GAZA LIVE BLOG: Cairo Talks Positive | Walid Daqqa Dies in Prison | Israel Leaves Khan Yunis | Raids on Rafah – Day 184

The majority of Palestinians killed by Israel in Gaza are women and children. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Two Israeli settlers were injured in a shooting operation nera the town of Azzun, east of Qalqiliya, in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli army announced that a captain and three soldiers were killed during battles in the southern Gaza Strip yesterday. Earlier, the Israeli army admitted to the killing of a soldier and wounding of others, also in southern Gaza.

Israeli forces conducted new airstrikes in Gaza amid a growing risk of imminent famine in the besieged Strip. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 33,175 Palestinians have been killed, and 75,886 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Monday, April 8, 04:30 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Australia has appointed a retired general who heads the air force to monitor Israel’s investigation into the killing of seven aid workers by Israeli shelling last week, reiterating its demand for “full accountability” of those responsible.

CAIRO NEWS (Citing a senior Egyptian source): Hamas and Qatar delegations have left Cairo and will return within two days to agree on the terms of the final agreement. The Israeli and American delegations will leave the Egyptian capital within a few hours.


An Israeli air strike on the Brahma area in the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israeli aircraft launched two raids targeting the north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Monday, April 8, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli occupation police stormed the Bab al-Rahma chapel in Al-Aqsa Mosque and assaulted those stationed there, including those stationed with foreign passports.

ISRAEL’S CHANNEL 12: Democratic Senator Chris, who is close to President Joe Biden, opposes a call by members of the House of Representatives to stop supplying weapons to Israel.


100 Jordanian army aid trucks will be sent to the Gaza Strip in the coming days in coordination with Israel.

Egypt will increase the number of trucks entering the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing to 300 trucks per day.

The port of Ashdod will be opened for aid to reach directly into the Strip.

KAN TV: A majority among Israeli government coalition supporters and even opposition supporters believes that IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy should resign, but only after the war.

The Khan Yunis Retreat – Resistance Roundup – Day 184

Monday, April 8, 12:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAEL’S CHANNEL 12 (Citing Israeli sources):

We expect Washington to put forward a proposal to resolve the main knot related to the return of northern Gaza residents.

Washington’s proposal could include the return of entire neighborhoods to northern Gaza, and we expect Israeli flexibility.

The War Council will be ready to discuss the American proposal and if it approves it will be implemented quickly.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We targeted with drones the Yerden base in the occupied Golan on Sunday morning.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli airstrikes targeted agricultural land south of the city of Khan Yunis.


Our delegation arrived in Cairo and met with the Egyptian Minister of Intelligence.

We affirmed our adherence to our demands and our keenness to reach an agreement that achieves the cessation of aggression, the withdrawal of the occupation forces and the return of the displaced.

US MEDIA: US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said tensions in the Middle East were very high and that the US would have to be prepared.

‘Solution Needed’ – Displaced in Rafah Face Uncollected Garbage and Health Risks

Sunday, April 7, 10:15 pm (GMT+2)

HAARETZ (Citing an Israeli source): We expect Washington to present a new proposal on the hostage deal that requires significant concessions from both sides. US seriousness and pressure could affect the deadlock in negotiations.


A Channel 12 poll revealed that only 14% of Israelis are confident that their government is doing enough to take back prisoners in Gaza, while 49% of Israelis believe Netanyahu’s action is politically motivated.

The poll adds that 41% of Israelis believe that Netanyahu is responsible for the tension with US President Joe Biden, and that 50% of Israelis believe that the general elections should be accelerated.

AL-JAZEERA: The father of aid worker killed by Israel Jacob Flicker said in a call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that,

Washington should force Israel to stop the war.

Israeli killings in Gaza must end.

If Washington had threatened to suspend Israel’s aid, my son would be alive today.

PEW: Pew American Research Institute:

66% of Americans believe that discourse that supports the Palestinians and their own state should be tolerated.

