GAZA LIVE BLOG: Talks about New Ceasefire | Ansarallah Strikes Ship | Massacres in Rafah | Fierce Fighting in Gaza – DAY 67

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

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israel’s talk about a ceasefire is but a ‘maneuver’ aimed at Israeli public opinion only, Hamas said on Tuesday.

Others say Israel is desperate for a ceasefire due to its inability to achieve any military victory in Gaza.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Palestinians were killed and wounded in various parts of the Gaza Strip including Rafah, Khan Yunis, Jabaliya, and Deir al Balah.

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Wednesday, December 13, 8:45 am (GMT+3)

QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted a Merkava tank in the Maan area of Khan Yunis with an Al-Yassin 105 shell, blowing it up in the process.

ISRAELI ARMY: Eight, mostly officers, were killed during the fighting last night in the northern Gaza Strip. The dead include a division commander in the Golani Brigade. They were killed in an ambush by the Al-Qassam Brigades in Shejaiya in Gaza.

Why Is Israeli Media Suddenly Violating Gag Order on Israeli Military Casualties? – ANALYSIS

Wednesday, December 13, 5:25 am (GMT+3)

RUSSIA: According to a statement by Russia’s Foreign Ministry, Moscow and Tehran are set to accelerate work on a “major new interstate agreement” following a phone call between their foreign ministers who agreed to continue and speed up work on the process.

UN General Assembly Overwhelmingly Votes to Demand Gaza Ceasefire

Wednesday, December 13, 5:20 am (GMT+3)

MIDDLE EAST MONITOR: The cost of shipping goods through the Red Sea is rising as Yemen’s Houthis step up attacks on ships they deem connected to Israel with fears of a spill-over that could disrupt global supplies sailing through the region, industry sources said.

Israel Has Just Begun Flooding Gaza Tunnels – What It Means

Wednesday, December 13, 5:15 am (GMT+3)

WATCH: The Israeli blockade of the northern Gaza Strip has forced the residents of Jabalia to turn the camp’s market into a mass grave.

Wednesday, December 13, 3:30 am (GMT+3)

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE (Cited in Al-Jazeera): There are about 8,000 missing people in Gaza since October 7.

REUTERS (Citing Hamas Official): Hamas welcomes adoption by the UN General Assembly of a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Wednesday, December 13, 1:20 am (GMT+3)

ISRAELI CHANNEL 14: Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich says that the US is pushing Israel towards surrender and that the two-state solution is suicide.

AL-JAZEERA: Two Palestinians from the Abu Amer family were killed and four others injured in an Israeli attack at their home in Khan Yunis refugee camp.

ISRAELI ARMY: We hit a number of targets in Syria and Lebanon.

WHITE HOUSE: Biden asks Congress for more money for Israel.

Tuesday, December 12, 11:20 pm (GMT+3)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Without conditional prisoner exchange, no Israeli prisoner will leave Gaza alive.


Israel shells residential areas in the Old Gaza Street in the Jabaliya area, north of Gaza.

Intense Israeli bombing in eastern Khan Yunis, along with the sounds of intense fighting.

Tuesday, December 12, 10:00 pm (GMT+3)

PENTAGON: Yemeni attacks are an international problem that requires an international solution.

WSJ: Israel has started pumping seawater into the tunnels in the Gaza Strip.

UNITED NATIONS: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk described the situation in Gaza as far beyond the point of collapse.

GAZA INTERIOR MINISTRY: A number of dead and wounded arrived at Al-Aqsa Hospital following an Israeli strike targeting the al-Bur’i family in the Bureij refugee camp in Central Gaza.

Tuesday, December 12, 9:00 pm (GMT+3)


A number of Palestinians were killed and wounded following an Israeli strike targeting Ain Jalout Towers east of the Nuseirat refugee camp in Central Gaza.

Four people were killed in an Israeli airstrike targeting the Maqdad family in the Amal neighborhood west of Khan Yunis.

Several Palestinians were wounded following Israeli airstrikes near the Al-Quds Open at the entrance of the Al-Maghazi refugee camp in Central Gaza.

Several Palestinians were wounded in an Israeli strike targeting a home west of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Intense Israeli shelling targeting the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza.

Fierce fighting between Al-Qassam Brigades and Israeli occupation forces, which renewed its attempt to advance in the Jabaliya area north of the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, December 12, 8:00 pm (GMT+3)

AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND: We support the Palestinians’ right to self-determination and urgent international efforts to reach a permanent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

REUTERS: Reuters quoted US President Joe Biden as saying that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must change his hard-line government to find a long-term solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

TOP HAMAS OFFICIAL: Israel committed 25 massacres within 48 hours.

