GAZA LIVE BLOG: Israel ‘Flattens’ Iran Consulate | Devastation in Al-Shifa | Biden: More Arms to Israel | Netanyahu Bans Al-Jazeera – Day 178

The massive destruction inflicted by the Israeli army in the Al Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City. (Photo: Anas Al-Sharif, via QNN TW Page)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli occupation forces withdrew from the Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City leaving massive destruction behind. 

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza called on the international community to save Al-Nasser Hospital and what is left of the Strip’s healthcare system.

An Israeli strike in Syria on the outskirts of Damascus left two wounded while Israel continued to bomb southern Lebanon. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 32,845 Palestinians have been killed, and 75,392 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Tuesday, April 2, 08:30 am (GMT+2)


We are shocked by the confirmation that seven members of our team were killed in an Israeli military raid in Gaza.

We were bombed as we left a warehouse in Deir al-Balah, despite coordinated action with the IDF.

The attack is not only on our own organization but on humanitarian organizations.

The seven dead are from Australia, Poland and Britain and have dual citizenship from America, Canada and Palestine.

We will temporarily and immediately cease our operations in the region and will make decisions about the future of our business soon.

‘Most Unethical Army in the World’ – Palestine Chronicle Assesses the Damage at Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital

Tuesday, April 2, 06:20 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Iran’s National Security Council held a meeting last night on the attack on the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital Damascus.

REUTERS: Australian Prime Minister said that his country expects full accountability for the killing of aid workers in Gaza.

UNSC: UN Security Council will hold an urgent session at the request of Russia on the Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital Damascus.

‘Tehran Will Surely Respond’ – Israel Escalates by ‘Flattening’ Iranian Consulate in Damascus

Tuesday, April 2, 04:30 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Six people, including two children, were killed in an Israeli shelling that targeted a house west of Rafah.

Tuesday, April 2, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE: There is an urgent need to protect all humanitarian and relief workers in Gaza.

Tuesday, April 2, 01:20 am (GMT+2)

ATLAS: Four foreign aid workers of World Central Kitchen were killed and others were injured in an Israeli bombing twest of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. Passports recovered from the bodies indicate that Polish, Australian, and UK nationals are amongst the casualties.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli warplanes launched several raids on Daraa Governorate in southern Syria.

‘Israelis Don’t Want to Fly to South Africa’ – Final El Al Flight Takes Off from Johannesburg 

Monday, April 1, 11:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Clashes and aerial and artillery bombardment in the central Gaza Strip.

UNRWA COMMISSIONER-GENERAL: The war in Gaza is a war on children.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the occupied southern Syrian Golan.

‘Al-Jazeera Law’ – Israeli Parliament Passes Law Granting Netanyahu Authority to Ban Foreign Media

Monday, April 1, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

UKMTO: We received a report about an accident near the coast of Hodeida in Yemen.

HAMAS: The Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas condemned in the strongest terms the Israeli attack that targeted the Iranian consulate building in the Syrian capital, Damascus, this afternoon, and led to the killing of a number of Iranian diplomats and advisors.

POLITICO (quoting informed sources): the administration of US President Joe Biden is considering large arms sales to Israel. The deal includes about 50 F-15 fighters and about 30 AIM 120 air-to-air missiles.

NYT (quoting four Israeli officials): Israel carried out the attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus.

ISRAEL HOME FRONT: Sirens sounded in Naqoura and the Akziv Milovat industrial zone in the Upper Galilee, northern Israel.”

CHANNEL 12: Israel raises the level of security alert in all its diplomatic missions.

Monday, April 1, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: We are in a complex war on several fronts, and our forces are working with full readiness according to developments.

IRANIAN AMBASSADOR TO DAMASCUS: The attack on the Iranian consulate led to the death of about 7 people, including 3 soldiers.

AL-JAZEERA: Hundreds of Israelis demonstrated in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the signing of an agreement to return Israeli detainees in Gaza.

Monday, April 1, 8:30 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Four Palestinians were martyred in an Israeli bombing that targeted the Sheikh Nasser area in the center of the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army said that it bombed Hezbollah weapons depots and military buildings in Hanin, Jabal Hamis and Ayta al-Shaab in southern Lebanon.

AMIR-ABDOLLAHIAN: Targeting the Iranian consulate is a violation of international norms.

SOROKA HOSPITAL: We received 7 wounded soldiers, one of whom was in serious condition.

WHITE HOUSE: US National Security Advisor leads talks with Israel regarding the Rafah operation.

IRANIAN AMBASSADOR IN DAMASCUS: Our response to the attack will be harsh.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Yedioth Ahronoth quoted Likud Party Member of Knesset Amit Halevy as saying that the “ Al Jazeera Law” is useless and will cause harm, and it will not prevent Al Jazeera’s audience from continuing to watch it.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli Knesset approved, in the second and third readings, a draft law allowing the closure of foreign media outlets in Israel. The law, which was dubbed ‘Al Jazeera Law’, allows the Israeli Prime Minister to suspend any foreign media outlet if it harms Israel’s security.

NETANYAHU: Al Jazeera will no longer broadcast from Israel.

