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By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

At least 20 Palestinians, including five children, were killed in an Israeli massacre in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. 

Following an ambush on Sunday, where three Israeli soldiers were killed and 11 wounded, the Al-Qassam Brigades announced it bombed the headquarters of the Israeli 769th Eastern Brigade in northern Israel. 

Beijing said the war on Gaza is unacceptable to the human conscience while Paris is cautiously optimistic about the possibility of a ceasefire.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 34,488 Palestinians have been killed, and 77,643 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Tuesday, April 30, 04:30 am (GMT+2)

CNN (Citing Columbia University’s top student negotiator): The university administration has promoted an anti-Palestinian narrative over the past 6 months.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid targeted north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Deadly Ambush – Two More Officers Killed in Gaza

CNN: The University of California has called on local law enforcement authorities to help campus police contain ongoing student protests in support of Gaza and condemnation of Israel’s war on the territory.


Members of the US Congress have warned the International Criminal Court against issuing arrest warrants for Israeli officials.

Members of Congress have warned that issuing arrest warrants for Israeli officials would be met with U.S. retaliation.

Members of Congress have indicated that legislation is underway if arrest warrants are issued for Israeli officials.

CNN: Hundreds of pro-Gaza students have been arrested at more than 20 campuses in at least 16 US states since April 18.

AL-JAZEERA: Columbia University said it has begun expelling students, who are protesting in solidarity with the Gaza Strip, as part of its efforts to “ensure the safety of the campus.”

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REUTERS: A Hamas delegation left Cairo and will return with a written response to a proposal for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Tuesday, April 30, 12:45 am (GMT+2)

NBC (quoting Israeli officials): The government is deeply concerned about the possibility of the International Criminal Court issuing arrest warrants for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and other officials.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation aircraft launched raids on two homes of the Abu Jazar family and the Ebad al-Rahman Mosque in the Ma’an area, south of Khan Yunis.

MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN: The Crown Prince stressed the Kingdom’s categorical rejection of calls for forced displacement of the Palestinian people, stressing that the Kingdom stands by the Palestinian people to achieve their rights to a decent life and achieve a just peace.

Monday, April 29, 11:15 pm (GMT+2)

WASHINGTON POST: 50 journalism professors called on the American newspaper The New York Times to withdraw its report on accusations by fighters of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, of sexual violence during the October 7 attack.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli police used water cannons to disperse a demonstration in front of the Likud Party headquarters, and arrested two demonstrators.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli bombing targeted a house for the Odeh family, east of the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip, leaving a number of martyrs and wounded.

EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a phone call from his American counterpart, Joe Biden, in which they stressed the danger of military escalation in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli fighters launched a raid on the town of Kafr Kila in southern Lebanon.

WHITE HOUSE: Americans have the right to peaceful protest, but we reject hatred and violent speech.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Israel used American weapons against civilians.

Monday, April 29, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: the measures announced by the university administration are illegal.

AXIOS: Netanyahu requested Biden’s help to prevent the issuance of international arrest warrants.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army announced on Monday evening that two officers with the rank of major were killed and a third was seriously injured in battles in the central Gaza Strip on Sunday.

Monday, April 29, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation aircraft launched two raids on the town of Jabalia al-Balad, north of the Gaza Strip.

LAPID: We deserve another government without extremists.

ISRALI ARMY: We bombed Hezbollah military buildings near the town of Balat.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed Sderot and the settlements surrounding the Gaza Strip with a missile barrage.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: Washington has concluded that 5 Israeli military units in the West Bank had committed serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Secret arrest warrants may have been issued against Israeli officials and that they would only face them when they travel.

Monday, April 29, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Three Palestinians were martyred in an Israeli bombing that targeted a home for the Abu Tayur family in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Thousands of families of Israeli prisoners detained in the Gaza Strip demonstrated in front of the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Tel Aviv to demand the immediate conclusion of an exchange deal with Hamas.

HEZBOLLAH: Our fighters targeted buildings where Israeli army soldiers are stationed in the town of Metulla, near the border with Lebanon, and the party said that it directly hit those targets.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We shot down an Israeli quadcopter plane while it was carrying out intelligence missions east of the Al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli fighters launched a raid on the town of Tayr Harfa in southern Lebanon.

Monday, April 29, 6:40 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli occupation army launched 3 raids on the Barghaz Valley in southern Lebanon.

FAMILIES OF ISRAELI CAPTIVES: The only way to return our children is to conclude an exchange deal.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Israeli occupation army launched an air strike on the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, north of Gaza City.

