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Israeli forces continue to carry out massacres in Gaza. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli forces carried out new massacres across Gaza while clashes with Palestinian Resistance groups took place in the central area of the besieged Strip. 

While calls to investigate the killing of the foreign relief team continued, Israeli media quoted US National Security Jake Sullivan as saying that the Israeli plan regarding Rafah is “unimplementable”.

Israeli protests against Benjamin Netanyahu’s government escalated, as thousands of demonstrators surrounded the Knesset.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 32,975 Palestinians have been killed, and 75,577 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Thursday, April 4, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

NBC (Citing US officials): Tensions prevailed in a meeting on Monday between US and Israeli officials over Rafah.

GUARDIAN: More than 600 British lawyers demanded in a letter to the British government to stop selling weapons to Israel.

AL-JAZEERA: Seven people were killed, including three children, as a result of Israeli raids on two houses in the city of Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We targeted “the Zionist Ramat David Air Base with drones.”

Israel’s Irremediable Defeat: On Tel Aviv’s Other Unwinnable War

Thursday, April 4, 12:30 am (GMT+2)

US-BASED LOBBY GROUP J STREET: The investigation into Israel’s killing of aid workers must address the broader issue. There is a problem with Israel’s use of artificial intelligence to identify targets.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed the settlements of Sderot, Niram, and the Gaza envelope with a missile barrage in response to the enemy’s crimes against our people.

A Three-Stage Plan – This is What PA Intelligence Wanted to Do in Gaza

Wednesday, April 3, 11:30 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the settlements of Niram, Efim, and Shadmot in the Gaza Strip.

THE TIMES: Sunak resists pressure from MPs to suspend arms sales to Israel. He believes Netanyahu is open to Britain’s demands for an investigation and an end to aid restrictions.

The Falling Soldier – Resistance Roundup – Day 180

Wednesday, April 3, 10:30 pm (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 13: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that London is considering declaring Israel a state violating international law. Sunak told Netanyahu that Britain supports the elimination of Hamas, but not a humanitarian disaster.

CHUCK SCHUMER: Commenting on Israeli War Council Minister Benny Gantz’s call to hold elections in Israel next September, US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that when a prominent minister in Israel calls for elections and 70% of the people agree with him, they must be held.

Wednesday, April 3, 9:30 pm (GMT+2)

WHO: The relief convoy in Gaza should not have been targeted.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed the “Kissufim” settlement on the Gaza Strip with a missile salvo.

CHANNEL 12: The Israeli Channel 12 quoted the Likud Party, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in response to the statements of the Minister in the War Council, Benny Gantz, as saying that at a fateful moment and in the midst of the war, Gantz must stop engaging in petty politics solely because of the disintegration of his party.

SMOTRICH: Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich says we are in a time of war and victory, and this is not the time for politics.

WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN: Israeli forces systematically targeted our employees in Gaza.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Opposition leader Yair Lapid and New Hope Party head Daon Sa’ar criticized the statements of Minister in the War Council, Benny Gantz.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: We want the outcome of the Israeli investigation into the killing of Central Kitchen Organization workers as soon as possible.

Wednesday, April 3, 8:30 pm (GMT+2)

POLITICO (quoting US officials): The Biden administration will not change its policy towards Israel. Biden’s statement on the killing of aid workers is as far as the White House will go currently.


56% of Britons support a ban on arms exports to Israel.

59% of Britons believe that Israel is violating human rights in Gaza.

Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 pm (GMT+2)

BENNY GANTZ: We have to agree on a date for the elections by September. I explained to the US administration that the operation in Rafah is important and prevents Hamas from organizing itself.

OFFICIAL IN GAZA INTERIOR MINISTRY: Majed Faraj developed a security plan to manage the situation in Gaza.

NATO SECRETARY-GENERAL: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg condemned the killing of 7 employees of the World Central Kitchen organization in an Israeli bombing.

POLISH PM: The killing of World Central Kitchen workers in an Israeli bombing “put solidarity between Warsaw and Tel Aviv to a difficult test.”

POLISH FM: Poland summons the Israeli ambassador over the killing of aid workers in Gaza.

Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 pm (GMT+2)

SPANISH PM: Any escalation in the region could have very serious repercussions.

HAMAS: The enemy aims to punish our Palestinian people and push them to emigrate.