IRANIAN STATE TV: Two diplomats were killed in an Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus.

Monday, April 1, 6:45 pm (GMT+2)

KAN: The Israeli army waited for the Iranian consul to leave and targeted Mohammad Reza Zahedi, a leader in the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

SYRIAN NEWS AGENCY: an Israeli aggression targeted and destroyed the Iranian consulate building in the Mezzeh neighborhood in Damascus.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted with missiles the Israeli site of Ruwaisat al-Alam in the occupied Lebanese hills of Kfar Shuba, and achieved a direct hit.

Monday, April 1, 5:30 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER: “We will enter Rafah to eliminate Hamas, and we need to evacuate 1.4 million Palestinians from it.”

SYRIAN NEWS AGENCY: The Israeli aggression targeted a building in the Mezzeh neighborhood in Damascus.

HEZBOLLAH: We bombed with artillery an Israeli army technical team at the Al-Baghdadi site, causing confirmed casualties.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The occupation killed more than 400 in Al-Shifa Complex and its surroundings and tried to hide the crime by covering them with sand.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Five Palestinians were killed in an Israeli bombing targeting citizens east of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: Eight soldiers were injured in the battles in the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours.

Monday, April 1, 4:30 pm (GMT+2)

GAZA RED CRESCENT: Al-Shifa Hospital was completely out of service.

SMOTRICH: Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich said that the way to return captives in Gaza is to significantly increase pressure and enter Rafah.

HRW (to Al-Jazeera): The Israeli army deliberately prevents aid from entering the Gaza Strip.

BEN-GVIR: Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to summon Yoav Gallant to provide immediate clarification regarding evidence of endangering the lives of Israeli soldiers in Gaza.

Monday, April 1, 3:30 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters successfully trapped a zionist force in a complex ambush where they targeted an armored personnel carrier with an Al-Yassin 105 shell and targeted a group of 7 soldiers at the same place with another shell. As soon as the rescue force arrived to save them, they engaged in heavy weaponry clashes, inflicting draths and injuries among all of them in the Al-Balad area of Khan Younis city in the south of the Gaza Strip.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY OFFICIAL: The occupation forces bombed and burned all of the complex’s buildings without exception. All facilities of the Shifa Medical Complex are out of service.

Gaza Horror – Hundreds of Bodies Found as Israeli Forces Withdraw from Al-Shifa Hospital

Monday, April 1, 2:30 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted a military vehicle in the vicinity of the Al-Shifa Complex prior to the withdrawal of the occupation forces.

ISRAELI ARMY: The drone that exploded in Eilat on Sunday night hit a building at the Israeli army’s naval base.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS: Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital is the only hospital capable of caring for seriously injured patients.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 32,845 Palestinians have been killed, and 75,392 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

TOP HAMAS OFFICIAL: Netanyahu creates obstacles to reaching an agreement. the Israeli delegation does not have the authority to reach an agreement.

HAMAS: The occupation is carrying out the worst genocidal wars against civilians.

AL-JAZEERA (citing informed sources): The Cairo meeting did not result in anything new.

ISRAELI NEGEV DEVELOPMENT MINISTER (to Maariv): “The settlement in Gaza is the punishment they should receive for what they did on October 7.”

Monday, April 1, 12:50 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: 21 mayors signed a letter calling for a municipal strike in solidarity with those demanding a prisoner exchange deal with the Hamas.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced a short while ago that it simultaneously targeted 10 Hezbollah sites in southern Lebanon.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE (To Al-Jazeera): The Director General of the Government Media Office in Gaza told Al-Jazeera that he condemns the crime of destroying the Shifa Medical Complex and holds the Israeli occupation responsible for it.

Monday, April 1, 11:45 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two people were killed as a result of an Israeli bombing that targeted a car in the Nuseirat camp in central Gaza.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: We appeal to international and international institutions to make efforts to restart Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis and protect health institutions.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The occupation executed civilians handcuffed at Al-Shifa Medical Complex.

Monday, April 1, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Israeli Army Radio quoted an Israeli military source as saying that the Al-Shifa Medical Complex will not return to work because it was severely damaged after it turned into a battlefield.

Monday, April 1, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

SYRIAN NEWS AGENCY: Two people were injured as a result of an Israeli air strike on the outskirts of Damascus.

AL-JAZEERA: Israel launched 3 raids on the town of Rashaya Al-Fakhar in southern Lebanon.

Monday, April 1, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Occupation forces arrest Ismail Haniyeh’s sister from Tel al-Sava.

CHANNEL 12: The number of Israeli army casualties exceeded 6,800.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Our forces killed 200 Palestinians at Al-Shifa Medical Complex.

ISRAELI MEDIA: The number of Israeli army deaths has risen to 600.

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Monday, April 1, 06:30 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced that a soldier from the 77th Battalion was killed during the fighting in the southern Gaza Strip.

MEDICAL SOURCES (Cited in Al-Jazeera): Hundreds of martyrs’ bodies were found in the Shifa Medical Complex and in the surrounding streets and roads west of Gaza City.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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