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Israel continues to strike Gaza by air, land and sea. (Photo: via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli forces continue to strike the Gaza Strip by air, land and sea, killing and wounding scores of Palestinians. 

In southern Gaza, Israeli military vehicles stormed the headquarters of the Palestinian Red Crescent. 

While the Islamic Resistance in Iraq announced the targeting of the port of Haifa with a drone, the US Central Command said it carried out new raids against targets in Yemen. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 27,019 Palestinians have been killed, and 66,139 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7. Palestinian and international estimates say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

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Thursday, February 1, 11:15  pm (GMT+2)

EGYPTAN FM: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry expressed, during a call with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Egypt’s concern about the expansion of the conflict in the region.

ISRAELI OFFICIAL (to AP): The temporary security buffer zone in Gaza is under construction.

NETANYAHU: I pledge not to end the war before achieving complete victory.

Rebuilding Gaza will Take Decades, Requiring Extensive Foreign Aid – UN

ANSARALLAH: We targeted a British commercial ship heading to Israel.

UN RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT OF HOUSING (to Al-Jazeera): About 70,000 buildings were destroyed in Gaza within a short period.

AP (quoting David Cameron): Britain may recognize a Palestinian state after the ceasefire in Gaza, without waiting for a final peace agreement.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Zarait, northern Israel.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: We expect efforts from Israel to hold accountable those responsible for settler violence.

Thursday, February 1, 8:40  pm (GMT+2)

NETANYAHU’S OFFICE: In reference to the executive order signed today by US President Joe Biden, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said that the exceptional measures against settlers are unjustified, most of whom are law-abiding citizens.

ISRAELI ARMY COMMANDER: We will continue to operate in northern Gaza.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Six decomposed bodies were transferred to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital after Israeli forces retreated.

BLINKEN: US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that he imposed financial sanctions on 4 Israelis linked to violence against civilians in the West Bank, in accordance with the executive order signed by US President Joe Biden today.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli War Council began a meeting at the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense, after which the mini-ministerial council will convene to discuss an exchange deal for prisoners and detainees with Hamas.

US PRESIDENT BIDEN: Biden signs an executive order against activities that “undermine peace” in the West Bank

Thursday, February 1, 7:30  pm (GMT+2)

JORDANIAN ROYAL COURT: King Abdullah stressed, in a call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the necessity of reaching an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombarded with mortar shells a position of occupation soldiers and vehicles east of the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood.

SMOTRICH: Permanent peace will not be achieved except when Arab hopes for establishing an Arab state on the ruins of the Jewish state fade.

US OFFICIAL: Establishing a Palestinian state is the only way to create a long peace.

GUTERRES: The humanitarian system in Gaza is on the verge of collapse.

MACRON: A political path based on a two-state solution must be launched.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We seized 3 drones south of Gaza City.

Thursday, February 1, 6:30  pm (GMT+2)

US STATE DEPARTMENT: Joe Biden will issue an order today imposing sanctions on Israeli settlers.

LLOYD AUSTIN: Biden will not tolerate those who kill our soldiers by Iranian agents.

CBS (quoting US officials): Washington’s plans have been approved to launch attacks over several days in Iraq and Syria on several targets, including Iranian military personnel and Iranian facilities.

Thursday, February 1, 4:45  pm (GMT+2)

PRESIDENT OF EUROPEAN COUNCIL: We affirmed the necessity of establishing two Israeli and Palestinian states.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced the withdrawal of the 55th Paratroopers Brigade in the reserve forces from the Khan Yunis area in the southern Gaza Strip.

BIDEN: We are working to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

EGYPTIAN FM: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry expressed his country’s deep concern as a result of the military operations taking place at the southern entrance to the Red Sea and their impact on international shipping traffic.

Thursday, February 1, 3:30 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Several Palestinians were killed and wounded as a result of the ongoing occupation bombing of various areas in the Gaza Strip.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted occupation soldiers and a bulldozer in Khan Yunis.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: The army is close to reaching an understanding with Egypt regarding the Philadelphia border axis between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.

The Strategic Importance of the Philadelphi Route to Israel – EXPLAINER

AL-JAZEERA: UNRWA: The Israeli army launched artillery shelling from the Upper Galilee towards Lebanese territory.

