GAZA LIVE BLOG: No Israeli Victory in Gaza as Palestinian Resistance Grows Stronger | New Massacres in Rafah | DAY 69

Gaza reels under new massacres carried out by the Israeli army. (Photo: via Eyes on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

On the 69th day of the Israeli war on Gaza, the Israeli army continued to suffer heavy losses as stiff Palestinian Resistance grew stronger throughout several axes in besieged Gaza. 

Meanwhile, hundreds of Palestinian civilians have been reportedly killed and wounded in relentless Israeli strikes on civilian homes, infrastructure and UN shelters. 

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Friday, December 15, o5:45 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Fierce fighting is currently taking place between the Palestinian Resistance groups and the Israeli army, which is trying to infiltrate the neighborhood of Shejaiya in eastern Gaza.


An Israeli bombardment targeted a house in the center of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, leaving two dead and a number injured.

Israeli artillery shelling targeted center of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Friday, December 15, o3:30 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A video published by Palestinian media showed the moment the Israeli occupation army bombed the house of Palestinian prisoner Hamed Sabah in the village of Urif, south of Nablus.

JABALIYA MEDICAL CENTER: The Israeli shelling forced medical staff, patients and journalists to evacuate the Jabaliya Martyrs Medical Center in the northern Gaza Strip. The director general of health in Gaza, Munir al-Barsh, said the shelling left a number of medical staff injured and forced them to evacuate the centre.

US CENTRAL COMMAND: The Ansarallah group on Thursday fired a ballistic missile towards the international shipping lane north of Bab al-Mandab.

SANAD, AL-JAZEERA: Israeli warplanes bombed a house in Khan Yunis that left three dead and a number of injuries.

WHITE HOUSE: US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan discussed with Israeli officials the war on Gaza and their shared goal of defeating Hamas.

CBS: Israel has informed Washington that intensive raids and a large-scale ground operation on the Gaza Strip will be completed within two or three weeks.

Thursday, December 14, 11:20 pm (GMT+3)


We targeted an Israeli military force in the Jenin refugee camp and scored direct hits.

Our fighters sniped at least two soldiers on the road between the town of Jenin and its refugee camp.

Our fighters have broken through the military siege imposed on Jenin and targeted an Israeli force in the Khallet El-Suha.

ISLAMIC JIHAD: Top Islamic Jihad official Ali Abu Shahin (cited in Al-Jazeera)

The Resistance today is stronger than it has ever been

The enemy had also succeeded in carrying out massacres and failed at any actual military victory.

Prolonging the conflict will cost the enemy more losses among its soldiers.

The disagreement between Washington and Tel Aviv is tactical and we are not counting on it.

All communication channels are open but we have not received any real (Israeli) initiative.


We carried out a military operation using a drone against a commercial ship heading towards the Israeli regime.

We did so because the ship refused to adhere to our orders.

We will continue to prevent ships that are heading to Israel from traveling in the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea.

PENTAGON: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will be meeting in Doha the Emir of Qatar Tamim ibn Hamad Al Thani.

Thursday, December 14, 10:00 pm (GMT+3)

GANTZ: We must maintain flexibility in launching attacks in Gaza. There is an agreement with our American partners to provide security in southern Israel and remove the Hamas threat.

KIRBY (to Al-Jazeera): President Biden still believes in a two-state solution, but in light of the October 7 attack, this is beyond reach.

NYT (quoting US officials): Biden wants Israel to end the extensive ground campaign within 3 weeks.

KIRBY: The war could be ended now if Hamas lays down its weapons.

Thursday, December 14, 9:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-QASSAM: We killed and wounded dozens of soldiers in the last 72 hours.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: We will continue to fight, and there are days of difficult battles ahead.

