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Displaced Palestinians in Rafah. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israel admitted to the death of three soldiers and the wounding of 15 more, while invading Israeli forces continue to besiege hospitals and target civilian infrastructure.

Israeli strikes are targeting southern and central Gaza, where at least 16 Palestinians were killed overnight.

China called on Israel to stop military operations and prevent an even more humanitarian catastrophe in Rafah.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 28,340 Palestinians have been killed, and 67,984 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Tuesday, February 13, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli air strikes targeted the outskirts of the towns of Hula, Al-Habbariyeh, and the Jabal Balat area in southern Lebanon.

BIDEN: The aid package provides Israel with what it needs to protect its people from terrorist groups, such as Hamas, Hezbollah and others.

MARTIN GRIFFITHS: More than half of Gaza’s population is crammed into Rafah and facing death.

AXIOS: Biden and Netanyahu believe that Hamas’s request to release thousands of prisoners is exaggerated

Tuesday, February 13, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 13: The participation of an Israeli delegation in the Cairo talks was a courtesy in response to the request of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.

BLINKEN: We are doing everything we can to return the kidnapped Israelis to their families.

US SENATOR VAN HOLLEN: Israel is committing a war crime by not allowing food and aid to enter Gaza.

KAN RADIO: Netanyahu sent his personal secretary to the Cairo talks.

CHANNEL 12: The Israeli delegation, led by Mossad chief David Barnea, left Cairo without any indication of progress.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Zabdin Barracks headquarters with missile weapons.

PRCS: The occupation arrested 9 of our staff at Al Amal Hospital.

KAN: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving to begin prosecuting journalists who publish leaks of government meetings.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed a gathering of occupation soldiers in Abasan Al-Kabira.

KAN: Netanyahu rejected a proposal to conclude a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas, prepared by the leaders of the Mossad, Shin Bet, and the army.

Tuesday, February 13, 8:15 pm (GMT+2)

US SENATOR BLUMENTHAL: Israel must be pressured to reduce the number of civilian casualties in Gaza.

ISRAELI CHIEF OF STAFF: We have achieved military goals, but unfortunately they come at a high price.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES:  We blew up a house and 3 tunnel openings with Israeli forces in Khan Yunis.

UN: Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, said that Israeli forces are occupying the UNRWA headquarters in Khan Yunis, which is a protected site, and there is no information about what is happening there.

FRENCH FM: The humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza must stop.

KAN: Moody’s downgraded the rating of the five largest Israeli banks.

ABDUL MALIK AL-HOUTHI: We will move toward escalation in light of the continued Israeli aggression against Gaza.

BIDEN: We work for peace and security for the Palestinian and Israeli peoples.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army acknowledged that an Israeli drone crashed yesterday, Monday, in Lebanese territory due to a technical malfunction, stressing that there is no fear of information leakage.

AL-MAYADEEN: Hamas was not informed of the four-way meeting taking place in Cairo.

Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

WALLA (quoting US and Israeli officials): Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich is delaying the entry of an American-funded flour shipment into Gaza. The website added that delaying the entry of flour into Gaza is a violation of a commitment made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to US President Joe Biden weeks ago.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters were able to control a Skylark reconnaissance plane east of the Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City.

Our fighters targeted a Zionist troop carrier north of Khan Yunis, and immediately after a force arrived to rescue them, we targeted a second troop carrier.

Our fighters detonated an anti-personnel device against an Israeli force of 5 soldiers barricaded inside a house in Abasan Al-Kabira.

Our fighters clashed with a Zionist force of 7 soldiers from a distance of zero east of Khan Yunis, and we killed and wounded them.

BELGIUM: An incursion into Rafah will lead to a humanitarian catastrophe.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Six people – including infants – were killed in an Israeli bombing that targeted a vehicle on Al-Jalaa Street, north of Gaza City.

Tuesday, February 13, 5:15 pm (GMT+2)

WSJ: The Wall Street Journal quoted sources as saying that a meeting is being held in Cairo between CIA Director William Burns, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar, Mossad chief David Barnea, and Egyptian intelligence chief Abbas Kamel.

CAMERON: We want a ceasefire by removing Hamas leaders and returning the detainees.

WHITE HOUSE: We expressed our concern about the targeting of civilians in Rafah.

US SENATOR WELCH: Destroying Gaza will not give Israel security.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: We call on international institutions to protect Nasser Medical Complex.

Tuesday, February 13, 5:15 pm (GMT+2)

TOP HAMAS OFFICIAL (to Al-Jazeera): There is no delegation from the movement in Cairo at the moment. We are still awaiting the results of the ongoing meetings in Cairo, and communications are continuing with the mediators.

