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Israeli airstrikes on Gaza continue. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

The United Nations confirmed that 5 percent of the population of Gaza were killed or injured during Israel’s genocidal war. 

Democratic lawmakers called on US President Joe Biden to put pressure on Israel in order to prevent the invasion of Rafah, as US police cracked down on US campuses protests. 

The Palestinian Authority ‘security forces’ killed a fighter from the Tulkarm Brigade, affiliated with the Al-Quds Brigades.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 34,596 Palestinians have been killed, and 77,816 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Thursday, May 2, 11:40 pm (GMT+2)

TURKISH MINISTRY OF TRADE: Starting the second phase of measures taken at the state level and stopping export and import transactions with Israel, including all products. We will implement these new measures strictly and decisively until the Israeli government allows the uninterrupted flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza.

UNESCO: UNESCO awarded its World Press Freedom Prize to all Palestinian journalists covering the 7-month-old Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

Turkiye Halted All Trade Activities with Israel over Gaza Genocide – Report

CHANNEL 13: These are the points of contention with Israel:

Hamas demands written guarantees to stop the war.

Hamas rejects Israel’s demand to prevent the return of liberated prisoners to the West Bank.

Hamas demands clarification regarding the types of materials allowed to be brought in for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.

HAARETZ: The government refuses to reveal any information about Gazan detainees.

Thursday, May 2, 11:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Protesters closed the main entrance to the city of Jerusalem in protest against the issuance of arrest warrants against extremist settlers.

HAMAS: The international community must force the occupation to reveal the fate of the prisoners and return them to their families.

WASHINGTON POST: More than two thousand people were arrested in protests at more than 40 American universities during the past two weeks.

For First Time Ever – Bahraini Resistance Launches Attack on Israel

Thursday, May 2, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

US STATE DEPARTMENT: The proposal meets many of Hamas’ demands, and Israel has made concessions.

SMOTRICH: The appointment of army generals who will lead the reform process cannot be done by the Chief of Staff who is responsible for what happened.

Thursday, May 2, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

HAMAS: We invite human rights organizations to visit detainees in Israel.

KAN: Ben-Gvir called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to immediately dismiss Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, indicating that Gallant is not fit to continue his work as Minister of Defense.

Thursday, May 2, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

UNDP: The poverty rate in Gaza is staggering and has risen from 38% to more than 60%.


Thursday, May 2, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 12: A man was arrested on suspicion of trying to attack Netanyahu’s convoy.

TURKISH MEDIA: As of today, Ankara has stopped all exports and imports to and from Israel.

ISRAELI FM: The Turkish President violates the agreements by closing the ports to Israeli imports and exports.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 16 Palestinians were killed in Israeli raids targeting various areas of the Gaza Strip since this morning.

AL-JAZEERA: a demonstration by the families of Israeli prisoners is taking place in front of the Ministry of Defense, coinciding with the meeting of the mini-ministerial council.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Al-Quds Brigades target Israeli forces in the Sheikh Ajlin area, southwest of Gaza City.

BIDEN: The protests did not force me to reconsider my policies.

AL-JAZEERA: The American Association of University Professors at Columbia University called for a vote of no confidence in the university’s president, Nemat Shafik, and all of her administration.

Thursday, May 2, 6:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Three Palestinians were martyred in a bombing by an Israeli drone near Al-Nafaq Street in Gaza City.

JOHN KIRBY: We have not changed our views regarding an operation in Rafah that does not respect the safety of civilians.

NETANYAHU: We will do everything necessary to defeat our enemy.

ANSARALLAH MOVEMENT: If the round of negotiations succeeds and the situation in Gaza calms down, this does not mean the end of the battle, but rather the completion of a round of escalation. We are preparing for a fourth round of escalation if the stubbornness of the Israeli enemy and the Americans continues.

US INTELLIGENCE: The conflict in Gaza shook the Middle East.

Thursday, May 2, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

PPC: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club announced the killing of two detainees from the Gaza Strip, one of whom was Dr. Adnan Al-Barsh, head of the orthopedic department at Al-Shifa Hospital.

AL-JAZEERA: Dozens of Haredim blocked a main road near Tel Aviv in protest against the law on conscripting them into the army.

