GAZA LIVE BLOG: Israel Intensifies Bombing of Gaza | Scores of Civilians Killed in Deir Al-Balah, Jabaliya, Khan Younis | Israeli Officers Killed – DAY 72

Gaza reels under new massacres carried out by the Israeli army. (Photo: via Eyes on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

At least 12 Palestinians were killed and 20 others wounded when Israel bombed a home in the Deir Al-Balah refugee camp in central Gaza. 

This was one of numerous overnight strikes that targeted all regions in Gaza, including Jabaliya in the north and Khan Younis in the south. 

Meanwhile, fierce fighting continued unabated, focused mostly in the east Khan Younis area, as Palestinian Resistance continued to propel Israeli advancement. 

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 18,800 Palestinians have been killed and more than 51,000 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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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.

MAARIV: The families of detainees held by the Palestinian Resistance in Gaza announced the start of a sit-in starting Monday in front of the government headquarters, in order to demand the completion of a prisoner exchange deal.

Majority of US Adults Under 25: Dismantle Israel – Poll

Sunday, December 17, 11:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We have shelled Israeli military forces gathering south of Deir Al-Balah.


A large number of dead and wounded following Israeli strikes targeting four homes in the Tuffah neighborhood in Gaza City.

Continued Israeli bombardment of the following areas in northern Gaza: Shejaiya, Zaytoun, Juha al-Dik, Beit Lahia, Jabaliya.

Israeli tanks shell the Yarmouk Stadium and the Qattan Center in the Daraj neighborhood in Gaza City.

12 Palestinians killed from the Radi and Shawwa families in intense Israeli bombardment in the Shawwa Square area in the Daraj neighborhood.

A number of Palestinian children killed following Israeli strikes targeting Alwan and Barash families north of Gaza City.

25 Palestinians killed and five wounded in the Nuseirat refugee camp following Israeli bombardment.

Palestinian woman killed and many others wounded in Israeli shelling of the Mubarak Maternity Hospital in the Nasser Medical Center in Khan Yunis.

The coach of the Palestinian National Athletics Team for Bilal Abu Saman was killed in the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza.


Spokerson Ashraf al-Qudra:

Israeli occupation forces stormed Al-Awda Hospital following days of siege arresting the medical staff, stripping them naked, including the Director of the Hospital, Dr. Ahmed Muhanna.

The staff were released after hours of interrogation under inhumane conditions

Dr. Ahmed Muhanna, however, remains in Israeli detention. He has been taken to an unknown location –

We fear that Israel will repeat the scenario of the Kamal Adwan Hospital.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 90 people killed in Israeli strikes in the Jabaliya refugee camp north of Gaza.

Sunday, December 17, 9:50 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: 12 Palestinians were killed in a bombing on the densely populated Shawa Square in the Al-Tuffah neighborhood.

54 dead Palestinians arrived at Al-Shifa Hospital after the bombing of the areas of Al-Sabra, Sheikh Radwan, and Al-Rimal.

UNRWA: The number of children and women martyred in Gaza in 40 days exceeds the number killed in Ukraine.

REUTERS (quoting Egyptian sources): Hamas) and Israel are open to renewing the ceasefire and releasing prisoners, but there are still differences over how to implement it.

KAN: Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is considering releasing certain high-sentence prisoners in the upcoming exchange deal with the Palestinian Resistance.

ISRAELI ARMY: We continue to fight against Hamas in northern and southern Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: More than 30 Palestinians were killed and nearly 100 people are missing following a new massacre against the Al-Bursh and Alwan families due to the Israeli occupation bombing in the Jabaliya area in the northern Gaza Strip.

HUSSEIN AL-SHEIKH: the Palestinian Authority will be ready to control the Gaza Strip after the end of the war.

ISRAELI RADIO: The Israeli army’s killing of 3 hostages in the Shuja’iya neighborhood in Gaza had major repercussions on the Israeli decision-making circle.

