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The relentless Israeli genocide in Gaza resulted in the death and wounding of nearly 100,000 Palestinians, mostly children and women. (Photo: via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli military radio quoted War Council Minister Gideon Saar as saying that the Israeli military is still far away from being able to defeat Hamas.

His comments followed statements by Gadi Eisenkot, another minister, who said that Israel should opt for a grand deal to bring Israeli soldiers home

The comments came after 102 days of a genocidal war on Gaza that witnessed mass killings but also unprecedented Palestinian Resistance.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 24,100 Palestinians have been killed, and 60,834 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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Wednesday, January 17, 06:15 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: An Israeli officer and a soldier were killed in fighting in northern Gaza last night.

158 Palestinians Killed in 24 Hours as Israel Carries out 15 Massacres in Gaza

Wednesday, January 17, 06:00 am (GMT+2)

STATEMENT: Hundreds of intellectuals and artists from around the world have signed a petition calling for a boycott of German cultural institutions on charges of suppressing the voice of Palestinians in the context of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.


The number of those killed the Israeli raid that targeted several houses west of the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip rose to 13.

Two children were killed, and dozens injured in an Israeli raid targeting a house in the center of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION: The Palestinian Ministry of Education in Gaza said that 4,368 students have been killed and 8,101 injured since the start of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank.

HAMAS: Top Hamas official Ghazi Hamad expressed the movement’s readiness to agree on what he described as a “common national vision” for the administration of the Gaza Strip, following the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation forces fired flares in the airspace of Nasser Hospital in the city of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. Violent clashes are taking place between Palestinian resistance fighters and the occupying forces to prevent their advance towards the hospital. This coincided with continuous artillery shelling by the occupation in the vicinity of the hospital, where many civilian residents sought refuge there after the intensification of shelling on civilians in the vicinity of the hospital.

HAARETZ: Tel Aviv purchased artificial media intelligence systems in an attempt to influence world public opinion after failing miserably, according to the newspaper, to defend its narrative of the war on Gaza.

MACRON: French President Emmanuel Macron again called on Israel to stop its aggression against the Gaza Strip. “I say this because it is in Israel’s long-term security interest, while continuing to launch operations as it is now a long-term risk because of the impact it has in the entire region on Israel’s own security,” Macron said.

Renowned Artists Lend a Voice to South Africa’s ICJ Submission Against Israel

Wednesday, January 17, 12:30 am (GMT+2)

MACRON: We did not participate in the coalition against the Houthis to avoid escalation.

BRITISH POLICE: British police announced that specialized officers will look into the possibility of opening a war crimes investigation into the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, after a complaint filed by a pro-Palestinian group.

‘100 Days in 100 Seconds’: UNRWA Video Describes Gaza Assault as ‘Largest Displacement since 1948’

Tuesday, January 16, 11:10 pm (GMT+2)

SOCIAL MEDIA: Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim criticized Western countries for ignoring or remaining silent in front of Israeli atrocities in Gaza or throughout occupied Palestine.

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT: The office of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said that the transfer of medicines to Israeli prisoners in Gaza will begin on Wednesday.

AL-JAZEERA: 19 Palestinians were killed in Khan Yunis in continuing Israeli military attacks since Tuesday morning.

DER SPIEGEL: Informed sources in the German government said that Germany is considering the delivery of tank ammunition to Israel.

‘Helicopters Retrieving the Dead’ – Resistance Roundup – Day 102

Tuesday, January 16, 10:10 pm (GMT+2)

WHITE HOUSE: Brett McGurk, US President Joe Biden’s senior advisor for Middle East affairs, focused during his talks in Qatar on the release of American detainees in the Gaza Strip.

QATARI FM: Qatari mediation succeeded in reaching an agreement between the Hamas and Israel to bring medicines and humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip.

WHITE HOUSE: US strikes limited the capabilities of the Ansarallah.

Gaza in Davos – What are World Leaders Saying about the Israeli War on Gaza?

Tuesday, January 16, 9:30 pm (GMT+2)

HANIYEH’S ADVISOR: European sanctions on Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, “ridiculous. Everyone knows that Yahya Al-Sinwar does not have financial accounts, neither in Palestine nor outside it.”

WHITE HOUSE: Israel has moved to a less severe stage in its operations in the Gaza Strip.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted the occupation crowds in the Al-Tuffah neighborhood with mortar shells.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Four Palestinians were killed, and dozens injured in Israeli raids west of Khan Yunis.

