GAZA LIVE BLOG: Israel Withdraws from Hamad Town | Nuseirat under Attack | Malnutrition Spread in Gaza – Day 162

Rafah was already crowded before the war and now, it literally hosts millions. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli forces reportedly withdrew from Hamad Town in Khan Yunis under intense artillery shelling, which killed and wounded scores of Palestinians.

Sirens sounded in the Gaza envelope as Hezbollah announced it attacked nine Israeli positions off the southern border of Lebanon and in the occupied Shebaa farms and hills of Kafr Shuba.

UNRWA said malnutrition is spreading rapidly in Gaza, especially among children.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 31,553 Palestinians have been killed, and 73,546 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Sunday, March 17, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: A soldier from the 601st Combat Engineering Battalion was seriously wounded during fighting in the central Gaza Strip.

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Sunday, March 17, 05:30 am (GMT+2)

BELGIUM: Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has said that the starvation of children in Gaza is completely unacceptable.

36 from Same Family – Israeli Airstrikes Kill Scores in Gaza

Sunday, March 17, 04:00 am (GMT+2)

SANA: Syria’s state news agency SANA said a Syrian soldier was wounded in an Israeli attack on the southern region.

Sunday, March 17, 02:30 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Seven killed and a large number of wounded arrived at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital after an Israeli shelling targeted a house in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Sunday, March 17, 01:00 am (GMT+2)

ANSARALLAH: Media outlets affiliated with the Ansarallah group in Yemen reported that “a US-British aggression targeted the districts of Taif in Hodeidah and Al-Taiziya in Taiz” in southern Yemen.

ISRAELI MILITARY: The Israeli military said it intercepted a suspicious air target over the maritime space in the northern Acre region.

Saturday, March 16, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated tonight in more than 40 locations, demanding immediate elections.

CHANNEL 13: The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to Tel Aviv to reprimand him over statements made by Russian officials against Israel.

AL-JAZEERA: Israel launched artillery shelling around the towns of Hula and Yaroun in southern Lebanon.

KAN: Gallant holds a session to discuss the exchange deal despite Netanyahu’s refusal.

LAPID: “The deal to return the kidnapped people is worth the price, and it will have our full support, and there is no victory without their return.”

Saturday, March 16, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli Minister Gideon Sa’ar threatened that he would withdraw from the Israeli government if he did not join the war cabinet.

AL-JAZEERA: the families of the Israeli prisoners are setting fires in front of the Ministry of Defense and threatening to burn the country down if necessary.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation aircraft bombed residential buildings in Gaza City.

Saturday, March 16, 7:50 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Demonstrations are taking place in Tel Aviv by families of Israeli prisoners demanding their return from Gaza.

Saturday, March 16, 6:45 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid targeted the town of Mays al-Jabal in southern Lebanon.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Ramtha site with missile weapons.

WASHINGTON POST (citing US officials): The Biden administration is intensifying efforts to monitor Iranian weapons smuggled to Yemen.

Saturday, March 16, 4:30 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: a Palestinian was killed and others injured following a stampede to obtain aid dropped by aircraft in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Al-Malikiyah website.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Three missiles were fired towards the Israeli site of Al-Samaqa in the occupied Kfar Shuba hills in southern Lebanon.

Saturday, March 16, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

BELGIUM: Israel must allow aid to reach Gaza.

Saturday, March 16, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

BERNIE SANDERS (to NBC): We cannot continue to fund Netanyahu’s war machine.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 31,553 Palestinians have been killed, and 73,546 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Saturday, March 16, 1:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 49 Palestinians have been killed in the Israeli bombing of areas in the central Gaza Strip since dawn today.

AL-JAZEERA: Two Israeli raids targeted Jabal Balat and Wadi Hamoul in southern Lebanon.

SECRETARY GENERAL OF RED CROSS: The humanitarian situation in Gaza is beyond catastrophic. Civilians face an unprecedented level of humiliation, misery and suffering.

Saturday, March 16, 11:45 am (GMT+2)

UNRWA: UNRWA said that malnutrition is spreading rapidly among children and reaching unprecedented levels in Gaza, and famine is looming on the horizon.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Seven Palestinians were killed and 10 others were injured in an Israeli bombing of a house in the new camp in Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli forces were withdrawing from the north of Hamad Town in Khan Yunis under cover of intense artillery shelling, which led to the injury of several Palestinians in the city.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two people were killed and others were injured as a result of an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the new camp in Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip.

Saturday, March 16, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli warplanes launched a series of raids north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: Our fighters attacked last night a military building belonging to Hezbollah in Tayr Harfa, and also attacked the party’s infrastructure in Labouneh, southern Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the Nahal Oz settlement in the Gaza envelope.

Saturday, March 16, 08:30 am (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: We attacked nine Israeli positions off the southern border of Lebanon and in the occupied Shebaa farms and hills of Kafr Shuba.

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