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

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: There are severe disagreements between the leaders of the security services in Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted with artillery shells the Israeli site of Zibdin in the occupied Lebanese Shebaa Farms.

Thursday, May 2, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

US MEDIA: Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology set up a new sit-in in front of a main building at the university.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Israeli occupation army launched a raid on the Al-Sabra neighborhood in the southern Gaza Strip.

BLINKEN (to NBC): There are other ways for Israel to eliminate the remaining Hamas members in Rafah other than a military operation.

ERDOGAN: Israel’s interests define the boundaries of Western democracy, and everything that affects Israel’s interests is considered anti-democratic and anti-Semitic in their view.

Thursday, May 2, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

YEMENI MEDIA: the American-British coalition launched 5 raids targeting Hodeidah International Airport.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli boats bombed fishermen’s boats near the shores of Deir al-Balah.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: Israel killed 141 journalists, wounded more than 70 others, and arrested dozens during the ongoing war on the besieged Strip since October 7.

Thursday, May 2, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: the American police stormed the University of California and fired smoke bombs at the protesting students who were demanding an end to the war on the Gaza Strip.

ANADOLU (citing Egyptian sources): There is “positive progress” in the indirect negotiations between the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip and Israel.

ISRAELI MEDIA: The mini-war council will be held this Thursday evening, followed by an expanded government meeting.

Thursday, May 2, 1:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid targeted the town of Markaba, south of Lebanon.

Thursday, May 2, 12:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Israel is willing to consider withdrawal from the Netzarim Corridor as a “heavy” price for concluding a deal.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 34,596 Palestinians have been killed, and 77,816 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Thursday, May 2, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: The bodies of two Palestinians were recovered east of Al-Bureij refugee camp.

WASHINGTON POST: the number of students arrested during pro-Palestine protests at American universities had risen to 1,700.

‘Political Disgrace’ – PA Forces Kill Palestinian Resistance Fighter in Tulkarm

Thursday, May 2, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: Yesterday, we monitored the firing of shells from the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Families of Israeli prisoners demonstrate in Tel Aviv.

Thursday, May 2, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli artillery shelling targeted the Sheikh Ajlin neighborhood, southwest of Gaza City.

UN REPORT: At least 5 percent of the totql population of Gaza were killed or injured.

Thursday, May 2, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

CNN (quoting informed source): Police will storm the University of California campus.

US MEDIA: Los Angeles police were lining up in large numbers in front of the University of California, while the protesters refused to leave.

Thursday, May 2, 06:00 am (GMT+2)

NYT: Hundreds of University of California students refuse to break up the sit-in, despite some leaving following warnings from the police.

Thursday, May 2, 05:00 am (GMT+2)

PENTAGON: Secretary Lloyd Austin discussed, in a call with his Israeli counterpart Yoav Gallant, negotiations on the exchange deal, efforts to deliver aid, and the issue of the Rafah invasion.

Thursday, May 2, 04:00 am (GMT+2)

REUTERS: 57 of the 212 Democratic representatives in the House of Representatives sent a letter calling on the administration to take every possible measure to discourage the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from launching a comprehensive attack on Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two Israeli raids targeted the Nuseirat camp and its surroundings in the central Gaza Strip.

Thursday, May 2, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

HAMAS: Hamas mourned the “martyr of Tulkarm” and stressed that “the Authority’s security services’ pursuit of resistance fighters in the West Bank is a political disgrace and a national downfall that only serves the occupation.”

AL-JAZEERA: A fighter from the Tulkarm Brigade, affiliated with the Al-Quds Brigades, was killed by members of the Palestinian Authority’s security services.

NYT: The New York Times quoted the mayor of Los Angeles as calling for an investigation into the violence that occurred on the University of California campus.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: The Islamic Resistance in Iraq announced an attack on a “vital target” using drones in the occupied Golan and Eilat, southern Israel.

AL-JAZEERA: Two Israeli raids hit the vicinity of the town of Shebaa in southern Lebanon.

Thursday, May 2, 12:30 am (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 13: France proposed a tripartite summit to calm the northern front.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: The army demobilized reserve forces that were to participate in the Rafah operation.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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