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Gaza reels under new massacres carried out by the Israeli army. (Photo: via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

On the 61st day of the Israeli war on Gaza, new massacres were reported throughout the Gaza Strip, in the northern Gaza Strip – Jabaliya – in the central Strip – Nuseirat – and south, Khan Younis.

Meanwhile, Israel admitted to the killing of new Israeli officers, though Resistance statements place the Israeli losses at a much higher number.

The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, with some hospitals, including Al-Aqsa Hospital, running out of fuel and medicine.

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Thursday, December 7, 08:30 am (GMT+3)

ICC PROSECUTOR: Deliberately obstructing the relief of civilians may constitute a war crime.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli military said it had detected six rocket and rocket launches from Lebanon on Thursday morning, adding that their sources had been answered.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Kiryat Shmona and Margaliot in the Upper Galilee, adjacent to the border with Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: Nine Palestinians, including three children, were killed in Israeli raids on homes in the Al-Nuseirat and Maghazi refugee camps in the central Gaza Strip, and the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

WALL STREET JOURNAL: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Israel’s War Council that Washington believed the conflict should end within weeks, not months.

ISRAELI ARMY: An officer and a soldier were killed in combat in the Gaza Strip.

UN Secretary-General Invokes Article 99 – Why and What It Means

Thursday, December 7, 01:20 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the US is determined to do everything in its power to prevent a repeat of the October 7 events.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli FM Eli Cohen calls Antonio Guterres a threat to world peace. This followed Guterres’ invocation of Article 99 of the UN charter. Cohen says such a decision “constitutes support for Hamas”.

KAN: Israeli Broadcasting Corporation said that about 100 Israeli soldiers have gone partially or fully blind during fighting in Gaza.

POLITICO: Senior US official urges Israel to open Karem Abu Salem (Karem Shalom) crossing between Israel and Gaza.

MAARIV: Disagreements in Israel’s war cabinet led to demands that Benny Gantz should resign from his post.

SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa’s Justice Minister says that Israeli war crimes in Gaza should be investigated without any favoritism from the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

AL-JAZEERA: Ten Palestinians were killed in an Israeli bombing of a residential square in the Al-Maghazi refugee camp in Central Gaza. Many still under rubble.

HAARETZ: Israel to allow more fuel to enter Gaza

HAARETZ: The US Senate failed to advance $14 billion in emergency military assistance to Israel, part of the White House’s $100 billion aid package intended to aid Ukraine and Israel.

TASS: Maria Zakharova, the spokesperson for Russian Foreign Ministry, said that Russian FM Sergei Lavrov will deliver a major speech on the situation in the Middle East at the Doha Forum in Qatar on December 10.

RT: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits UAE, Saudi Arabia to discuss the situation in Gaza among other issues.

Wednesday, December 6, 10:45 pm (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Illegal Jewish settlers fired live bullets at Palestinian vehicles south of Bethlehem in the West Bank.

PENTAGON: 77 attacks on US forces in Iraq and Syria since October 17

PALESTINIAN MINISTRY OF HEALTH: A Palestinian child was killed by occupation forces’ bullets during their storming of the town of Ya’bad, south of the city of Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

AL-JAZEERA: Satellite images obtained by Al Jazeera showed an incursion by Israeli forces into main roads in the Shujaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City.

Wednesday, December 6, 10:30 pm (GMT+3)

US STATE DEPARTMENT: We oppose any buffer zone within the borders of the Gaza Strip. There is a threat to regional and international security due to the ongoing war in Gaza.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY SPOKESMAN: The occupation is carrying out genocide crimes in northern Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: Confrontations were reported after Israel stormed the town of Ya`bad in Jenin.

MINISTER OF DEFENSE OF YEMEN’S ANSARALLAH GOVERNMENT: The Red Sea from the Gulf of Aqaba to Bab al-Mandab is forbidden to the ships of the Zionist entity.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: Sinwar is underground and our mission is to reach him and kill him.

G7: There is a need to quickly address the worsening humanitarian crisis in Gaza and reduce the number of civilian casualties to a minimum.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We targeted the Ain al-Asad base – which houses American forces – with a drone in response to Israeli crimes in Gaza.

Wednesday, December 6, 8:15 pm (GMT+3)

POLITICO: Biden administration officials see striking the Ansarallah group now as a wrong move

WASHINGTON POST: Military intelligence collected evidence of a large-scale attack that Hamas has been preparing for a year. We received intelligence last August about an imminent Hamas attack. The Israeli army thought it had stopped Hamas’ plans, but it turned out to be a deception.

