GAZA LIVE BLOG: Over 8,000 Killed, Nearly 20,000 Wounded, Israel’s Brutal War on Gaza Continues as World Demands Ceasefire – DAY 23

Israeli airstrikes on besieged Gaza continue. (Photo: via Social media)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza released the latest casualty figures. It reported that the number of Palestinians killed as a result of the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza exceeded 8,005, including 3,342 children, 2,062 women, and 460 elderly people, in addition to nearly 20,000 wounded.

As Palestinian resistance in Gaza continues to repel wave after wave of Israeli land incursions, whole families are killed under the weight of their homes, due to relentless Israeli airstrikes.

Meanwhile, the Resistance continues…

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Monday, October 30 pm 07:10 am (GMT+3)

SYRIA: Syrian state television said the Israeli army carried out air strikes targeting two army positions in Daraa, in the south of the country.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli soldier was killed, and three others were wounded when a tank overturned in northern Israel.

Monday, October 30 pm 05:10 am (GMT+3)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: The military wing of the Palestinian Resistance movement the Islamic Jihad, said two of its fighters were killed during an armed clash at the Israeli Hanita site near the Lebanese border.

KAN: The Israel Broadcasting Corporation reported that the Israeli occupation army bombed targets linked to Iranian armed groups in the southern Syrian province of Daraa.

Monday, October 30 pm 03:10 am (GMT+3)


Israeli occupation forces stormed the city of Jenin, amid armed clashes in the vicinity of the Jenin camp and Ibn Sina Hospital in the city.

Scores of military vehicles were involved in the raid, and Israeli forces raided a number of buildings surrounding the Jenin refugee camp.

Israeli bulldozers advanced towards Jenin refugee camp and bulldozed the street of Tawalbeh Mosque amid armed clashes.

Jenin witnessed successive explosions coinciding with the storming of the occupation vehicles, amid violent clashes.

A Palestinian youth was killed and three were wounded by the Israeli occupation forces’ bullets in Jenin.

Israeli arrest campaigns are currently taking place in Yata, near Al-Khalil, Jalazoun, and areas east and north of Ramallah, the city of Nablus, among other areas throughout the Occupied West Bank. Clashes reported in various areas.

Monday, October 30 pm 12:15 am (GMT+3)


Intense Israeli bombing around the Al-Quds hospital in Gaza. (12 thousand displaced Palestinians and over 400 patients are currently at the hospital.)

Intense Israeli bombing around the Turkish hospital in Gaza.

Five residential towers leveled to the ground in Israeli airstrikes throughout the day in Gaza City.

Continued Israeli bombing of residential areas in Tal Al-Hawa, Salah al-Din Street, Jala’ Street and other areas in Gaza City.

Intense Israeli bombing of Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahia in northern Gaza. (Media reports say that internet connection has been cut off from these areas.)

Fighting between Palestinian Resistance fighters and Israeli army in northern Gaza. Similar clashes reported east of Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza.

Ten Palestinians killed in the Jabaliya area in Gaza, raising the number of those killed from the same family to 16.

Scores of Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks on Nuseirat and Bureij refugee camps in central Gaza, and more in the Khan Younis and Rafah regions in the south.

Monday, October 30 pm 12:05 am (GMT+3)

CNN (Citing US sources): US Marine Corps rapid reaction force is moving towards the eastern Mediterranean.

UNICEF (Cited by Al-Jazeera): The situation of Gaza’s children is appalling and the number of those killed is catastrophic. We call for the protection of hospitals in Gaza and the establishment of safe humanitarian corridors. We call for the permanent delivery of aid to the residents of Gaza.

ISRAEL: A statement issued by the office of Israel’s Prime Minister: “We are following developments in Dagestan and expect Russia to protect Israelis and Jews.”

Sunday, October 29 pm 10:00 pm (GMT+3)

FRANCE: The French Foreign Ministry said that it strongly condemns the settler attacks that led to the death of many Palestinian civilians.

EGYPT: The Egyptian presidency said that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, during his call with the US President, confirmed Egypt’s position on the necessity of implementing an immediate humanitarian truce in Gaza.

IRAN FM: The Iranian Foreign Minister said, “During a call with my Saudi counterpart, we stressed the necessity of collective action to stop the crimes of the occupation in Gaza.”

WHITE HOUSE: The White House said that US President Joe Biden stressed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the need for “Israel’s defense of its citizens to be consistent with international humanitarian law.”

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: The death toll of Israeli soldiers and officers has risen to 311 since October 7.

ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER: Yoav Gallant accused Hamas of practicing “psychological manipulation” regarding the prisoners it holds in the Gaza Strip.

WHO: Director of the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Ahmed Al-Mandhari, said that the right to medical care and to live in dignity is almost impossible in the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Israel summons the Russian ambassador to protest the reception of the Hamas delegation.

