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Cold weather worsens sufferings of Palestinian refugees in Rafah. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli media says that the plan to invade Rafah is ready and that the army has been waiting for the green light for about two weeks.

Meanwhile, scores of Palestinians were killed in the southern city of Rafah, where nearly 1.4 million people are gathered and have nowhere else to go. 

The situation in the hospitals remains catastrophic due to the Israeli siege: patients, medical staff and displaced people are left with no food, water, medicine, or medical equipment. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 28,176 Palestinians have been killed, and 67,784 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Monday, February 12, 12:50 am (GMT+2)

KAN: The Israeli army “is suffering from a difficult situation in Khan Yunis after being exposed to a very large ambush, and we are following it.”

FINANCIAL TIMES (quoting informed source): There is no plan yet to launch an Israeli operation in Rafah, despite public talk of an imminent incursion.

DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKER CORI BUSH: We must end this collusion and restore our humanity

Sunday, February 11, 11:50 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A woman was killed and a number of Palestinians were injured by occupation army sniper bullets inside the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis.

NBC (quoting US official): the existing gaps in the prisoner exchange deal between the Palestinian resistance and Israel are still large and all details in the deal must be finalized.

Sunday, February 11, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

US SENATE: The US Senate passed a bill to provide aid worth $95 billion to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan.

AXIOS (citing US official): Israeli officials made it clear that they would not carry out an operation in Rafah without evacuating civilians.

CHANNEL 12: An Israeli Channel 12 poll stated that 51% of Israelis support calling for early elections.

Sunday, February 11, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A number of Palestinians were injured in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house north of the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: 4 missiles were launched from southern Lebanon towards Upper Galilee.

AXIOS: A senior Israeli official said that US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed – in a phone call – the issues of the possible Israeli military operation in Rafah, the detainees, and the introduction of aid into the Gaza Strip.

Sunday, February 11, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESITNIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation forces stormed the village of Hajjah in Qalqilya in the occupied West Bank, and fired tear gas towards homes.

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EGYPT: The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its rejection of Israeli requests to carry out a military operation in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, adjacent to the border with Egypt.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A girl was killed and others were injured in an Israeli raid that targeted a residential area in the “Musabah” neighborhood, north of the city of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted an Israeli vehicle west of Khan Yunis.

NYT: Planning the attack on Rafah will take some time.

Sunday, February 11, 6:30 pm (GMT+2)

MAARIV: Netanyahu said that Israel will always have security control in the Gaza Strip and stressed that “if that requires staying inside, we will stay there.”

ISRAELI ARMY: Two officers and an occupation soldier were injured in battles in southern Gaza.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: The conditions of the wounded among the occupation prisoners are becoming more dangerous.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Our rescue teams were able to recover the bodies of about 100 martyrs after the occupation withdrew from the Tal al-Hawa and al-Rimal neighborhoods in Gaza City, most of whom were martyred by sniper bullets.

HEZBOLLAH: We carried out five operations, achieving direct casualties, on Israeli sites in the occupied Shebaa Farms and Kfar Shuba Hills, and in the Upper Galilee.

GALLANT: Our forces penetrated into the heart of the most “sensitive” places of the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip.

Sunday, February 11, 5:30 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: There will be no military operation in Rafah before obtaining Egyptian approval, and a phone call is expected this evening between US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

BANK OF ISRAEL: All the country’s institutions are required to take measures to restore confidence in the economy, but pointed to the country’s ability to recover after the war.

NETANYAHU: Those who refuse our going to Rafah do not want us to defeat Hamas.

Sunday, February 11, 4:30 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: 800 protestors stormed the Museum of Modern Art in New York to demand an end to the siege of Gaza and an end to institutional and arts complicity with Zionism.

MAARIV: A week ago, an Israeli occupation army force seized 200 million shekels ($54.29 million) after storming the Bank of Palestine in Gaza City.

ISRAELI SOURCES: Defense Minister Yoav Gallant attacked National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir during a government session, saying, “The army was forced to remove an entire battalion from Gaza due to the police’s performance at the Kerem Shalom crossing.”

