GAZA LIVE BLOG: Israel Continues Storming of Al-Shifa Hospital, Bombs Gas Station Housing Displaced Palestinians – DAY 41

Gaza reels under new massacres carried out by the Israeli army. (Photo: Waleed Musleh, via Social Media)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli forces stormed the Al-Shifa Medical Complex for the second time. Testimonies from inside the hospital speak of Palestinians being detained and forced to take off their clothes, while the lives of patients and premature babies are at risk.

Israel continued to bomb several areas in the besieged Gaza Strip, including a gas station that housed displaced Palestinians in central Gaza. 

Meanwhile, the Resistance continues…

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Friday, November 17, 03:25 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces shelled a house with a missile in Al-Jabriyat neighborhood in Jenin and arrested five young men in raids.

SANA: The Syrian news agency SANA said that material losses were caused by an Israeli attack that targeted a number of sites in the vicinity of the capital, Damascus, while Syrian media reported the downing of Israeli missiles fired from the occupied Golan Heights towards the vicinity of Damascus.

NETANYAHU: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said there would be a temporary ceasefire in Gaza if the detainees were recovered, noting that the Israeli army was getting closer to that “than we were before the ground incursion began.”

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army launched a raid on the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Moreover, Israeli attacks continued on the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in the northern Gaza Strip.

OXFAM: Famine is being used as a weapon in the Israeli war against the Gaza Strip. One million people displaced to the south of the Strip live without electricity, water and little food. This is collective punishment.

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Friday, November 17, 12:00 am (GMT+3)

HAMAS: The Pentagon’s claim that we used Al-Shifa Hospital is a repetition of a false narrative.

UNICEF: Without a ceasefire, there will be no safe areas and children will not feel safe.

‘Americans Justify Annihilation of the Palestinians’ – Russia’s UN Ambassador

Thursday, November 16, 11:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Seven Palestinians were killed, and many others wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted homes on Al-Jalaa Street in Gaza.

PENTAGON: We cannot disclose when Hamas used Al-Shifa Hospital.

AL-JAZEERA: Several Palestinians were killed, and many others wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted homes on Al-Jalaa Street in Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: Large forces of the Israeli occupation army, accompanied by special units and military bulldozers, stormed the city of Jenin and its camp from several directions.

BLOOMBERG (CITING UNNAMED FORCES): US, Europe are pushing to deploy international peace force in Gaza.

ISRAELI ARMY: We are working around the clock to eliminate the Hamas leadership

AL-JAZEERA: Pro-Palestine demonstrators demanding a ceasefire in n Gaza blocked the San Francisco Bay Bridge, ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

Thursday, November 16, 9:25 pm (GMT+3)

ISRAELI CHIEF OF STAFF: Our operations continue to destroy Hamas’ structure in Gaza.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: Our assessment is that Hamas uses some hospitals as command centers, and we reject targeting hospitals by air.

HAMAS LEADER ISMAIL HANIYEH: Our people and our resistance continue to fight the battle of honor and pride in the face of one of the most terrorist armies in the world.

MUFTI OF OMAN: The Mufti of Oman, Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al-Khalili, said that the boycott weapon is one of the most powerful and successful weapons in subjugating the enemy.

JORDANIAN FM: Israel is pushing the entire region towards hell. What Israel is doing is war crimes and cannot be viewed as self-defense.

FRENCH HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST: French lawyer Gilles Devers, who heads a group of 500 lawyers to file a case against Israel at the International Criminal Court, revealed the reasons why what is happening in Gaza is considered genocide.

Thursday, November 16, 7:25 pm (GMT+3)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Since this morning, our fighters have managed to destroy a building where occupation soldiers were fortified, causing casualties among them. Additionally, 21 Zionist vehicles were completely or partially destroyed in all invasion axes in the Gaza Strip.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Al-Qassam Brigades targeted 5 military jeeps attempting to infiltrate west of Beit Lahia this morning with “Yasin 105” shells, destroying two jeeps, a “Wolf Type”, and a “Defender”. Our fighters were also engaged with machine guns at point-blank range.

ISRAELI ARMY: An Israeli soldier was killed in a shooting operation south of Jerusalem today.

INDONESIAN HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: The director of the Indonesian hospital, Atef Al-Kahlot, announced that the hospital had completely stopped working due to the inability of its departments to work.

Thursday, November 16, 5:30 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: The Al-Qassam Brigades in the West Bank claimed responsibility for the shooting operation at the Tunnels Checkpoint near Bethlehem which led to the wounding of seven Israelis.

WASHINGTON POST (QUOTING EUROPEAN DIPLOMAT): The absence of evidence of military activity at the Shifa complex prompted the West to put pressure to stop the fighting.

AL-SHIFA HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: The Israeli Army blew up a number of the complex’s departments and its pharmacy.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: Tanks surrounded the Ahli Baptist Hospital, noting that ambulance teams were unable to reach the injured.

AL-JAZEERA: Four people were killed and others were injured in an Israeli bombing east of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

OMANI FM: The Omani Foreign Ministry condemned what it called “the Israeli aggression and inhumane practices against patients, workers and refugees” at Al-Shifa Hospital.

UNRWA COMMISSIONER: What I saw in the Gaza Strip, I will never forget.

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: Israel did not provide evidence justifying the storming of Al-Shifa Hospital.

PALESTINIAN COMMUNICATION COMPANY: The Palestinian Telecommunications Company announced the complete cessation of communication and Internet services in the Gaza Strip.

HAMAS TOP OFFICIAL OSAMA HAMDAN: Al-Qassam Brigades destroyed 33 enemy vehicles within 48 hours.

REUTERS (CITING ISRAELI MILITARY OFFICIAL): Israeli special forces search every building and every floor in Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza.

