GAZA LIVE BLOG: Starvation in Gaza | Fierce Clashes in Khan Yunis | Many Killed in Rafah | Nasser Hospital under Siege – Day 133

Israel continues to besiege the Nasser Medical Complex. (Photo: via QNN)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

The Israeli bombing of two civilian buildings in Rafah resulted in the death and wounding of several Palestinians. 

The siege of the Nasser Medical Complex continues, with four patients killed by the lack of oxygen in the intensive care unit. 

Meanwhile, Al-Qassam announced fierce clashes with invading Israeli forces in Khan Yunis. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 28,775 Palestinians have been killed, and 68,552 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Friday, February 16, 9:30 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens are sounding in several towns in the Upper Galilee near the Lebanese border.

CHANNEL 12 (quoting informed sources): Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir is demanding that West Bank Palestinians be banned from entering the Temple Mount, noting that the Shin Bet and the army are warning against this policy.

Friday, February 16, 8:40 pm (GMT+2)

UN COMMITTEE: The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women called on Israel to comply with the order of the International Court of Justice, noting that “the convention that protects women and girls is facing a challenge in Gaza.

HEAD OF US MEDICAL DELEGATION TO GAZA: We appeal for help to transfer Ismail Abu Omar out of the Gaza Strip so that we can save his life.

POLITICO: Biden and Netanyahu’s differences may come to a boil with plans to attack Rafah.

KAN: great tension prevailed in the war cabinet meeting yesterday, Thursday, and that Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot threatened Benjamin Netanyahu to dissolve the war cabinet if he continued to make unilateral decisions regarding the captives.

Friday, February 16, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

REUTERS: The International Court of Justice will begin hearings on Monday on the legal consequences of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.

BIDEN: A temporary ceasefire must be reached in Gaza to remove the captives. I hope that the Israelis will not launch any large-scale ground invasion in the meantime.

US OFFICIAL: The Biden administration believes that the Israeli operation in Rafah is a disaster.

EU: We are concerned about Israel’s intention to carry out an operation in Rafah.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed Ashkelon and the Gaza envelope with missile attacks.

AL-JAZEERA: The health condition of Palestinian journalist Ismail Abu Omar has deteriorated over the past two days after renewed bleeding in his left leg, while doctors at the European Hospital southeast of Khan Yunis decided to perform emergency surgery on him.

Friday, February 16, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two Palestinians were killed in an Israeli raid east of the city of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

WHITE HOUSE ENVOY: The theft or diversion of United Nations aid in Gaza is incorrect.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation aircraft launched a raid on the city of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Friday, February 16, 6:00 pm (GMT+2)

ABU OBEIDA: The Al-Aqsa flood is the beginning of the end for the oldest occupation in modern history.

UK VICE-PRESIDENT HARRIS: there cannot be peace for Israelis and Palestinians without a two-state solution.

UKMTO: Reports of a maritime accident northwest of Mokha, Yemen.

HAMAS: The Kiryat Malachi operation is a natural response to the war of extermination against our people.

NASRALLAH: The squares of the resistance axis are making sacrifices on the road to Jerusalem.

Daring Attack – Three Israelis Killed, Others Wounded near Ashdod

Friday, February 16, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

PORTUGUESE FM: We have been calling for a ceasefire in Gaza for some time, and more European countries are calling for it as well.

Friday, February 16, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

BELGIAN PM: There must be an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and there are huge losses. Pressuring the government of Israel to respect international humanitarian law is the best way to prevent violence.

AL-JAZEERA: A missile batch was launched from the Gaza Strip towards the surrounding settlements.

UK: Israel must take steps to increase the entry of aid into Gaza.

KATZ: We have no intention of deporting any Palestinians from Gaza.

GUTERRES: Any attack on Rafah would be devastating for 1.5 million Palestinians.

MACRON: Israel’s attack in Rafah will lead to an unprecedented disaster.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two people were killed and others wounded in an Israeli bombing targeting citizens east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Daring Attack – Three Israelis Killed, Others Wounded near Ashdod

Friday, February 16, 2:30 pm (GMT+2)

BEN-GVIR: The shooting in Kiryat Malachi proves the importance of providing weapons to the Israelis

CHANNEL 12: The police asked residents in towns near Kiryat Malachi to stay home.

ISRAELI POLICE: The shooting incident at a bus stop in Kiryat Malachi, east of Ashdod, is very serious.

