GAZA LIVE BLOG: Israeli Military Attacks Shifa Hospital | Casualties Inside Largest Medical Complex | Surgery Ward on Fire | ‘War Crimes’ at Shifa – Day 163

A fire broke out at Al-Shifa Medical Complex. (Photo: via QNN)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli forces carried out at least nine massacres in 24 hours, killing 92 Palestinians and injuring at least 130 more. 

Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich said that US President Joe Biden is contributing to a “dangerous campaign” against Israel. 

Former Israeli Chief of Staff Moshe Ya’alon said that Netanyahu wants to remain in power and the release of the captives is not a priority. He added that the Rafah invasion is a hoax. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 31,645 Palestinians have been killed, and 73,676 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

This blog has been discontinued. Click here for the new blog.

Click here for the previous blogs.


Monday, March 18, 05:10 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A number of Israeli tanks are stationed at the main gate of Al-Shifa complex, and the specialized surgery building inside the complex caught fire due to Israeli shelling.

GAZA GOVERNMENT OFFICE: The Israeli army’s incursion into Al-Shifa Medical Complex with tanks, drones and weapons, and shooting inside it is a war crime that confirms the intentions of the occupation to eliminate the health sector and destroy hospitals.

Monday, March 18, 05:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli warplanes are launching a belt of fire in the town of Bani Suheila, east of Khan Yunis.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli drones are firing at anyone moving in the Rimal neighborhood in central Gaza City and demanding that residents stay home.

Monday, March 18, 04:00 am (GMT+2)

MINISTRY OF HEALTH IN GAZA: We hold Israeli occupation responsible for the lives of medical staff, patients and displaced people inside Al-Shifa Medical Complex. The ministry said in a statement that,

“what the occupation forces are doing against Al-Shifa Medical Complex is a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and the Fourth Geneva Convention,” stressing that the Israeli military offensive aims to continue destroying the health system in northern Gaza.”

Al-JAZEERA: Deaths and injuries by the Israeli occupation forces inside Al-Shifa Medical Complex, west of Gaza City.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli gunboats fired artillery shells in the vicinity of Al-Shifa Medical Complex, west of Gaza City, amid fierce clashes between the resistance and the occupation forces.

ISRAELI ARMY: “The army is currently conducting a delicate operation in the vicinity of Al-Shifa Medical Complex based on information indicating the use of the hospital by Hamas.”

Monday, March 18, 03:00 am (GMT+2)


Nine Palestinians were killed in an Israeli shelling of a house in the Abu Hujair family, west of Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Violent clashes are taking place between Palestinian fighters and Israeli special forces in the vicinity of Al-Shifa complex, west of Gaza City.

Monday, March 18, 01:30 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli warplanes launched an air strike on the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We attacked an Israeli base in the occupied Syrian Golan.

Monday, March 18, 12:30 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli warplanes raided the town of Ramia in southern Lebanon.

Only a Minaret – Palestinians Pray at Ruins of Destroyed Rafah Mosque (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

IRISH PRIME MINISTER: Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said his country is deeply concerned about the catastrophe in Gaza, stressing that the life of a Palestinian child is equal to the life of an Israeli child.

Monday, March 18, 12:15 am (GMT+2)

ITAMAR BEN-GVIR (Cited in Al-Jazeera): Israel’s far-right national defense minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, demanded Sunday evening that Jews be allowed to storm the Al-Aqsa Mosque during the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan.

UNICEF: More than 13,000 children have died as a result of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip. Many children are severely malnourished and do not even have the energy to cry.

Monday, March 18, 12:00 am (GMT+2)

UNRWA: Arrangements were agreed to protect the aid trucks until they reach those entitled to them.

AL-JAZEERA: 15 aid trucks entered the northern Gaza Strip.

‘We Lost the War with Hamas’ – Israeli Major General Yitzhak Barik

GIDEO SAAR: The course of the elections is determined by the Knesset, not Washington.

DEMOCRATIC SENATOR CHRIS VAN HOLLEN: Netanyahu has been seeking to get rid of UNRWA for years.

Sunday, March 17, 11:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Israeli army bombed with artillery the lands of citizens and displaced persons’ tents in Mawasi al-Qarara, northwest of Khan Yunis.

CHANNEL 13: Ben-Gvir demanded that Jews enter the Temple Mount during the last ten days of Ramadan.

Sunday, March 17, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: Our fighters targeted the Al-Samaqa site in the occupied Lebanese Kfar Shuba hills with missile weapons.

Sunday, March 17, 9:20 pm (GMT+2)

UNICEF: The number of children who have died in Gaza is heartbreaking.

