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Israel's genocidal war on Gaza continues. (Photo: via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

In a first, Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid said plainly that Israel should be ready to free its prisoners in Gaza in exchange for a ceasefire agreement. 

 His comment echoes those of other top Israeli officials. Netanyahu, however, is adamant, although he has no plan, neither for the war itself nor for the post-Gaza war.  

On the other hand, it seems that Gaza’s future is still squarely in the hands of the Palestinian people, especially those who continue to resist in Gaza. 

Knowing that the Palestinian Resistance is not isolated from the collective will of all Gazans, the Israeli army continued to bomb Palestinian cities, from Jabaliya to Khan Younis with complete impunity. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 24,927 Palestinians have been killed, and 62,388 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7. Palestinian and international estimates say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

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Monday, January 22, 07:30 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli warplanes launched at dawn on Monday a series of raids on the western areas of Gaza City.

‘Beyond Catastrophic’ – Red Cross Says Situation in Gaza is Getting Worse

X: Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Andreas Motzfeldt Kravik calls for a ceasefire and the suspension of all hostilities in the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli warplanes are firing sporadically in the eastern areas between Khan Yunis and Rafah governorates in the southern Gaza Strip.

Monday, January 22, 03:30 am (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM: The Al-Qassam Brigades said it targeted an Israeli Merkava tank with a “Yassin 105” shell west of the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: 12 people, including 3 children were killed in heavy Israeli shelling and raids on Gaza in the southern Gaza Strip. This is happening in conjunction with Israeli incursions from the southern axis of the city.

HEZBOLLAH: Lebanon’s Resistance Movement, Hezbollah said that at 12:00 a.m., it targeted an Israeli force in the vicinity of the Zarit barracks with rockets, “resulting in confirmed casualties.” The party added in a statement that the Israeli force was preparing to carry out aggression inside Lebanese territory, just before it was targeted.

LEBANESE MEDIA: Israeli artillery shelled the outskirts of the towns of Yaron, Aitaroun Tair Harfa, Al-Jabain, Al-Dhahera, Alma Al-Shaab and Al-Naqoura, in the southern region of the country.

YEDIOTH AHRONTH: Mossad intelligence chief David Barnea will brief the war council on Monday on progress in a prisoner swap deal with Hamas.

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Opinion polls in Michigan point to difficulties facing President Joe Biden that put his re-election at risk. Polls suggest Israel’s war on Gaza has alienated young and Arab-American voters from Biden.

HAMAS: Hamas issued an official document in which it talked about the battle of the Al-Aqsa flood, and its version of the events of the surprise attack launched by the Qassam Brigades and the resistance factions on October 7, 2023, on settlements surrounding the Gaza Strip.

Hamas Document Reveals: Why We Carried Out Al-Aqsa Flood Operation – SUMMARY & PDF

Sunday, January 21, 11:45 pm (GMT+2)

WALLA: The Israeli army is preparing a plan to potentially shelter about 100,000 people on the northern border.

Sunday, January 21, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Three Palestinians, including a child, were killed in the Israeli bombing of various areas in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

SCOTTISH PM: Netanyahu’s views are “dangerous and must be condemned”.

AL-JAZEERA: Satellite images obtained by Al-Jazeera showed a significant decline in the number of Israeli vehicles stationed on the Gaza coastal strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation aircraft launched violent bombardment east of the Al-Tuffah and Al-Daraj neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip.

GUTERRES: The destruction and killing that happened in Gaza is unprecedented.

CNN: The Israeli army desecrated at least 16 cemeteries in its ground attack on the Gaza Strip.

Sunday, January 21, 8:30 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced the killing of two of its soldiers during today’s battles in the Gaza Strip.

FINANCIAL TIMES (quoting EU officials): The European Union urges its members to punish Israel if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to reject the establishment of a Palestinian state.

AXIOS (quoting US officials): Concluding an agreement to release prisoners and detainees between Hamas and Israel may be the only way to a ceasefire in Gaza.

NETANYAHU: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Gaza Strip after the war should be demilitarized and under Israel’s security control.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We targeted two American bases in Syria.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: There were casualties in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the Al-Amal neighborhood in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed Israeli enemy crowds east of the Al-Tuffah and Al-Daraj neighborhoods with mortar shells, and confirmed that they had achieved direct hits.

IRISH MP CLARE DALY: The European Union has no moral authority.

Sunday, January 21, 6:50 pm (GMT+2)

ANSARALLAH: Dozens of ships raised the banner ‘We have no relation to Israel’ and crossed safely.