ISRAELI CHIEF OF STAFF: The Chief of Staff hinted during the cabinet session that the next battle would be in Rafah.

CHANNEL 12: A barrage of missiles was fired from Lebanon at the Rumim Mountains area in the Upper Galilee, without causing any casualties.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy decided to withdraw the 36th Division from the Gaza Strip to the Lebanese border.

CHANNEL 13: National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir asked Israeli Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy to shoot women and children “who approach the border” between Gaza and Israel.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: the Israeli occupation army blew up a residential square west of the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Sunday, February 11, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: 7 soldiers from the occupation army were injured in battles in the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours.

WASHINGTON POST: The Biden administration no longer views Netanyahu as a partner who can be influenced even in secret.

AL-JAZEERA: 4 Israeli raids targeted the town of Yaroun and the Jabal Balat area in southern Lebanon.

ISRAEL HAYOM: Israel was subject to deep spying from Hamas.

Sunday, February 11, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Two Israeli prisoners were killed due to occupation bombing.

CALCALIST: More than 34,000 workers were laid off in technology companies.

WSJ: Fears that Biden’s popularity will be eroded due to his support for Israel.

NBC (quoting US official): The attack on Rafah increases the divisions between the Biden administration and Netanyahu.

AL-AQSA TV: Hamas says that any attack on Rafah means torpedoing the negotiations.

Sunday, February 11, 12:40 pm (GMT+2)

CIVIL DEFENSE DIRECTOR: Rafah suffers from a scarcity of capabilities due to population density.

AL-JAZEERA: 5 dead bodies arrived at the Nasser Medical complex.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Several people died of starvation in northern Gaza due to a lack of food supplies.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 28,176 Palestinians have been killed, and 67,784 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: Families are satisfied with half a meal in 48 hours, and citizens cannot even find fodder.

AL-JAZEERA: a Palestinian was killed by an Israeli sniper in the courtyard of Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Str

Sunday, February 11, 10:40 am (GMT+2)

IRANIAN PRESIDENT: War crimes in Palestine are committed with the full support of America.

OMAN: The Omani Foreign Ministry warned “of the dangerous repercussions of the occupation’s continued aggression against the Gaza Strip and its tendency to storm Rafah,” and appealed to the international community to take “concrete measures to push Israel to cease fire and open the crossings.”

HEZBOLLAH: The Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah announced the targeting of “espionage equipment” at the Ruwaisat al-Alam site in the Kafr Shuba hills and the occupied Lebanese Shebaa Farms and confirmed a direct hit.

UNRWA SPOKESMAN: There is anywhere else for people to go in the far south of Gaza.

Sunday, February 11, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

HAARETZ: The government is exploiting the war on Gaza to establish a Jewish neighborhood in the heart of East Jerusalem.

PRCS: The Palestinian Red Crescent announced the death of 3 patients because the Israeli occupation prevented oxygen from entering Al Amal Hospital about a week ago.

Sunday, February 11, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

NETANYAHU (to ABC): We plan to evacuate hundreds of thousands of Rafah residents.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Thousands of Israelis took to the streets yesterday, Saturday, demanding the release of detainees held by the Islamic Resistance Movement ( Hamas ) in Gaza, and a number of them demanded the government’s resignation.

Sunday, February 11, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAEL’S ENVOY TO UN: The Israeli envoy to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, called on the Commissioner-General of UNRWA to resign from his post.

Sunday, February 11, 03:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: At least 25 Palestinians were killed and dozens injured as a result of the bombing of a house housing displaced people east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Sunday, February 11, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Kadarim, south of Safed, in the Upper Galilee, northern Israel.

Sunday, February 11, 01:00 am (GMT+2)

DUTCH FM: “The situation in the Rafah area is very worrying, and we do not see any outcome of the operations there without a greater humanitarian catastrophe.

CHANNEL 12: The Israeli army has been waiting for about two weeks for the green light from the political level to launch an attack on Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Sunday, February 11, 12:00 am (GMT+2)

EU FOREIGN POLICY CHIEF BORRELL: The attack on Rafah will lead to serious tensions with Egypt.

CHANNEL 12: The plan to attack Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, is ready, and that the army is waiting for the green light from the political level.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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