GAZA LIVE BLOG: New Massacres in Jabaliya, Deir Al-Balah | Gantz Heads to Washington | Hamas, Israel Back in Cairo – Day 148

Israel continues to carry out massacres in Gaza. (Photo: Mosab Shower, via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz is set to travel to Washington without coordination with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, an Israeli newspaper revealed.

Al-Jazeera reported that two delegations from Hamas and Israel will be in Cairo tomorrow, while US President Joe Biden insists that he hopes to reach a ceasefire before Ramadan.

Meanwhile, Israel continued to carry out massacres throughout the Strip, particularly in Jabaliya and Deir Al-Balah, in the northern and central Gaza respectively.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 30,320 Palestinians have been killed, and 71,533 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Sunday, March 3, 01:00 am (GMT+2)

UNSC STATEMENT: Deep concern over reports that more than 100 people were killed and hundreds injured in Gaza on Thursday.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 14 people, including 6 children, were killed and others were wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house east of Rafah.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the Gaza envelope.

Sunday, March 3, 12:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Israeli army carried out a violent bombardment tonight north of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

UNICEF: one in every 6 children under the age of two in the northern Gaza Strip suffers from acute malnutrition.

Saturday, March 2, 10:30 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Israeli army carried out a violent bombardment tonight north of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Two Palestinians were injured in an Israeli bombing that targeted a gathering of citizens tonight in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

UNRWA MEDIA ADVISOR: The humanitarian situation is very dangerous in northern and southern Gaza.

WHO: Reports of bombing of tents for displaced persons in Rafah are horrific.

Saturday, March 2, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

BIDEN: Aid to Gaza is not enough, and we will continue to provide more of it.

SOROKA HOSPITAL: Soroka Hospital in the city of Beersheba in the Negev announced that it received 10 wounded Israeli soldiers from Gaza during the past 24 hours, including 4 in serious condition.

AL-JAZEERA: Families of Israeli prisoners in Gaza demonstrated tonight near the official residence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in occupied Jerusalem.

ISRAELI ARMY: 3 Israeli soldiers were killed and 14 wounded in a resistance operation in Khan Yunis.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Four rockets fired from Gaza fell in open areas near Hatzerim and Be’eri in the Gaza Strip.

REUTERS (quoting White House official): US Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz on Monday in Washington.

US OFFICIAL (to Al-Jazeera): We want to reach a truce in Gaza so that Ramadan will be calm.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We blew up a house that had been booby-trapped in advance by an Israeli infantry force of 7 soldiers, leaving it dead and wounded north of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Saturday, March 2, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 12: Tel Aviv will not send a delegation to Cairo before getting answers from Hamas regarding the Israelis detained in Gaza.

Saturday, March 2, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces opened fire on Saturday at Palestinians who were waiting for aid to enter near the Nabulsi roundabout in northwest Gaza, killing one person and wounding 26 others.

Saturday, March 2, 6:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We detonated an anti-personnel device on an Israeli infantry force southeast of the Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City.

We targeted two Merkava tanks with Al-Yassin 105 shells, southeast of the neighborhood.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Israeli monk’s site with missile weapons, achieving a direct hit.

ABU HAMZA: We will not stop our resistance until the occupation is defeated

Saturday, March 2, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli aircraft launched raids near the Egyptian-Palestinian border opposite the Al-Shawt neighborhood in Rafah , south of the Gaza Strip.

US CENTRAL COMMAND: The US Army and the Jordanian Air Force carried out joint airdrops of humanitarian aid in Gaza on Saturday.

LAPID: If the Israelis did not return to Gaza, Israel would have betrayed its citizens, and this should not happen, in his words.

LEBANESE FM: Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdullah Bou Habib said that his country is ready for indirect negotiations with Israel, because the alternative is the expansion of the war into a regional war.

Saturday, March 2, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two Palestinians were injured after Israeli boats opened fire on displaced people on Al-Rashid Street opposite Al-Zahraa City in the central Gaza Strip .

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a gathering of Israeli soldiers in the vicinity of the Jal al-Alam site with missile weapons and achieved a direct hit, while the Israeli army announced that its planes bombed the party’s targets.

Saturday, March 2, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

BORRELL: The European Union demands an international investigation into the killing of civilians and an immediate truce in Gaza.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: an Israeli raid targeted tents for displaced people near Tal Al-Sultan Hospital, west of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, leaving 11 dead and 50 wounded, including children.

Saturday, March 2, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

IRANIAN PRESIDENT: Washington must listen to the voice of its citizens who reject the genocide in Gaza.

FRANCE: In an interview with the French newspaper Le Monde published on Saturday, French Foreign Minister Stephane Ségornet criticized the Israeli authorities and said that they were responsible for preventing humanitarian aid from reaching the Gaza Strip.

Saturday, March 2, 1:15 pm (GMT+2)

VIDEO: The Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad in Palestine movement, published a video showing its fighters targeting the Israeli observation post, Al-Qalba 22, in northern Gaza.

QATARI FOREIGN MINISTRY:  Foreign ministers of Qatar and Egypt discussed efforts with regional and international partners to reach a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.


A Palestinian was killed and four others wounded in Israeli shelling of the Japanese neighborhood west of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli shelling on the town of al-Qarara, north of Khan Yunis, left a Palestinian killed and others injured.

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PRISONERS CLUB: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club said that the Israeli occupation forces arrested on Saturday 10 citizens in the West Bank. It added in a statement that the number of detainees in the West Bank has risen since the beginning of the war on Gaza on October 7 to 7,335.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Gaza civil defense teams recovered the body of another Palestinian from the Nabulsi roundabout in Gaza City, bringing the number of those killed in what became known as the flour massacre to 116.

Saturday, March 2, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: The number of children who died due to malnutrition and lack of medicine at the Kamal Adwan Hospital has risen to 13.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 20 Palestinians were killed and 16 injured in a bombing that targeted a house west of Jabaliya camp.

AL-JAZEERA (citing informed sources): Two delegations from Hamas and Israel will be in Cairo tomorrow.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a gathering of Israeli soldiers in the vicinity of the Jal al-Alam site with missile weapons, and achieved a direct hit.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces launched a raid on the Labouneh area in southern Lebanon.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Several Palestinians were killed and wounded in an Israeli artillery shelling while searching for food on agricultural land in Beit Hanoun, north of Gaza.

WHO: The devastation surrounding Al-Shifa Hospital “beyond words”.

Saturday, March 2, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: There were injuries in an Israeli raid on a car in the Shaboura camp in the center of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Saturday, March 2, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We shot down a Hermes 900 drone with an anti-aircraft missile in Beit Lahia, in conjunction with the Mujahideen Brigades.

HEZBOLLAH: We carried out an air attack with a drone.

Saturday, March 2, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Benny Gantz, will travel tomorrow, Sunday, to Washington to hold a series of meetings without coordination with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Saturday, March 2, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

POLITICO: The killing of Palestinians searching for aid is behind Washington’s decision to airdrop aid.

BIDEN: We hope to reach a ceasefire agreement by Ramadan.

Saturday, March 2, 01:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 5 Palestinians were killed in Israeli bombing on several areas in Deir al-Balah, as some of the raids targeted a house in the Bassa area, west of the city.

TIMES OF ISRAEL: The flour massacre will complicate the dismantling of Hamas and the release of the hostages.

Saturday, March 2, 12:00 am (GMT+2)

WASHINGTON POST: The Washington Post refutes Israel’s account of the flour massacre.

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