ERDOGAN TO BIDEN: Israel’s attacks will have negative results globally.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: Israel has the right to decide the duration of the military operation.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: In an operation with Al-Qassam, we killed and wounded 6 enemy soldiers after storming a house in which they had barricaded themselves in Shejaiya.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Netanyahu gives the head of Mossad full freedom to work to release the kidnapped people.

NETANYAHU TO SULLIVAN: We will continue the war “until victory”.

ISRAELI ARMY: Seven soldiers were injured in Jenin and taken to hospital.

Thursday, December 14, 7:30 pm (GMT+3)

TOP HAMAS OFFICIAL OSAMA HAMDAN: The Al-Qassam Brigades fulfilled their promise to turn Gaza into a cemetery for the occupation forces.

CNN: Israel dropped 29,000 surface-to-air shells in Gaza.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Air Force carried out more than 500 air strikes this week in the Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: A battalion commander in the Golani Brigade was injured in Gaza.

PENTAGON: US forces in Syria and Iraq have been subjected to 97 attacks since October 17.

CNN: Unprecedented tensions between the White House and Netanyahu, amid Biden’s feeling of the political cost of standing by Israel.

Thursday, December 14, 6:20 pm (GMT+3)


Violent artillery shelling targets Jabalia al-Balad, north of the Gaza Strip.

Two unidentified martyrs arrive at the European Hospital after the occupation bombing of the Tahlia area in Khan Yunis.

The occupation bombed a house next to Al-Shafi’i Mosque, west of Khan Yunis.

ISRAELI MILITARY SPOKESMAN: The Israeli military spokesman announced that an officer and seven soldiers were seriously injured during battles in southern Gaza. So far, the Israeli army has acknowledged the killing of 116 and the wounding of 600 of its members since the start of the ground incursion into the Gaza Strip late last October.

NBC (citing US intelligence sources): Netanyahu has an incentive to prolong the war in an effort to protect his political survival.

PALESTINIAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY: Telecommunications and Internet services stopped in the Gaza Strip

GERMANY: German authorities said they arrested four people who were planning to attack Jewish institutions in Europe.

AL-QASSAM: Al-Qassam announces the bombing of tanks and vehicles and zero-range clashes in Gaza.


The Israeli occupation army dropped leaflets in the sky of the Gaza Strip offering financial rewards to anyone who provides information about the leaders of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).

The occupation is offering $400,000 to anyone who provides information about Hamas leader Yahya al-Sinwar, $300,000 for his brother Muhammad al-Sinwar, and $100,000 for Hamas military leader Muhammad al-Deif.

The occupation leaders had set the assassination of leaders as the goal of their aggression against Gaza.

Thursday, December 14, 5:00 pm (GMT+3)

WSJ: Israeli fears of losing American popular support.

PALESTINIAN EDUCATION MINISTRY: 3,714 Palestinian students were martyred and 5,700 injured in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank since the beginning of the Israeli aggression on October 7.

Thursday, December 14, 4:30 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: A number of Palestinians were killed and others wounded when Israel targeted a civilian car and a motorcycle north of Rafah.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said during a meeting with UN National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan that dismantling Hamas would take several months.

TIMES OF ISRAEL: Israeli Knesset (parliament) approved a revised budget for 2023 to accommodate the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza.

YEMENI NAVY: We have diverted another ship that was on its way to Israel to the coast of Yemen.

PALESTINIAN PRISONERS’ AFFAIRS COMMISSION: The Israeli military has arrested 4,400 Palestinians in the West Bank and in Arab areas inside Israel since October 7.

Thursday, December 14, 2:20 pm (GMT+3)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Israel gives Kamal Adwan Hospital four hours to evacuate it.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 18,787 Palestinians have been killed and more than 50,897 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.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Gantz believes that the Palestinian Authority is unable to govern Gaza.

AL-QASSAM: We targeted three Israeli tanks in Khan Yunis.

TURKISH FM: Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan called on the United States to stop obstructing UN Security Council resolutions on Palestine.

