GAZA LIVE BLOG: ‘Harshest Day’ for Israel in Gaza | Resistance Rockets Reach Tel Aviv | ‘Third Phase’ Announced | Israel Massacres Hundreds – DAY 94

Israel continues to bomb Gaza by air, land, and sea while nearly 2 million people are displaced. (Photo: Yosef Abo Said, via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

At least 73 Palestinians were killed and 99 others wounded, including many children, in the last 24 hours throughout the Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Health reported. 

Most of the casualties were reported in Deir Al-Balah, Maghazi and Khan Yunis. 

Palestinian Resistance continues to push back Israeli military advancements on several fronts in Gaza, including the northern regions of the Strip. 

Blinken continues to tour the Middle East without a clear agenda, while a growingly divided Israeli government speaks of lofty goals for the Gaza war, none of which have been achieved.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 22,835 Palestinians have been killed, and 58,316 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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Tuesday, January 9, 7:15 am 

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced on Tuesday morning that four officers and soldiers were killed in the ongoing battles in the southern Gaza Strip. The occupation army announced last night the killing of nine officers and soldiers in two operations of the Palestinian resistance in the Strip.


Palestinian survivors who were trapped in the Martyr Mohammed al-Durra school in the Qizan al-Najjar area in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip appealed to the Red Cross to intervene and retrieve five martyrs from the same family whose bodies are still inside the school housing displaced people.

Israeli occupation forces targeted with air raids and artillery shelling the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Diplomatic sources said that Algeria has called for an open session of the UN Security Council next Friday on the risk of forced displacement of Gaza’s residents.

‘Harshest Day’ – How Palestinian Resistance Thwarted Israel’s ‘Third Phase’ of War before It Started

Tuesday, January 9, 1:20 am 

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs and Social Equality. Amichai Chikli submitted his resignation as part of a plan to reduce budgets to cover the costs of the war.

B’TSELEM: 2.2 million people in the Gaza Strip suffer from hunger.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli officials said they will inform US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken that the Palestinians will not return to northern Gaza unless Hamas releases more detainees in the Strip.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted an Israeli force holed up in a house on the front lines of Khan Yunis, and confirmed that the attack resulted in deaths and injuries among the Israeli forces.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces targeted various areas in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, with heavy artillery shelling.

Monday, January 8, 11:30 pm

US STATE DEPARTMENT: Palestinians should be able to return to their homes and not be pressured to leave Gaza

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli singer and actor Idan Amedi, who is fighting in the reserve forces, was seriously injured during the battles in the Gaza Strip. Amedi, one of the stars of the Israeli TV series Fauda, appeared in a video clip during the war blowing up a building in the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Several Palestinians were killed and wounded as an Israeli drone bombed the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

US OFFICIAL (to Al-Jazeera): 127 attacks on US forces in Iraq and Syria since October 17.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli bombing targeted a house in the Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Security officials warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the West Bank was approaching a “major escalation.”

AL-JAZEERA: A batch of rockets were fired from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israeli sites and cities.

ISRAELI ARMY: The war will continue in 2024 in different ways.

Monday, January 8, 9:05 pm

PRESS CONFERENCE: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in remarks to reporters in Saudi Arabia:

I am going to Israel and I will talk to them about the future of the military campaign in Gaza.

I will do my best to protect civilians, deliver humanitarian aid and return hostages.

We have to create an independent Palestinian state.

The West Bank and Gaza must be united under Palestinian leadership.

Escalation is not in the interest of any party, whether Israel or Lebanon.

The Houthis should stop what they are doing because there will be consequences for their attacks.

US Sent Message to Iran to End Regional Tension – Tehran Envoy

Monday, January 8, 8:55 pm

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: A military sergeant in the Israeli army’s Givati Brigade died of cardiac arrest after soldiers under his command were killed in the Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Nine Israeli officers and soldiers were killed, and others wounded in two separate attacks in the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, in the “harshest day” for the Israeli army since the beginning of the war.


Our fighters targeted an Israeli special force in Khan Yunis with the Al-Yassin 105 shell and clashed with it with machine guns, killing and wounding its members.

We targeted another special force inside a house in the same area with an anti-personnel missile, confirming that its members were killed or wounded.

We also targeted an Israeli Merkava tank in the Mahata area in Khan Yunis.

Senior Hezbollah Commander Killed by Israeli Strike in Lebanon

Monday, January 8, 8:00 pm


Israeli occupation forces fired light bombs into the sky of the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli occupation forces intensively fired light bombs into the sky of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

US OFFICIAL (to CNN): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have to choose between the way his partners Itamar Ben Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich govern and a method that satisfies Washington.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: The Al-Qassam Brigades announced that they thwarted an attempt to free an Israeli prisoner in the Bureij camp in the central Gaza Strip.

US OFFICIAL (to NBC):Blinken’s message to Israel to end the war as soon as possible.

NETANYAHU AND GALLANT: The war is not close to its end.

Monday, January 8, 5:45 pm

OHCHR: An independent investigation must be conducted into the killing of journalists in Gaza.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: Hagari told The New York Times that the intensity of operations in northern Gaza has actually begun to decline, stressing that the Israeli army will continue to reduce its forces in Gaza.

BRITISH DEFENSE MINISTER: We will not tolerate the Houthis closing international sea routes.


We targeted the Ruwaisat Al-Alam site in the occupied Lebanese Shebaa Farms with missiles.

We targeted a gathering of Israeli occupation soldiers at the Shtoula site off the Lebanese border, killing and wounding them.

