GAZA LIVE BLOG: Ben-Gvir Storms Al-Aqsa – ‘Complex Operation’ in Beit Hanoun – Spain, Ireland, Norway Recognize Palestine – Day 229

Displaced Palestinians in Rafah. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Spain, Ireland and Norway announced on Wednesday that they will officially recognize Palestine. The Israeli foreign minister summoned the ambassadors to these countries. 

Israeli occupation forces continued to target several areas in the Gaza Strip, killing and wounding scores of Palestinians. 

The Israeli army announced the killing of a soldier and the wounding of others in fierce clashes with Palestinian Resistance groups in Gaza. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 35,709 Palestinians have been killed, and 79,990 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Thursday, May 23, 12:00 am (GMT +2)

COLOMBIAN FM: The Colombian President orders the opening of an embassy in Ramallah.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Israel is considering closing its embassy in Ireland because of its recognition of a Palestinian state.

EGYPT: There is a clear Israeli evasion of responsibility for ending the negotiations.

AL-JAZEERA: Eight Palestinians were killed and others injured in the bombing of a house in the Nuseirat camp.

CHANNEL 12: It is expected that the Ministers of the War Council will agree to support negotiations with Hamas on the basis of the new proposal. We will have to consider ending the war on Gaza sooner or later.

AL-JAZEERA: the Israeli occupation forces bombed a number of homes in the Jabaliya camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, Day 22, 10:30 pm (GMT +2)

HEZBOLLAH: We attacked with assault drones the artillery positions of the Israeli 403rd Battalion south of Beit Hillel, indicating that it hit the targets accurately.

HAARETZ: Netanyahu refused to meet with the families of the prisoners.

US OFFICIAL: The Ansarallah possess weapons that can reach the Mediterranean.

HAARETZ: The Israeli army carried out a blackmail campaign against the residents of Gaza.

Wednesday, Day 22, 8:15 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: One person was killed and several wounded were killed in the bombing of a residential apartment in the Tal al-Hawa neighborhood, southwest of Gaza City.

CHANNEL 14: A drone landed in Beit Hillel in northern Israel without any sirens sounding.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces stormed Al Awda Hospital in Tal Al Zaatar, northern Gaza Strip, and forced the medical teams to leave it.

AL-JAZEERA: Israel launched two raids on the towns of Aita al-Shaab and Maroun al-Ras in southern Lebanon.

KAN: War cabinet ministers will support a new proposal to release the hostages.

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL CHAIRMAN to Channel 13: We did not achieve any of the goals of our war on the Gaza Strip. We did not eliminate Hamas, we did not provide conditions for the return of prisoners, and we did not return the residents of the Gaza Strip to their homes safely.

IRISH FM: Other European countries are seriously considering recognizing the State of Palestine.

Wednesday, Day 22, 8:15 pm (GMT +2)

NETANYAHU: Recognizing a Palestinian state is a prize for terrorism that will not bring peace, and “we will not stop efforts to defeat Hamas.”

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Accounts of sexual violence that Hamas was accused of committing on October 7 were found to be untrue. It turns out that accounts of sexual violence on October 7, such as those told by Chaim Otmazgen and Yossi Landau, were deliberately fabricated.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Israeli site of Al-Samaqa in the occupied Lebanese hills of Kafr Shuba with missiles.

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ISRAELI MEDIA: Two soldiers were killed and 4 wounded in Gaza.

AL-QASSAM: We sniped three Israeli soldiers north of Beit Hanoun.

Wednesday, Day 22, 5:45 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli occupation army using explosive robots during its storming of the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army said that it carried out raids on Hezbollah military buildings in Aita al-Shaab and reconnaissance sites in Alma al-Shaab, and attacked a military building in the Mays al-Jabal area in southern Lebanon.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a building used by occupation soldiers in the Avivim settlement north of Israel with appropriate weapons and achieved a direct hit.

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CHANNEL 13: A fire broke out in the town as a result of an anti-tank missile fired from Lebanon.

Wednesday, Day 22, 5:00 pm (GMT +2)

CHANNEL 12: Channel 12 quoted the head of the Israeli National Security Council, Tzachi Hanegbi, as saying, “We are not interested in civilian control of Gaza, and we are looking for an alternative internal party.”

US NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL SPOKESMAN (to CNN): President Joe Biden is a strong supporter of the two-state solution. Biden believes that a Palestinian state must be achieved through negotiations.

Wednesday, Day 22, 4:00 pm (GMT +2)

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The cessation of health services in the Gaza and northern governorates heralds a disaster threatening 700,000 people. We demand the establishment of field hospitals and the immediate and urgent entry of medical delegations.

‘Fascist Behavior’ – Hamas Slams Israel’s Confiscation of AP Equipment

ISRAELI MINISTER OF STRATEGIC AFFAIRS: The problem in Gaza is that Egypt did not allow Gazans to enter its territory.

AL-JAZEERA: Two Palestinians were killed and one injured in an Israeli bombing on the Al-Sabra neighborhood, south of Gaza.

Wednesday, Day 22, 3:00 pm (GMT +2)

WSJ (citing Egyptian officials): Israel intends to control the Gaza Strip border with Egypt at the end of this month.

GERMAN OFFICIAL (to Reuters): Netanyahu’s arrest warrant could undermine Berlin’s efforts to bolster support for the ICC in Washington.

