GAZA LIVE BLOG: Israel Carries out Field Executions | Journalists Killed | Mass Starvation | Biden: No Ceasefire – DAY 78

Gaza reels under new massacres carried out by the Israeli army. (Photo: Yousef Abo Said, via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israel’s war on Gaza is facing more obstacles as strong Palestinian Resistance continues to repel Israeli attacks in Jabaliya, Shejaiya and Khan Yunis.

While Israeli media speak about a ‘third phase’ of the Israeli war, the Israeli military continues to strike the strip, with greater focus on the central areas, namely Nuseirat and Deir al Balah.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 20,050 Palestinians have been killed, and 53,320 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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Sunday, December 24, 07:10 am (GMT+3)

ISRAELI ARMY: Eight officers and soldiers were killed in ongoing battles in the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: Israeli strike targets the Nubrus family home in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Intense fighting between Palestinian Resistance and the Israeli army in the town of Jabaliya in northern Gaza.

Sunday, December 24, 03:00 am (GMT+3)

PENTAGON: The drone that targeted a chemical tanker off the coast of India on Saturday was launched from Iran.


The number of journalists killed in Gaza has risen to 101 since the start of the brutal war on the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army committed field executions of more than 137 Palestinian civilians in the Gaza and North governorates, where they dug large pits and placed dozens of citizens while they were alive, then shot them and buried them with bulldozers.

AL-JAZEERA: Video footage showed the first moments of the recovery of injured people, including children, from the rubble, after the Israeli army bombed a house in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

QNN: Thousands demonstrated in the city of Limassol, Cyprus, on Saturday evening, in support of Palestine and rejection of the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

SHEHAB AGENCY: Palestinian media broadcast a video showing the attempts of civil defense teams to remove a woman and her children from under the rubble after the Israeli occupation forces bombed their house in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

QASSAM BRIGADE: Our fighter engaged in fierce clashes with heavy and medium weapons with the Israeli occupation forces penetrating into the axis between Jabaliya and al-Mascara in the northern Gaza Strip.

Sunday, December 24, 00:40 am (GMT+3)

PALESITNIAN MEDIA: One dead and four injured, including two children, arrived at Nasser Hospital, following an Israeli bombing that targeted a house for the Al-Nabris family, west of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

WHITE HOUSE: Biden urged Netanyahu to protect civilians in Gaza.

BRITISH MARITIME TRADE AUTHORITY: Drones flew over a ship west of Hodeidah

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters “are engaged in fierce clashes with heavy and medium weapons with the Israeli occupation forces penetrating into a common axis between Jabaliya al-Balad and the military camp in the northern Gaza Strip.”

BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY: We will not tolerate Iran’s malicious activities in the Middle East.

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: Israeli aircraft launched an air strike on Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip,

Saturday, December 23, 11:10 pm (GMT+3)

US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: I had a lengthy call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday and I did not ask him for a ceasefire in Gaza.

ISRAELI ARMY: A reserve soldier was injured by an anti-tank missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah – today, Saturday – towards the Al-Manara settlement.

KAN: Hundreds of protesters gathered in Tel Aviv demanding that the government conclude an immediate prisoner exchange deal.

AL-JAZEERA: Three people were killed and others injured – Saturday evening – in an Israeli raid on a house in the Japanese Quarter, west of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Saturday, December 23, 11:00 pm (GMT+3)


Fierce fighting between Palestinian Resistance and the Israeli army in the Tuffah and Daraj neighborhoods in Gaza City.

Fierce fighting between Palestinian Resistance and the Israeli army in the Mughraqa area in the central Gaza Strip.

A series of Israeli strikes targeted the central Gaza Strip.

Three killed and others wounded in a new Israeli strike on the Japanese neighborhood west of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israel carries a new massacre against al-Bursh family after targeting another family home in the town of Jabaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip.

Israeli tanks shell the home of Hamad family in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

A pregnant woman was seriously wounded when the Yassin family home was bombed in the Nuseirat refugee camp.

Saturday, December 23, 9:30 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Two Palestinians were killed and others injured this evening in an Israeli raid on Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid targeted a house in the town of Aitaroun in the central sector of southern Lebanon.

