GAZA LIVE BLOG: Israeli Data: ‘Hamas Has Not Collapsed’ | New Massacre in Rafah | Hagari’s Comments Worsens Conflict – Day 257

Israel continues to carry out massacres against Palestinian civilians in Gaza.(Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli military vehicles are reportedly moving north of Nuseirat, in central Gaza, coinciding with violent artillery shelling and smoke shells.

The United Nations said that the Israeli attacks on residential areas in the Gaza Strip since October 7 left 39 million tons of rubble.

The Israeli army said it monitored the launch of a ‘suspicious object’ from Gaza, which landed in southern Israel, as Hezbollah announced an attack on Metulla.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 37,396 Palestinians have been killed, and 85,523 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Thursday, June 20, 05:10 am

REUTERS (Citing US officials): US pier in Gaza was reconnected on Wednesday after being temporarily separated last Friday due to poor conditions at sea.

AL-JAZEERA: Two women were killed and 12 Palestinians were wounded in an Israeli shelling that targeted a house in the Al-Hasayneh area, west of Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip.

HAMAS: We condemn the Israeli occupation for re-arresting the Speaker of the Legislative Council, Aziz Dweik, days after his release.

ISRAEL’S CHANNEL 12: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the minister of strategic affairs have said a public confrontation is the best way to push Washington to supply Israel with weapons.

‘Dust in the Eyes’ – What Did Hagari Mean by ‘Destroying Hamas is Not Possible’?

Thursday, June 20, 01:00 am

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli forces arrested the head of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Aziz Dweik, less than a week after his release.

Thursday, June 20, 12:00 am

HAARETZ: Security and military leaders and officials criticized in closed meetings the lack of a political strategy to end the war in Gaza.

‘Dust in the Eyes’ – What Did Hagari Mean by ‘Destroying Hamas is Not Possible’?

CHANNEL 12: The army spokesman’s statements about the impossibility of eliminating Hamas angered Netanyahu.

AXIOS: The meeting between Netanyahu and Hochstein yesterday, Tuesday, was bad.

Wednesday, June 19, 11:00 pm

ANSARALLAH: We will continue to target ships of companies going to enemy ports.

LAPID: Netanyahu’s government is crazy and engaged in internal conflicts.

GIDEON SA’AR: Netanyahu’s government is unable to achieve the goals of the war.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Data presented to Knesset members indicate that Hamas has not collapsed.

12 Soldiers Injured in 24 Hours – Israeli Army Faces Slow Progress, High Casualties in Rafah

Wednesday, June 19, 10:00 pm

POLITICO: (citing US officials): Israel and Hamas agree to the terms of the first phase of the deal proposal, and disagree on ending the war.

AL-JAZEERA: A missile was launched from southern Lebanon towards the Israeli site of Ramtha in the occupied Kfar Shuba hills.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: About a thousand people demonstrated in Ashkelon, demanding elections.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 12 Palestinians were killed and about 30 injured in an Israeli bombing on a gathering of citizens east of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS: Hagari’s statements are nothing but an indication of the lax and weak leadership spirit of Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

AXIOS: The dispute between Netanyahu and the Biden administration hinders the settlement on the Lebanese borders.

Wednesday, June 19, 9:00 pm

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: The Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth quoted a senior political official as saying that if Hezbollah continues to attack us, southern Lebanon will look like Gaza and there will be no immunity for Beirut.


We targeted a position of Israeli soldiers inside Al-Baghdadi’s position with an assault march and achieved a direct hit.

We targeted a movement of Israeli soldiers inside the Raheb site and achieved confirmed casualties.

We bombed the Israeli site of Jal al-Alam with artillery shells and achieved a direct hit.

CHANNEL 13: American envoy to Lebanon, Amos Hochstein, announced the failure of attempts at a settlement between Hezbollah and Israel.

GALLANT: Hezbollah started the war and our duty is to change the situation.

What Hezbollah Could Do to Israel in Three Days of All-Out War – Report

NETANYAHU’S OFFICE: The security cabinet has identified the destruction of Hamas’s military and governmental capabilities among its war goals, and the IDF is committed to doing so. This came after the statements of the Israeli army spokesman, in which he said that talk about destroying the Hamas movement is just dust in the eye of the public.

INSTITUTE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES POLL: Only 12% of Israelis believe in the possibility of achieving the goals of the entire war in the Gaza Strip. 15% are studying immigration from Israel.

Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 pm

DANIEL HAGARI: Saying that it’s possible to destroy Hamas and to make it disappear is to throw dust into the public’s eyes.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces blew up residential buildings in the city of Al-Zahra, north of the Nuseirat camp, in the central Gaza Strip.

NASRALLAH: The enemy’s deterrence is collapsing and his army appears defeated and collapsed.

Wednesday, June 19, 6:00 pm

NETANYAHU: We are at war on many fronts, and we face great challenges and difficult decisions. We should all focus only on defeating Hamas, returning all the kidnapped people and returning the population safely in the north and south.

BELGIUM: Violence in the West Bank is organized.

HAMAS: The statements of the head of the UN Commission of Inquiry are a new confirmation of the crimes and violations committed by the occupation army.

MAARIV: Israel’s security system fears that Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich’s plan – to collapse the Palestinian Authority – will lead to igniting the situation in the West Bank.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the Netiv Haasara area along the border of the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, June 19, 4:30 pm

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: “Our fighters bombed with mortar shells the Zionist enemy’s gatherings in the vicinity of Saad Mosque, east of the Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City.”