Sunday, December 17, 8:00 pm (GMT+3)

UN: Pregnant and breastfeeding women in Gaza face the risk of death.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted 8 sites and gatherings of Israeli occupation soldiers near the border with Lebanon, while the occupation army continued to bomb areas in the south of the country.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our mujahideen bombed enemy vehicles and soldiers with heavy-caliber mortar shells in the vicinity of the mills, south of Deir al-Balah.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army said that it discovered a “giant tunnel network” in the Jabaliya area, in northern Gaza.

Sunday, December 17, 6:20 pm (GMT+3)


Israeli tanks fired and shelled in the area of Yarmouk Stadium and the Qattan Center in the Daraj neighborhood in Gaza City

Artillery shelling and armed clashes are reported in the Al-Mughraqa area, northwest of the Nuseirat camp, in the central Gaza Strip.

Two Palestinians were killed and others were injured in the Israeli artillery shelling on the Al-Sabra neighborhood in Gaza City.

Several Palestinians were killed and others were injured as a result of targeting a house belonging to the Totah family in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza.

Sunday, December 17, 5:45 pm (GMT+3)


Several Palestinians were killed and wounded when an Israeli aircraft bombed a house belonging to the Qwaider family near the Al-Sahaba Mosque in the Al-Daraj neighborhood, east of Gaza City.

Clashes intensified between the resistance and the occupation army in the Yarmouk Street axis in Gaza City.

Sunday, December 17, 5:45 pm (GMT+3)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters detonated an anti-personnel device against a “Zionist infantry force of ten soldiers north of Khan Yunis, leaving them dead and wounded.”

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: Tel Aviv and the Palestinian Authority have agreed on a mechanism for the Authority to receive funds held by Israel. The agreed-upon mechanism allows Israel to view the names of those who will receive the Authority’s salaries in the Gaza Strip.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The Director General of the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip told Al Jazeera that scores of Palestinians were killed in the Israeli occupation bombing of homes in the city of Jabaliya.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army announced that 9 soldiers were injured during the past 24 hours.

Sunday, December 17, 4:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted three Israeli military vehicles with tandem shells in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Israel plans to build an anti-tunnel wall between Gaza and Egypt.

REUTERS: 55 ships have been redirected through the Cape of Good Hope since last November 19.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters clashed with an Israeli foot force of 7 soldiers in the axis of the Shujaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City, leaving them dead and wounded.

AL-JAZEERA: Several Palestinians were killed and wounded in the occupation bombing of a house in the Al-Sahaba neighborhood in Gaza.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: 83% of Internet posts related to the war are against Israel.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our mujahideen targeted a gathering of occupation soldiers east of the city of Khan Yunis with heavy-caliber mortar shells.

AL-JAZEERA: The Hong Kong-based shipping company “OCL” said it will stop shipping goods to and from Israel immediately and until further notice.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli forces opened heavy fire on the Kamal Adwan Hospital in Gaza during a press conference by the Ministry of Health.

Sunday, December 17, 3:00 pm (GMT+3)

ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER YOAV GALLANT: I bear responsibility for the war’s achievements, its costs, and its grave mistakes. We will continue to work until the war goals are achieved by overthrowing the rule of Hamas and returning all the kidnapped people to their homes.

FORMER GOLANI BRIGADE COMMANDER: The brigade has lost a quarter of its forces killed or wounded, with 82 officers and soldiers killed.

AL-JAZEERA: 60 Palestinians were killed in Israeli raids on homes in the northern Gaza Strip since Sunday morning.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli drone targets areas in southern Lebanon.

FRENCH FM: The attacks in the Red Sea cannot remain without a response.

Sunday, December 17, 1:30 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Israel launched a raid on the vicinity of the town of Aitaroun in the central sector of southern Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA (citing medical source): 17 dead Palestinians arrived at Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, during the past hours.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed Israeli crowds in Juhr al-Dik and East al-Maghazi in the central region with heavy-caliber mortar shells. It also announced the bombing of the Sufa and Hawalli settlements in the Gaza envelope with rocket salvoes.

