GAZA LIVE BLOG: Scores of Soldiers Killed, Wounded | More Israeli Massacres | Nakba Day in Palestine | Army Leaves Zaytoun – Day 222

The majority of Palestinians killed by Israel in Gaza are women and children. (Photo: via WAFA)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

As Israeli occupation retreated from Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza, Israeli Major General Itzhak Brik said that the army does not have the ability to overthrow Hamas.

Dozens more soldiers were killed or wounded in fierce battles between Palestinian Resistance groups and invading Israeli forces. 

Scores of Palestinian civilians were killed in intense Israeli strikes targeting schools and clinics across the Strip.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 35,233 Palestinians have been killed, and 79,141 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Thursday, May 16, 01:30 am (GMT +2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A Palestinian woman was killed and others were injured after Israeli warplanes targeted an apartment in the Ain Jalut Towers in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

‘For How Long?’ – China Decries ‘Historical Injustice’ against the Palestinian People

Wednesday, May 15, 11:30 pm (GMT +2)

WASHINGTON POST: The Shin Bet is evaluating security personnel linked to the authority in Gaza.

TURKIYE: We must ask Israel whether it accepts the borders it was granted in 1967.

CHANNEL 13: The government meets to discuss the day after the war.

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE: the Israeli occupation forces destroyed more than 200 homes in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood during the recent aggression, which lasted 6 days.

NETANYAHU: Netanyahu urged Egypt to reopen the Rafah border crossing, saying that Cairo is holding Gaza residents “hostage” by refusing to cooperate with Israel on the main aid crossing.

UNRWA: About 1.7 million Palestinians were displaced in Gaza.

HANIYEH: The day after the war will be decided by Hamas and the rest of the factions.

ISRAELI MEDIA: A bomb-laden building was blown up with Israeli soldiers in Jabalia, northeast of Gaza, killing and wounding a number of them.

Wednesday, May 15, 9 pm (GMT +2)

ABC: Israel has mobilized sufficient forces near Rafah to begin a massive incursion.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters “targeted a Zionist force with an anti-personnel missile in the Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City, leaving them dead and wounded.”

AL-JAZEERA: Settlers attacked aid trucks as they were heading to Gaza via Jerusalem at a number of points.

QNN: Journalist Hayel Al-Najjar and three of his family were martyred a short while ago in an Israeli bombing of their home in Jabalia Al-Balad, north of the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, May 15, 7 pm (GMT +2)

CHINA: 76 years have passed since the Palestinian Nakba in 1948, “the historical injustice against the Palestinian people continues to worsen,” and that it has become “far from being corrected.”

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: The International Court of Justice rejected Israel’s request to postpone the hearing scheduled for tomorrow until next week. Israel expects the International Court of Justice to order a cessation of fighting and does not intend to abide by this.

‘Declare May 15 Day of Mourning’ – Former Turkish Prime Minister Davutoğlu Urges World Leaders

WSJ (citing Israeli army): Hamas is attacking more aggressively in Jabaliya and launching more anti-tank weapons.

ISRAELI ARMY: An officer from the paratroopers unit was seriously injured and two soldiers were moderately injured in clashes in the northern Gaza Strip.

GALLANT: We seek help from the United States in our current war.

USAID: All Gazans face acute food insecurity. 30% of children in Gaza suffer from acute malnutrition.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: A horrific vision of a Palestinian Nakba repeated on its 76th anniversary.

NETANYAHU: There is no humanitarian disaster in the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, and that it will never happen.

CHANNEL 14: Sirens sounded 16 times in the settlements surrounding Gaza.

Wednesday, May 15, 6 pm (GMT +2)

US SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM: Gaza can be struck with bunker-busting bombs instead of nuclear weapons.

AL-JAZEERA: Many Palestinians were killed and wounded were killed in the Israeli occupation’s bombing of a gathering of citizens on Al-Jalaa Street in Gaza City.

WALLA: We are not a state belonging to the United States.

UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON PALESTINE: Israel’s use of #IHL jargon (warnings, evacuation orders, safe zones) is to create the illusion that its military operations ensure protection of civilians. This “humanitarian camouflage” has de facto turned Gaza into a place “without civilians”, where everything is destroyable & everyone is killable.

Wednesday, May 15, 5 pm (GMT +2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed “from southern Lebanon the Liman military barracks in the Western Galilee, north of Israel, with a concentrated missile salvo, in response to the continued aggression and massacres against civilians in patient Gaza.”

ISRAEL HAYOM: Benjamin Netanyahu’s government decided to send a delegation to attend a session of the International Court of Justice in The Hague to consider issuing orders to stop the war on the Gaza Strip.


There is no alternative to military victory because otherwise would mean military, political and national defeat.

Talk about the day after the war is empty of substance as long as the Hamas movement exists.

Wednesday, May 15, 4:00 pm (GMT +2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: WE targeted “a special Zionist force with an anti-personnel TBG missile in the Al-Taqaddum axis, east of the city of Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip.”

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed with mortar shells two gatherings of occupation vehicles in the Jabalia camp.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 35,233 Palestinians have been killed, and 79,141 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: WE detonated “a stun device with a special Zionist force that attempted to infiltrate a house east of the Jabalia camp, and we eliminated its members.”

HAARETZ: 22 soldiers were injured in the past 24 hours.

ANSARALLAH MILITARY SPOKESMAN. We targeted an American destroyer in the Red Sea.

Wednesday, May 15, 3:00 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation army fighters launched a raid on the town of Aitaroun in southern Lebanon.

BLINKEN: Israel’s operation in Rafah had a negative impact while Israel was taking steps to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

LAPID: The attack on relief trucks harms Israel’s security.

