GAZA LIVE BLOG: Israeli Convoy Ambushed in Gaza City | Israeli Massacres in Central Gaza | Shin Bet to Open Investigation on October 7 – Day 153

Israel continues to carry out massacres in Gaza. (Photo: via WAFA)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli forces carried out new massacres in Nuseirat and Deir Al-Balah, in central Gaza, killing and wounding scores of Palestinians. 

The Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, said that its fighters ambushed an Israeli military convoy in Gaza City.

Israel’s internal security service, Shin Bet, announced an internal investigation into the events of October 7.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 30,800 Palestinians have been killed, and 72,298 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Friday, March 8, 04:05 am (GMT+2)

US MEDIA: US media said pro-Palestine protesters blocked several roads near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., ahead of President Joe Biden State of the Union address.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 13: Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy has ordered plans for a possible ground operation in Lebanon and lessons learned from the Gaza war. The channel added that Halevy assigned General Chico Tamir, who planned the ground operation in the Gaza Strip, to plan a new ground operation in Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli warplanes are launching air strikes on different areas of Jabaliya and Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.

Friday, March 8, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

UN: We need a ceasefire in Gaza and adherence to the rules of war, said UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths.

Friday, March 8, 01:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A Palestinian was killed and 29 others were injured as a result of the occupation forces targeting civilians waiting for aid at the Nabulsi and Kuwait roundabouts west of Gaza City.

Friday, March 8, 12:00 am (GMT+2)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Israel has killed 9,000 women since the beginning of the aggression on the Gaza Strip.

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Thursday, March 7, 10:30 pm (GMT+2)

US OFFICIALS: Biden has instructed to consider all options for bringing aid to Gaza.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Three rockets were fired from Gaza towards the city of Sderot, and one of them landed in an open area.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the city of Sderot and the Gaza Strip.

CHANNEL 12: CIA Director William Burns is scheduled to arrive in Israel soon, “in a final attempt to reach an agreement before Ramadan.”

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid targeted the vicinity of the town of Majdal Zoun, and another on the vicinity of the town of Taloussa in southern Lebanon.

CHANNEL 12: Netanyahu’s office refuses to coordinate Gantz’s trip to Britain.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation aircraft bombed Jabaliya camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed the settlements surrounding the Gaza Strip with missile launches.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Nahal Oz, north of the Gaza Strip.

Thursday, March 7, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a force of Israeli occupation soldiers on the Karantina Heights with two drones, and we hit the target accurately.

UN COORDINATOR FOR MIDDLE EAST PROCESS: We reaffirm that all settlements are illegal under international law. We urge Israel to stop all settlement activities and refrain from provocative actions.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The Ministry of Health in Gaza appealed to international and Arab institutions to work to provide blood units to save the lives of the sick and wounded, calling on all parties to send large quantities of life-saving blood units to the Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: We intercepted a drone launched by Hezbollah in Zebqine, southern Lebanon.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli aircraft launched raids near the Egyptian-Palestinian border, east of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Thursday, March 7, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

JERUSALEM POST: Israeli President Isaac Herzog “may cancel his visit to the Netherlands on Sunday due to demands for his arrest for his involvement in the genocide in Gaza.”

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A Palestinian was killed, 5 others were injured, and 5 others were injured as a result of the Israeli occupation targeting civilians waiting for aid at the Nabulsi and Kuwait roundabouts, west of Gaza.

DUTCH NOS TV: Amsterdam intends to send a warship to the Red Sea to help defend commercial shipping traffic from air attacks.

Thursday, March 7, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

AXIOS: US President Joe Biden will announce in his State of the Union address that the army will establish a port on the Gaza coast to receive aid.

CHANNEL 12: Families of prisoners block a street opposite the Israeli Ministry of Defense.

UK: We need 500 trucks a day to feed civilians in Gaza.

WASHINGTON: There is only a military solution to all threats in the region.

EISENKOT: The return of detainees is better than the destruction of Hamas.

Thursday, March 7, 6:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters targeted 3 Israeli military vehicles with Tandom and RPG shells in Hamad Town in Khan Yunis.

