GAZA LIVE BLOG: Hagari: We Killed Marwan Issa | 31 Soldiers Injured | Ben-Gvir: Invade Rafah Now | Resistance Escalates Attacks – Day 172

The majority of people killed by Israel in Gaza are women and children. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Following the vote for an immediate ceasefire at the United Nations Security Council, Israeli massacres in Gaza continued, killing scores of Palestinian civilians, including children and women. 

Far-right Israeli minister Itamar Ben-Gvir called for the invasion of Rafah while Bezalel Smotrich vowed to continue the war despite international pressure. 

Meanwhile, the Resistance continues. 31 Israeli soldiers were wounded in Gaza in the last 48 hours, according to the Israeli army. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 32,414 Palestinians have been killed, and 74,787 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2:30 am (GMT+2)

LEBANON: The Lebanese Civil Defense announced the killing of four people in an Israeli raid on an ambulance center in the town of Habariya in southern Lebanon, stressing that the search is continuing for missing people under the rubble.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: The Islamic Resistance in Iraq said, “We targeted with drones the Obada air base in the occupied territories.”

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Loud explosions were heard from inside the European Gaza Hospital east of Khan Yunis.

Casualties are reported following an Israeli shelling that targeted a poultry farm in Al-Shoka area, east of Rafah.

An Israeli raid targeted the northern area of the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

JORDAN: Demonstrations continued in the vicinity of the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital, Amman, demanding an end to the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

HAMAS: Izzat al-Rishq, a member of Hamas’ political bureau, said that “there is no confidence in the (Israeli) occupation’s narrative about the assassination of the mujahid leader Marwan Issa, and the final say is the prerogative of the leadership of the al-Qassam Brigades.”

Wednesday, March 27, 12:00 am (GMT+2)

NORWAY: Israel must abide by international law in its war in Gaza.

HAMAS: There is no trust in the occupation’s narrative regarding the assassination of our brother fighter and commander Marwan Issa. The final word belongs to the leadership of the Al-Qassam Brigades.

Tuesday, March 26, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: Families of Israeli prisoners held by the resistance in the Gaza Strip closed the main Ayalon Street in Tel Aviv to demand an exchange deal.

BEN-GVIR: “The United States is our friend, but Biden prefers his narrow political interests to the victory of the State of Israel, and Trump will be better for us.”

PRISONERS GROUP: Detainees in the Ramla prison clinic suffer from difficult health conditions.

Tuesday, March 26, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

Israeli Army Spokesperson Daniel Hagari:

We eliminated ‘terrorists’ who fired at our forces from inside al-Shifa Hospital.

We liquidated Hamas leader Marwan Issa.

Marwan ‘Issa was targeted two weeks ago in the Nuseirat refugee camp.

Marwan ‘Issa was targeted in coordination with the Shin Bet.

Marwan Issa is the No. 3 figure in Hamas’ military wing and one of the planners of the October 7 attack.

We killed Marwan ‘Issa and Ghazi Abu Tamaa, head of Hamas’ weapons forces.

We have attacked several Hezbollah positions and (Hezbollah) will continue to pay a heavy price for its attacks.

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Tuesday, March 26, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

US STATE DEPARTMENT: Negotiations will lead to a truce and the release of the hostages.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: A Zionist troop carrier was targeted with an Al-Yassin 105 shell on Al-Rashid Street, west of the Tal Al-Hawa neighborhood in Gaza City.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army bombed various sites in Lebanon.

BELGIUM: The illegal occupation of Palestinian territories must end.

ISRAELI POLL: 57% of Israelis consider Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s performance to be weak or very bad.

LIKUD MEMBER OF KNESSET MATAN KAHANA: Netanyahu’s empty talk about absolute victory in Rafah is just deception. Netanyahu and his team talked about Rafah as if destroying Hamas there would bring victory.

Tuesday, March 26, 7:15 pm (GMT+2)

WALLA: Israel’s link between Washington’s failure to use its veto and the stalemate in negotiations angered the White House.

EURO-MED MONITOR: The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Observatory confirmed that it documented the execution of 13 children by the Israeli occupation forces in Al-Shifa Hospital and its surroundings, west of Gaza.

Tuesday, March 26, 6:40 pm (GMT+2)

HAMAS: Following the statements of Hamas the United Nations Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories, Francesca Albanese, there is sufficient evidence that the criminal zionist occupation army has committed acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing against our Palestinian people, we call on the International Criminal Court to move beyond the silence and take urgent action to hold the occupation leaders accountable.

CITY OF BRUSSELS: The Belgian Metropolitan Council of Brussels approved a proposal banning public purchases of products manufactured in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

UNICEF: The Gaza ceasefire must end “humanity’s darkest chapters.

ISRAELI PRESIDENT: We must reach Sinwar to return the hostages from Gaza.

CHINA: The Security Council must ensure the full implementation of its resolution on Gaza.

US SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: We will not rest until the Israeli hostages return.

Tuesday, March 26, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 13: Reserve commanders in the occupation army told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the broad outlines of the conscription law seriously harm the security of the state.

ISRAELI FM: The Colombian President’s support for Hamas is a disgrace to his people.

COLOMBIAN PRESIDENT: if Israel does not comply with the UN Security Council resolution to cease fire in the Gaza Strip, Colombia will sever diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv.

ISRAELI MINISTER: International pressure will not push us to end the war.

Tuesday, March 26, 3:20 pm (GMT+2)

MSHE YA’ALON (to Maariv): Israel is experiencing the most dangerous crisis since its founding.

UNRWA: The funds we have are not enough to run our operations until the end of May

Tuesday, March 26, 2:15 pm (GMT+2)

ANSARALLAH MILITARY SPOKESMAN: We carried out attacks on 4 ships in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea during the past 72 hours.

AL-JAZEERA: The death toll resulting from an Israeli raid that targeted a house housing displaced people in Rafah, south of Gaza, had risen to 19, including 9 children.

GALLANT: We will not stop the fighting in Gaza until we return all the kidnapped people.

HANIYEH: The Security Council resolution indicates an unprecedented isolation of the Israeli occupation.

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HEZBOLLAH: We carried out a missile attack targeting an Israeli infantry force in the vicinity of Shtoula in the Upper Galilee.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two Palestinians were killed in an Israeli bombing targeting the town of Al-Qarara in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 32,414 Palestinians have been killed, and 74,787 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

REUTERS: Israel rejected the World Health Organization’s request to enter Al-Amal Hospital

Tuesday, March 26, 12:45 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEEERA: Two Palestinians were killed in an Israeli bombing targeting citizens east of the Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip.

QATAR: We welcome the Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza during the month of Ramadan. There is no specific timetable for the negotiations, but we are continuing with our partners in mediation efforts.

HEZBOLLAH: Our forces targeted Meron Air Base with guided missiles and achieved direct hits.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: 18 Palestinians were killed due to a wrong landing of aid.

IRAQI FM: The Palestinians are the ones who should decide their fate.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Several Palestinians were killed and wounded were killed in a bombing that targeted the tents of displaced people in the Al-Mawasi area, west of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Three Palestinians were killed in a stampede to obtain air-dropped aid in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, March 26, 11:30 am (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: Our forces targeted two buildings used by Israeli occupation soldiers in Avivim and achieved a direct hit.

AL-JAZEERA: 21 Palestinians, including 10 children, were killed in Israeli raids targeting various areas in Rafah since yesterday evening.

BEN-GVIR to Maariv: It is good that Benjamin Netanyahu decided not to send the delegation to Washington. It turns out that waiting was a huge mistake and we have to invade Rafah now.

MEDICAL SOURCES: Nine Palestinians drowned and 5 others were missing in the Gaza Sea while trying to obtain aid dropped from the air.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 30 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli bombing that targeted a home for the Abu Hasira family in the vicinity of Al-Shifa Medical Complex, west of Gaza.

PRCS: The occupation forces forced us to evacuate Al Amal Hospital. We warn against the destruction of the health system in Gaza due to the threat to hospitals.

SMOTRICH: We will enter Rafah and dismantle the Hamas brigades, and we will not surrender to international pressure.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli artillery shelling targeted areas west of the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, indicating clashes in the Japanese Quarter and the western line of the city.

Tuesday, March 26, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli occupation army continues to blow up more homes in the vicinity of Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City, indicating that violent clashes occurred in the vicinity of Al-Shifa Medical Complex.

HAARETZ: the Israeli government session to discuss the conscription law was postponed without setting a new date for its holding in light of the opposition of religious Jews.

ISRAELI KM ZEV ELKIN (to Israeli Army radio): “Our political capital and economic ability to withstand this war is limited, and we need to speed up the operation in Rafah”.

KAN: Washington’s failure to use its veto power is a yellow card and reflects the growing American criticism of Israel.

OMANI FM: Recognizing Palestine is vital.

Tuesday, March 26, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAEL’S ENVOY TO UN: Canceling the visit of an Israeli delegation to Washington is necessary.

Tuesday, March 26, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: 31 soldiers were injured in the Gaza battles during the past 48 hours., March 26, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

EURO-MED MONITOR: the Israeli army used sick and displaced civilians inside the Shifa Medical Complex as human shields.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The Ministry of Health in Gaza announced the death of 107 Palestinians in 11 massacres carried out by the Israeli occupation in the Strip during the past 24 hours.

Tuesday, March 26, 05:00 am (GMT+2)

US MILITARY OFFICIAL (to Al-Jazeera): the United States did not launch any strikes in Syria tonight.

Tuesday, March 26, 3:45 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: 15 Palestinians, including 4 children, were killed in an Israeli raid on a house housing displaced people north of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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