ISRAELI ARMY: Hamas is able to continue firing rockets for a few months.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: The Israeli army shot down a drone launched from southern Lebanon.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: The mayor of Sderot calls for the “wiping out” of Gaza neighborhoods. “The entire area must be an extermination zone, and we must work systematically.”

‘On the Brink of Implosion’ – Israel Escalates Raids in Occupied West Bank

Tuesday, January 16, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Violent Israeli bombardment in Khan Yunis.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: “Members of the Islamic Resistance in Iraq were targeted with an advanced long-range cruise missile a few days ago at the occupied port of Haifa.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters targeted an Israeli troop carrier on Jabal Al-Rayes, east of the Al-Tuffah neighborhood in Gaza City, and clashed from a zero distance with soldiers who were around it, leaving them dead and wounded.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli anti-war groups organized a vigil in Tel Aviv to demand an end to attacks on the Gaza Strip.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Israeli site Hadab Al-Bustan with Burkan missiles.

REUTERS: European Union countries gave the green light for a naval mission to protect ships in the Red Sea.

IRAN FM: Returning calm to the region requires an urgent end to the war on Gaza. The situation in the region is likely to spiral out of control if attacks on Gaza continue.

Tuesday, January 16, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

ANSARALLAH: Our forces targeted the ship “Zogravia”, which was heading to the ports of occupied Palestine.

US NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR SULLIVAN: We are working with our partners in the region on the path of normalization with Israel.

REUTERS: The United States carried out – today, Tuesday – a new strike on anti-ship missiles belonging to the Houthis in Yemen.

Tuesday, January 16, 5:30 pm (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted several Israeli sites and achieved direct hits.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters targeted two Israeli tanks and a military bulldozer, and clashed from zero distance with an infantry force south of the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

MAARIV: 250,000 Israelis requested unemployment benefits.

AL-JAZEERA: Four Palestinians, including a child, were martyred as a result of an Israeli artillery shelling in front of the Bank of Palestine in Jabaliya al-Balad, north of Gaza City.

Tuesday, January 16, 4:30 pm (GMT+2)

SAUDI FM: We may recognize Israel if the Palestinian issue is resolved.

AL-JAZEERA: Casualties were reported as a result of the occupation forces once again targeting Al Daraj School, which houses displaced persons, in Gaza City, with two shells.

THE TELEGRAPH: The Ansarallah targeted a Greek ship heading to Israel.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Ten Palestinians were killed as a result of the continuous Israeli bombing of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip since Tuesday morning.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation army blew up a number of citizens’ homes east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, January 16, 3:30 pm (GMT+2)

NORWEGIAN FM: The United States and European countries are seeking to form a Palestinian government that can attract funds for the reconstruction of Gaza.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Israeli army is currently carrying out bombings in Jabaliya, north of the Gaza Strip.

NYT: The scope, depth and quality of the tunnels built by Hamas in the Gaza Strip astounded Israeli and American officials.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army asked the Palestinian Red Crescent to evacuate Al-Quds Hospital in Tal Al-Hawa, west of Gaza City.

NETANYAHU (during a meeting with the heads of the Gaza envelope settlements): It is necessary to achieve victory over Hamas before returning the Israelis to the Gaza envelope settlements.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Clashes with machine guns are taking place in the Jabaliya camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli air strike targeted the Jabaliya camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

GERMAN FM: What is happening is a catastrophe for the whole world, for Israel, and for civilians in the Gaza Strip, and she considered that the region is on the verge of combustion.

Tuesday, January 16, 2:30 pm (GMT+2)

SAUDI FM: We are concerned about regional security, freedom of navigation in the Red Sea, and the priority is calm and reducing escalation.

YEMENI SOURCE: Ansarallah forces targeted a new ship today in the Red Sea.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two Palestinians were killed and a number of wounded, in an Israeli bombing that targeted fishermen and citizens in the Gaza sea port.

IRAQI NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR: Iran must respect Iraqi sovereignty and its transgressions are unacceptable. Allegations about targeting a Mossad headquarters are baseless.

ISRAELI ARMY: Israel announces that 26 soldiers were injured in the Gaza battles in the last 24 hours.

AL-JAZEERA: Japanese shipping company NYK temporarily suspends navigation through the Red Sea for all its ships.