ICC PROSECUTOR KARIM KHAN (AT PRESS CONFERENCE IN CAIRO): We will investigate crimes committed in Israeli territory if proven.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 9:03 pm (GMT+3)

AL-MAYADEEN: The head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, Mahdi al-Mashat, reveals that there are operations rooms that are closely monitored in case Israel commits a folly and storms Gaza by land.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 8:54 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Protesters storm an airport in Dagestan following news that an Israeli airplane had landed there.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: We call on the residents of northern Gaza to move south temporarily.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 7:30 pm (GMT+3)

HEZBOLLAH: On Sunday, at 4:00 PM, the fighters (..) targeted an Israeli drone in the area east of Al-Khiam with a ground-to-air missile, striking it directly. It was seen with the naked eye falling inside (Israel).

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT SOCIETY: We decided to continue work at Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed from Lebanon the city of “Nahariya, north of occupied Palestine, with 16 missiles in response to the occupation’s crimes against our people in Gaza.”

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT SOCIETY: Sections of Al-Quds Hospital were damaged, while patients and displaced persons suffered suffocation as a result of the Israeli bombing of the hospital’s surroundings.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: more than 32,000 housing units were completely demolished and more than 200,000 were damaged as a result of the Israeli bombing.

TURKISH OFFICIAL: “The Israeli army directs a large part of the main Western media regarding the recent developments in Gaza.”

Sunday, October 29 pm, 6:30 pm (GMT+3)

ISRAEL’S CHANNEL 13: A house in Kiryat Shmona caught fire after it was hit by a missile fired from Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: More than 10 missiles were launched from southern Lebanon towards Western Galilee.

NETANYAHU: : I was wrong to criticize the leaders of the security services.

AL-JAZEERA: Heavy Israeli raids on several sites in the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Rockets were launched for the second time from southern Lebanon towards the Upper Galilee.

The Israeli occupation forces threatened to bomb the Orthodox Cultural Center, which contains 1,000 displaced persons, and the Rum School, which contains 500 displaced persons.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 5:30 pm (GMT+3)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades said that its mujahideen are engaged in violent clashes with machine-gun and anti-armor weapons with the Israeli occupation forces penetrating northwest Gaza.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army said that it intercepted two rockets fired from southern Lebanon towards the Safad area in the Upper Galilee, while a third fell in an open area.

HEZBOLLAH: Lebanese Resistance movement Hezbollah announced that it had targeted the communications tower at the Israeli “Barkat Risha” military site off the western sector of southern Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli air defense systems intercepted 4 missiles launched from southern Lebanon near the city of Safed in the Upper Galilee.

AL-JAZEERA: Palestinian factions call on Egypt to open the Rafah crossing to transport the wounded.

HEZBOLLAH: Lebanese Resistance movement Hezbollah announced that it had targeted, with appropriate weapons, the Israeli site of Al-Samaqa in the occupied Lebanese Shebaa Farms.

IRANIAN FM TO CNN: the Al-Aqsa Flood operation was a decision taken by the Palestinians alone.

AL-JAZEERA: Intense Israeli raids on the Nuseirat camp and the Shujaiya neighborhood.

NORWAY PM: : The complete siege of Gaza does not comply with the international law of war.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 4:30 pm (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation aircraft renewed their bombing of the vicinity of Al-Quds Hospital (affiliated with the Palestinian Red Crescent), in the Tal Al-Hawa neighborhood in Gaza City.

GAZA INTERIOR MINISTRY: Israeli occupation aircraft bombed the Muhammad al-Fateh Mosque in the Beit Lahia project in the northern Gaza Strip, completely destroying it.

AL-AQSA CHANNEL: More than 35 Palestinians were killed as a result of the Israeli bombing in the northern Gaza Strip.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We continue to target Israeli vehicles penetrating northwest Gaza with mortar shells

ISRAELI RADIO: Fighting is still continuing between Palestinian fighters and Israeli army forces in the Erez area.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We hit the Israeli Erez site with mortar shells and rockets to cut off help from the burning vehicles.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 3:30 pm (GMT+3)

DIRECTOR OF AL-QUDS HOSPITAL: We appeal to everyone to intervene after the occupation targeted the hospital’s surroundings

NORWEGIAN FM: Norwegian Foreign Minister Borg Brand said that his country is ready to bear responsibility in any peace negotiations in the Middle East, if asked to do so.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed and wounded in unprecedented massacres committed by the Israeli occupation.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We destroyed two tanks of the occupation forces northwest of Gaza

AL-JAZEERA: The Palestinian resistance launches a batch of rockets towards Israeli sites and towns.

SPA: The Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, discussed by telephone with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir Abdullahian, the developments of the dangerous situation in the Gaza Strip and its surroundings.

ISRAELI ARMY: Our forces continue their ground activities in northern Gaza.

HAARETZ: The Israeli government arrested the spokesman for Ichilov Hospital because of the press conference of the elderly prisoner, Yochbad Levchitz, who was released by Palestinian resistance men from Gaza, and who had praised Hamas’ treatment of her.

