GAZA LIVE BLOG: US Vetoes Ceasefire Resolution | Israeli Rescue Mission Turns Deadly | Massacres in Gaza, West Bank – DAY 63

Israel continues to pound civilians in the Gaza Strip. (Photo: via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

On Friday at dawn, a special Israeli military unit attempted to rescue an Israeli soldier captured by Hamas. Instead of rescuing him, however, the soldier was killed, along with several other Israeli soldiers.

Israeli attacks on civilian homes continued across the Gaza Strip, demonstrating yet again there are no safe zones anywhere in Gaza.

Meanwhile, Palestinian Resistance escalated its attacks on Israeli soldiers at all axes, killing and wounding many.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 17,177 Palestinians have been killed and more than 46,000 wounded since the start of the war on October 7. The majority of Palestinian casualties are women and children.

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Saturday, December 9, 04:15 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Six Palestinians were killed in an Israeli shelling that targeted an inhabited house in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Saturday, December 9, 02:30 am (GMT+3)


Several Palestinians were killed and wounded near the Kuwaiti Hospital in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israeli occupation forces stormed the town of Kafr Ra’i, southwest of Jenin, in the West Bank and are currently surrounding the house believed to be of the Islamic Jihad leader.

HAMAS: The Israeli veto against a ceasefire draft resolution at the UNSC is ‘immoral and inhumane’

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Palestinian PM Mohammed Shtayyeh described the US veto of UNSC resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza as a ‘disgrace’.

HEZBOLLAH: We have targeted the Israeli Ramiya military site “with appropriate weapons”, and achieved “direct hits resulting in deaths and injuries”.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: The US veto of UNSC resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza is a cruel disregard for the suffering of Palestinian civilians.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The number of Palestinians killed in the Israeli war on Gaza since October 7 has reached 17,490, including 7,870 children and 6,121 women.

Friday, December 8, 10:40 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Two missiles were fired at the Israeli Avivim barracks off the town of Maroun al-Ras in southern Lebanon.

UNSC: The UN Security Council failed for the second time to pass a draft resolution demanding a ceasefire in Gaza, after the United States used its veto power.

REUTERS: The Biden administration asked Congress to approve the sale to Israel of 45,000 shells for Merkava tanks.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli bombing on a residential square on Jaffa Street, east of Gaza City, resulted in at least three Palestinians.

ISREALI OFFICIAL: We expect to end our operation in Khan Yunis within 3 to 4 weeks.

ISRAELI MEDIA: 40 injured soldiers were transferred from Gaza during the last 24 hours to a hospital in Beersheba, and explained that 10 of them were in serious condition.

AL-JAZEERA: Ten Palestinians were killed and others were injured in an Israeli raid that targeted a house west of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Friday, December 8, 9:40 pm (GMT+3)

POLITICO: A Pew poll showed that only a third of Americans approve of President Joe Biden’s policy toward Israel’s war on Gaza.

WHITE HOUSE: Israel can do more to reduce civilian casualties.

Friday, December 8, 8:40 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Al-Qassam Brigades broadcast a video showing the outcome of the foiled Isreali army’s attempt to free one of Israel’s military prisoners. The failed attempt led to the killing of one of the military captives, along with other rescuers.

ISRAELI MILITARY SPOKESMAN: Two Israeli soldiers were seriously wounded in an operation that was aimed at freeing detainees in Gaza.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We destroyed 21 Israeli military vehicles in all axes of fighting in the Gaza Strip in the last 24 hours.

Friday, December 8, 7:30 pm (GMT+3)

JORDANIAN FM: This war will not bring peace and security to Israel.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: We demand the opening of the Rafah crossing and appeal to Arab and Islamic countries to transfer thousands of wounded to their hospitals.

SAUDI FM: An immediate cessation of fighting in Gaza is needed, but this does not appear to be a priority for the international community.

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Friday, December 8, 6:30 pm (GMT+3)

JERUSALEM POST: Israel is facing the stiffest Resistance since the start of the war in Khan Yunis.

AL-JAZEERA: Intense missile attacks were reported at Greater Tel Aviv, and an Israeli security source stated that the missiles were fired from Jabaliya and Shejaiya in the northern Gaza Strip.

ABBAS: Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, expressed his readiness to revive the Authority, carry out reforms in it, and hold general elections.

