GAZA LIVE BLOG: Israel’s 271st Battalion Withdraws | Hospitals Bombarded | War on UNRWA Intensifies | Norway to Increase Funds | US Escalates in Iraq – DAY 125

Scenes from a displacement camp in Rafah, southern Gaza. (Photo: via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

While the Americans insist that they are seeking calm and stability in the Middle East, they carried out a major strike, which killed a top commander in the Iraqi army.

Meanwhile, deliberation regarding the Hamas’ response to the ceasefire proposal continues. Though Netanyahu insists that he wants to destroy the Resistance, his options are becoming more limited by the day.

Hamas and other Resistance groups are fighting on all fronts, and it seems that they are ready to fight for many more months to come.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 27,840 Palestinians have been killed, and 67,317 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Thursday, February 8, 9:30 pm (GMT+2)

BERNIE SANDERS: The US Senate is considering granting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu $14 billion to continue the indiscriminate bombing of Gaza.

EHUD BARAK: Israel is dealing with the most complex war since its founding.

AL-JAZEERA: 17 Palestinians were killed – including 12 who were shot by occupation army snipers – in Khan Yunis since this morning.

JOHN KIRBY: We are optimistic about the possibility of reaching an agreement on a longer truce and the release of the captives.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: a Palestinian was killed and others were injured in shooting from an Israeli drone at a building in the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis.

HEZBOLLAH: we targeted the Meron base with “Falaq” missiles in response to Israeli attacks against civilians and the aggression in Nabatieh, southern Lebanon.

CHANNEL 12: Families of Israeli captives re blocking a road leading to the Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We have destroyed more than 1,108 Israeli vehicles since the start of the war.

WHO: Hunger and infectious diseases would cause the death of more residents of the besieged Gaza Strip, which has been subjected to an Israeli war since last October.

Thursday, February 8, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAEL TODAY: 20 missiles were launched towards the Upper Galilee.

TRUMP: Israel would not have been subjected to this terrible attack had it not been for the administration of President Joe Biden.

GUTERRES: The situation is getting worse in Gaza, and famine and disease are wreaking havoc on Palestinians, in addition to death and destruction.

AL-JAZEERA: An employee at Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis was injured after the occupation forces opened fire on the hospital buildings.

DUTCH MEDIA: The Hague takes strict measures around the Israeli embassy.

ICJ: Nicaragua requested permission to intervene as a party to the case brought by South Africa against Israel.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: the bodies of two Palestinians – one of them a child – were recovered from the Al-Mawasi area, west of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Thursday, February 8, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI AIR FORCE COMMANDER: We will continue to inflict losses on Hezbollah.

PRCS:: The lives of the wounded at Al Amal Hospital are in danger.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The occupation stole 300 bodies from Gaza cemeteries.

INTERNATIONAL MUNETARY FUND: Ship traffic in the Red Sea decreased by half.

ANSARALLAH: The continuation of the American-British aggression will not prevent us from continuing to provide support to Gaza.

HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS: Israel’s licenses for gas exploration in Gaza are “illegal”.

Thursday, February 8, 6:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Israeli Army Radio reported that the army eliminated a regional commander in the Lebanese Hezbollah group responsible for firing rockets at the Kiryat Shmona settlement.

Thursday, February 8, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We killed a “Zionist sniper” near the aviation junction in Gaza City.

Thursday, February 8, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

UNRWA: Half of our mission’s requests to deliver aid to northern Gaza were rejected.

ISRAELI ARMY: 545 soldiers were injured in “operational accidents and friendly fire” since the start of the ground operation in the Gaza Strip on October 27.

BLINKEN: We are committed to establishing an independent Palestinian state.

CHANNEL 12: European satellite images showed that at least 68% of the buildings were destroyed or damaged in the northern Gaza Strip, at least 72% in Gaza City, 39% in the central camps, and 46% in Khan Yunis.

AL-MASIRAH AL-YAMINA TV: American and British warplanes launched two raids in the Ras Issa area of ​​Al-Salif District, north of Hodeidah, in Yemen.

