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Israel continues to carry out massacres against Palestinian civilians in Gaza.(Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli forces continued to target several areas across the Gaza Strip, especially focusing on Rafah and Gaza City.

The United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) said that 193 employees were killed by Israel since the beginning of the war.

Israeli demonstrators blocked main roads on Monday morning in the cities of Jerusalem and Herzliya, demanding elections, according to Israeli media. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 37,347 Palestinians have been killed, and 85,372 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Tuesday, June 18, 06:00 am (GMT +2)

IZZAT AL-RISHQ (Member of Hamas’ political bureau): The Palestinian resistance, led by the al-Qassam Brigades, dismantled the Israeli War Council, which was formed eight months ago to dismantle the resistance.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Fierce clashes are taking place between the Palestinian resistance and the Israeli occupation forces in the center and west of Rafah, in conjunction with heavy Israeli artillery shelling.

Despite Gaza Genocide, Israel’s Defense Exports Reach Historic High

AL-JAZEERA: The number of victims of the ongoing Israeli bombardment of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip has risen to seven dead and a number of wounded.

THE WASHINGTON POST: Two senior Democrats in Congress agreed to support an arms sale to Israel that includes 50 F-15 fighter jets.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli airstrike targeted a house in Block 3 in al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, leaving a number of dead and wounded.

Monday, June 17, 11:00 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: the Israeli police in Jerusalem are using water cannons to suppress protests demanding the overthrow of Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.

ISRAELI NEGOTIATIOR: We are confident that dozens of detainees in Gaza are alive.

MAARIV: After the end of the Rafah operation, Israel will move to the third stage.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army claimed that it raided Hezbollah military buildings and infrastructure in Aitaroun, Aita al-Shaab, and Shaqra in southern Lebanon.

Israeli Army, Intelligence Knew of October 7 Plan – KAN

WHITE HOUSE: Our contacts with Qatar and Egypt continue and there is nothing new about the deal.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Members of the Knesset are forming a bloc to push for “resettlement” in the Gaza Strip.

KAN: Netanyahu is considering transferring responsibility for distributing Gaza aid to the army.

Monday, June 17, 10:00 pm (GMT +2)

WHITE HOUSE: Today we will announce sanctions on the Ansarallah.

AL-JAZEERA: Thousands of Israelis demonstrate to overthrow the government.

Monday, June 17, 8:30 pm (GMT +2)

PENTAGON: Despite the increased intensity of confrontations on Israel’s northern border, we believe that the fighting is still being contained.

OFFICIAL ISRAELI DATA: Official Israeli data revealed that 8,663 Israeli soldiers have arrived in psychological and physical rehabilitation departments since the outbreak of the war in the Gaza Strip on October 7.

GALLANT: We are working to form trained intervention teams and purchase drones and advanced weapons to enhance settlement security. The measures aim to confront Iranian attempts to supply weapons to Jenin and its surroundings in the West Bank.

Monday, June 17, 7:30 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israel targeted the towns of Aita al-Shaab and the vicinity of the town of Hanin in southern Lebanon with two raids.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A Palestinian was killed as a result of shelling from an Israeli march on the Tal al-Sultan neighborhood, west of the city of Rafah.

WSJ (citing UN officials): About a thousand trucks were piling up at the Kerem Shalom crossing despite Israel’s announcement regarding an increase in aid.

Monday, June 17, 6:30 pm (GMT +2)

SAUDI CROWN PRINCE: We stress the need to immediately stop the attack on Gaza, and call for all measures to be taken to ensure the protection of lives.

LAPID: Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid called on the government to remove Hezbollah from the border “whether through a political settlement or a military operation.”

Monday, June 17, 5:30 pm (GMT +2)

ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTRY: The Israeli Ministry of Defense announced the downing of a Skyraider drone in Syria, and said that there was “no fear of information leaking” from the plane.

Monday, June 17, 4:30 pm (GMT +2)

WSJ (citing informed sources): Amos Hochstein held indirect talks with Hezbollah through the mediation of Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.

NORWEGIAN MINISTER: There is no alternative to UNRWA and we must return to negotiations for a two-state solution.

HAMAS: The Israeli occupation army’s burning of the departure building at the Rafah crossing was a “criminal act that comes within the framework of the ongoing war of extermination.”

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: We condemn the crime of starvation used by the occupation and the American administration to achieve political goals.

AL-JAZEERA: A Palestinian was killed and another was injured when an Israeli drone bombed a house in the Tal al-Sultan neighborhood, west of the city of Rafah.