AL-QASSAM: the “barbaric” Israeli occupation bombing of areas in Gaza City led to “the killing and wounding of a number of enemy prisoners.”

AL-QASSAM: Our fighters targeted a “Zionist military vehicle with a tandom shell in the Sheikh Radwan area of ​​Gaza City.”

Friday, December 8, 5:45 pm (GMT+3)

ISRAELI MEDIA: An Israeli was injured in a shooting attack at the Dotan checkpoint, west of the city of Jenin in the West Bank.

AL-QASSAM: We targeted “9 Zionist vehicles in Shuja’iya with Al-Yassin 105 shells and explosive devices, which led to the burning of a number of them.”

UN: Guterres calls for a ceasefire and warns against the expansion of the conflict.

TIMES: Senior military personnel in Israel secretly admitted that the Khan Yunis operation is the last large-scale ground attack in the Gaza Strip.

The newspaper, citing unnamed sources, indicated that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken informed Israel that it has until early next January to end its ground operation against the Gaza Strip.

HEZBOLLAH: Lebanese Resistance group Hezbollah announced the bombing of several Israeli military sites.

AL-QASSAM: Son of Israeli war cabinet member Gadi Eisenkot was killed when our fighters booby-trapped the entrance to a tunnel east of Tal Al-Zaatar in the northern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli occupation raid targeted the vicinity of Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Friday, December 8, 4:30 pm (GMT+3)

US LAWMAKER: US Representative Elissa Slotkin criticized the photos published by the Israeli occupation army of Palestinian detainees after they were stripped of their clothes in Gaza, describing them as “shocking.”

HAMAS: Stripping civilian detainees of their clothes and photographing them is a “terrorist” act.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation aircraft launched heavy raids on the vicinity of the Gaza European Hospital, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Four Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces’ bullets as a result of targeting the mosque in the town of Hizma, north of occupied Jerusalem.

Friday, December 8, 3:15 pm (GMT+3)

UN: The UN Security Council will vote later today, at the initiative of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, on a draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip on humanitarian grounds.

AL-JAZEERA: A house in the Ma’an area, east of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, was destroyed in an Israeli raid.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed the city of Tel Aviv with a missile barrage for the second time, within two hours, in response to the massacres committed by the Israeli occupation against civilians.

Friday, December 8, 1:15 pm (GMT+3)


We targeted an enemy force inside the Ibn Uthaymeen School in Khan Yunis with a TGB shell, and we killed and wounded them.

We attacked the enemy crowds in the northern Khan Yunis axis with mortar shells.

AL-JAZEERA: Three Palestinians were martyred in an Israeli artillery shelling that targeted a house west of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

ERDOGAN: Netanyahu is carrying out ethnic cleansing to prolong his political life

AL-QASSAM: We bombed Tel Aviv with a missile barrage in response to the massacres committed by Israel against Palestinian civilians.

Friday, December 8, 12:00 pm (GMT+3)

TOP HAMAS OFFICIAL: Israel’s arrest of displaced people is a revenge crime.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We thwarted Israel’s attempt to storm deep into Jabaliya camp.

Friday, December 8, 11:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: The occupation police reinforced their presence in the vicinity of the Old City of Jerusalem and at the entrances to Al-Aqsa Mosque before Friday prayers.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: A cyber attack targeted the State Archives website in Israel, resulting in the erasure of much government information.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sound in Asqalan (Ashkelon).

US EMBASSY IN BAGHDAD: The US Embassy in Baghdad confirmed to Al Jazeera that it was targeted by missiles at dawn on Friday, after hearing explosions near the embassy.

Friday, December 8, 10:00 am (GMT+3)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: There are more than 46,000 wounded people in Gaza, and only 388 of them left through the Rafah crossing.

Friday, December 8, 9:10 am (GMT+3)


One captured Israeli soldier was killed in a thwarted operation by Israeli special force to free him.

The failed military rescue mission took place at dawn on Friday.

Qassam fighters discovered a special Israeli force while trying to advance to free one of the enemy prisoners and clashed with it.

The clash led to the death and injury of members of the force and the intervention of Israeli military aircrafts to cover retreating soldiers.

Al-Qassam confirmed that the clash also killed captured soldier Sa’ar Baruch, 25, and seized a rifle and a communication device of the Israeli special force.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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  1. First of all Palestinian are Arabs and most of all they are Muslims and they will never be able to wipe out the Muslim.

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