Al-JAZEERA: The number of Palestinians killed as a result of an Israeli raid on a house in the Shaboura camp in Rafah rose to eight.


“After returning from the front lines of battle west of Jabaliya camp, Al-Qassam fighters reported setting up a precise ambush for a reinforced zionist infantry unit last Tuesday.

“They were able to detonate two anti-personnel explosive devices against them and then finished them off point-blank, killing and wounding dozens of soldiers.

“Two days later, a Zionist infantry force advanced towards a building where several fighters were fortified near Birket Abu Rashid.

After blowing up the building’s gate and during their entry, the fighters targeted them with hand grenades and gunfire, pursuing them from one place to another. The fighters confirmed the killing of 15 soldiers.”

Tuesday, December 12, 7:00 pm (GMT+3)

ISRAELI ARMY: We recovered the bodies of two detainees in Gaza and Israel soldiers were wounded during the special operation. Neither Hamas nor the Al-Qassam Brigades confirmed that the Israeli army had recovered the bodies of Israeli detainees in Gaza.

KAN: Tel Aviv is working to form a working group within an international coalition to confront the Houthi threat in the Red Sea.

Al-JAZEERA: Violent clashes are reported between members of the Al-Qassam Brigades and Israeli forces penetrating Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, adding that the occupation targeted Jabaliya camp with dozens of artillery shells.

Tuesday, December 12, 6:20 pm (GMT+3)

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: Eight Palestinians were killed and dozens were wounded as a result of the occupation bombing of the Abu Rayash family home in the Shaboura camp in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters clashed with an occupation force in the town of Al-Qarara, east of Khan Yunis, “and shot down 5 of them, killing or wounding them.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters targeted the enemy’s field command headquarters in the southern axis of Gaza City with the 114 mm short-range “Rajoum” missile system.

Tuesday, December 12, 5:30 pm (GMT+3)

NETANYAHU: Israel had a disagreement with Washington on the post-war Gaza, saying that Israel would not allow the Strip to be run after the war “by those who support or finance terrorism”.

IRANIAN FM: The United States “clearly supports the killing of women and children in Gaza.” Tel Aviv and Washington “will not be able to eliminate the Hamas movement and the hostages will not be freed by war.”

GAZA RED CROSS: What the northern Gaza Strip is witnessing now is much worse than the situation before the truce.

Tuesday, December 12, 4:45 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: A Palestinian was killed by an Israeli drone in the center of the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

SAUDI FM: What is happening in Palestine violates all international conventions

AL-JAZEERA: Clashes with machine guns and heavy weapons were taking place between the resistance and the occupation forces east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: 38 Israeli soldiers were transferred for treatment after they were injured in the Gaza battles during the past 24 hours.

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: A number of Palestinians were injured in an Israeli bombing of a house in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

KIRBY: We work with several countries to protect commercial shipping in the Red Sea.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: bombed the Israeli occupation crowds penetrating the eastern and northern axes of the city of Khan Yunis with mortar shells.

THE GUARDIAN: Pressure in the US Congress to classify the Ansarallah as a “terrorist organization”.

Tuesday, December 12, 3:30 pm (GMT+3)

KIRBY: The Israeli side received a message regarding civilian casualties “and to limit damage to civilian infrastructure.”

HAMAS: Netanyahu’s statements regarding attacking the Palestinian Authority confirm his intention to target our people in Gaza and the West Bank.

WASHINGTON POST (quoting US officials): The goal of destroying Hamas does not justify the unnecessary killing of innocent people.

KAN: Hezbollah fired an anti-tank missile towards a military site in the town of Bar’am in northern Israel.

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: Several Palestinians were killed and others injured n Israeli raids on two homes in the Al-Daraj neighborhood in Gaza and Al-Zawaida in the central Gaza Strip.

REUTERS: Reuters quoted diplomats that a meeting will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, in Paris, with the participation of officials from more than 20 countries – including Israel – regarding limiting funding for the Hamas movement.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 18,412 Palestinians have been killed and more than 50,000 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.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the deployment of Israeli soldiers around the Jal al-Alam site.

Tuesday, December 12, 2:20 pm (GMT+3)

US OFFICIALS: Washington expects Israel to shift from a ground attack to pursue Hamas leaders.

CHANNEL 12: Many Israelis submitted asylum requests to Portugal following the war.


Our mujahideen targeted 7 military vehicles with shells and anti-armor devices in the Shuja’iya neighborhood.