AL-JAZEERA: 23 dead Palestinians were recovered from under the rubble of a residential building belonging to the al-Nazla family in Jabaliya, north of Gaza, as a result of Israeli bombing.

AL-JAZEERA: Netanyahu told his ministers – citing the families of soldiers killed in the Gaza battles – that they have a mandate to continue fighting, not to cease fire.

NETANHYAU: Netanyahu told his ministers – citing the families of soldiers killed in the Gaza battles – that they have a mandate to continue fighting, not to cease fire.

Sunday, December 17, 12:30 pm (GMT+3)

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted with “appropriate weapons” four Israeli soldiers east of the Sa`sa site, off the central sector of southern Lebanon, resulting in confirmed casualties.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: The war council will discuss a new approach to a deal aimed at returning detainees held by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).


19 Palestinians were killed and dozens were injured in Israeli bombing targeted a house in the town of Jabaliya.

The death toll of the bombing of a house in Jabaliya has risen to 24 and there are people missing under the rubble

11 Palestinians were killed and a number went missing in an Israeli bombing targeting the house of the Khala family in the town of Jabaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip.

The occupation artillery targets the east of Al -Bureij camp in the central area of the Gaza Strip

Palestinians were killed and wounded in the continuous artillery shelling that targets residential homes in the neighborhoods of Al-Zaytoun, Shejaiya, Al -Darg, Al -Sabra and Al -Akhbah.

Violent artillery and air strikes targeting the northern and eastern regions of the Gaza Strip.

One Palestinian was killed as a result of the bombing of the Hira Mosque in Jabal Al -Balad, in the northern Gaza Strip.

Violent clashes between the resistance and the occupation forces in the Shejaiya and Al-Zaytoun neighborhoods, east of Gaza City.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation launched violent artillery and air strikes targeting the northern and eastern areas of the Gaza Strip.

Sunday, December 17, 11:30 am (GMT+3)

FRENCH FM: French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna called for a new, immediate and sustainable truce in the Gaza Strip.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters bombed crowds of the Israeli occupation army east of the Zaytoun neighborhood with heavy-caliber mortar shells and achieved direct hits.

ISRAELI FM: The call for a ceasefire is wrong and will be a reward for Hamas.

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: Communications and Internet services in the Gaza Strip continued for the fourth day in a row.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli army’s artillery bombed a number of areas in the Bureij refugee camp and Juhr al-Dik in the central Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: A building was damaged in the town of Sa`sa in the Upper Galilee after it was hit by a missile directed from Lebanon.

Sunday, December 17, 10:00 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: The number of Palestinians killed in Nour Shams camp in Tulkarm in the occupied West Bank had risen to five.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed the military crowds of the Israeli occupation army in the Beit Lahia axis with a barrage of mortar shells.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted Israeli forces at the Birkat Risha site and the vicinity of the Hanita site and achieved “confirmed casualties.”

POLITICO: The Biden administration is considering a response to the Ansarallah group in Yemen.

ISRAELI ARMY: Israeli Army Radio reported army estimates indicating that resolving the battle against the Al-Qassam Brigades in Khan Yunis, in southern Gaza, will take months.


Artillery and air bombardment targets the Al-Shujaiya neighborhood, east of the Gaza Strip.

A tank shell fell in the courtyard of Nasser Al-Khaliya Hospital in Khan Yunis, but it did not explode and led to the injury of two displaced people.

Sunday, December 17, 09:10 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Intense fighting between Palestinian Resistance and Israeli forces east of Khan Younis.

ANADOLU NEWS: Around 12 Palestinians were killed and 20 wounded following Israeli strikes at a home in Deir Al-Balah refugee camp in Central Gaza.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israel killed six Palestinians in various parts of the West Bank, including two by an Israeli military drone in Nur Shams refugee camp near Tulkarm.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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