ISRAELI ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF: We have a long way to go to achieve the war goals. what happened on October 7 and we are currently focused on achieving the war objectives.

Israeli Commander Responsible for Storming Al-Shifa Hospital Killed – VIDEO & REPORT

CHANNEL 12: Israeli Minister of Finance, Bezalel Smotrich, attacked the Isreali Chief of Staff, saying, “The Chief of Staff caused one of the biggest disasters in the country.”

Sunday, March 17, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: The families of Israeli prisoners held by the Resistance in the Gaza Strip demonstrated in front of the Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv.

EU COMMISSION PRESIDENT: Gaza is facing famine and we cannot accept that.

Sunday, March 17, 6:30 pm (GMT+2)

SCHOLZ: Israel has the right to defend itself against Hamas terrorism. We need to increase humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

NETANYAHU: The Israeli army did the best it could do within international law. Hamas must be eliminated.

KAN: An Israeli drone crashed on Sunday morning into a house in one of the Israeli towns on the border with the Gaza Strip. The report did not provide further detail.

US OFFICIAL: Netanyahu’s coalition has caused major divisions in Israel.

Sunday, March 17, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

NETANYAHU: Hamas’ strange demands make it difficult to reach an agreement, but we will continue to work to release the detained prisoners. The only thing that motivates Hamas to hand over prisoners is the military pressure that we are exercising and will continue to do so.

‘We Lost the War with Hamas’ – Israeli Major General Yitzhak Barik

MAARIV: Retired Major General of the Israeli occupation army, Yitzhak Brik, said that his country lost the war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir attacked the behavior of Defense Minister Yoav Galant and claimed in today’s government meeting that he follows an independent policy.

Sunday, March 17, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

EGYPTIAN FM: The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on international parties and the Security Council to support an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and prevent the displacement scenario from coming true.

AL-JAZEERA: A Palestinian was killed in an Israeli artillery shelling east of the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, as air strikes continued on several areas in Gaza City and the northern Gaza Strip.

Sunday, March 17, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

CIVIL DEFENSE: Six trucks arrived in northern Gaza today and were secured at UNRWA centers.

CHANNEL 7: The Israeli government approved the abolition of the Ministry of Intelligence and transferred its powers to the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

NETANYAHU: Israel will launch a ground operation in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, explaining that it may take a few weeks.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Amnesty International calls on Biden to stop the war in Gaza.

UNRWA: Delivering aid in Gaza by land is the safest way.

‘Bombing before Suhoor’ – Testimonies from the Nuseirat Massacre

Sunday, March 17, 1:00 pm (GMT+2)

EURO-MED MONITOR: The occupation targets technology experts in Gaza.

PRCS: Israel continues to arrest 13 members of its crews and volunteers, and their fate remains unknown until this moment.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli aircraft bombed the vicinity of the towns of Aitaroun, Aita al-Shaab, and Marwahin in southern Lebanon.

Sunday, March 17, 11:30 am (GMT+2)

PRCS: The aid that entered the northern Gaza Strip is limited.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We shot down an Israeli infantry drone while it was carrying out intelligence missions east of Gaza City.

MAARIV: Former Israeli Chief of Staf Moshe Ya’alon said that the threat to enter Rafah is a hoax.

SMOTRICH: The administration of US President Joe Biden is cooperating with what he described as the “dangerous campaign” of the international boycott movement that aims to harm Israel and distort its image.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 31,645 Palestinians have been killed, and 73,676 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

SMOTRICH: I will demand that the cabinet stop new army appointments.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy will tomorrow conduct a huge process of appointments to the Israeli army at the rank of colonel.

Sunday, March 17, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

PRCS: We transported 21 injured people after an Israeli bombing on a house in Deir al-Balah.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli War Council is scheduled to meet this evening, to discuss the powers of the negotiating delegation that is expected to leave for Doha on Monday, led by the head of Mossad, David Barnea.

Sunday, March 17, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: We targeted a military building used by Hezbollah in the town of Khiam in southern Lebanon.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a gathering of occupation soldiers opposite the town of Wazzani.

AL-JAZEERA: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is expected to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the families of detainees in the Gaza Strip.

Sunday, March 17, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli raids targeted the southern areas of the city of Khan Yunis, and areas northeast of Rafah, since dawn today.

Sunday, March 17, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: A soldier from the 601st Combat Engineering Battalion was seriously wounded during fighting in the central Gaza Strip.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

(The Palestine Chronicle is a registered 501(c)3 organization, thus, all donations are tax deductible.)
Our Vision For Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders & Intellectuals Speak Out