GAZA LIVE BLOG: Khan Yunis, Rafah Shelled | Israel Bombs Syria | Netanyahu Blocks Blinken | Riyadh: Palestinian State First – DAY 124

Israel continues to bombard and besiege hospitals in Gaza. (Photo: via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

The Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas timed its response to the Paris ceasefire proposal with the arrival of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to the region. The response gives a reason for optimism, said Qatar.

Meanwhile, intense Israeli shelling continues in Khan Yunis and Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, while the Palestinian Resistance continues to score direct hits against invading Israeli soldiers on all fronts. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 27,708 Palestinians have been killed, and 67,147 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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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.

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

HALEVI to Blinken: The war in Gaza is not over yet.

CHANNEL 12 (quoting sources close to Benny Gantz): Israel will not deliver its response to Hamas before the security and political cabinet meeting tomorrow evening.

Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: The Israeli army intends to demand the issuance of legislation extending to 3 years of regular service for men and women, with the aim of increasing the number of reserve soldiers.

CHANNEL 12: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken that Israel cannot end the war on the Gaza Strip before “eliminating the power of Hamas.”

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: Israeli occupation soldiers completely burned 3,000 housing units in the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, February 7, 6:00 pm (GMT+2)

GUTERRES: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned of “incalculable regional repercussions” of a possible ground attack by Israeli occupation forces on the city of Rafah, where there are hundreds of thousands of displaced Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip on the border with Egypt.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE: Cairo will host a new round of negotiations tomorrow, Thursday, under Egyptian-Qatari sponsorship, in order to “calm down” the situation in the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, February 7, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

FORMER ISRAELI OFFICIAL: It is difficult to defeat Hamas through military action.

Wednesday, February 7, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

AXIOS: Washington is concerned about the expansion of Israeli operations in Rafah.

BLINKEN: US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressed his hope that an agreement would be reached to release prisoners held by the resistance in the Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN: Officials are “studying with interest” the truce proposal.

ACTION AID: 10,000 cancer patients in Gaza are deprived of treatment.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted “enemy soldiers” with missiles at the site of Zabdin and its surroundings in the occupied Lebanese Shebaa Farms, and achieved a direct hit.

CHANNEL 13 (quoting Israeli official): sSme of the demands presented by Hamas cannot be met. the Israeli authorities would consider whether to reject Hamas’ proposal completely or to request alternative conditions.

SPANISH MINISTER: The Palestinians live under hunger, bombs and genocide.

PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD: The truce proposal expresses all resistance factions.

Wednesday, February 7, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

SOUTH AFRICA: Any citizen who participated in the ranks of the occupation army will be tried.

NBC (quoting senior Biden Administration official): Hamas’ response appears to be unified and positive.

Wednesday, February 7, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: missiles were fired from southern Lebanon towards an Israeli position in the occupied Kfar Shuba hills.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 27,708 Palestinians have been killed, and 67,147 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

IRANIAN PRESIDENT: The Palestinians must be allowed to determine their own destiny and we support their access to freedom and just rights.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The occupation army has now blown up a residential square in the Qaizan al-Najjar area, south of the city of Khan Yunis.

IRANIAN FM: The Palestinian resistance cannot be eliminated, and we emphasized this from the beginning.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army blew up a residential square in the Abasan area, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

CHANNEL 12: Israeli Channel 12 quoted War Council member Benny Gantz as saying, “Netanyahu is stalling, harming the war’s goals, and allowing Hamas to restore its strength and authority.”

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli gunboats are currently firing towards the coast of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

A Techno-Barbaric State – Time’s up, Israel

Wednesday, February 7, 1:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Six Palestinians, including 3 brothers and a girl, as a result of Israeli bombing on various areas in Khan Yunis since the morning.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Netanyahu’s office rejected US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s request to hold a private meeting between him and the Israeli Chief of Staff.

AL-JAZEERA: Two people were injured by Israeli sniper bullets in the vicinity of Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 11,000 wounded and sick people urgently need to leave the Gaza Strip to save their lives.

‘From Here, from Gaza’ – Enough, Stop the Genocide Now

AL-JAZEERA: Hamas demanded that Qatar, Egypt, the United States, Turkiye, Russia, and the United Nations be guarantors of the implementation of the agreement.

UNRWA: The Gaza Strip is witnessing an alarming spread of diseases due to a lack of sanitation and clean water.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: the Israeli occupation army blew up a number of homes and facilities west of Gaza City.

Wednesday, February 7, 12:00 pm (GMT+2)

HAMAS: The Israeli occupation army’s claims of “finding documents and sums of money for the movement that were received from external parties” are ridiculous.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT SOCIETY: A patient died due to lack of oxygen at Al Amal Hospital.

Wednesday, February 7, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters “targeted a group of occupation soldiers barricaded inside a house in the Block C area, west of the city of Khan Yunis, with an anti-fortified TPG shell and then followed it with an anti-personnel shell.”

ISRAELI RADIO: Benjamin Netanyahu called the political and security leadership to a meeting after hours to discuss Hamas’ response to the “Paris deal” for the prisoner exchange.

Defunding UNRWA: The Last Phase of Israeli Genocide

BLINKEN: Anthony Blinken will discuss today efforts to release Israeli hostages in the Gaza Strip and ensure peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians.

Wednesday, February 7, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: The bodies of three Palestinians from the Jourat al-Lot area in Khan Yunis arrived at the European Hospital in the southern Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army announced on Wednesday the death of a soldier due to wounds he sustained in battles with the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, February 7, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: One Palestinian was killed and others were injured by Israeli occupation army sniper bullets in the Al-Rimal area, south of Gaza City.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We took control of an Israeli quadcopter drone while it was carrying out missions in the sky in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, February 7, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-AQSA TV: The occupation artillery is intensively bombarding the eastern areas of Rafah, while its gunboats are bombing the western areas close to the Egyptian border.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces blew up residential homes in the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, on Wednesday morning, and intensified their artillery shelling of the city.

Wednesday, February 7, 03:00 am (GMT+2)

SAUDI ARABIA: We informed Washington that there will be no diplomatic relations with Israel unless the war stops and an independent Palestinian state is recognized.

Wednesday, February 7, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Clashes and artillery shelling by Israeli occupation forces in the Al Amal neighborhood, west of the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

SYRIAN NEWS AGENCY: A number of people were killed and others were injured as a result of an Israeli aggression that targeted sites in the city of Homs.

Wednesday, February 7, 01:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A Palestinian was killed and others were injured in a bombing by Israeli occupation forces on a house for the Khafaja family in the Tal Al-Sultan neighborhood, west of the city of Rafah.

JOHN KIRBY: The deal we are working on is aimed to reach a long truce.

Wednesday, February 7, 12:00 am (GMT+2)

SYRIAN MEDIA: There has been an “Israeli aggression against Homs.”

ISRAEL TODAY: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s request to obtain a security assessment during a bilateral meeting with Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy.

Tuesday, February 6, 11:00 pm (GMT+2)

US OFFICIAL: The Houthis launched six attacks on Tuesday.

NETANYAHU’S OFFICE: The Israeli intelligence service (Mossad) is studying Hamas’ response to the truce proposal in Gaza.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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