GAZA LIVE BLOG: Shifa Hospital under Siege, again | US Aggression on ME Continues | Scores of Palestinians Killed | Israeli Officer Killed – DAY 121


Rafah, at the southern edge of Gaza, is the latest refuge for displaced Palestinians. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli forces continue to besiege hospitals in Gaza and to pound several areas in the Strip, killing and wounding scores of Palestinians.

The Israeli army confirmed that at least one soldier was killed on Sunday in battles with the Palestinian Resistance in the Strip. 

Meanwhile, the United States carried out more airstrikes in the Middle East, this time targeting sites belonging to the Yemeni armed forces affiliated with the Ansarallah group. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 27,238 Palestinians have been killed, and 66,452 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7. Palestinian and international estimates say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

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Sunday, February 4, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Violent clashes and Israeli bombing were heard in the center and west of the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

JAKE SULLIVAN (to NBC):

President Biden has been very clear from the beginning that when our forces are targeted, we will respond.

The strikes we started on Friday are not the end of the matter. We will launch other strikes and take additional measures.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Al-Marj site in southern Lebanon with appropriate weapons, and achieved a direct hit.

IRAQI FM: Our country is not a place to show force.

AL-JAZEERA: Missiles were launched from southern Lebanon targeting an Israeli position in the Galilee finger on the Lebanese-Israeli border.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters trapped an Israeli force in a tight ambush in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, killing two soldiers and wounding others.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: there are indicators warning of a humanitarian catastrophe in Al-Amal Hospital, which has been besieged for the 14th day in a row, in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli air strikes targeted southern Gaza City and the areas south of Juhr al-Dik, where huge explosions were heard.

Sunday, February 4, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

HAARETZ: The European Union is considering steps against settlers in the West Bank.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A series of Israeli airstrikes on various areas in Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, left 8 Palestinians dead and a number of wounded.

NETANYAHU: I do not need help managing our relationship with the United States.

AL-JAZEERA; An Israeli airstrike targeted a house west of the city of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Sunday, February 4, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

FRENCH FM: We reject any displacement of the residents of the Gaza Strip.

EGYPTIAN FM: Sameh Shukri warns of the region sliding into a broader conflict.

LEBANESE MEDIA: Israeli warplanes launched a raid on the town of Mays al-Jabal in southern Lebanon.

Sunday, February 4, 1:00 pm (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 12: Damage was caused to a parking garage in the town of Yaron, northern Israel, after it was hit by an anti-tank missile fired from southern Lebanon.

NORWAY’S FM: Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth said that his country cannot abandon the Palestinian people, stressing that this is the wrong time to suspend funding for UNRWA.

 

AL-AQSA TV: Israeli occupation forces launched heavy artillery shelling on the Al-Amal neighborhood, Khan Yunis camp, and the city center.

HAMAS; We strongly condemn the American-British aggression against Yemen.

Sunday, February 4, 12:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: The sound of violent explosions was heard in Gaza, coinciding with Israeli occupation aircraft launching violent raids on various locations east of the city.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in several towns in the Galilee finger near the border with southern Lebanon.

ISRAELI ARMY: There is a deep crisis of confidence with the settlers of the Gaza envelope.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 27,365 Palestinians have been killed, and 66,630 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A Palestinian man was killed by Israeli occupation snipers in the vicinity of Al-Shifa Medical Complex, west of the Gaza Strip.

Sunday, February 4, 10:30 am (GMT+2)

YAIR LAPID: “Ben Gvir has proven that he does not understand anything in foreign policy, and Netanyahu has no control over the extremists in his government”.

BENNY GANTZ: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should order Ben Gvir to stop harming Israel’s foreign relations.

IRANIAN FM: The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the American and British attacks on cities in Yemen, and said that they constitute a “violation of Yemen’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation forces carried out raids on the south of the city of Khan Yunis, while the Palestinian resistance is engaged in clashes with the occupation forces in the center of the city.

BEN-GVIR (to Wall Street Journal): Israeli Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir called for “encouraging Gazans to emigrate voluntarily and giving them financial incentives to do so.”

Sunday, February 4, 09:30 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli raid targeted a house in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinians and wounding 7 others, including children.

Sunday, February 4, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces continue to besiege the Al-Shifa Hospital. Palestinians are currently trapped inside the medical complex, without water or food.

ISRAELI RADIO: Israeli Prime Minister’s Office does not want to hold a meeting of the mini-ministerial team to discuss the prisoner deal, before a response comes from Hamas.

Sunday, February 4, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 12: Several senior officers in the army submitted a recommendation to the Chief of Staff to stop the campaign to smear UNRWA “at least for now.” The note explained that the officers “fear that the process of discrediting UNRWA before finding an alternative will have negative results in Gaza.”

ISRAELI ARMY; The Israeli army announced the killing of a reserve major in the battles taking place in the southern Gaza Strip.

Sunday, February 4, 06:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two Palestinians were killed and others were injured in a bombing on a home for the Abu Safar family in the Al-Hakar area in the city of Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Sunday, February 4, 05:00 am (GMT+2)

ANSARALLAH SPOKESMAN YAHYA SAREE: “The American-British aggression aircraft launched 47 raids during the past hours.”

Sunday, February 4, 04:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli warplanes launched an air strike on Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, and another on Deir al-Balah in the center of the Strip.

Sunday, February 4, 03:00 am (GMT+2)

US ARMY: The US military announced that it carried out strikes that destroyed 6 anti-ship missiles belonging to the Ansar Allah Houthi group in Yemen.

Death Toll Rises as Israel Continues to Target Homes, Besiege Hospitals

Sunday, February 4, 02:00 am (GMT+2)

YEMENI MEDIA: US raids targeted communications networks in the Taiz Governorate.

Sunday, February 4, 01:00 am (GMT+2)

POLITICO (quoting US officials): The strike launched at dawn today against the Houthis is separate from the American response to the attack that occurred on the American Al-Tanf base in Jordan.

US SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: The strikes aim to further disrupt the capabilities of the Ansarallah.

Hamdan on Ceasefire – Resistance Roundup – Day 120

Sunday, February 4, 12:30 am (GMT+2)

AMBREY: Report of a maritime security incident in Bab Al-Mandab.

AMERICAN-BRITISH STATEMENT: We carried out raids on 36 targets in 13 locations in Yemen.

(The Palestine Chronicle)





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