US State Department Divided on Israel’s Compliance with Intl. Law – Report

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed the occupation forces in the Netzarim axis with mortar shells.

NORWEGIAN FM: We are close to recognizing the State of Palestine.

SAUDI FM: We are working with our partners to stop the war in Gaza.

‘Situation Remains Dire’ – WCK to Resume Aid Operations in Gaza

Monday, April 29, 6:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: 34 Palestinians were killed as a result of Israeli raids on homes in Gaza since dawn today.

BLOOMBERG: Washington is concerned about the International Criminal Court issuing arrest warrants against Israeli officials.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation artillery bombed the vicinity of the town of Shebaa in southern Lebanon.

MIT: The president of MIT ordered the students to end their sit-in in support of the Gaza Strip and demands to end the university’s investments linked to Israel.

COLUMBIA STUDENTS FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE: The university administration distributed a notice to evacuate the sit-in before two o’clock local time on Monday.

AL-JAZEERA: sirens were sounding in the town of Arab Al-Aramsha in the Western Galilee, near the border with Lebanon.

AXIOS (citing US officials): The war in Gaza is an obstacle to Biden’s strategy in the region.

Monday, April 29, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

REUTERS (citing Pentagon official): the estimated cost of building a US naval pier off the coast of the Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian aid to the Strip had risen to $320 million.

DAVID CAMERON: There is a generous offer of a 40-day ceasefire in the Gaza Strip in exchange for the release of Israeli captives.

AL-JAZEERA: French police dispersed a sit-in in support of Gaza at the Sorbonne University.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: a Palestinian was killed and two others were injured as a result of an Israeli occupation army march bombing a house in the Al-Mashhara area in the Al-Tuffah neighborhood in the central Gaza Strip.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: We will not withdraw Israeli investments.

Monday, April 29, 3:30 pm (GMT+2)

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: Negotiations with students to end their sit-in fail.

REUTERS (citing EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell): Several European countries will recognize the Palestinian state soon.

AL-JAZEERA: Three missiles were fired towards the Israeli Ruwaisat Al-Alam site in the occupied Lebanese Kfar Shuba hills.

CNN (quoting US State Department official): There is a division in the ministry regarding Israel’s use of weapons provided to it in accordance with international law.

US State Department Divided on Israel’s Compliance with Intl. Law – Report

Monday, April 29, 2:30 pm (GMT+2)

EGYPTIAN FM: The international community rejects the military solution in Rafah.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli bombing targeted a house in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip, leaving martyrs and wounded.

JORDANIAN FM: Netanyahu must not be allowed to destroy the region.

SAUDI FM: We need a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The number of Palestinians killed in the bombing of Rafah rose to 25, including 10 women and 5 children.

Monday, April 29, 1:30 pm (GMT+2)

BLINKEN: We have not seen a plan that guarantees protection for civilians in Rafah.

LAPID: The most urgent task is the prisoner exchange deal.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 34,488 Palestinians have been killed, and 77,643 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Monday, April 29, 12:30 pm (GMT+2)


Medicine refrigerators in Gaza and the north are at risk of stopping due to the depletion of diesel fuel.

We appeal to international institutions to quickly introduce diesel fuel to operate refrigerators and ambulances.

IRANIAN FM: Security and stability will not be achieved in our region except with the end of the occupation in the Palestinian territories.

JORDANIAN FM: Jordan demands a clear international position to prevent any attack on Rafah.

CHANNEL 12: Netanyahu is pushing for the appointment of Major General Eliezer Toledano to head Military Intelligence.

Monday, April 29, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed the headquarters of the Israeli 769th Eastern Brigade.

Ambush and Shelling – Al-Qassam Brigades Announce Resistance Operations in Gaza

CHINESE FM: What is happening in Gaza is unacceptable to the human conscience.

FRENCH FM: Gaza ceasefire talks are cautious but making progress.

Monday, April 29, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: Sirens sounded in northern Israel, while the Al Jazeera correspondent said that sirens sounded in Kiryat Shmona and its environs in the Galilee area.

Monday, April 29, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army said that its forces bombed Lebanese Hezbollah targets last night, including operational infrastructure and military buildings in the Jabal Balat and Marwahin areas in southern Lebanon.

Monday, April 29, 08:15 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Number of people killed as a result of the Israeli raids on the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip rose to 20, including 5 children.

SAUDI MEDIA: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived Monday in Saudi Arabia, the first leg of a tour of the region, to boost the chances of a truce between Israel and Hamas.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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