AL-QASSAM: A number of military vehicles caught fire west of the Erez site, and a number of soldiers inside them were killed.

AL-QASSAM: The Al-Qassam Brigades said that they bombed the Israeli vehicles penetrating northwest Gaza with mortar shells.

AL-JAZEERA: Heavy Israeli raids on the Al-Zaytoun and Tal Al-Hawa neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens were sounding in the settlements of Ein Hashlosha, Nirim and Batish in the Gaza envelope.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 2:30 pm (GMT+3)

NORWEGIAN REFUGEE COUNCIL: The United States, Europe must tell Israel to stop the bombing.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation aircraft launched a series of violent raids on various areas in the Gaza Strip.

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said that the war on Gaza is a war of revenge, and stressed that the world has been witnessing collective punishment and war crimes for the last 23 days.

GAZA INTERIOR MINISTRY: The Ministry of Interior in Gaza announced the death of 10 Palestinians and the injury of others in an Israeli bombing on the home of the Muharram family, west of the JabalYia refugee camp.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 1:30 pm (GMT+3)

WORLD FOOD PROGRAM: World Food Program Director Cindy McCain said that the situation for civilians in Gaza is catastrophic and people are in dire need of feeding their families.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The number of Palestinians killed as a result of the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza exceeded 8,005, including 3,342 children, 2,062 women, and 460 elderly people in addition to nearly 20,000 wounded.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed Tel Aviv in response to the Zionist massacres against civilians.

WHO: “We once again call for an immediate ceasefire for humanitarian reasons and to protect health facilities.”

PALESTINIAN EDUCATION MINISTRY: 2,000 students were killed by Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip

GAZA INTERIOR MINISTRY: Israeli occupation aircraft targeted a bus carrying citizens south of Gaza City, and confirmed the death and injury of several people.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 12:07 pm (GMT+3)

ERDOGAN: Israel is committing systematic war crimes and is turning a deaf ear to Ankara’s peace proposals.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 11:32 am (GMT+3)

SPOKESMAN FOR GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The occupancy rate in Gaza Strip hospitals reached 170%.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 11:00 am (GMT+3)

HAMAS: A real effort is required to open the crossing to bring in aid and transfer difficult cases for treatment abroad.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: Israel threatens to request the evacuation of Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza in preparation for its bombing.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army asked the residents of the “Misgav Am” settlement on the border with Lebanon to stay in shelters following a security incident.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed Tel Aviv, Ashkelon and Ashdod

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE: We are facing a major disaster if fuel does not enter immediately.

AL-QASSAM: We are confronting Israeli forces that penetrated northwest of Beit Lahia.

– We targeted Israeli vehicles with Al-Yassin 105 tandem shells and mortar shells and carried out sniping operations against occupation soldiers.

– We repelled Israeli attempts to infiltrate by land into the northern Gaza Strip and an attempt to land on the Rafah beach.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Netanyahu deleted a tweet containing accusations against two security services.

PALESTINIAN PRISONER CLUB: Israel arrested 1,590 Palestinians in the West Bank within 3 weeks.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: We demand international measures to save the health system.

NYT (QUOTING AMERICAN OFFICIALS): Israel has halted plans for a large-scale invasion of Gaza and was replacing it with limited ground incursions.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 10:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Two Palestinians were killed and others were injured in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the Jabalyia refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: An officer and a soldier were seriously injured by a missile fired by Palestinian fighters during a clash in the northern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: A medical source reported to Al Jazeera that the number of Palestinians killed following an Israeli raid on a house in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, had risen to 16, including at least 3 children.

AL-JAZEERA: 5 Palestinians, including 3 children, were martyred in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli raids targeted two homes in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City and Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Sounds of explosions were heard in the Nahariya area, near the border with Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: A missile salvo was fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli sites and cities.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 09:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli artillery shelling renewed east of the Bureij and Al-Maghazi camps in the central Gaza Strip.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 08:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the “Netiv Haasara” settlement in the Gaza envelope area.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The number of Palestinians killed as a result of the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza exceeded 8,000. A previous toll reported that nearly 20,000 were injured, in addition to at least 1,650 missing people.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 07:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli artillery and naval bombardment targeted various areas in Gaza City.

AL-JAZEERA: A medical source told Al Jazeera that the death toll from the Israeli bombing that targeted a house in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip – this Sunday morning – rose to 9 Palestinians killed, including 3 children.

AJ-JAZEERA: Israel forces killed a Palestinian man in Askar camp in the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 06:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli fighter jets launched new raids on the cities of Gaza and Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: : 3 Palestinians were injured by occupation bullets in the town of Tammoun, south of Tubas, in the West Bank.

AL-JAZEERA: The communications network and the Internet have been partially restored to some areas of Gaza.

Sunday, October 29 pm, 05:00 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: A Palestinian was killed by Israeli occupation forces in the town of Tammoun, near Tubas.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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