ISRAELI PM NETANYAHU: Netanyahu confirmed during a call with US President Joe Biden that Israel will continue the war on Gaza until all its goals are achieved.

ISRAELI ARMY: We are fighting fierce battles in Hamas strongholds.

BRITISH MARITIME TRADE AUTHORITY: We received a report about an incident in Bab al-Mandab, 45 nautical miles southwest of Al-Saleef in Hodeidah, western Yemen.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: targeted crowds of the Israeli occupation army in the Juhr al-Dik area, east of the central region (central Gaza Strip), with the short-range Rajum missile system.

IRANIAN FM: Washington asked us to work to stop resistance operations in the region. We do not have agents in the region, and the resistance factions decide independently according to the national interests of their countries.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced the killing of 5 officers and soldiers since Friday in battles in the south and north of the Gaza Strip.

Saturday, December 23, 7:25 pm (GMT+3)

TOP HAMAS OFFICIAL OSAMA HAMDAN: has failed in Gaza and there will be no negotiations over the prisoners before stopping the aggression.

AL-JAZEERA: Several Palestinians were killed and wounded as a result of Israeli aircraft bombing a house in Al-Zawaida in the central Gaza Strip.

BEN-GVIR: My withdrawal from the government is possible if Israel does not achieve a “decision” in the war on Gaza.

WSJ (quoting Israeli official): US President Joe Biden convinced Benjamin Netanyahu not to launch a pre-emptive strike against Hezbollah , warning that it would lead to a wide-scale regional war.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: A spokesman for the office warned, during a press conference in Deir Al-Balah, of the spread of famine among the population of the besieged Strip, which numbers approximately 2.2 million.

ISRAELI ARMY: 44 Israeli soldiers were injured within 24 hours.

Saturday, December 23, 6:20 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in southern Asqalan (Ashkelon).

ISRAELI ARMY: A soldier was killed as Hezbollah bombed the Shtoula area in Upper Galilee on Friday.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 201 Palestinians were killed and 368 were wounded in the Gaza Strip over the last 24 hours.

ABU OBEIDA: We believe that five Israeli prisoners were killed by occupation bombing. They include Haim Gershon Perry, Yoram Itak Metzger, and Amiram Israel Cooper.

AL-JAZEERA: The Palestinian Resistance launched a missile bombardment from the Strip targeting the town of Kfar Azza on the Gaza Strip.

HEZBOLLAH: Our fighters targeted a gathering of Israeli army infantry in the areas of Tallet Al-Tihat and Jabal Nadhar, off the Lebanese border.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: an Israeli troop carrier was destroyed by a “Yassin 105” shell north of the city of Khan Yunis and that it caught fire.

Saturday, December 23, 5:00 pm (GMT+3)


A violent Israeli raid targeted an agricultural land in Al-Maghazi camp.

Occupation tanks and Quadcopters fire on citizens in several areas on Al-Jalaa Street, west of Gaza.

Dead and wounded in the occupation aircraft’s bombing of a house in Deir al-Balah camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Israeli occupation aircraft bombed the Al-Aqsa TV headquarters in central Gaza City.

Al-Aqsa Network: 13 members of our staff working in the field have been killed by Israel.

Al-Aqsa Network: We will continue our coverage and expose the ongoing crimes of the occupation against our people in the Gaza Strip and throughout Palestine.

Israeli forces bombed another home belonging to the Al-Bursh family in Jabalia Al-Balad, north of the Gaza Strip.

A child was killed and several others were injured when the occupation aircraft bombed a house east of Al-Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip.

12 Palestinian civilians, all women and children, were killed in an Israeli raid on the Al-Bursh family home, in Jabaliya Al-Balad, north of the Gaza Strip.

Two girls, Sabreen Muhammad Abu Halawa and Majda Muhammad al-Haddad, were killed, while many others were wounded as a result of the occupation bombing of a house for the Al-Ghamri family in Al-Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Six Palestinians were killed and a large number of wounded as a result of new occupation bombing on Al-Shati camp, west of Gaza City.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 20,258 Palestinians have been killed, and 53,688 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Saturday, December 23, 3:50 pm (GMT+3)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We destroyed a tank and killed members of four jeeps with a precise ambush in Juhr al-Dik.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli tanks began a ground operation from Kerem Shalom to the Philadelphi Route along the Gaza Strip’s border with Egypt.