UN SECRETARY-GENERAL GUTERRES: The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, sent a message to the UN Security Council regarding the situation in Gaza in accordance with Article 99 of the United Nations Charter regarding threats to international peace.

PENTAGON OFFICIAL: The destroyer USS Mason shot down a drone that was flying towards it while it was sailing south of the Red Sea.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Washington is studying the possibility of reaching a settlement between Israel and Lebanon.

WHIT HOUSE: We do not know what governance will be like in Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: Six Palestinians were killed and others were injured as a result of the occupation aircraft bombing a house in the Shaboura camp in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, December 6, 7:00 pm (GMT+3)

GUTERRES: We are facing a catastrophe that could have irreversible effects.

AL-JAZEERA: Six Palestinians were martyred and others were injured as a result of the occupation aircraft bombing a house in the Shaboura camp in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

ANSARALLAH: We fired a batch of ballistic missiles at Israeli targets in the Umm al-Rashrash area (Eilat).

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: Israeli Channel 12 reported the cancellation of a session of the ministerial staff for security and political affairs in Israel that was scheduled to be held tonight due to what it said was a disagreement over allowing more humanitarian aid to enter the Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: Ten Israeli officers and soldiers were killed within 24 hours.

Wednesday, December 6, 6:00 pm (GMT+3)

REUTERS: The US Navy shot down a drone coming from Yemen.

GALLANT: We seek to remove Hezbollah behind the Litani through an international settlement.

JORDANIAN FM (to Al-Jazeera): We will not accept the implementation of the Israeli agenda in the region.


Our fighters were able to booby-trap and blow up a house in which a number of occupation soldiers were holed up with a barrel bomb in the axis east of the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Al-Qassam also announced that it had targeted – in the same axis – two Israeli tanks with Al-Yassin 105 shells, and a third tank in the axis north of the city of Khan Yunis.

Wednesday, December 6, 5:00 pm (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN CIVIL DFENSE: We do not have any equipment after it was targeted by Israeli bombing. 32 of our cadres were killed as a result of Israeli targeting.

PALESTINIAN JOURNALISTS SYNDICATE: 75 journalists and media workers were killed by the Israeli army in the past two months.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli artillery shelling targeted homes next to a school housing thousands of displaced people in the town of Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: 16 missiles were launched from southern Lebanon towards Israeli sites.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed the city of Bir Al-Saba (Bersheeba) with a batch of rockets “in response to the massacres against civilians.”

Wednesday, December 6, 4:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Dozens of Palestinians were killed and injured as a result of the occupation aircraft bombing two houses near the Sha’biyya Junction in Gaza City.

CNN (quoting US Officials): American officials expect operations in southern Gaza to continue until January

LEBANESE FM: We will submit a complaint to the Security Council after Israel targeted the Lebanese army resulting in a killing and wounded among its ranks.

PALESTINIAN HEALTH MINISTRY: A young Palestinian man, Abdel Nasser Riyahi, died from the wounds he sustained by Israeli army gunfire during their storming of the Balata camp, east of Nablus.

UN NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL SPOKESMAN KIRBY: We believe that eight Americans are still being held hostage by militants in the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, December 6, 3:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli forces are carrying out intense artillery shelling on the northern areas of the Gaza Strip.

FRENCH FM: We are deeply concerned about the continuing clashes on the border between Lebanon and Israel.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We attack the crowds of enemy forces penetrating Khan Yunis.

ISRAELI MINISTRY OF DEFENSE: Israel has received 10,000 tons of weapons and equipment since the beginning of the war.

AL-JAZEERA: Violent artillery shelling targeted areas adjacent to the Shebaa Farms in southern Lebanon.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted 12 Zionist enemy vehicles in the incursion axis into the Beit Lahia project in the northern Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, December 6, 2:15 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Eight missiles were launched from Lebanon towards Israeli sites.

THE TIMES: Israel established a pumping system in northern Gaza to use seawater to flood Hamas’s tunnel network.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: Israeli Air Force drones bombed Hezbollah’s command headquarters and infrastructure.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: “Our fighters were able to snipe four Zionist soldiers in the eastern axis of the city of Khan Yunis, and seriously injured them.”

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the radar site and achieved direct hits.

ISRAELI RADIO: The occupation army said that it intercepted a surface-to-surface missile fired towards Israel in the Red Sea region.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the city of Eilat on the Red Sea.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Shells fell in open areas in Western Galilee.