GUTERRES: I am deeply concerned about the killing of journalists in Gaza.

UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR FOR INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE: Israel failed to adhere to the procedures of the Court of Justice.

US SENATOR WARREN: Washington must use its influence to end the war.

NASRALLAH: Israel represents a danger to Lebanon and the region if it is in a state of strength, but deterring it makes it less dangerous to us.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Several Palestinians were killed and injured in Israeli bombings across the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, February 13, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: Our forces took control of an Israeli Skylark drone, in good technical condition.

HAMAS: The brutal and treacherous targeting of journalists is repeated Zionist terrorist behavior aimed at discouraging journalists from covering the crimes of the occupation.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The Israeli occupation forces demanded the administration of Nasser Hospital to evacuate the displaced and keep the patients and health personnel.

FRENCH FM: The French Foreign Ministry announced the imposition of sanctions on Israeli settlers who were involved in acts of violence against Palestinians in the West Bank.

REUTERS: South Africa is submitting an urgent request to the International Court of Justice regarding the Israeli attack on Rafah.

Tuesday, February 13, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces targeted the towns of Mays al-Jabal, Yaroun, and Shehin in southern Lebanon.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters detonated an anti-personnel device against an Israeli force of 5 soldiers barricaded inside a house in Abasan al-Kabira.

ASSOCIATED PRESS (quoting Western official): Hamas and Israel have made progress toward an agreement aimed at reaching a ceasefire and releasing the captives.

YEMENI MEDIA: American-British aggression targeting Hodeidah

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The government media in Gaza condemns the targeting of Al Jazeera crew for the fifth time.

Tuesday, February 13, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Al-Jazeera correspondent Ismail Abu Omar and photographer Ahmed Matar were seriously injured after an Israeli drone targeted a group of journalists in the Mirage area, north of Rafah.

UNRWA COMMISSIONER-GENERAL: Israel is asking the residents of Rafah to leave, but to where?

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Israeli army blew up a residential square in the center of the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, February 13, 12:30 pm (GMT+2)

GERMANY: Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock called for a humanitarian truce in Gaza and said that Jewish settlement construction is illegal under international law and a major obstacle to the two-state solution.

AL-JAZEERA: A Palestinian child was sniped and killed by the Israeli military at the gate of the Nasser Medical Complex.

KAN: Two Israelis were seriously injured after a rocket fired from Lebanon hit Kiryat Shmona, in northern Israel.

RUSSIA: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that what happened on October 7 does not give Israel the right to collectively punish Palestinians.

Tuesday, February 13, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 28,473 Palestinians have been killed, and 68,106 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Tuesday, February 13, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted with missiles a gathering of Israeli soldiers.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli raid targeted Al-Shoka police station in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

UN: UNRWA expressed concerns about the escalation of military operations in Rafah, whose population has increased six times from what it was before the war.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: a Palestinian was killed in an Israeli bombing that targeted a group of citizens east of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, February 13, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: 15 soldiers from the occupation forces were injured in battles in Gaza, including two in serious condition.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 16 Palestinians were killed in the Israeli bombing of Palestinian homes in the central region of the Gaza Strip since yesterday evening.


We are closely following developments in Rafah and oppose and condemn acts committed against civilians and international law.

We call on Israel to stop military operations as soon as possible and avoid civilian casualties.

We call on Israel to prevent an even more devastating humanitarian catastrophe in the city of Rafah.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Heavy Israeli raids targeted the east of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: A child died in Nasser Medical Complex after the generators stopped due to a lack of fuel.

Tuesday, February 13, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation forces launched 4 raids east of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, and also began artillery shelling southeast of Rafah.

Tuesday, February 13, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: An officer and two soldiers were killed in battles in the southern Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, February 13, 06:00 am (GMT+2)

US CENTRAL COMMAND: The Ansarallah group (Houthis) fired two missiles from Yemen towards the ship “Star Iris” in the Bab al-Mandab Strait in the south of the Red Sea.

Tuesday, February 13, 04:00 am (GMT+2)

WHITE HOUSE: During his meeting with the Jordanian King, Biden stressed the importance of maintaining the status quo on the Temple Mount.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Injuries as a result of the bombing of a house in a camp in central Gaza.

Tuesday, February 13, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

DEMOCRATIC SENATOR: Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen calls on Biden to stop supporting Israel with weapons.

Tuesday, February 13, 12:40 am (GMT+2)

JORDANIAN KING: We cannot tolerate an Israeli attack on Rafah.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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