Thursday, March 7, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: All fronts decided not to stop fighting until the aggression against Gaza stopped.

BORRELL: European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said airdrops are good, but not sufficient, and sea lanes are needed, but they take time.

GALLANT: It is our duty to defeat Hamas and recover the detainees.

NETANYAHU: We will continue operations against all Hamas sites, including Rafah.

ISRAELI FM: Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz called for the closure of UNRWA and the creation of alternative organizations.

US AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL: The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation quoted US Ambassador to Israel Jacob Lew as saying that he could not guarantee the success of the negotiations, but it was impossible to say that the talks had collapsed.

Thursday, March 7, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

ANSARALLAH LEADER: Abdul Malik al-Houthi said that the Israelis have no hope for a decisive victory, as they are arrogant and carrying out massacres and genocides.

HEZBOLLAH: Our forces bombed the Afdoun settlement with Katyusha rockets, in response to Israeli army attacks on villages in southern Lebanon.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: the death toll in the central Gaza Strip has risen to 42 after 7 Palestinians were recovered from a house south of Deir al-Balah.

AL-JAZEERA: A Jordanian aid convoy enters the Gaza Strip from the Kerem Shalom crossing.

Thursday, March 7, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)


Israeli Army Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy announced the start of internal investigations extending from 2018 until October 10.

Four soldiers were injured in battles in the Gaza Strip during the last 24 hours.

HAARETZ: 27 Palestinian residents of Gaza have been killed in Israeli military detention centers since the beginning of the war on the Strip.

BELGIAN FM: Belgian Foreign Minister Hajja Lahbib called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the release of all “hostages.”

Thursday, March 7, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Eight missiles were fired from southern Lebanon toward Israeli positions in the Galilee area.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A Palestinian was killed and another injured in an Israeli bombing targeting citizens in Mawasi Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

AXIOS (quoting US and Israeli officials): The United States and Israel are discussing written guarantees requested by Washington regarding the use of weapons in light of the ongoing Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: On Wednesday, we set up a tight ambush for more than 20 Israeli soldiers in Hamad City in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, leaving them dead and wounded. The Israeli army acknowledged the killing of a soldier and the wounding of 13, including 6 in serious condition.

HAMAS: The Hamas delegation left Cairo to consult with the leadership, as negotiations and efforts to stop the aggression and return the displaced continue.

Thursday, March 7, 12:30 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA (citing informed sources): Ceasefire negotiations in Cairo ended without an agreement. Israel rejected Hamas’s request for a permanent ceasefire, the army’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, and the return of the displaced without conditions.

HEZBOLLAH: We bombed a new headquarters for the Israeli sector command in Liman in the Western Galilee with artillery shells and achieved a direct hit.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 30,800 Palestinians have been killed, and 72,298 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

CHANNEL 12: A batch of rockets were fired towards Ras al-Naqoura, north of Western Galilee, on the border with Lebanon.

Thursday, March 7, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

KAN: The Israeli army examined 400 bodies from Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip and found that they did not belong to any of the Israeli captives.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters carried out an “engineering ambush” against a convoy of Israeli military vehicles penetrating southeast of the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army launched artillery shelling on the Juhr al-Dik area, south of Gaza City. Meanwhile, clashes with heavy machine guns are taking place between resistance fighters and the Israeli army in the area.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The death toll resulting from the Israeli bombing of homes in Nuseirat and Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip had risen to 35.

Thursday, March 7, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli authorities handed over, through the Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip, the bodies of 47 martyrs that they were detaining during their military operations.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: The head of the Israeli Internal Security Service (Shin Bet), Ronen Bar, said that he opened an internal investigation into the events of last October 7.

Thursday, March 7, 9:15 am (GMT+2)

ANSARALLAH: The spokesman for the Yemeni armed forces, which is linked to the Ansarallah group said that the Americans and the British bear the repercussions of their militarization of the Red Sea. In a statement, Yahya Saree said the group had repeatedly stressed that only “Israeli ships or bound for the ports of occupied Palestine are targeted.”

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Four brigade commanders, 39 platoon commanders, 13 company commanders, and 6 lieutenant colonels have been killed since October 7.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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