PPC: 640 children have been arrested since the beginning of the Israeli aggression on Gaza.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Lapid accuses Netanyahu’s government of betraying the army and undermining Israel’s security.

Monday, June 17, 3:30 pm (GMT +2)

CNN: CNN quoted the representative of the World Health Organization in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as saying that there are 10,000 cases that need urgent evacuation from Gaza to receive treatment outside the Strip.

MAARIV: The Israeli newspaper Maariv quoted a former commander of the Israeli Navy as saying that the fighting in the city of Rafah is difficult and is costing the Israeli army the lives of its soldiers.

Israeli Army Issues ‘Clarification’ After Netanyahu’s Rejection of ‘Tactical Pause’ in Rafah

Monday, June 17, 2:30 pm (GMT +2)

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The number of journalists killed as a result of the Israeli aggression on Gaza has risen to 151 since October 7.

HAARETZ: The Israeli Chief of Staff and Defense Minister approved 11 appointments of senior officers in the Israeli army, including positions in intelligence and planning.

YAIR LAPID: Netanyahu should dissolve the government instead of the war council.

War Cabinet Dissolved – Netanyahu to Consult Select Ministers on Gaza Strategy

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation army artillery bombed the vicinity of Wadi Gaza, north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

WALL STREET JOURNAL (citing French diplomat): Hezbollah wants to link the ceasefire in the north to its ceasefire in Gaza.

Monday, June 17, 1:30 pm (GMT +2)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 37,347 Palestinians have been killed, and 85,372 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

NORWEGIAN FM: There is a real possibility of the collapse of the Palestinian Authority.

AL-JAZEERA: One person was killed and others wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted the Khirbet al-Adas area, north of Rafah.

LEBANESE CIVIL DEFENSE: A person was killed when an Israeli drone targeted a car in the town of Selaa in southern Lebanon.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The occupation’s destruction of the Rafah crossing halls is part of its crimes, and we continue to demand the reopening of the crossing.

UNRWA COMMISSIONER GENERAL: A silent war is taking place in the West Bank.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: There were casualties in shelling and gunfire from Israeli marches in the Saudi neighborhood area, west of the city of Rafah.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: The government will delay the plan to evacuate residents of northern Israel for only a few weeks, despite the continuing state of tension. The government still hopes that Hezbollah will agree to withdraw its forces beyond the Litani River through diplomatic means.

Monday, June 17, 12:00 pm (GMT +2)

MARTIN GRIFFITHS: The war turned the Gaza Strip into hell on earth.

CHANNEL 12: Netanyahu will form a reduced council for sensitive consultations to replace the war council.

KAN: Netanyahu informed government ministers of the cancellation of the war council after Minister Itamar Ben Gvir requested to join it.

Monday, June 17, 11:00 am (GMT +2)

UNRWA: 193 of our colleagues have been killed since the beginning of the war.

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE: The Gaza Civil Defense Service said that it recovered two bodies and a number of wounded following an Israeli bombing of a house near Al-Baraka in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City at dawn today.

Monday, June 17, 10:00 am (GMT +2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: Knesset members Limor Son Har Melech and Zvi Sukkot will form a lobby for a return to settlement in the Gaza Strip.

Monday, June 17, 09:00 am (GMT +2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli demonstrators blocked main roads on Monday morning in the cities of Jerusalem and Herzliya, demanding elections, and demonstrations are scheduled to begin in other areas.

Monday, June 17, 08:00 am (GMT +2)

KAN: US envoy Amos Hochstein arrives today in Israel to hold meetings to stop the escalation with Lebanon.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army said that it intercepted a suspicious object launched from Lebanon that had penetrated the beaches of Akka.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli artillery shelling targeted the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, south of Gaza City, and the Al-Mughraqa area in the center of the Strip.

Monday, June 17, 07:00 am (GMT +2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Continuous Israeli raids and artillery shelling targeted the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Monday, June 17, 06:00 am (GMT +2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA:  The Israeli occupation army bombed the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza City, with artillery.

Monday, June 17, 05:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Two people were killed and 13 others were injured as a result of Israeli raids on a house in the Zarqa neighborhood, north of Gaza City.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Quadcopter drones opened fire on agricultural lands in the Al-Hakar area in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Monday, June 17, 04:00 am (GMT +2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Sounds of violent explosions were heard a short while ago in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip, coinciding with the flight of Israeli warplanes in the area.

Monday, June 17, 02:45 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA:

Sirens sounded a short while ago in Kibbutz Nirim in the Gaza Strip.

Two people were killed, and others were wounded as a result of an Israeli shelling that targeted a house in Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, north of Gaza City.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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