GAZA LIVE BLOG: Over 20 Thousand Palestinians Killed | UNSC Passes Gaza Resolution | Israeli Military Suffers Heavy Losses – DAY 77

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

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

After much delay, the UNSC passed resolution 2722, which calls for allowing urgent aid to Gaza but without calling for a ceasefire.

While Israeli media continue to speak of a third phase of Israel’s war on the besieged Strip, hundreds of Palestinians were killed and wounded in the last 24 hours in Israeli strikes and shelling of residential areas throughout the Strip.

The Palestinian Resistance continued to strike at Israeli military targets, pushing back against Israel’s desperate attempts to advance into the mostly destroyed area.

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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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.

AL-AQSA CHANNEL: An Israeli air strike on a house in Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip left killed 18 people, most of them children and women.


Israeli bombardment targeted a house west of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, leaving two dead and a number injured.

Dead and wounded arrived to Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir Al-Balah city in the central Gaza Strip as a result of the continuous Israeli shelling.

AL-MANAR TV: An Israeli military plane bombed at dawn Saturday a house on the outskirts of the town of Yaroun in southern Lebanon.

AL-AQSA TV: Fierce clashes are taking place between the Al-Qassam Brigades and the Israeli occupation army in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Saturday, December 23, 01:15 am (GMT+3)

VIDEO: The Lebanese Resistance group Hezbollah published a video documenting its targeting of the Israeli Shomera military barracks and the Abbad military site on the Lebanese border.

QNN: Dozens of pro-Palestine activists staged a protest in front of the Japanese Foreign Ministry headquarters in Tokyo, demanding justice for Palestinians and a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN CHRONICLE (Citing an Opinion Poll): An overwhelming majority of Saudi citizens reject normalization and think Israel is so weak and internally divided that it can be defeated someday.

Overwhelming Saudi Majority Rejects Normalization, Supports Resistance – Poll

OXFAM: “Gaza’s shocking descent into starvation was so predictable as to be premeditated, an ongoing war crime by the Government of Israel,” Oxfam’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Director, Sally Abi Khalil said in a statement on Thursday.

‘People are Being Starved in Gaza’ – Oxfam

Friday, December 22, 11:00 pm (GMT+3)

HAMAS: In a statement, the Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas said that “threats by war criminal (Israeli Defense Minister) Yoav Gallant that his defeated army is close to killing Resistance leaders is empty and is (intended) to sell fake achievements.”

REUTERS (citing the White House): Iran is heavily involved in planning operations against commercial ships in the Red Sea.

HAMAS: The Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas said that today’s UNSC Resolution, calling for expanding aid access to Gaza, is an insufficient step. It called on the UNSC to oblige Israel to allow for sufficient aid to devastated Gaza.


18 people, mostly women and children, belonging to the Khalifa family, were killed in an Israeli shelling of a house int he Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza.

A producer with Al-Aqsa Channel in Gaza, Mohammed al-Sa’idi was killed in the Israeli bombing of his house in the Nuseirat refugee camp along with several members of his family.

Friday, December 22, 8:45 pm (GMT+3)

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: We are focusing on destroying the tunnels.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We targeted an Israeli gas platform in the Mediterranean.

HAARETZ: Israel plans to demobilize reserve soldiers and create a buffer zone in Gaza.

ISRAEL: The UNSC resolution preserves Israel’s security authority to monitor and inspect aid to the Gaza Strip. The United Nations cannot be trusted to supervise aid entering Gaza.

WHITE HOUSE: We are closely monitoring the situation in the Red Sea.

ISRAELI FM: The war will continue until Hamas is eliminated.

GUTERRES: A ceasefire in Gaza for humanitarian purposes is the only way to stop the suffering in Gaza.

Friday, December 22, 7:40 pm (GMT+3)

UNSC: The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2722 regarding expanding and monitoring humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. The Security Council refrained from making an amendment requested by Russia to the draft resolution due to the American veto.

RUSSIA: The text of the UNSC draft resolution on Gaza was emptied of its essence due to pressure from the United States.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: 3,000 Israeli soldiers have been classified as “permanently disabled” since the beginning of the war on Gaza.

EHUD BARAK: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said that Israel has no interest in entering into a war on the Gaza and Lebanon fronts at the same time.

Friday, December 22, 6:00 pm (GMT+3)

NYT (quoting US officials): Washington has sent letters to Israel, Lebanon and Hezbollah “warning that the risk of escalation is very high.”

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a command and control center opposite the town of Kafr Kila.

AL-JAZEERA: Two Palestinians were killed and others were injured in an Israeli bombing on the Al-Amal neighborhood in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS: Reporters Without Borders filed a second complaint with the International Criminal Court regarding war crimes committed against journalists in Gaza.

WALL STREET JOURNAL (quoting Ansarallah spokesman): “We do not need to rely on Iran to assist in our attacks.”

Friday, December 22, 5:50 pm (GMT+3)


Violent clashes around Jabaliya, and the sounds of explosions were heard.

Israeli occupation aircraft targeted a house for the Khalla family, which hosted a large number of displaced persons, in Jabaliya al-Nazla, north of the Gaza Strip.

The bodies of 30 Palestinians were recovered from the rubble of the building that was destroyed by the occupation planes this afternoon for the Khalla family, and a large number of casualties are still under the rubble.

Seven Palestinians were killed as the Israeli occupation targeted a civilian car in the center of Rafah.

Friday, December 22, 5:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-AQSA MARTYRS HOSPITAL: Large numbers of casualties in Deir Al-Balah.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted a Merkava tank in the Jabaliya camp.