HAMAS: Famine in the Gaza Strip killed 40 children, while 3,500 children face the risk of death due to malnutrition and lack of nutritional supplements and vaccinations due to the siege and continuous bombing.

‘Americans are Fuming’ – White House Cancels Meeting following Netanyahu’s Meeting

ISRAELI MEDIA: Confrontations took place between the Knesset guards and a number of those present at the guest podium calling for the overthrow of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.

CHANNEL 12 (citing Netanyahu): The US ambassador in Tel Aviv informed Netanyahu yesterday that the ammunition and weapons referred to by the Prime Minister are in the process of being delivered to Israel.

Wednesday, June 19, 3:30 pm

HAARETZ (citing military sources): Damage occurred to infrastructure and property as a result of the firing of about 10 missiles towards Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel.

AL-JAZEERA: Two people were killed in an Israeli artillery shelling that targeted the vicinity of Al-Alam Roundabout, west of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Several Palestinians were killed and others are trapped under the rubble after the Israeli occupation army bombed a house in the Al-Sabra neighborhood, south of Gaza City.

AL-JAZEERA: Two Palestinians were injured in an Israeli bombing of the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza.

HEZBOLLAH: We bombed the 769th Eastern Brigade headquarters in the Kiryat Shmona barracks with dozens of Katyusha rockets and artillery shells.

Wednesday, June 19, 2:30 pm

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the city of Kiryat Shmona and its surroundings on the border with Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation army artillery bombed the towns of Khiam, Taibe, and Hula in southern Lebanon.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters attacked the Israeli occupation forces penetrating southeast of the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City with heavy-caliber mortar shells.

AL-JAZEERA: A second missile salvo was fired from southern Lebanon towards the occupied Galilee.

ISRAELI ARMY: 662 officers and soldiers were killed and 582 were seriously injured since the start of the war on the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Missiles were fired from southern Lebanon towards the Galilee finger in northern Israel.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli artillery shelling occurred in the center and west of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

GIVATI BRIGADE COMMANDER: We face a huge challenge to defeat Hamas fighters in Rafah, and we have paid a heavy price for that.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir that whoever wants to partner in a consultation body must prove that he has not leaked state secrets. Ben Gvir responded to Netanyahu that he accepts to undergo a polygraph, provided that Netanyahu does the same.

SPOKESMAN FOR UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION: Israel used 2,000-pound bombs. Israel’s attacks against civilians in Gaza were used unlawfully and constitute crimes against humanity.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: The Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt was completely destroyed.

Wednesday, June 19, 1:00 pm

NAVI PILLAY: The Israeli authorities are responsible for war crimes against humanity. Israel is responsible for killings, forced displacement, starvation and sexual violence against Palestinians.

HAMAS: The assassination of doctor Iyad Rantisi in Zionist detention centers is confirmation of the criminality of the fascist entity and its criminal behavior.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 37,396 Palestinians have been killed, and 85,523 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli raids targeted the vicinity of the town of Barghaliya, south of Lebanon.

Wednesday, June 19, 12:00 pm

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli drone targets a car in the Lebanese town of Wazzani.

HEZBOLLAH: Hezbollah mourned one of its fighters who was killed in an Israeli bombing in southern Lebanon, bringing his death toll since October 8 to 343.

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

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The occupation’s destruction of water wells exacerbates the suffering in the northern Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, June 19, 11:00 am

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two people were killed and others were injured in an Israeli bombing of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens were sounding in Kerem Shalom in the southern Gaza Strip.

UN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE: Israeli forces may have repeatedly violated the principles of the laws of war.

Wednesday, June 19, 10:00 am

CHANNEL 12: The army is still far from achieving its tasks in Rafah.

ANSARALLAH: American-British raids target a government complex.

Wednesday, June 19, 09:30 am

HEZBOLLAH: We carried out an attack with assault drones in Metulla.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli scientists from the Weizmann Institute announced a one-day strike to protest police violence against demonstrators.

UN: It was not possible to distribute aid from the Kerem Shalom crossing.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Active movement of occupation vehicles north of Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip, coinciding with violent artillery shelling and smoke shells.

AL-JAZEERA: A Palestinian was killed in a bombing by an Israeli drone in the Oreiba area, north of the city of Rafah.

Wednesday, June 19, 08:00 am

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH (citing Israeli Army Colonel Yair Tsukerman): The number of tunnels in the city of Rafah is large. Hamas plants many cameras in Rafah to manage the battle from above and below the ground.

KAN: The Israeli army intercepted an air target in the Hula Plain area in northern Israel without any sirens sounding.

UN: The Israeli attacks on residential areas in the Gaza Strip since October 7 left 39 million tons of rubble, equivalent to 107 kilograms of rubble per square meter in the Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army said that it monitored the launch of a suspicious air object from the Gaza Strip and its landing in southern Israel.

Wednesday, June 19, 07:00 am

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in several settlements around Gaza.

Wednesday, June 19, 06:15 am

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation warplanes launched at dawn on Wednesday five raids on the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

AXIOS: The White House canceled a high-level meeting with Israel on Iran scheduled for Wednesday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked President Joe Biden’s administration over arms exports.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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