Thursday, November 16, 4:11 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA (CITING SOURCES INSIDE AL-SHIFA): Israeli bulldozers have begun to destroy the southern part of the complex and are advancing to bulldoze the other sections.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The Israeli army destroyed medical departments in its attack on Al-Shifa Hospital.

AL-JAZEERA: Communications with those in the Al-Shifa Medical Complex were cut off after news came of Israeli forces storming the hospital wards and firing heavily.

HRW: Israel’s prevention of fuel delivery to Gaza will lead to a complete disruption of communications.

UNRWA: The number of deaths among our employees in Gaza is a precedent in the history of the United Nations

WSJ: The World Health Organization recorded at least 137 attacks on health care in Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA (CITING SOURCES INSIDE AL-SHIFA): Hundreds of Israeli soldiers stormed the hospital’s various departments and began firing intensely.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted an Israeli infantry force gathering on Karantina Hill, causing casualties.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Israeli Al-Mutela site and achieved direct hits.

UNRWA COMMISSIONER-GENERAL: There is no safe area in Gaza without the consent of all parties.

UN NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JAKE SULLIVAN: Washington is ‘deeply concerned’ about the injury of a Jordanian medical team in an attack on their field hospital in Gaza.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Several shells fired from Lebanon were detected and landed in open areas in the Western Galilee.

ISRAELI FM ELI COHEN: There will be no ceasefire until our kidnapped return and we topple the Hamas regime.

Thursday, November 16, 2:45 pm (GMT+3)

REUTERS (QUOTING UN EXPERTS): There is evidence of increased incitement to genocide against the Palestinians.

REUTERS: France called on the Israeli authorities to take the necessary measures to protect the Palestinians from settler attacks.

Thursday, November 16, 2:25 pm (GMT+3)

BORRELL: Israel should not be blinded by anger. Borrell made his statements during a visit to Israel, where he spoke alongside Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen.

REUTERS (QUOTING WHO): WHO is examining ways to evacuate Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, but the options are limited.

UN COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VOLKER TURK: It is important to document everything that happens in Gaza. The International Criminal Court should intervene in what Gaza is witnessing.

Thursday, November 16, 1:05 pm (GMT+3)

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: 3 anti-tank missiles were fired from southern Lebanon into the Upper Galilee, and the Israeli army responded to the source of the fire.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli forces stormed the West Bank city of Hebron.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: Israeli army announced what it described as “operational” control of the Gaza port, on the 41st day of the war.

ISRAELI ARMY: The number of Israeli army deaths since the beginning of the ground operation in Gaza has risen to 52.

TURKISH FM HAKAN FIDAN: It is shameful to see the continuation of Israel’s attacks on Gaza.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: A deputy company commander in the 202nd Battalion of the Paratroopers Brigade was killed during an operation yesterday, Wednesday, in the northern Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: Two people were killed and several wounded were killed when Israeli aircraft bombed a group of citizens in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Thursday, November 16, 12:30 pm (GMT+3)

EURO-MED MONITOR: The Israeli army carried out more than 1,000 strikes in Gaza with internationally banned white phosphorus during its 41-day war.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: The Al-Quds Brigades, the military arm of the Islamic Jihad movement, announced that its fighters were engaged in fierce clashes in the vicinity of the Shifa complex, and confirmed that there had been confirmed casualties among the ranks of the occupation forces.

PPC: At least 85 Palestinians were arrested in the West Bank.

UN COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VOLKER TURK: We call for an international investigation into the Gaza war.

AL-JAZEERA (CITING JOURNALIST NEAR AL-SHIFA): Clashes around the Al-Shifa Medical Complex have not stopped since the morning. The area surrounding the largest medical complex in the Strip is like a military zone, and no one can reach it.

Thursday, November 16, 11:00 am (GMT+3)

GENERAL DIRECTOR OF GAZA HOSPITALS: We demanded that patients be transferred to Egypt.
Some organizations are making contacts to remove all patients from the Shifa complex.

PPC: Israeli forces arrest 57 Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

Thursday, November 16, 10:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army bombed with heavy artillery shells the surroundings of the towns of Naqoura, Alma Shaab and Jabal al-Labouneh in the western sector of southern Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: Al Jazeera’s correspondent said that 3 Palestinians were killed at a military checkpoint, west of Bethlehem.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: One of the injuries was critical, indicating that the perpetrator had been killed.

AL-JAZEERA: Five Israelis were injured in a shooting at a military checkpoint near Bethlehem.

SAUDI FOREIGN MINISTRY: We stress the necessity of activating international accountability mechanisms in the face of the occupation forces’ continued and brutal violations against children, women and civilians.

Thursday, November 16, 9:00 am (GMT+3)

REUTERS (QUOTING ISRAELI ARMY): Reuters quoted the Israeli occupation army as saying that it carried out an air strike on the home of Ismail Haniyeh, head of the political bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).

Thursday, November 16, 8:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation aircraft fired smoke bombs at areas in Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip.

FINANCIAL TIMES (QUOTING ISRAELI PRESIDENT HERZOG): The British newspaper “Financial Times” quoted Israeli President Isaac Herzog as saying that Israel will not leave a vacuum in Gaza, indicating that it must maintain a force there.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli bombing targeted two mosques in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Nine Palestinians were killed and dozens injured in an Israeli bombing that targeted a petrol station housing displaced people in central Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: Israel arrests a number of Palestinians in the West Bank

Thursday, November 16, 7:00 am (GMT+3)

ISRAELI ARMY: Israeli army announced that two officers were killed and two others were wounded in the fighting against the Palestinian Resistance taking place north of Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: In a letter to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, US Senator Debbie Steinau called for sending floating hospitals and medical materials to help civilians in Gaza.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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