Our Mujahideen targeted a troop carrier and killed 3 of its crew.

Our Mujahideen fought fierce clashes with the enemy in several areas from zero distance and confirmed the killing of 11 Zionist soldiers.

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE: We demand the entry of international forces into the Strip.

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN: The war can be ended today if Hamas lays down its weapons and releases the captives.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The occupation is committing genocide and ethnic cleansing.

AL-JAZEERA: Palestinians were killed and wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted a civilian car in the center of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: “A troop carrier and two Zionist military vehicles” were targeted with Tandem shells in the Al-Taqadum axis, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, December 12, 1:00 pm (GMT+3)

NORWEGIAN SHIPPING ASSOCIATION: The attack on Strinda is a dangerous development in the security situation for civilian shipping in the Red Sea.

KUWAIT HOSPITAL DIRECTOR (to Al-Jazeera): Gaza is experiencing a humanitarian catastrophe and that hundreds of patients are dying in hospitals for simple reasons. The hospital director added that epidemics and many diseases have spread widely.

Tuesday, December 12, 12:10 pm (GMT+3)

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS: Reports from Al Awda Hospital are horrific.

KAN (quoting Netanyahu): Israel is preparing for the possibility of war with the Palestinian Authority.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli army’s defenses carried out six interceptions in the northern Gaza envelope, following a missile salvo launched from the Gaza Strip.

KAN: Israeli air defenses intercepted missiles launched from Lebanon towards a military site in Al-Malikiyah and the Hula Plain in the Upper Galilee.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: The Israeli occupation forces stormed Kamal Adwan Hospital after besieging and bombing it for several days.

Tuesday, December 12, 11:00 am (GMT+3)

ISRAELI MEDIA: The ship that was bombed by the Ansarallah group was heading to Ashdod.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters have been engaged in fierce clashes with Israeli soldiers since dawn today.

NETANYAHU: Gaza will be under our military rule after the war.

DIRECTOR OF AL-NAJJAR HOSPITAL IN GAZA: Spread of smallpox among children. We receive about 1,500 cases of intestinal diseases every day.

Tuesday, December 12, 10:00 am (GMT+3)

ANSARALLAH: The military spokesman for the Ansar Allah Movement confirmed that a Norwegian ship heading to Israel was targeted with a naval missile. He said that Yemeni naval forces carried out the military operation after the ship’s crew refused to respond to warning.

GALLANT: The current phase of the war could extend for weeks and that military operations could extend for months.

Tuesday, December 12, 09:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA (citing a source in the Yemeni government): The US asked the Yemeni government to participate in a military coalition to confront Ansrallah’s operations.

AL-JAZEERA: We receive more than a thousand cases of diseases resulting from overcrowding in shelter centers every day.

AL-JAZEERA: Two Palestinians were killed and others were injured in an Israeli artillery shelling on Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, December 12, 08:00 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN MEDICAL SOURCES: 20 Palestinians were killed in Israel’s bombing of several homes in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, at dawn on Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 12, 07:00 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: Renewed clashes between the resistance and the occupation army on the axis of the Shejaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City.

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: Two Palestinians were killed and others injured in an Israeli artillery shelling on Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: Eight Palestinians were killed in the targeting of a house for a Harb family in the Al-Zuhur neighborhood, north of Rafah, including six children.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army announced the death of an officer due to wounds he sustained in battles in the northern Gaza Strip 3 weeks ago.

Tuesday, December 12, 06:00 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: Armed clashes between the Resistance and the occupation forces east of the Bureij camp in the central Gaza Strip.

BIDEN (speaking at a White House reception marking a Jewish holiday): “Israel is in a difficult situation… I have disagreements with some Israeli leaders.”

Tuesday, December 12, 05:00 am (GMT+3)

US OFFICIAL to Al-Jazeera: a ship flying the Norwegian flag was attacked by a missile launched by the Ansarallah from Yemen.

REUTERS (quoting US Official): A cruise missile launched from an area controlled by the Ansarallah group hit a cargo ship.

Tuesday, December 12, 04:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli occupation forces fired light bombs into the sky of Gaza, and this coincided with the bombing of various areas in the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, December 12, 03:10 am (GMT+3)

WHITE HOUSE (A Statement by Joe Biden):

We will continue to provide military support to Israel until it gets rid of the Hamas.

We managed to get out more than 100 hostages and we will not stop until we get everyone back.

I spent long hours with Qataris, Egyptians and Israelis to ensure the freedom of the hostages.

Israel must be careful because world public opinion can change overnight.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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