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

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

The Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah launched over 100 missiles towards Israeli military sites, in response to the bombing of areas in Lebanon, most notably the eastern city of Baalbek.

Israeli forces continued to target several areas of besieged Gaza and to prevent aid, including critical medical supplies, from entering the Strip. 

China reiterated its call for an immediate ceasefire while European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen said that the situation in Gaza is at a point of no return. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 31,184 Palestinians have been killed, and 72,889 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Wednesday, March 13, 12:30 am (GMT+2)

EU BORRELL: European Union foreign policy representative Josep Borrell criticized the obstruction of aid shipments to those in need in the Gaza Strip.

CHANNEL 14: Palestinian Intelligence Director Majid Faraj began working to build an armed force in the southern Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Palestinian Intelligence Director Majid Faraj began working to build an armed force in the southern Gaza Strip.

KAN: Israeli Security Council President Tzachi Hanegbi recently met with Palestinian intelligence chief Majid Faraj, with the approval of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Tuesday, March 12, 10:30 pm (GMT+2)

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: There is no safe place for civilians in the Gaza Strip.

POLITICO (quoting US Senator Chris Van Holler): Halting arms sales is on the table if Netanyahu launches a large-scale attack on Rafah.

CHANNEL 13: Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir demanded to join the war council if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agrees to include Gideon Sa’ar.

CHANNEL 12: Netanyahu decided to engage in a strong confrontation with Biden.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli Channel 12 reported that 520,000 Israelis need treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of October 7 and the war on Gaza.

Tuesday, March 12, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

PENTAGON: We sent 4 military ships to the Mediterranean to support the provision of aid to Gaza and the construction of the temporary port.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Ten people were killed in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Pranit barracks.

UNRWA: The number of child victims in Gaza is unprecedented.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: two Palestinians were killed in addition to a number of wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the Al-Mahatta area in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: The “New Hope” party, led by Gideon Sa’ar, announced the dissolution of the partnership with Benny Gantz’s party.

SULLIVAN: We have not seen a credible plan to protect civilians in Rafah.

UKMTO: Report on a maritime accident east of Somalia.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: UNRWA plays a vital role and has no alternative.

Tuesday, March 12, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: Our artillery responded to missiles from southern Lebanon.

HEAD OF GOLAN REGIONAL COUNCIL: Hezbollah fires 110 missiles at us per hour and we are not yet on the front line.

LAPID: The army needs thousands of soldiers, and the Haredim are evading service.

CIA DIRECTOR: The West Bank is flammable at the moment.

SPOKESMAN FOR UN SECRETARY-GENERAL: Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, said in response to a letter of criticism sent by the Israeli Foreign Minister to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that “there will be no official response to that letter.”

Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

UNITED NATIONS: We welcome the opening of a sea corridor to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza, but there is no real alternative to land routes.

UNRWA: The situation in Gaza is catastrophic and deteriorating by the minute.

CAMERON: The Cyprus sea corridor is not a substitute for land aid.

CIA DIRECTOR: Aid does not reach Gaza in the required quantities.

Tuesday, March 12, 6:00 pm (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: We bombed the Al-Jardah and Jal Al-Alam sites and the Israeli Zarit barracks with Burkan missiles, causing direct hits.

BORRELL: We are ready to cooperate for a consensus resolution in the Security Council to embody the two-state solution.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We blew up a tunnel and a house in which the occupation soldiers were holed up in Al-Qarara.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli site in Western Galilee was bombed and sirens sounded.

BLINKEN: We will continue to work to reach a sustainable ceasefire.

Tuesday, March 12, 4:30 pm (GMT+2)

NETANYAHU: In order to win, we must destroy the Hamas brigades in Rafah.

BIDEN: We will never stop until all the hostages in Gaza are returned.

LEBANESE CIVIL DEFENSE: One person was killed and eight injured by the Israeli bombing of Bekaa.

BEN-GVIR: Let’s start a war on Lebanon now.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the spy devices at the Birkat Risha and Jal al-Alam sites on the Israeli border with appropriate weapons, and achieved a direct hit.

