GAZA LIVE BLOG: Hamas Heads to Cairo | Israel: Our Plan for Rafah | META Employees Disappointed | Resistance Strikes Netzarim – Day 210

Palestinian refugees in a makeshift refugee camp in Rafah. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli forces committed new massacres in Gaza, killing and wounding scores of Palestinians, including children. 

Mexican and Japanese universities joined the anti-war protest while the Sciences Po Institute announced the closure of its headquarters in Paris due to pro-Gaza demonstrations.

According to Axios, US senators met with representatives from the International Criminal Court over concerns about possible arrest warrants against Israeli officials. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 34,596 Palestinians have been killed, and 77,816 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Saturday, May 4, 01:00 am (GMT+2)

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE: The Gaza Civil Defense announced the recovery of the bodies of seven martyrs from various areas in the city of Khan Yunis.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli raid targeted a house in the Ard al-Shanti area, north of Gaza City.

Saturday, May 4, 12:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: 88 members of Congress call on Biden to ban arms sales to Israel.

HAMAS: A delegation from the movement will head to Cairo tomorrow to complete discussions in light of recent contacts with mediators in Egypt and Qatar.

Friday, May 3, 11:00 pm (GMT+2)

BLOOMBERG: Washington is concerned about Israel’s withdrawal from the negotiations.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli air strike destroyed a house in the Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip.

CNN: Israel briefed Washington on ideas for evacuating civilians from Rafah.

Friday, May 3, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 12: The Israeli government objected to the visit of CIA Director William Burns to Cairo before Hamas responded to the Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire in Gaza.

AXIOS: US President Joe Biden is personally participating in intensive efforts to reach an exchange deal and a ceasefire in Gaza.

WHITE HOUSE: We have not seen an Israeli plan for the Rafah operation.

Friday, May 3, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

PFLP: The progress of the negotiations is linked to the occupation’s acquiescence to the demands of the resistance.

POLITICO (quoting US official): Israel informed Biden of its development of a plan to evacuate Rafah residents.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army announced that its warplanes launched raids on military infrastructure belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah in the Bint Jbeil and Aitaroun area in southern Lebanon.

META EMPLOYEES: We express our disappointment and surprise at the company’s bias against pro-Palestinian content.

Friday, May 3, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI FM: We are considering imposing sanctions on Türkiye.

Turkiye Halted All Trade Activities with Israel over Gaza Genocide – Report

UN OFFICIAL: The Rafah invasion would be a disaster for 600,000 Palestinian children.

AL-JAZEERA: a number of Palestinians were injured as a result of a bombing launched by an Israeli drone near the Aliyin Mosque in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, southwest of the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two Palestinians were killed and others injured after they fell from a destroyed building while trying to obtain air-dropped aid northwest of the Gaza Strip.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our members targeted the headquarters of the Israeli occupation army in the southern axis in Netzarim with heavy-caliber mortar shells.

ERDOGAN: Suspension of trade exchange with Israel aims to force it to stop the war in Gaza.

Friday, May 3, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

GUTERRES: I am horrified by the killing of a large number of journalists in Gaza.

REUTERS: CIA Director William Burns arrived in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to hold discussions on the war in the Gaza Strip.

US CENTRAL COMMAND: The US temporarily stops construction of the floating dock in Gaza and moves it to Ashdod.

AL-JAZEERA: Biden administration employees condemn the suppression of the student movement in support of Gaza.

HEZBOLLAH: Our fighters targeted with missile weapons a gathering of Israeli occupation soldiers at the Sarawat point opposite the town of Yaroun.

Friday, May 3, 5:30 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israel launched a raid on the town of Aitaroun in southern Lebanon.

WHO: The Rafah invasion will lead to a humanitarian catastrophe.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Israeli occupation army launched a raid targeting a house in the Beach camp, west of Gaza City.


We targeted the occupation forces in the Netzarim axis with rockets.

Two missiles were launched towards the Israeli Ruwaisat Al-Alam site.

ISRAELI ARMY: Five Israeli soldiers were injured in Gaza within 24 hours.

GUTERRES: Guterres urged the leadership of Hamas and the Israeli government to conclude an agreement that would put an end to the war during the negotiations currently taking place.

YAHYA SAREE: Saree, the military spokesman for the Ansarallah group, announced the start of implementation of the fourth phase of the group’s escalation in its operations targeting ships heading to Israeli ports.

Friday, May 3, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

UNRWA: More than 10,000 women were killed in Gaza during the war.

BIDEN: The year 2023 was the bloodiest for journalists.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Al-Quds Brigades bombed a gathering of occupation soldiers in the Netzarim axis.

UK: The British Foreign Office announced the imposition of sanctions on extremist groups and individuals linked to settler violence in the occupied West Bank.