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT: The Israeli army is engaged in fierce confrontations with Hamas in Gaza.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed “enemy crowds at the Sufa military support site, and occupied Nir Ishaq with rocket salvoes.”

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: The ground maneuver in northern and southern Gaza will continue for an additional month.

PALESTINIAN FM: Britain sending surveillance planes to Gaza implicates it in a “genocidal war”.

Wednesday, December 6, 1:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: 6 missiles were fired towards the Israeli radar site in the occupied Shebaa Farms.

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE: A drone attack targeted the Ain al-Assad base in Iraq.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS: Indiscriminate attacks and forced displacement in Gaza must stop now.

REUTERS (quoting British Maritime Trade Operations Authority): There were reports of an incident involving a drone system west of the port of Hodeidah.

AL-JAZEERA: The occupation arrested 60 in the West Bank, including a woman and former prisoners.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The Ministry of Health in Gaza told Al Jazeera that it is calling on medical staff in Gaza City to go to Al-Shifa Hospital to open a first aid point.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation aircraft bombed displaced people from the eastern areas of Gaza City.

WFP: Distributing aid in Gaza is almost impossible.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Nir Yitzhak in the southern Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN FM: Britain sending surveillance planes to Gaza implicates it in a “genocidal war”.

Wednesday, December 6, 12:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Media outlets reported Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying that if Israel tries to pursue members of the Hamas movement in Turkiye, it will pay a heavy price, stressing that Hamas is a resistance movement fighting to protect its lands.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed the enemy forces in Khan Yunis with mortar shells.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed enemy crowds around the cultural center in Bani Suhaila.

AL-JAZEERA: French MP called on her country’s Prime Minister, Elizabeth Borne, to consider steps to impose sanctions on the Israeli occupation. Because of its ongoing aggression against the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli forces bombed the vicinity of the towns of Kfar Shuba, Rashaya Al-Fakhar, Al-Habbariyeh, Yaroun, and Naqoura in southern Lebanon.

ISLAMIC RESISTANC IN IRAQ: The Islamic Resistance in Iraq announced that it had targeted the Harir base in Erbil with a drone in response to the bombing of the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: A number of people were killed and injured as a result of an Israeli bombing of a house in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

NBC: Dozens of White House interns accused Biden in a letter of ignoring the Americans’ appeals to stop the war in Gaza.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army said that its forces attacked sites in southern Lebanon with artillery.

AL-JAZEERA:Intense Israeli artillery shelling renewed on areas in the northern Gaza Strip.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Representatives of the families of the prisoners detained in Gaza sent a letter to the War Council demanding an urgent agreement to release them.

Wednesday, December 6, 11:00 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN HEALTH MINISTRY: Three Palestinians were injured by occupation bullets, two of them seriously, during the storming of Balata camp, east of Nablus.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF AL-AQSA MARTYRS HOSPITAL: Diseases began to spread among the displaced, such as pneumonia and skin rashes.

UNRWA: The Gaza Strip is one of the most dangerous places in the world.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed the Kissufim site in the Gaza envelope with a short-range missile system.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed an occupation gathering with a barrage of mortar shells.

Wednesday, December 6, 10:15 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: There are dozens of Palestinian martyrs and wounded as a result of continuous Israeli bombing on the neighborhoods of Yarmouk, Al-Sahaba and Al-Nafaq in Gaza City.

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: More than 100 bodies are inside Kamal Adwan Hospital, “and the occupation does not allow us to bury them.” The entire north of Gaza has become without health services.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our members targeted an Israeli special force with an anti-personnel missile in the vicinity of Al-Zalal Mosque, east of Khan Yunis.

MAARIV: Residents of southern Tel Aviv are submitting a petition to the Supreme Court against the Home Front Command for not protecting them from missile threats.

Wednesday, December 6, 9 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces stormed the Dheisheh camp in Bethlehem in the West Bank. Three Palestinians were injured by bullets from the occupation forces during confrontations in the camp.

NICARAGUA: Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister, Denis Moncada, paid a visit to the city of Ramallah to express his country’s support and solidarity with Palestine.

Tuesday, December 5, 07:50 am (GMT+3)

Médecins Sans Frontières: MSF revealed that medical supplies and fuel at Shuhada al-Aqsa Hospital in the Gaza Strip have dropped to very low levels.


Scores of Palestinians were killed and wounded in Israeli shelling targeting homes in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Three Palestinians were killed, and others wounded in an Israeli shelling that targeted a house in Khan Yunis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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