WASHINGTON POST: The destruction in Gaza is unparalleled this century.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The number of journalists killed by Israel since October 7 has risen to 99.

AL-JAZEERA: Several Palestinians were wounded in the bombing of a house in the Nuseirat camp.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted two Israeli vehicles in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood.

PALESTINIAN CIVIL DEFENSE: Scores of decomposing bodies were recovered from the streets of Beit Lahia.

Saturday, December 23, 2:30 pm (GMT+3)

IRANIAN PRESIDENT: Palestine was and still is the primary issue for Islamic countries and for all free people in the world. The United States has its hands stained with the blood of the Palestinians and is a party to the aggression against them.

IRANIAN FM: The United States bears responsibility for the failure to ceasefire in Gaza.

HAARETZ (citing informed sources): The ceasefire talks did not reach a dead end.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters destroyed Israeli military crowds in the vicinity of the Umm al-Mahd area, east of Khan Yunis, with a barrage of mortar shells.

Saturday, December 23, 1:30 pm (GMT+3)

PPC: The head of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Aziz Dweik, is going through very difficult health conditions in the Negev prison in southern Israel.

AL-JAZEERA: The Resistance targeted the Israeli settlement of Kfar Azza in the Gaza Strip with a missile attack.

AL-JAZEERA: Four Palestinians, including a child, were killed a number were injured in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Saturday, December 23, 12:30 pm (GMT+3)

EURO-MED MONITOR: The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor called for the formation of an international delegation to visit Israeli prisons, where about 8,000 Palestinians are held, subjected to systematic torture, ill-treatment, enforced disappearance, and premeditated killing.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters destroyed 5 Israeli tanks in Jabaliya, northern Gaza Strip, using two unexploded Israeli missiles, killing and wounding all of its members.

AL-JAZEERA: Scores of Palestinians were killed in an Israeli bombing targeting Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip.

Saturday, December 23,11:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army targeted a gas station in Jabaliya, while clashes took place in its vicinity, resulting in the damage of an Israeli vehicle.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: One of our fighters killed four soldiers from zero range.

UNRWA DIRECTOR: The Israeli army is ordering residents to move to areas that are subjected to continuous raids in the Strip.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We blew up a tunnel opening in the vicinity of an Israeli special force in Juhr al-Dik in the central Gaza Strip, leaving its members dead and wounded.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed Israeli vehicles that penetrated east of Rafah.

IRANIAN LEADER ALI KHAMENEI: The United States brazenly used its veto power to prevent a resolution to stop the aggression against Gaza. The United States participates in Israel’s crime by dropping bombs on women, children, and defenseless civilians.

GAZA MUNICIPALITY: The Gaza Municipality announced the collapse of its services system after 78 days of working under fire due to the continued aggression and a complete fuel outage.

Saturday, December 23,10:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Al Jazeera’s correspondent reported the intensification and continuing armed clashes in Jabaliya, north of the Gaza Strip.

KIBBUTZ OFFICIAL IN GALILEE (to Israeli Radio): 87 of 155 homes are no longer habitable due to bombing from Lebanon.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our mujahideen are engaged in clashes in Jabaliya al-Balad.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army carried out raids on the Khardali area in southern Lebanon.

Saturday, December 23,9:00 am (GMT+3)

UNICEF: 80% of Gaza’s children suffer from “severe food insecurity”.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 13: Israeli army attacked a number of Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces are trying to advance into Jabaliya al-Balad from the west and east, and have disrupted all lines of communication in the region.

Saturday, December 23,8:00 am (GMT+3)

WHO DIRECTOR: people in Gaza are facing hunger and selling their possessions in exchange for food.

AL-JAZEERA: ISRAELI ARMY carried out an air strike targeting the town of Kafr Kila in the eastern sector of southern Lebanon.

CNN (citing US officials): Israel had offered a week-long truce in the Gaza Strip in exchange for the release of 35 detainees.

Saturday, December 23, 07:30 am (GMT+3)

GUTERRES: UN Secretary-General António Guterres said 136 UN staff have died during the 75-day war in the Gaza Strip.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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