Friday, May 3, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 34,622 Palestinians have been killed, and 77,867 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

AL-JAZEERA: The International Criminal Court calls for an end to attempts to intimidate its officials. The statement called to stop all attempts to obstruct, intimidate, or influence court officials, noting that the independence and impartiality of the court are undermined when individuals threaten to take revenge on it or on its employees.

US Senators Meet ICC Officials over Israel’s Arrest Warrants – Report

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation aircraft launched raids east of the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, after raids launched on the camp this morning.

UNITED NATIONS: We will not participate in the forced evacuation of civilians from Rafah.

ISRAELI ARMY: Minor damage occurred in the town of Julis in Upper Galilee, as a result of shrapnel falling resulting from the interception of a drone launched from southern Lebanon.

Friday, May 3, 12:30 pm (GMT+2)

UN: We need $18 billion to rebuild Al-Shifa Hospital.

CHANNEL 12: Air defenses intercepted an air target in the Upper Galilee launched from southern Lebanon, indicating that no damage was caused.

This is What Happened at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza – Palestine Chronicle Explains

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid targeted the headquarters of the new Abasan municipality, east of the city of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, which led to its destruction.

AL-JAZEERA: Police storm the French Sciences Po University in central Paris, where a group of students were holding a sit-in demanding an end to the Gaza war.

Friday, May 3, 12:30 pm (GMT+2)

UN: The United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Spokesman stressed that a potential Israeli incursion into Rafah could be a massacre and a massive blow to the relief operation in the entire Gaza Strip.

WHO: The emergency plan for the possible Rafah operation is just a “band-aid”.

TURKISH TRADE MINISTER: The suspension of trade with Israel continues until the end of the Gaza war.

Turkiye Halted All Trade Activities with Israel over Gaza Genocide – Report

AMERICAN MEDIA: Students demonstrate in front of the home of the president of Columbia University.

MAARIV: 54% of Israelis consider reaching an exchange deal more important than launching a military operation in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Friday, May 3, 10:30 am (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed with a missile barrage the occupation army gatherings near Kibbutz Nirim in the Gaza envelope.

LEBANESE NEWS AGENCY: an Israeli shell fell on the chalets area in Khiam, in the south of the country.

HAMAS: The Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas appreciated the Turkish decisions to stop trading with Israel and announce its joining of South Africa’s lawsuit before the International Court of Justice.

US MEDIA: 47 non-governmental and humanitarian organizations sent a letter to US President Joe Biden confirming the serious risks to which civilians will be exposed in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, as a result of the possible Israeli attack.

AL-JAZEERA: The death toll resulting from the Israeli raid on a house in the Al-Zuhur neighborhood in Rafah has risen to seven, including four children.

Friday, May 3, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

AP: About 2,200 people have been arrested since the start of the American university protests.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli artillery shelling targeted the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza City, in the central Gaza Strip, after the occupation intensified its bombing of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, in the early morning hours.

Friday, May 3, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Dozens of students staged a sit-in inside the National Autonomous University in Mexico in solidarity with Palestine and in rejection of the aggression against the Gaza Strip.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago recognizes the State of Palestine

Friday, May 3, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

AUSTIN: There is no indication that Hamas will attack US forces in Gaza.

SHEBAB AGENCY; Tokyo, Sofia, Tama Art, Christian International, and Hiroshima Universities in Japan joined the global student movement in support of Palestine.

Friday, May 3, 04:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A number of Palestinians were injured in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house next to the tents of the displaced in the Tal al-Sultan neighborhood, west of the city of Rafah.

AL-JAZEERA: Nine people were injured in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Friday, May 3, 03:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces launched a raid on the town of Aita al-Shaab in southern Lebanon.

Friday, May 3, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

CNN: UCLA President Gene Block that more than 200 people were arrested on the university’s campus.

Friday, May 3, 01:00 am (GMT+2)

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: The group announced it attacked a vital target in the Dead Sea.

SYRIAN TV: Eight soldiers were injured by Israeli bombing near Damascus.

AFP: the Sciences Po Institute announced the closure of its headquarters in Paris due to pro-Gaza demonstrations.

AXIOS: Members of the US Senate held a meeting with senior officials of the International Criminal Court.

‘We Will Retaliate’ – Israel Threatens PA over ICC Arrest Warrants

Thursday, May 2, 11:40 pm (GMT+2)

TURKISH MINISTRY OF TRADE: Starting the second phase of measures taken at the state level and stopping export and import transactions with Israel, including all products. We will implement these new measures strictly and decisively until the Israeli government allows the uninterrupted flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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  1. It’s a darn shame Syria does not retaliate for the constant sneak attacks by Israel. Israel will only remain the neighborhood bully until someone stands up and knocks them on their butt.

  2. Gee…WHY do people think Israel should be wiped off the face of the Earth???
    could someone remind me?

    and, to the editor. why are my comments being deleted? i’ve done nothing but support the Palestine Chronicle in my podcasts, and on my band pages. i edit my replies, why are they not going through?
    weird, right?

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