58% of Americans believe that opposition to Israel’s right to exist should be allowed.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters shot down an Israeli Quad Copter and took control of a Skylark drone in Gaza. The al-Quds Brigades said its fighters had also attacked a soldier who was holed up in a house in the Sheikh Ajlin area, southwest of Gaza City.

‘Solution Needed’ – Displaced in Rafah Face Uncollected Garbage and Health Risks

Sunday, April 7, 8:45 pm (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 13 (Citing Israeli official): The United States is leading the current round of negotiations and exerting “tremendous pressure.”

KAN: The Israel Broadcasting Corporation said that Washington is pressuring all parties, including Israel, pointing out that all parties are showing greater flexibility than before in the prisoners’ exchange negotiations.

ISRAELI MEDIA: The Iron Dome system intercepted a rocket fired from southern Lebanon towards the city of Safed.


Sirens sounded in the city of Safed and locations in the Upper Galilee on the border with Lebanon.

Ambulance crews transported the bodies of three Palestinians killed in Khan Yunis to Abu Youssef al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Prisoners and Ex-Detainees Authority announced the death of prisoner Walid Daqqa inside the Israeli Assaf Harofeh Hospital following the deterioration of his health condition. For her part, the prisoner’s lawyer Daqqa told Al Jazeera that he died due to systematic medical negligence in Israeli prisons, noting that Israel has prevented visits from him since October 7 and his family does not know anything about him.

‘Slow Killing’ – Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Prisoner Walid Daqqa Dies in Israeli Prison

Sunday, April 7, 7:30 pm (GMT+2)

GALLANT: Hamas is no longer a military organization in Gaza.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The bodies of 12 Palestinians were recovered from various areas in the city of Khan Yunis since this morning.

HALEVI: We are fighting a war on multiple fronts. We will not keep Hamas brigades in Gaza and will decide to deal with them at the appropriate time.

KIRBY: “We understand and share the frustration of relief organizations, and a very large number of their workers have been killed due to Israeli operations.”

AL-JAZEERA: There was an Israeli artillery shelling on the vicinity of the towns of Rashaya Al-Fakhar and Kafr Hamam in southern Lebanon.

EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT: The Egyptian presidency explained that President Abdel Fattah El – Sisi, during his meeting with CIA Director William Burns, warned of the expansion of the conflict in Gaza in a way that would harm regional security and stability.

‘We Are Repulsed’ – Ireland’s Fine Gael Leader Slams Israel’s Actions in Gaza

Sunday, April 7, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army said that it has begun preparing to move from defense to attack on the northern front with Lebanon.

KAN (quoting Israeli political source): Israel is facing fateful days since the first prisoner exchange deal.

Sunday, April 7, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

IRANIAN FM: The Iranian consulate in Damascus was targeted using American fighters and missiles. The refusal of Washington, London, and Paris to condemn the consulate attack is evidence of support for “the adventures of the Zionist entity and the expansion of the conflict”.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced the targeting of a military compound of the Radwan Force affiliated with Hezbollah in the Khiam area in southern Lebanon.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A young Palestinian man was killed in an Israeli bombing targeting citizens east of the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI MEDIA: The War Council instructed the Israeli delegation to be flexible in the Cairo negotiations with the aim of returning with a proposal for the deal.

ANSARALLAH: The military spokesman for the Ansarallah group, Yahya Saree, said that they carried out a targeting operation against a British ship in the Red Sea.

ISRAELI ARMY: Nine soldiers were injured in the battles taking place in Gaza during the past 24 hours.

Sunday, April 7, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters bombed the Eshkol area and settlements around the Gaza Strip with a missile barrage.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli occupation army launched raids targeting areas east of the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Ambulance crews transported the bodies of four Palestinians from the city of Khan Yunis to Abu Youssef al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah, after the occupation forces withdrew from Khan Yunis today.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE DIRECTOR: We question the occupation’s intentions regarding withdrawal from Khan Yunis. What is happening on the ground is different from what the occupation declares to the media. The occupation closes all Gaza crossings and does not allow aid to enter.