UNRWA: The risk of famine in the northern Gaza Strip is worsening.

ISRAELI ARMY: The occupation army announced in a statement that 5 officers and soldiers were injured in Gaza during the last 24 hours.

Thursday, February 1, 2:30 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Two missiles were fired from southern Lebanon towards an Israeli position in the Galilee area on the border with Israel, and that sirens sounded in the area.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: More than 30,000 displaced people in schools near the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, are deprived of water, food, and infant formula.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid targeted the Beit Lahia area in the northern Gaza Strip.

Thursday, February 1, 1:30 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted occupation soldiers in an apartment west of Gaza City.

KAN: The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed the office of Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid of canceling a meeting scheduled between them today.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 27,019 Palestinians have been killed, and 66,139 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

AL-JAZEERA: an Israeli bombing targeted sites in the southeastern neighborhoods of Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip.

UKMTO: The British Maritime Trade Operations Authority said it received a report of an incident 57 nautical miles west of Hodeidah in Yemen.

Thursday, February 1, 12:30 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Dozens of Israelis from the extreme right are demonstrating in the port of Ashdod to prevent humanitarian aid from reaching the Gaza Strip.

MAARIV: In my estimation, there will be no agreement.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the spy equipment at the radar site in the occupied Sheeba Farms in southern Lebanon with appropriate weapons.

BELGIUM: We will continue to fund UNRWA.

AL-JAZEERA: Two Palestinians were killed and others wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted homes in the Jourat Al-Aqqad area in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Thursday, February 1, 10:50 am (GMT+2)

IRISH PM: I will ask European leaders to work towards a ceasefire.

CHANNEL 12: Two anti-tank missiles fired from Lebanon fell on Mount Hermon in the Golan, without any reports of casualties.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: More than 500 homes were damaged in Upper Galilee.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation aircraft launched raids east of the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

KAN: Netanyahu’s statements are harmful to prisoner negotiations.

Thursday, February 1, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

SMOTRICH: Bringing aid into Gaza contradicts the goals of the war.

AL-JAZEERA: 42 Palestinians were killed, including children and women, in the Israeli bombing of the central and southern Gaza Strip during the last 24 hours.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The bodies of 14 Palestinians arrived at Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis.

HAARETZ: The Israeli army burns Palestinian homes in Gaza in accordance with the orders of its officers.

Thursday, February 1, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: Occupation vehicles stormed our headquarters in Khan Yunis.

AL-JAZEERA: Ambulance crews recovered a number of dead bodies in the city of Khan Yunis, after a partial withdrawal of Israeli occupation army vehicles.

Thursday, February 1, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

US CENTRAL COMMAND: The US Central Command (CENTCOM) said that it launched a strike against 10 drones and a ground control station in Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen.

Thursday, February 1, 06:00 am (GMT+2)

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We targeted the port of Haifa with a drone.

US CENTRAL COMMAND: We shot down a ballistic missile and drones in the Gulf of Aden launched from Houthi areas in Yemen.

Thursday, February 1, 05:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Two people were killed and a number of wounded were killed as a result of the bombing of a house for the Abu Fayyad family in the new camp, west of Nuseirat, in the central Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli gunboats intensively bombarded the coast of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Thursday, February 1, 04:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Casualties were reported as a result of the bombing of a house for the Abu Fayyad family in the new camp, west of Nuseirat, in the central Gaza Strip.


Thursday, February 1, 03:00 am (GMT+2)

US CHIEF OF STAFF: General Charles Brown, discussed in a call with his Israeli counterpart, Herzi Halevy, the operations in Gaza. Brown stressed to Halevi the need to protect civilians and unrestricted access to aid into the Strip.

CBS: the United States carried out new raids targeting 10 drones that were prepared for launch in western Yemen.

Thursday, February 1, 02:30 am (GMT+2)

MEDIA: Algeria has distributed to the UN Security Council a draft resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza on humanitarian grounds. The draft resolution rejects the forced displacement of Palestinian civilians, demands an end to all violations, and renews the call for full, speedy, safe and unhindered humanitarian access to the Strip.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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