We targeted a gathering of occupation soldiers in the vicinity of the Jal al-Alam site, leaving them dead and wounded.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We sniped an Israeli soldier east of Bureij camp.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Five Palestinians were killed in Israeli artillery shelling in Deir al-Balah and Beit Hanoun.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Famine, drought, and epidemics besiege 1.9 million displaced people.

AL-JAZEERA: Nine Palestinians, killed as a result of the Israeli bombing of Gaza City, arrived at Al-Shifa Hospital.

Monday, January 8, 4:20 pm

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Palestinian journalist Abdullah Iyad Baris was killed along with a number of his family members after their home in the Khan Yunis camp in the southern Gaza Strip was bombed.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli drone is firing intensely in various areas of the city of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.


Sirens were sounding in the areas of Shlomi and Ras Naqoura, after a missile salvo was launched from southern Lebanon towards Upper Galilee.

An Israeli artillery bombardment targeted the vicinity of the towns of Kafar Shuba, Rashaya Al-Fakhar, Al-Habbariyeh, and Al-Fardis in southern Lebanon.

ISRAELI ARMY: A soldier was injured as a result of an anti-tank missile being fired at the Mount Dov area on the border with Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in several towns in the Upper Galilee on the border with Lebanon.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We targeted with drones the American Rmelan base in Syria in response to the continued American support for the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Violent clashes are taking place between the Palestinian resistance and the Israeli occupation forces, amid fierce air and artillery bombardment in the town of Al-Zawaideh and the Al-Maghazi and Al-Nuseirat camps in the central Gaza Strip.

ALGERIAN PRESIDEN: The assassination of journalist Hamza Dahdouh is an intentional targeting of media crews.

Monday, January 8, 3:30 pm

ANSARALLAH LEADER: Safar Al-Sufi, said that the response to the American attack that killed 10 of our fighters in the Red Sea will be painful.

ISRAELI ARMY: We shot down an Ansarallah drone in the Red Sea.

ABU ALI MUSTAFA BRIGADES: We targeted 3 Israeli vehicles in the Al-Tuffah neighborhood, east of Gaza City, and destroyed them partially or completely, and it also engaged in violent clashes with the occupation forces penetrating the area.

YAIR LAPID: Netanyahu’s government is not qualified to lead the war.

Monday, January 8, 2:15 pm

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We are engaged in fierce clashes in Khan Yunis.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 23,084 Palestinians have been killed, and 58,926 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

HEZBOLLAH: Lebanese Hezbollah announced the killing of field commander Wissam Tawil as a result of an Israeli bombing in southern Lebanon.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Hospitals in the southern Gaza Strip have lost their capacity to accommodate the wounded in all departments, including intensive care.

ISRAELI ARMY: 19 soldiers were injured during the last 24 hours in the ongoing battles in the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli bombing targeted sites in the northern Gaza Strip, where the Palestinian resistance is still clashing with the Israeli occupation forces, despite the latter’s claim that it has undermined the military capabilities of the Hamas movement there.

AL-JAZEERA: The number of Palestinians killed from the ongoing Israeli bombing of Khan Yunis (south of the Gaza Strip) has risen to 30, including 8 children, since dawn today.

Monday, January 8, 1:00 pm

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A Palestinian was killed in an Israeli air strike surrounding the Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Ruwaisat Al-Alam site in the occupied Lebanese Shebaa Farms and achieved direct hits.

BRITISH MARITIME AUTHORITY: Two boats approached a commercial ship on the coast of Yemen.

IRANIAN AMBASSADOR TO SYRIA: Ten days ago, we received an American message via a Gulf country offering a settlement regarding the entire region. Our response to the American offer was that Tehran’s allies have the right to decide their fate and the fate of their people.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: Israel Defense Minister Gallant confirmed that the Israeli army has moved into the third phase of the war in the northern Gaza Strip.

Monday, January 8, 12:00 pm

BEN-GVIR: The War Council is not authorized to announce the transition to a phase of limited operations in the Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced that it had bombed Hezbollah military sites and infrastructure in southern Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: A Palestinian was killed and others wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted a car west of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We targeted the American Rmelan base in northeastern Syria with a drone.

UN COORDINATOR FOR FAMINE PREVENTION: The risk of famine in Gaza increases every day and time is running out. We urgently need a ceasefire in Gaza on humanitarian grounds.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Several Palestinians were killed and wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted the home of the Zuraid family in Camp No. 1 in Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli drone bombed a car in the town of Khirbet Selm in southern Lebanon.

Monday, January 8, 11:00 am

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: An anti-tank missile exploded in Kiryat Shmona, near the Lebanese border.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Violent clashes are taking place between the Resistance and the occupation south of Khan Yunis.

WALLA: the Israeli War Council “will meet tonight in Jerusalem” ahead of the arrival of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.

AL-JAZEERA: Eight Palestinians were killed in an Israeli artillery shelling that targeted homes in the Al-Manara neighborhood, southeast of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

IRANIAN FM: The war in the region will expand if the Zionist crimes in Gaza are not stopped.

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE (to Al-Jazeera): The reality of civil defense in the Gaza Strip is very difficult, and our system has collapsed by 70%.

UNRWA: 1.9 million people have been displaced from the Gaza Strip since October 7.

Monday, January 8, 10:00 am

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two people were killed and others were injured in an Israeli artillery shelling on homes east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

GALLANT: We will not give up on “destroying Hamas and freeing the hostages”.

Monday, January 8, 09:00 am

MINISTRY OF HEALTH IN GAZA: 73 people were killed and 99 wounded in Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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