HAMAS: The fascist Zionist Ben Gvir’s storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque is an act of aggression.

ISRAELI ARMY: 25 soldiers were injured in Gaza during the last 24 hours.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: The Israeli government is considering punishing Ireland, Spain and Norway for recognizing the State of Palestine.

‘We Recognize the State of Palestine’ – Ireland, Norway and Spain’s Official Announcement

QATARI FM: European countries’ recognition of the State of Palestine is an important step to support the two-state solution.

GAZA MUNICIPALITY: The services that we can provide to citizens are very limited and do not meet the needs of the city.

JORDANIAN FM: Jordan appreciates European countries’ recognition of the Palestinian state.

SAUDI FM: Saudi Arabia welcomes European countries’ recognition of the State of Palestine.

ISRAELI ARMY: Our forces are continuing the military campaign in Jenin, engaging in clashes with militants and confiscating military equipment.

Wednesday, Day 22, 1:30 pm (GMT +2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters targeted a Zionist Merkava tank with an “Al-Yassin 105” shell in the Brazil neighborhood, southeast of the city of Rafah.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid targeted the town of Mays al-Jabal in southern Lebanon.

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ISRAELI ARNY: The Nahal Brigade had returned to military activity in the Gaza Strip as of last night.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli forces are besieging Al Awda Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip for the fourth day in a row.+

Wednesday, Day 22, 12:30 pm (GMT +2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israel recalled its ambassador to Spain for consultations after Madrid recognized the Palestinian state.

JEREMY CORBYN: It is time for the British government to recognize a Palestinian state.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli artillery bombardment targeted the center of the city of Rafah, confirming that a Palestinian had been killed as a result of an Israeli artillery bombardment that targeted a house in the vicinity of Kuwait Hospital.

HAMAS: We welcome the announcement by Norway, Ireland and Spain of recognition of the State of Palestine.

GALLANT: Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant instructed to implement the cancellation of the ‘disengagement law’ in some localities of the West Bank, according to Israeli media reports on Wednesday.

Wednesday, Day 22, 11:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Norway, Ireland, and Spain officially recognized the Palestinian state.

IRISH PM: Ireland recognizes a Palestinian state and we are confident that more countries will join us in the coming weeks.

SPANISH PM: The Israeli Prime Minister continues to destroy the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli forces burned a number of homes, apartments, and shops in the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

KATZ: Recognizing the State of Palestine undermines Israel’s right to self-defense

Wednesday, Day 22, 10:00 am (GMT +2)

ISRAELI MEDIA: The Foreign Ministry summoned its ambassadors to Norway and Ireland against the backdrop of recognition of the State of Palestine.

NORWEGIAN PRM: Norway officially recognizes the Palestinian state as of May 28.
Recognizing a Palestinian state means supporting moderate forces that are declining their role in the ongoing conflict.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Ten army brigades are currently fighting in the Gaza Strip, at an unprecedented peak since the beginning of the year.

LEBANESE NEWS AGENCY: Two people were killed in a raid launched by an Israeli drone targeting the border town of Al-Adisa in southern Lebanon.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters targeted an Israeli troop carrier with a Tandom shell in the vicinity of Salah al-Din Gate, southeast of the city of Rafah.

Wednesday, Day 22, 09:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Al-Malikiyah in the Upper Galilee.

REUTERS: The Norwegian government announces today its recognition of the Palestinian state.

ISMAIL HANIYEH: The late Iranian president stressed that the Palestinian issue is at the core of the nation’s issues.

Wednesday, Day 22, 08:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Six Palestinians were killed in the targeting of a house for the Abu Zaida family in the Bir al-Na’ja area, west of the Jabaliya refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, Day 22, 07:00 am (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY: A soldier was seriously injured during battles in the northern Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, Day 22, 05:00 am (GMT +2)

SPANISH SOURCES to Al-Jazeera: Spanish official sources told Al Jazeera that Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will announce to Parliament today, Wednesday, the date for recognition of the Palestinian state.

Wednesday, Day 22, 04:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli aircraft launched a raid on a house in the Tal Al-Sultan neighborhood, west of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

POLITICO: The Biden administration fears that Israel will not prevail over Hamas.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Six Palestinians were killed in a raid that targeted a gathering of displaced people in the town of Al-Zawayda in the central Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, Day 22, 03:00 am (GMT +2)

US MEDIA: Robert O’Brien, foreign policy advisor to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, said that the United States should impose sanctions on International Criminal Court officials who are seeking to issue an arrest warrant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Galant.

AL-JAZEERA: Moroccan doctors stand in solidarity with their counterparts in Palestine.

Wednesday, Day 22, 02:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: 6 Palestinians were killed and a number wounded as a result of targeting a house belonging to the Abu Zayda family in the Bir al-Naja area in the northern Gaza Strip.

REUTERS: The Irish government will announce today, Wednesday, its recognition of the State of Palestine.

REUTERS (citing US official): We made a series of specific requests to Israel on how to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: Fierce clashes between the Palestinian resistance and the occupation forces near the Halal market and explosions east of the city of Rafah, south of Gaza.

Wednesday, Day 22, 01:00 am (GMT +2)

WHO: We are concerned about the siege imposed on Al Awda Hospital in northern Gaza. A medical team of 148 people and 22 patients are trapped inside Al Awda Hospital.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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