AL-JAZEERA: a Palestinian nurse was martyred as a result of an Israeli occupation army march firing on Palestinian civilians in the Jabalia camp, northern Gaza Strip.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed, in a joint operation with the Nasser Salah al-Din Brigades, the usurping (settlement) of Sderot with a missile salvo.

UNICEF:1.7 million people were displaced in Gaza, half of them children.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: What is happening in Gaza highlights Israel’s horrific record of displacing Palestinians.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted an occupation radar site in Shebaa Farms.

Wednesday, May 15, 2:00 pm (GMT +2)

JEREMY CORBYN: The Palestinian Nakba did not end in 1948.

NETANYAHU: the Israeli government unanimously rejected a resolution issued by the United Nations General Assembly encouraging recognition of a Palestinian state. “We will not allow them to establish a terrorist state through which they can attack us further,” Netanyahu said.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: 12 Israeli soldiers were killed in a bombing targeting them in Jabaliya.

HEZBOLLAH: Our fighters targeted the headquarters of the 91st Division in the Pranit Barracks with Burkan missiles, achieving a direct hit and destroying part of it.

ERDOGAN: Israel is not only attacking Gaza, it is also attacking us, and Hamas is defending from the first line. We will continue to stand with Hamas, which is fighting to defend its lands.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters dropped an anti-personnel missile from a drone on a group of soldiers in the Israeli occupation army east of the Jabalia camp.

Wednesday, May 15, 1:00 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli extremists are obstructing aid trucks destined for Gaza at the Tarqumiya checkpoint in the south of the West Bank.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS: Our teams are being subjected to more bombing in Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the Netiv Haasara area in the Gaza Strip and south of the city of Ashkelon.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A alestinian was killed by occupation forces’ fire in the Passports area, east of the city of Rafah.

AL-JAZEERA: 40 missiles were launched from southern Lebanon towards Israeli positions in the Upper Galilee.

AXIOS: : Deep mistrust between the Biden administration and Netanyahu.

‘Stop Using Hunger as a Weapon’ – Three Elderly Men from Gaza

Wednesday, May 15, 12:00 pm (GMT +2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters targeted a D9 military bulldozer with an “Al-Yassin 105” shell at the “Al-Ternis” junction in the Jabalia camp, northern Gaza Strip.

EUROPEAN UNION: We call on Israel to stop its military operation in Rafah immediately.

ISRAELI ARMY: The 98th Division began its military operations in the heart of Jabaliya camp.

MAARIV: A building in Sderot was hit by a missile fired from the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, May 15, 10:30 am (GMT +2)

CHINESE FM: We strongly oppose the expansion of the war in the Gaza Strip.

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Israel is far from achieving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s goal of complete victory.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Violent Israeli raids targeted Al-Ajarma Street in Jabaliya Camp.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded for the second time in Sderot, Efim and Niram in the northern Gaza envelope.

AL-JAZEERA: Several Palestinians were killed in the Netzarim axis on the sea road west of the Central Governorate

ISRAELI ARMY: Our air defenses intercepted a missile launched from the Jabaliya area.

MAJOR GENERAL (RESERVE) ITZHAK BRIK: The Israeli army does not have the ability to overthrow Hamas, even if the war lasts for a long time.

Wednesday, May 15, 09:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces withdrew from the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza City, after a military operation that lasted six days.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Ten displaced people were killed in the bombing of an UNRWA clinic.

AL-JAZEERA: Violent clashes are taking place between the resistance forces and the occupation forces in the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

IRISH PRESIDENT: Everyone who supports human rights is horrified by the attacks on aid convoys heading to Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: Five Palestinians were killed as a result of an Israeli bombing on the home of the Brash family in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

LAPID: Concluding a deal is more important than a military operation in Rafah.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We killed and wounded occupation soldiers in Jabaliya.

Wednesday, May 15, 08:00 am (GMT +2)

ISRAEL’S AMBASSADOR TO UN: “The Rafah issue has unfortunately become an international symbol.”

PALESTINIAN MEDICAL SOURCES: Electricity generators at the Gaza European Hospital in the city of Khan Yunis (southern Gaza Strip) have stopped working.

Wednesday, May 15, 07:00 am (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY: A soldier was killed during battles in the southern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Fierce clashes are taking place between the Palestinian resistance and the Israeli occupation forces, amidst the sound of explosions being heard in the Jabaliya camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, May 15, 06:00 am (GMT +2)

US OFFICIAL: The State Department has transferred a billion-dollar arms aid package to Israel to Congress for review

Wednesday, May 15, 05:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces launched intense artillery shelling targeting the Al-Salam and Al-Jeneina neighborhoods, east of the city of Rafah.

Wednesday, May 15, 04:00 am (GMT +2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The occupation artillery launched heavy bombardment on the Al-Sabra neighborhood in the center of Gaza City, and the occupation army also dropped lighting bombs in the sky of the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza.

Wednesday, May 15, 02:00 am (GMT +2)

NYT: More than 80% of schools and universities in Gaza have been destroyed or severely damaged since the start of the war.

ISRAEL HAYOM (citing Former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman):

The Netanyahu government has no vision and no plan on how to manage operations.

Hamas and Sinwar are managing the war from the tunnels better than Netanyahu.

GUTERRES: I reiterate my call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, and the release of all captives.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We attacked a military target in Eila.

QATARI FM: “if the Israelis give up their insistence on continuing the war in Gaza, an agreement can be reached within days.

Wednesday, May 15, 01:00 am (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army announced that its warplanes intercepted two drones coming from the east towards Israel, indicating that the Air Force shot down the two drones before they entered Israeli airspace.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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