truck loaded with Zionist soldiers east of Khan Yunis.

EURO-MED MONITOR: We call for an urgent international investigation into Israel’s liquidation of Palestinian civilians after their arrest in the Gaza Strip.

BRITISH PM: “Many lives were lost in the war between Israel and Hamas, and no one wants the conflict to continue any longer than it has to.”

Monday, December 18, 2:00 pm (GMT+3)

CNN (quoting senior Pentagon Official): US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin wants from his visit to Israel a clearer security assessment regarding the ground operation in Gaza.

UN UNDER-SECRETARY GENERAL: The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is the worst ever. Impunity is so prevalent in the Gaza war, there may be a need to establish a special court over what is happening

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN: There is no difference between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, and it is not the appropriate party to rule Gaza.

REUTERS: Oil giant BP has announced it is pausing all shipments of oil through the Red Sea after recent attacks on vessels by Yemeni armed forces affiliated with the Ansarallah group.

SENIOR ISRAELI OFFICER: We made plans to invade southern Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Kissufim in the eastern Gaza Strip.

REUTERS: A Norwegian ship was damaged in Red Sea attack.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The Israeli occupation army is forcing Al-Awda Hospital staff, patients, and companions to go down to the hospital yard, we fear a scenario similar to what happened in Kamal Adwan.


Several Palestinians were killed in Israel’s bombing of the specialized surgical building at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza

Armed clashes are reported in the Al-Mughraqa area, north of Al-Nuseirat

26 displaced people were killed in the occupation bombing of Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City

Israel forces continue to fire towards Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza

Israeli aircraft launched intense raids on Jabalya.

Israeli artillery continues to bombard the areas of Shawa Square in the Al-Tuffah neighborhood and Al-Sahaba in the Daraj neighborhood.

Israel launched raids on the Bureij camp in the central Gaza Strip

Israel launched intense raids on Nuseirat camp

Israel launched violent raids on lands near Al-Maghazi camp.

Two Palestinians were killed as a result of Israel’s bombing of the gate of Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City.

Israeli aircraft launches a series of raids on the central Gaza Strip.

Israeli aircraft carried out a belt of fire and launched violent and successive raids on Al-Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip.

BLOOMBERG (quoting US Official): The White House is communicating with the Houthis through Oman and other mediators and urging them to stop the attacks.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We hit enemy crowds with mortar shells.

YEMENI ARMED FORCES: Today we prevented two ships from sailing to Israel.

Monday, December 18, 12:25 pm (GMT+3)

REUTERS (quoting US officials): A ship was attacked in the southern Red Sea today with a projectile from an area controlled by the Houthis the Ansarallah group.

PRISONERS AFFAIRS COMMISSION: We have testimonies of horrific torture operations carried out by the Israeli occupation against Gaza detainees.

ISRAELI ARMY: A soldier was killed in the battles in the Gaza Strip, bringing the number of soldiers killed today to five.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Upper Galilee.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a gathering of enemy soldiers and military vehicles in the vicinity of the Hamra site with appropriate weapons.

BRITISH MARITIME AUTHORITY: WE received a report of an accident 24 nautical miles southeast of the Yemeni port of Mokha.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: An Israeli woman was injured in a shooting at a car near the town of Ateret in the central West Bank.

YEMENI SHIPPING SOURCE: The Ansarallah group fired a missile near a ship south of Mokha.

AL-JAZEERA: Intense gunfire is reported at the entrance to the Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City.

Monday, December 18, 11:30 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli forces surrounded a group of schools housing a large number of displaced people in the Al-Rimal neighborhood in Gaza City.

AL-JAZEERA: 26 displaced people were killed in the Israeli bombing of Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

HAARETZ: A number of prisoners who were arrested inside Gaza died in a detention camp in the Naqab (Negev) nera Bir al Saba (Beersheba). The Israeli army is holding hundreds of prisoners it arrested from Gaza.

Monday, December 18, 10:30 am (GMT+3)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters took control of an Israeli “Evo Max 4T” reconnaissance drone belonging to the Infantry, east of Khan Yunis.

AL-JAZEERA: Heavy Israeli artillery shelling on homes in various neighborhoods in Gaza.

QATAR: Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani said that Qatar will continue its mediation for a permanent ceasefire and support the Palestinian people to achieve their rights.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces renewed their bombing of the Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza.

Monday, December 18, 09:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Israel bombed with artillery the town of Aitaroun and the vicinity of the town of Naqoura in southern Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: A number of Palestinians were killed in an Israeli bombing of the specialized surgeries building at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza.

AL-AWDA HEALTH AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: Israeli occupation forces continue to besiege Al-Awda Hospital after arresting its director, Dr. Ahmed Muhanna.

BRITISH MARITIME TRADE AUTHORITY: We received a report about an accident near Bab al-Mandab, south of the Yemeni port of Mokha.

Monday, December 18, 08:00 am (GMT+3)

HRW: Israel uses starvation of civilians as a weapon in the Gaza Strip, which constitutes a war crime.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: 95 journalists have been killed since the start of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY : More than 100 Palestinians – most of them children – were killed in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip as a result of Israeli raids and bombing. 20 others were injured, while 100 others are under the rubble.

Monday, December 18, 07:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Violent clashes were reported in Khan Yunis, coinciding with heavy artillery shelling on all areas of the city.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army said that four of its soldiers were killed in the battles taking place in the southern Gaza Strip.

Monday, December 18, 02:00 am (GMT+3)

MAARIV: Families of those detained by the Palestinian resistance in Gaza announced their sit-in, starting Monday, in front of the government headquarters, to demand the completion of a prisoner exchange deal.

Monday, December 18, 01:00 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Journalist Haneen al-Qashtan was killed in an Israeli shelling that targeted her family home in Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Monday, December 18, 00:35 am (GMT+3)

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: The head of the Israeli Mossad, David Barnea, has received the green light from the Israeli government to proceed with prisoner exchange talks.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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