Thursday, February 8, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Five rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards the surrounding settlements, some of which were launched from the north of the Strip and others from the center.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Israeli occupation forces blew up a residential square in the Qaizan al-Najjar area, south of the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

NYT: The United States may soon recognize a Palestinian state, albeit with other borders that will be determined later.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli warplanes raided the town of Tayr Harfa in southern Lebanon.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army said that it withdrew the 8410th Artillery Battalion from the Gaza Strip, after months of fighting.

Thursday, February 8, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted a Merkava tank with an “Al-Yassin 105” shell in the vicinity of Al-Sinaa Junction, west of Gaza City.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY SPOKESMAN: Doctors, wounded and displaced people at Nasser Medical Complex are being killed and starved.

ISRAELI RADIO: 54 Israeli soldiers were injured by friendly fire in Gaza.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT SOCIETY: A paramedic was killed and two were injured by occupation bullets in Gaza.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The number of journalists killed in Gaza has risen to 124.

Thursday, February 8, 12:30 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Three Palestinians were killed in an Israeli air strike targeting Palestinian residents in the Bedouin village area north of Gaza.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 27,840 Palestinians have been killed, and 67,317 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

LAPID (to Blinken): We are determined to return the kidnapped people and eliminate Hamas.

HAMAS: A delegation headed by Khalil al-Hayya, deputy head of the movement in Gaza, arrived in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to complete ceasefire talks.

MAERSK: The situation in the Red Sea is escalating towards a state of uncertainty.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: An officer and two soldiers were injured when the Lebanese Hezbollah targeted a military base in Kiryat Shmona.

Thursday, February 8, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS: We strongly condemn the Israeli army’s elimination of the press and freedom of access to information in the Gaza Strip.

Grim Report by Palestinian Journalists Body – 14 Killed in January

SMOTRICH: Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich decided on Thursday to cancel tax exemptions for UNRWA.

Thursday, February 8, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 11 Palestinians were killed in Israeli raids on various areas in the central Gaza Strip since dawn on Thursday.

Thursday, February 8, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli snipers in the vicinity of Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis.

AL-JAZEERA: two missiles were fired from southern Lebanon, targeting the Israeli Pranit barracks in the Upper Galilee.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation vehicles were firing intensely in the vicinity of Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis.

Thursday, February 8, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

NORWAY: Norway announced that it has provided 275 million kroner ($26 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to enable it to confront the “catastrophic situation” in Gaza.

Thursday, February 8, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

UN: The United Nations expressed its deep concern about the fate of the civilian population due to the advance of Israeli ground forces towards Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Thursday, February 8, 03:00 am (GMT+2)

US STATE DEPARTMENT: Blinken discussed with Gallant increasing aid to the Palestinians.

Thursday, February 8, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

YEMENI MEDIA: American-British aggression targets Baqim in northern Yemen.

Thursday, February 8, 01:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The death toll resulting from Israeli raids on two homes west of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, rose to 14, including 5 children.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: Blinken discussed with the Palestinian President the benefits of revitalizing the Palestinian Authority.

AL-JAZEERA: 11 Palestinians were killed and dozens were injured, including children, in Israeli raids on two homes west of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

IRAQ: The new American aggression undermines all understandings between Baghdad and Washington.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Several Palestinians were killed and wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the Al-Salam neighborhood in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Thursday, February 8, 00:00 am (GMT+2)

US ARMY: We carried out a strike that killed a prominent leader in the Iraqi Hezbollah Brigades.

ISRAELI ARMY: Israel withdraws the 271st Battalion after weeks of fighting in Khan Yunis.

BLINKEN: A UN team has begun the task of assessing the situation in northern Gaza.

KAN: Benjamin Netanyahu’s government pledged to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken that there would be no operation in the Philadelphia axis without coordination with Egypt.

Wednesday, February 7, 8:15 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT SOCIETY: A paramedic was killed and others injured by Israeli army gunfire in Gaza.

Israeli Forces Kill Paramedic, Open Fire on Al Amal Hospital

NETANYAHU: There is no alternative to the military option and the elimination of Hamas.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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