THE GLOBES: Tel Aviv issued instructions to Israeli ports to block the data of their arriving and departing ships, to avoid being exposed to an attack.

PUTIN: What is happening in Gaza is a catastrophe.

Thursday, December 14, 2:20 pm (GMT+3)


Israeli artillery continues to target Deir al-Balah.

Israeli aircraft launched raids on Jabaliya and the neighborhoods of Al-Daraj, Al-Zaytoun and Shejaiya.

Israeli aircraft renews its targeting of Khan Yunis.

Clashes between the resistance and the occupation forces on various axes of the incursion into the Gaza Strip.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters were able to snipe an Israeli soldier in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, west of Gaza City.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced that 36 of its soldiers were injured in the battles in the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: Settler leaders are preparing to hold a preliminary meeting next week to begin preparations for settlement in the Gaza Strip.

ISLAMIC JIHAD: The battle will end in a way that achieves the goals of the Resistance.

BELGIAN PM: Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo called for an end to the killing of civilians and a ceasefire in Gaza.

POLITICO: Kamala Harris believes Washington should be tougher on Benjamin Netanyahu.

AL-JAZEERA: The death toll from the bombing on Khan Yunis has risen to 20 civilians.

Thursday, December 14, 1:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces bombed a house in the Brazil neighborhood in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, resulting in dead and wounded.

BRITISH JOURNALISTS’ SYNDICATE: The British Journalists’ Syndicate announced that it had called on International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan to investigate Israel’s targeting of Palestinian journalists.

UNRWA: 85% of Gaza’s population are displaced.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted 4 troop carriers and two Israeli Merkava tanks north of the city of Khan Yunis with “ Al-Yassin 105 ” missiles.

AL-JAZEERA: 13 Palestinians were killed and dozens were injured as a result of an Israeli artillery shelling targeting the center of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

UK: British Foreign Secretary David Cameron said that Israel must take stronger measures to stop settler violence and hold its perpetrators accountable.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: argeted an Israeli tank and bulldozer with Tandem and RPG shells in Jabalia and Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip .

PUTIN: What is happening in the Gaza Strip is a disaster, and it is necessary to lay the main foundations for a Palestinian-Israeli settlement. Russia is ready to open a hospital in the Gaza Strip, but Israel has not yet supported this.

Thursday, December 14, 12:00 pm (GMT+3)

UN EXPERTS: Israel killed 12,000 women and children in Gaza.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Israel besieges Kamal Adwan Hospital and detains dozens inside.

IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD: There is not much time left until the collapse of Israel.

AL-JAZEERA: Three Palestinians were killed and others were injured in an Israeli artillery shelling on Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a gathering of Israeli occupation soldiers in the vicinity of the Shomera Barracks off southern Lebanon with appropriate weapons.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters targeted an Israeli foot force barricaded inside a building in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City with an anti-fortified TPG shell.

Thursday, December 14, 11:00 am (GMT+3)

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli warplanes targeted several Hezbollah sites in various places in southern Lebanon.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Two people died because the occupation prevented the provision of treatment to the wounded in the Kamal Adwan Hospital emergency room.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: The Al-Quds Brigades said that it engaged in fierce clashes with the occupation army in the Al-Taqadim axes of Al-Zaytoun and Al-Shujaiya, east of Gaza, and Sheikh Radwan, west of Gaza.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: The Al-Qassam Brigades said that they targeted an Israeli foot force in Shejaiya with explosive devices, killing at least 10 enemy officers and soldiers.

Thursday, December 14, 10:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Al-Qassam announces the targeting of 8 Israeli vehicles in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood.

IRAN: Iranian Defense Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani said that the United States would face major problems if it intends to form an international force in the Red Sea.

Thursday, December 14, 08:25 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Several Palestinians killed, and others wounded in Israeli strikes targeting a residential neighborhood in Jabaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: An officer was killed, and another seriously wounded in fighting in southern Gaza.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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