Sunday, April 7, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAEL HAYOM: An Israeli delegation headed by the heads of Mossad and Shin Bet will leave tomorrow for Cairo to participate in the negotiations.

NETANYAHU: We are ready to conclude an agreement to release the hostages, but we will not yield to Hamas’ demands.

BRITISH DEFENSE SECRETARY: British Defense Secretary Grant Shapps called for a long-term truce in the Gaza Strip.


Sirens sounded in the city of Eilat.

The Israeli occupation forces launched an air strike on the vicinity of the town of Janata, south of Lebanon.

ISRAELI MEDIA: The Battle of Khan Yunis took 4 months due to great difficulties facing the army.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: The occupation is forced to end its operations before achieving its goals. Every time the occupation army returned to areas where it was supposed to find no resistance, it was surprised by violent and qualitative resistance.

Sunday, April 7, 1:00 pm (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 12: Three missiles were spotted fired from southern Lebanon towards Al-Manara and Margaliot in the Upper Galilee.

FORMER MOSSAD CHIEF: Israel must do everything in its power to return the captives.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Five rockets were fired from the Strip towards the Gaza Strip, and Iron Dome intercepted a number of them.

ISRAELI ARMY: One of the reasons for withdrawing from Khan Yunis is to leave places for the displaced people of Rafah.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 33,175 Palestinians have been killed, and 75,886 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Sunday, April 7, 12:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Four Palestinians were martyred as a result of a raid launched by the Israeli occupation army on a house in the Shejaiya neighborhood, east of the Gaza Strip.

HEZBOLLAH: Our fighters targeted the Air Defense Command in the Keila barracks and a missile base in Yoav in the occupied Golan with Katyusha missiles.

ISRAELI MILITARY SPOKESMAN (to Reuters): The army withdrew most of its forces from southern Gaza.

Sunday, April 7, 11:15 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli War Council began a meeting to take a decision on sending the negotiating delegation to Cairo and discuss its powers.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: The 98th Division withdraws from Khan Yunis.

ISRAELI MEDIA: The 98th Division’s withdrawal comes within the framework of preparations for a ground operation in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Three Palestinians were martyred and others were injured as a result of an Israeli bombing that targeted them in the city of Al-Zahraa in the central Gaza Strip.


Israeli occupation army artillery bombed the Barghaz Valley in southern Lebanon.

40 missiles were launched from southern Lebanon towards the Galilee and Golan Heights.

ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER: Our defenses have completed their preparations to respond to any development related to Iran.

Sunday, April 7, 10:30 am (GMT+2)

AMBREY: British maritime security company Ambrey said it had received information that a ship had been attacked on Sunday about 100 nautical miles southwest of Mukalla in Yemen.

ISRAEL HAYOM: A female settler was seriously injured in a shooting in Qalqilya.

Sunday, April 7, 09:30 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI AMBULANCE SERVICE: Two Israelis were injured in a shooting that targeted a bus east of the city of Qalqilya in the northern West Bank.

CNN: Biden threatened Netanyahu with dire consequences if Israel does not change its method of warfare in Gaza.

UN OFFICIAL: Half of Gaza’s population is at risk of imminent famine.

UKMTO: The British Maritime Trade Operations Authority said that it had received a report of an incident 59 nautical miles southwest of the city of Aden in Yemen.

KAN (quoting unnamed Israeli official): Israel does not have a strategy for managing the war, and therefore it cannot go far in the negotiations.

CHANNEL 12: 100,000 Israelis are still displaced due to the war.

Sunday, April 7, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced that it had targeted a military compound and military infrastructure belonging to Hezbollah in the Baalbek area in the Lebanese depth.

Sunday, April 7, 06:30 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army announced the killing of a captain and three soldiers during battles in the southern Gaza Strip yesterday. Earlier, the Israeli army admitted to the killing of a soldiNewer and wounding of others, also in southern Gaza.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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