CHANNEL 12: The families of prisoners held by the resistance in the Gaza Strip will begin an open sit-in tonight in front of the home of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

SAUDI ARABIA: Without a clear path to establishing a Palestinian state, there will be no normalization with Israel. Saudi foreign minister stressed the need to stop the ongoing “massacre” in the Gaza Strip, noting that the key to de-escalating the escalation in the region is ending the conflict in the Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: A soldier was killed and his body has been held in Gaza since October 7.

Sunday, January 21, 6:15 pm (GMT+2)

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: 30 Israeli commanders and officers who participated in the Gaza war sent a letter to the Council of Ministers and the Chief of Staff. The letter called for rejecting the return of displaced Palestinians to their homes in the northern Gaza Strip before the return of Israeli prisoners held by the Resistance in Gaza.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: Israeli occupation aircraft deployed fire belts around Al-Amal Hospital in the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Fierce clashes are taking place between the Resistance and the Israeli occupation army in central Gaza, accompanied by violent artillery shelling by the occupation forces on the area.

Sunday, January 21, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: The Al-Qassam Brigades published a picture carrying a message addressed to the families of Israeli prisoners in the Gaza Strip. Al-Qassam said in its message, “The choice is yours, whether in coffins or alive. Your government is lying. Time is running out.”

HAMAS: The Palestinian Resistance movement Hamas issued an official document explaining its account of the Al-Aqsa flood, explaining the reasons that led to the battle.

Sunday, January 21, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI DIASPORA MINISTER: Palestinian Authority control of Gaza is a “suicidal step”.

GAZA MINISTRY OF ENDOWMENTS AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS: The Israeli occupation army destroyed 1,000 mosques out of 1,200 in the Strip.

ANADOLU: Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan and Head of the Political Bureau of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, discussed developments in the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip

HEBREW UNIVERSITY POLL: 65% of Israelis support launching an operation against Hezbollah.

LEBANESE SOURCE (to Al-Jazeera): Two people were killed and 5 others were injured in an Israeli raid that targeted a car in the town of Kafra, southern Lebanon.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli warplanes are launching continuous raids on the city of Khan Yunis, and fierce clashes are taking place between the Resistance and the occupation army in the vicinity of the town of Al-Qarara.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid targeted a car in the town of Kafra, south of Lebanon.

Sunday, January 21, 2:30 pm (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Pranit military barracks in the Western Galilee with missiles, achieving a direct hit.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed the Sufa military support site with a number of mortar shells.

AL-JAZEERA: A huge explosion rocked the southern region in Jabaliya, north of the Gaza Strip.

Sunday, January 21, 1:30 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: 2,659 officers and soldiers have been injured since October 7, including 1,203 since the beginning of the ground attack on the Gaza Strip.

KAN: An anti-tank missile was fired at the Pranit military base in the Western Galilee.

AL-JAZEERA: Israel launched a raid on the town of Markaba, south of Lebanon.

Sunday, January 21, 12:25 pm (GMT+2)

We are going through a difficult and dangerous time, and we are very concerned about the tension in the Red Sea. Tension in the Red Sea may get out of control, and we call for an end to the escalation.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Clashes with heavy machine guns broke out in southern Gaza City between the Israeli occupation army and the Palestinian Resistance.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli security and political council agrees to transfer tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Battles raged between the Israeli army and the Palestinian resistance in Jabalia, northern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Missile bursts were fired from the northern Gaza Strip towards the cover areas.

Sunday, January 21, 11:30 am (GMT+2)


Five Palestinians were killed in an Israeli artillery shelling targeting eastern Ambulance teams could not reach the site of the bombing.

Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli sniper bullets in the Al-Balad area in central Khan Yunis.

BRITISH DEFENSE MINISTER: There is no other clear solution, and the whole world agrees that the two-state solution is the best.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 25,105 Palestinians have been killed, and 62,681 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Sunday, January 21, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted a command center of the occupation army and took control of a reconnaissance plane.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Israeli officers to impose a ceasefire in the north for two days, and if it is violated, southern Lebanon will be targeted with a strong attack.

CHANNEL 12: The occupation army changed its fighting style in Gaza and moved to target the center in its operations

Sunday, January 21, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

WSJ: Hamas possesses enough ammunition to strike Israel for several months.

Sunday, January 21, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid as saying that the opposition supports any prisoner and detainee swap deal with the Palestinian Resistance, even if the exchange is a ceasefire agreement.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli gunboats bombed the coasts of the cities of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza and Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

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