ISRAELI AMBULANCE SERVICES: Three Israelis were killed and five others were injured in a shooting at a bus stop in Kiryat Malachi, east of Ashdod.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: Israeli occupation tanks bombed Al Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis.

UN OFFICIAL: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said on Friday that the influx of Palestinian refugees from Rafah in Gaza to Sinai in Egypt would be a disaster.

Friday, February 16, 12:30 pm (GMT+2)

WHO: We are trying to reach the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis after Israeli forces stormed it.

AL-JAZEERA: Two missiles were fired at an Israeli position in the occupied Kfar Shuba hills in southern Lebanon.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 28,775 Palestinians have been killed, and 68,552 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Friday, February 16, 10:30 am (GMT+2)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Israeli forces are forcing women and children to move from the old Nasser Hospital building to the maternity building.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS: Israel forced our medical staff to flee Nasser Hospital, leaving patients behind.

UN: There is no safe place in Gaza.

RUSSIAN NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL: Israel’s actions led to a humanitarian disaster in Gaza.

ISRAELI MILITARY INTELLIGENCE: We will not be able to completely undermine Hamas.

DIRECTOR OF SURGICAL HOSPITAL AT NASSER HOSPITAL: Four Palestinians were killed in intensive care as a result of the cessation of oxygen due to the cessation of electrical generators.

Friday, February 16, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

MAARIV: 71 percent of Israelis support launching a large-scale military operation against Lebanon

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The death toll resulting from the bombing of Rafah has risen to 11.

Friday, February 16, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: the power supply was cut off at the Nasser Medical Complex as a result of the generators stopping.

ISRAELI ARMY: A soldier was killed and another paratrooper was seriously injured during battles in the southern Gaza Strip.

Friday, February 16, 06:00 am (GMT+2)

WHITE HOUSE: US President Joe Biden, during his phone call with the Israeli Prime Minister, reiterated his view that the Israeli military operation should not continue without a good and implementable plan to ensure the safety and support of civilians in the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

ALGERIAN MISSION TO UN: Algeria distributes an amended draft resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Friday, February 16, 04:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 8 Palestinians were killed and 5 were injured as a result of the bombing of the homes of the Jouda and Za’rob families in the center and north of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

7 Palestinians were also killed and others were injured as a result of the Israeli occupation forces bombing a house in the town of Al-Nasr, north of the city of Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip.

Friday, February 16, 03:00 am (GMT+2)

KAN: Thousands of police officers want to resign or take early retirement due to the deterioration of their psychological condition after last October 7.

Friday, February 16, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT OF FOOD: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Michael Fakhry, accused Israel of “using hunger as a weapon to harm and kill civilians in Gaza.” He said that the population of the Gaza Strip now constitutes a huge percentage of the world’s hungry people.

UNRWA: Two million people in Gaza are isolated from the world.

PPC: Israeli occupation authorities transferred prisoner Zakaria Zubaidi from the isolation of Raymond Prison to the isolation of Ashkelon Prison.

CHANNEL 12: Netanyahu refuses to discuss a Qatari request to increase aid to Gaza until he obtained proof that the Israeli prisoners detained in Gaza obtained the medicines that were sent to them.

Friday, February 16, 01:00 am (GMT+2)

HAMAS: Israel claims that fighters were arrested in Nasser Hospital to justify a war crime.

PALESTINIAN CROSSINGS AUTHORITY: there has been a significant decline in the number of aid trucks entering the Strip for more than a week, due to the continued closure of the Kerem Shalom crossing by settlers.

HEZBOLLAH: We conducted 1,038 operations against the Israeli army.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Three people were killed and injured as a result of the Israeli occupation forces bombing a house in the town of Al-Nasr, north of the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

AXIOS (quoting Israeli official): The call between Biden and Netanyahu focused on hostage negotiations and the possible military operation in Rafah.

KAN: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left the Cabinet meeting to hold a phone conversation with US President Joe Biden, which lasted 40 minutes.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters are engaged in fierce clashes with “enemy soldiers and their military vehicles with appropriate weapons,” on the front lines of the advance in the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Thursday, February 15, 11:00 pm (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 12: The CIA director informed Benjamin Netanyahu that Qatar is requesting the entry of more aid into Gaza to advance the detainees deal.

ICJ: The International Court of Justice said it had received Israel’s response to South Africa’s request on February 12 to take additional measures regarding the war in Gaza.

KAN: The tension within the War Council has reached its peak. The sources said that Netanyahu has doubts regarding Gantz’s communication with American officials.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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