LIVE BLOG: Palestinian Resistance Responds to Israeli Attacks on Al-Aqsa: Israel Bombs Gaza, Lebanon

Israel bombs Palestinian Resistance sites in Gaza. (Image: PC)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff

One day following the initial Israeli brutal attack on peaceful worshippers at Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, Palestinian Resistance fired rockets at Israel, originating from Lebanon but also Gaza.

Following an Israeli security cabinet meeting on Thursday, Israeli warplanes began shelling various Resistance positions based in the besieged Gaza Strip. Palestinians also responded by firing rockets into southern Israeli towns and settlements.

The Palestine Chronicle will keep you updated as the story develops.

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

The Israeli army’s chief of staff Herzi Halevi summoned the country’s reserve on Friday to rejoin the military. He said that there would be a greater focus on the air force and air defenses.

The leader of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, Avigdor Lieberman: “We live very difficult days”.

Friday, April 7, 10:00 (GMT +2)

Palestinians inspect their homes after the intense Israeli bombing on besieged Gaza.

Friday, April 7, 09:30 (GMT +2)

Lebanese Foreign Ministry: “Lebanon will file a complaint against Israel at the United Nations Security Council following Israeli attacks on Southern Lebanese cities.”

Friday, April 7, 09:00 (GMT +2)

Lebanese Defense Minister, Morris Selim: “The Lebanese Army is ready to confront any ‘Israeli’ aggression against Lebanon.

Friday, April 7, 09:00 (GMT +2)

The Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), announces the targeting of the “Erez” military site with heavy-caliber mortar shells.

Friday, April 7, 06:45 (GMT +2)

Palestinian Resistance renews firing rockets towards illegal Israeli settlements bear Gaza.

Friday, April 7, 06:44 (GMT +2)

The Palestinian Ministry of Health condemns the Israeli attacks that caused damage to Al-Durra Children’s Hospital, east of Gaza.

According to medical sources, the bombing caused a state of confusion and fear among medical staff, child patients, and their families.

The bombing is a clear violation of international humanitarian law and the Geneva Convention, which provides for the protection of health institutions and neutralizes them from military targeting.

Friday, April 7, 06:44 (GMT +2)

Israeli Army spokesperson says that Hamas bears responsibility and it will pay a price for the security violations against Israel.

Friday, April 7, 05:10 (GMT +2)

Israeli warplanes carry out a series of raids on a resistance site in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Friday, April 7, 04:40 (GMT +2)

Israeli warplanes target Al-Qastal site belonging to the resistance in the city of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Friday, April 7, 04:38 (GMT +2)

Israel’s bombing causes significant damage to Palestinian private homes in Al-Tuffah neighborhood, in eastern Gaza.

Friday, April 7, 04:29 (GMT +2)

Al Jazeera: Israeli warplanes fire missiles near the Southern Lebanese city of Tyre.

Israeli media report that Israel’s response would target both Gaza and Lebanon.

Friday, April 7, 03:49 (GMT +2)

A missile fired from besieged Gaza lands in an open area in the Eshkol region.

Friday, April 7, 02:22 (GMT +2)

The al-Quds Brigades and Brigades groups and formations in the occupied West Bank said in a statement that they “announce a state of general alert to target the occupation checkpoints in all cities, camps and villages of the West Bank”.

Friday, April 7, 02:03 (GMT +2)

Palestinian Resistance renews firing rockets towards Israel.

Friday, April 7, 00:59 (GMT +2)

The Palestinian Resistance group Hamas issues a statement calling for unity everywhere in Palestine in the face of the latest Israeli escalation.

Friday, April 7, 00:53 (GMT +2)

Al Jazeera: Israel calls on residents of southern settlements to move to shelters immediately.

Palestinian rockets are fired at Israeli settlements in Southern Israel.

Friday, April 7, 00:50 (GMT +2)

Al Qassam Brigades: Our air defenses fired at Israeli warplanes over the Gaza Strip.

Friday, April 7, 00:47 (GMT +2)

Israeli artillery bombs a Palestinian position east of the city of Rafah, located in the Southern Gaza Strip.

Friday, April 7, 00:39 (GMT +2)

The Israeli army launches the so-called Operation Strong Hand, following an Israeli security cabinet meeting shared by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Friday, April 7, 00:29 (GMT +2)

Israeli planes target agricultural land near Beit Hannoun with four missiles.

Friday, April 7, 00:26 (GMT +2)

Northern Gaza is targeted with two Israeli missiles.

Friday, April 7, 00:25 (GMT +2)

Israel targets agricultural land, east of the Zeitoun neighborhood, east of Gaza City.

Friday, April 7, 00:22 (GMT +2)

Israeli warplanes target Salah al-Deen Brigades positions, east of Gaza City.

Israel also targets a watchtower belonging to the Resistance east of Gaza City.

Friday, April 7, 00:18 (GMT +2)

Israeli media: The Israeli army has launched an attack targeting several positions belonging to the Palestinian Resistance in the Gaza Strip.

Friday, April 7, 00:16 (GMT +2)

Loud explosions were heard south of Gaza City.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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