ISRAELI ARMY: Three soldiers were injured in Gaza.

US ARMY: We will establish the naval pier in Gaza without soldiers on the ground.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We detonated two explosive devices with Zionist forces.

Tuesday, March 12, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: A missile was launched from southern Lebanon towards the Israeli site of Jal al-Alam.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted an Israeli Merkava tank with an Al-Yassin 105 shell in Hamad Town, north of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We detonated an explosive device with Zionist force in Hamad Town.

LEBANESE CIVIL DEFENSE: One martyr and 4 injured by Israeli bombing on the Bekaa.

US SENATORS: 8 US Senators called on President Joe Biden’s administration to prevent sending offensive weapons to Israel.

Tuesday, March 12, 1:40 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We trapped two Zionist forces in a precise ambush in Hamad Town.

AL-AQSA TV: Israeli occupation artillery continues to bomb areas in the Al-Zaytoun and Tal Al-Hawa neighborhoods, southwest of Gaza City.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 31,184 Palestinians have been killed, and 72,889 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Tuesday, March 12, 1:20 pm (GMT+2)

BELGIAN FM: “We cannot remain passive regarding Gaza and we need a long-term ceasefire.”

MMARIV (quoting the head of the Regional Council in Upper Galilee, Yura Saltz): Israel has lost its deterrent power in the north and is unable to restore it.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation aircraft launched several raids around the town of Nabi Sheet in Bekaa, eastern Lebanon.

AXIOS: The Biden administration does not see the possibility of carrying out a ground operation in Rafah.

QATARI FM: Land corridors must be opened for aid to enter.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: More than 400 were killed by occupation fire while waiting for aid.

REUTERS (reporting on a draft statement): EU leaders will urge Israel to refrain from launching a ground operation in Rafah.

POLITICO:

(quoting 4 US officials) Joe Biden is considering imposing conditions on military aid to Israel if it proceeds with the invasion of Rafah.

(Quoting US official): An invasion of Rafah is not imminent and there is still a need to evacuate civilians and equip troops.

Tuesday, March 12, 11:50 am (GMT+2)

HEZBOLLAH: We fired more than 100 missiles toward Israeli military sites.

UNRWA: There is no international will to bring aid into Gaza. The crossings are the only way to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip.

EU COMMISSION PRESIDENT: The situation in Gaza has reached the point of no return and all methods must be used to reach those in need.

CHINESE FM: The killing of civilians in Gaza must stop.

Tuesday, March 12, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The bodies of 11 Palestinians were recovered from the town of Al-Qarara, north of Khan Yunis.

AL-JAZEERA: The first ship carrying aid to Gaza departs from Cyprus.

WASHINGTON POST (quoting UNRWA Communications Director): The number of trucks through the crossing points linking Gaza to Israel must be increased. There are easier, faster and safer ways than delivering aid by air and sea.

Tuesday, March 12, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

KAN: More than 100 missiles targeted the Golan and Upper Galilee.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH (quoting American intelligence report): The position of Netanyahu and his far-right government is in danger.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Eight people were killed and others missing as a result of an Israeli bombing on the home of the Abu Sinjar family in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: 70 missiles from Lebanon targeted the Golan Heights.

Tuesday, March 12, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: 9 Palestinians were killed due to occupation bombing of crowds waiting for humanitarian aid.

LAPID: There are no obstacles preventing cooperation with the Palestinian Authority regarding the Gaza war.

UNRWA: Israel prohibited the entry of critical medical aid.

Tuesday, March 12, 05:10 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli aircraft bombed Jabaliya camp, north of the Gaza Strip, and launched a raid on the Tal al-Zaatar area, north of the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, March 12, 05:10 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli warplanes targeted a house belonging to the Abu Sanjar family in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

YEMEN: Spokesman for Ansarallah in Yemen:

We will continue to prevent Israeli navigation or ships heading to the ports of occupied Palestine until the aggression on Gaza is stopped.

Our military operations will escalate during the month of Ramadan in support of the Palestinian people and our mujahideen brothers in Gaza.

(The Palestine Chronicle)