AL-JAZEERA: 28 Palestinians were killed as a result of the continued Israeli bombing of Khan Yunis.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted an Israeli tank in Khan Yunis.

Friday, December 22, 4:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed military crowds east of Khan Yunis.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid targeted the town of Aita al-Shaab in southern Lebanon.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a gathering of Israeli occupation soldiers and vehicles in the vicinity of the Al-Manara site with “appropriate weapons.”

AL-JAZEERA: Three Palestinians were martyred in an Israeli raid on the center of the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

FORMER ISRAELI COMMANDER (to Israeli media): Defeating Hamas is a very big slogan. Whoever believes that Gaza’s rockets will stop is wrong.

NYT: 5,000 MK-84 bombs were sent from the United States to Israel since October.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: 138 health institutions have been targeted by the occupation.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Together with Al-Qassam, we were able to kill and wound four Israeli soldiers.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted an Israeli infantry force in the vicinity of the Metulla site.

CNN: The Israeli army’s instructions to the residents of Gaza were “at times inaccurate, confusing and contradictory.”

Friday, December 22, 3:30 pm (GMT+3)


Five Palestinians were killed as the occupation bombed a gathering of people in central Khan Yunis.

Five Palestinians were killed in the occupation aircraft’s bombing of a citizens’ gathering in the center of Khan Yunis, including Ahmed Yahya Al-Najjar, Mohamed Atta Mohamed Saqr, and Fawzi Atta Muhammad Saqr. The other two victims are yet to be identified.

The Israeli occupation deploys snipers in the vicinity of Jabaliya al-Balad and renews its raids on the homes of the Al-Bursh family.

The Israeli occupation bombed agricultural land in the Ard Abu Mahadi area, west of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Friday, December 22, 2:35 pm (GMT+3)

NYT (quoting diplomats): Washington’s allies are angry over the postponement of the vote on bringing aid to Gaza

AL-JAZEERA: Six missiles were fired from southern Lebanon towards Israeli positions in Upper Galilee.

KIRBY: We are working on serious negotiations to return to a new exchange deal and a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: Two Palestinians were killed in an Israeli bombing that targeted a group of citizens in the town of Abasan Al Kabira, east of Khan Yunis.

Friday, December 22, 1:30 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Clashes are reported in the Al-Manara, Al-Tuffah and Al-Daraj neighborhoods in northern Gaza

REUTERS: Maersk Shipping Company will increase fees on containers due to diverting from the Red Sea to the Cape of Good Hope.

UN RAPPORTEUR ON RIGHTS OF DISPLACED PERSONS: Israel seeks to permanently change the demographic composition of Gaza.

AP: Analysis of satellite images proved that 5 sites built with American funding in Gaza were damaged by Israeli bombing.

AL-JAZEERA: Several Palestinians were wounded as a result of Israeli artillery shelling of a house near the Ain Goliath towers in Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip.

FORMER ISRAELI PM OLMERT: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, and for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be removed.

AL-JAZEERA: Killed and wounded when Israeli occupation aircraft bombed a civilian car in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Two Palestinians were killed and others wounded as a result of an Israeli drone bombing the Bureij camp in the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Clashes took place between the resistance and the occupation forces in the Al-Qasasib neighborhood and several areas in Jabalia Al-Balad, north of the Gaza Strip.

Friday, December 22, 12:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Four Palestinians from one family were martyred in an Israeli bombing in central Khan Yunis.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: Israel needs international legitimacy and US weapons to wage a comprehensive war on Lebanon.

KIRBY: Israel will have to move to less intense operations in parallel as its military campaign continues.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced that it bombed Hezbollah military sites and infrastructure after shells were fired from Lebanon at border towns.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We shot down a drone flying in central Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: Four Palestinians were killed and a number were wounded as Israeli occupation aircraft destroyed a house in the town of Jabaliya, north of the Gaza Strip.

Friday, December 22, 11:00 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Eyewitnesses said that dozens of bodies were lying on the ground after Israeli tanks retreated from the vicinity of the Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed a field command headquarters of the Israeli army.

CNN: Israel dropped hundreds of 2,000-pound bombs on Gaza and photos show more than 500 impact craters 12 meters in diameter.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: Israeli forces released some of our crews in Jabaliya after attacking them, but eight are still under detention.

LEBANESE PM MIKATI: The solution in southern Lebanon is conditional on Israel’s withdrawal from the occupied territories.

AL-JAZEERA: Israel intensified its bombing of the Jabaliya camp.

AL-JAZEERA: Three Israeli raids targeted the Labouneh area in the western sector of southern Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli artillery renewed its bombardment of the eastern areas of the Bureij camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Friday, December 22, 09:30 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

PALESTINIAN RESD CRESCENT: Epidemics are spreading in the Gaza Strip. The humanitarian and health conditions are getting worse, and we warn of the problem of food security in the Strip.

Friday, December 22, 08:00 am (GMT+3)


20,050 Palestinians have been killed, and 53,320 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

390 Palestinians were killed and 734 others were injured in the Strip during the past two days.


Communications have begun to gradually return to the central and southern areas of the Gaza Strip, after the interruption of services due to the ongoing Israeli aggression.

Renewed violent clashes between the Resistance and the occupation army in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City.

Killed and wounded when the occupation aircraft bombed a house belonging to the Khala family in Jabaliya al-Nazla, north of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli aircraft launched a series of raids on the Ma’an and Bani Suhaila regions, east of Khan Yunis.

Friday, December 22, 07:30 am (GMT+3)


Heavy Israeli artillery shelling and airstrikes on the town and refugee camp of Jabaliya.

Also, intense strikes are currently taking place in Khan Younis in the south.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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