NASRALLAH: The Al-Aqsa Flood has put the Zionist entity on the brink of extinction, and we no longer talk about “Greater Israel”… The Al-Aqsa Flood has shaken the foundations of this project and its pillars, which will leave serious and significant effects that the entity will not be able to repair.

IRANIAN PRESIDENT: The historic operations carried out by the Palestinians have brought the criminal army of the occupation to a state of incapacity.

Wednesday, April 3, 5:30 pm (GMT+2)

ISMAIL HANIYEH: With this war, all the illusions and myths that the enemy had created for itself and its army fell.

ABDUL MALIK AL-HOUTHI: Yemen stands with all its capabilities to support the Palestinian people.

SECRETARY GENERAL OF ISLAMIC JIHAD: I bow in reverence to our people in Gaza, whose sacrifices exceeded all the peoples of the earth.

Wednesday, April 3, 4:15 pm (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a gathering of Israeli occupation soldiers in Khallet Wardah with appropriate weapons, confirming that it achieved direct hits.

AL-JAZEERA: One Palestinian was killed and one were wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted citizens in the vicinity of the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli raids targeted the vicinity of the town of Kfar Shuba in southern Lebanon.

Wednesday, April 3, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

BELGIUM: Recognizing Palestine is something we will take into consideration.

ISRAELI KNESSET CHANNEL: The families of prisoners detained in Gaza objected and interrupted a Knesset session and screamed to demand the release of their sons.

RED CROSS: Gaza Red Cross spokesman Hisham Al-Muhanna told Al Jazeera that the safe delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza through land crossings must be guaranteed.

Wednesday, April 3, 1:00 pm (GMT+2)

SPANISH FM: We will recognize Palestine as a sovereign state.

CANADIAN FM: We call for a full investigation into the killing of aid workers in Gaza, including one of our citizens. Israel must respect international law, and we will make sure that happens.

AXIOS: Disagreements between Washington and Tel Aviv regarding the Rafah operation emerged in a video meeting between senior officials.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a secret Israeli command site.

Wednesday, April 3, 12:10 pm (GMT+2)

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The number of journalist martyrs has risen to 140 since the start of the genocidal war on the Strip.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 32,916 Palestinians have been killed, and 75,494 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

HEZBOLLAH: Our forces targeted the Al-Raheb site and a gathering of occupation soldiers in its vicinity with missile weapons.

RED CROSS: Gaza’s hospitals have been reduced to rubble and humanitarian workers are being killed.

Wednesday, April 3, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed an Israeli infantry force in the Al-Tuffah neighborhood.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Three people were killed and others were injured in an Israeli bombing on the Abu Holi area, south of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip

Wednesday, April 3, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

UNRWA: 176 of our staff were tragically killed in Gaza since the beginning of the war.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: One person was killed and others were injured in an Israeli bombing on the Abu Holi area, south of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded for the second time since the morning in areas adjacent to the border with Lebanon in the Upper Galilee.

Wednesday, April 3, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

GANTZ: We must not accept violence from any party, and we must not accept ignoring police instructions and breaking barriers as we saw last night in Jerusalem.

EUROPEAN UNION: We expect the implementation of the Security Council resolution for an immediate ceasefire.

AL-JAZEERA: sirens were sounding in the areas of Zarait, Tawa, Fasuta, Shumira, and Shtoula in Upper Galilee.

Wednesday, April 3, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

KAN: Last night’s demonstrations are moving in a worrying direction, and may lead to dangerous situations that should not be reached.

Wednesday, April 3, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We targeted with drones the Israeli Haifa Airport in the occupied Palestinian territories at dawn today.

Wednesday, April 3, 06:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Kissufim on the Gaza Strip after a missile was detected towards the area.

Wednesday, April 3, 04:00 am (GMT+2)

POLITICO (citing a US official): The attack on aid workers in Gaza appeared deliberate because it was carried out with three bombs.

JOE BIDEN: US President Joe Biden expressed his anger and great sadness at the killing of 7 relief workers from the World Central Kitchen organization – including an American – in an Israeli raid in the Gaza Strip on Monday, and said that Israel did not do enough to protect relief workers.

Wednesday, April 3, 01:15 am (GMT+2)

ISRAEL’S CHANNEL 12: Four policemen were run over in the central Israeli town of Kochav Yair.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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