Tuesday, January 16, 1:30 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: A soldier succumbed to his wounds after being wounded in a battle in Gaza.

ISRAELI ARMY: We targeted 150 Hezbollah cells in southern Lebanon.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 13 Palestinians were recovered from the Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip, as a result of Israeli bombing during the past days.

BEN-GVIR: Withdrawing the army from Hamas strongholds is a grave mistake and will cost us human losses.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the Misgav Am area in the Galilee region.

Tuesday, January 16, 12:30 pm (GMT+2)

BORRELL: The military option in Gaza will not be sufficient if it does not lead to a political project.

AL-JAZEERA: Several Palestinians were killed and wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted a group of Palestinians in Khirbet Al-Adas in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters targeted an Israeli troop carrier with a strobe device and a Yassin shell 105 north of the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City.

LEBANESE SECURITY SOURCE: no Israeli infiltration had been detected in the vicinity of the town of Aita al-Shaab in southern Lebanon. A source in the United Nations forces operating in southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) also confirmed that UNIFIL had not received any report of Israeli infiltration across the border with Lebanon.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted with missiles a gathering of Israeli occupation soldiers east of the Efen Menachem settlement.

IRAQI FM: The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said that it summoned its ambassador to Tehran for consultations following the Iranian bombing of Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan on Monday.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 350,000 people suffer from chronic diseases without medication, and the Ministry called on international institutions to provide medicines urgently.

JORDANIAN FM: We support South Africa’s lawsuit, and everyone must abide by international law.

Renowned Artists Lend a Voice to South Africa’s ICJ Submission Against Israel

GIDEON SAAR: An immediate decision must be taken to increase military pressure on Hamas. Reducing army operations in Gaza and reducing forces under the status quo is wrong.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: clashes broke out between the Al-Qassam Brigades and the Israeli army northwest of Gaza City.

AL-JAZEERA: the Israeli occupation army began a new incursion into more than one axis in Gaza and its north since the early hours of the morning.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 24,285 Palestinians have been killed, and 61,154 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Tuesday, January 16, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli gunboats fired a number of missiles on the sea coast of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, January 16, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: A building in the city of Netivot was hit directly as a result of the latest missile attack from the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Heavy artillery shelling targeted the sites from which rockets were fired.

AL-JAZEERA: a large missile batch was fired from the Gaza Strip towards Netivot in the western Naqab.

ISRAELI ARMY: Our special forces infiltrated southern Lebanon and removed mines in the village of Aita al-Shaab.

AL-JAZEERA: Three Palestinians were killed and others were wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted Al Daraj School, which houses displaced people east of Gaza City and is affiliated with UNRWA.

Tuesday, January 16, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

GIDEON SAAR: It is very important to continue with the emergency government. Israeli Army Radio quoted Sa’ar as saying that they are very far from ending Hamas.

AL-JAZEERA: A missile was fired from southern Lebanon towards an Israeli site in the Metulla settlement in the Upper Galilee.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli artillery shelling continued on Qaizan al-Najjar and al-Batn al-Samin in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, January 16, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in 8 towns in the Upper Galilee, on suspicion of a drone infiltrating from Lebanon.

Tuesday, January 16, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

EGYPTIAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN: The Egyptian military spokesman announced the thwarting of a smuggling attempt south of the Al-Awja crossing on the border with Israel, noting that a smuggler was killed and six others were arrested during a fire exchange.

ISRAELI ARMY: An Israeli major officer was killed and two others were seriously injured in battles that took place at night in the southern Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, January 16, 06:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli warplanes launched raids at dawn on Tuesday morning on Jabaliya, north of the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, January 16, 03:00 am (GMT+2)

BRITISH MARITIME AUTHORITY: The authority said early Tuesday that it had received a report of an accident about 57 nautical miles northwest of the Eritrean city of Assab in the southern Red Sea.

List of Red Sea Targets Expanded – Ansarallah Retaliates following US-UK Strikes

Tuesday, January 16, 00:35 am (GMT+2)


Israeli forces opened fire on gunmen in the border area with Egypt near Nitzana.

The spokesman added that injuries were detected during the clash, noting that about 20 suspects – including gunmen – arrived from Egypt to the border area.

For its part, Israeli Channel 7 reported an unusual exchange of fire on the border with Egypt.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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