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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 continue to besiege the Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City, preventing the arrival of food and medicine. 

Meanwhile, Palestinian Resistance continued to carry out operations in both Gaza and the occupied West Bank, where at least seven soldiers were injured west of Ramallah.

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on a ceasefire resolution as China warns against the continuation of the war. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 32,070 Palestinians have been killed, and 74,298 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Saturday, March 22, 12:30 am (GMT+2)

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The occupation killed more than 100 inside Al-Shifa Medical Complex and executed some medical personnel inside Al-Shifa Complex.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Two gunmen who crossed the border from Jordan were arrested.

YEMENI MEDIA: the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, was subjected to five airstrikes tonight, attributing them to what they called the American-British aggression, in reference to the coalition led by the United States and Britain.

HAMAS: Hamas expressed its appreciation for the position of Russia, China, and Algeria, and said that the three countries rejected in the Security Council what it described as a biased American draft resolution for the aggression against Gaza.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Israeli army bombed tonight with heavy artillery northwest of Beit Hanoun and the vicinity of the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Friday, March 21, 11:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAEL’S CHANNEL 12: Israeli War Council and senior Defense Ministry officials have pressured Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to expand the powers of the negotiating delegation in Doha.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a building where Israeli soldiers were stationed in the settlement of Zarit with appropriate weapons.

ANSARALLAH MEDIA: US-British aggression targets with five air strikes areas in the capital, Sanaa.

HAMAS: We express our appreciation for the position of Russia, China and Algeria, who rejected a biased US resolution on Gaza at the UN Security Council.

Friday, March 21, 10:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: the Palestinian resistance is engaged in violent clashes against the occupation forces penetrating the vicinity of Al-Shifa Hospital, west of Gaza City.

ISLAMIC JIHAD: The Islamic Jihad movement welcomed the dropping of the American draft resolution in the UN Security Council this evening, saying that it was aimed at legitimizing the Israeli aggression against our people and giving it an international pretext to continue the war of extermination that it is waging against children, women, civilians, and living facilities in Gaza.

MARTYR ABU ALI MUSTAFA BRIGADES: We killed an Israeli sniper in the Zaytoun neighborhood.

AXIOS: 81 family members of Israeli detainees called on US President Joe Biden to use all means to pressure all parties to reach a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas.

AL-JAZEERA: People, including children, who are trapped trapped near Al-Shifa Complex appeal to the Red Cross to evacuate them,

Friday, March 21, 8:30 pm (GMT+2)

JOHN KIRBY: Israel will send a delegation within days to talk about alternatives to the Rafah operation.

US SENATOR CHRIS VAN HOLLEN: Thousands of Palestinians are on the brink of famine, and Biden’s credibility is at stake.

HAMAS: The bombardment of unarmed civilians with marches, the trampling of injured people under the tracks of tanks, and the besieging of hundreds of sick, wounded, displaced, and medical teams in the Al-Shifa Complex are full-fledged war crimes.

Friday, March 21, 8:10 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA (citing eyewitnesses): Israeli occupation army asked those trapped in the Shifa complex to surrender themselves amid heavy gunfire and the sound of explosions.

LEBANESE FM: Lebanon will submit a complaint to the UN Security Council regarding Israel’s interference with navigation systems at Beirut International Airport.

AL-JAZEERA: Doctors, patients and displaced people trapped in the Shifa complex are launching a distress call to provide food and medicine.

US OFFICIALS to New York Times: If Biden orders a halt to arms transfers, the Israelis will understand the message.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The occupation forces bombard the western neighborhoods of Gaza with aircraft and artillery.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Upper Galilee after a suspected drone infiltration from southern Lebanon.

GUTERRES. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his deep concern over scenes showing the killing of 4 Palestinian civilians by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. He called for a comprehensive, independent and credible investigation into such events.

UN OFFICIAL: United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths said that we need a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, and that Israel must lift all restrictions on the entry of aid into Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA (citing diplomatic sources): The Security Council will vote tomorrow on a draft resolution for a ceasefire in Gaza.

EU: UNRWA represents a lifeline for civilians in the Gaza Strip.

Friday, March 21, 6:50 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI MILITARY COMMANDER: The return of settlements is the solution to controlling Gaza.

POLL: The majority of Germans believe that the Israeli aggression against Gaza is unjustified.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 32,070 Palestinians have been killed, and 74,298 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

BLINKEN: The attack on Rafah threatens to isolate Israel from the world.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army announced that 11 soldiers were injured during the past 24 hours in the ongoing battles in the Gaza Strip.

AXIOS: Blinken warned Netanyahu that Israel’s security is at risk.

Friday, March 21, 4:30 pm (GMT+2)

CHINA’S ENVOY TO UN: The American draft resolution has always evaded the most central issue, which is the ceasefire.

NETANYAHU: There is no way for us to defeat Hamas without entering Rafah.

EURO-MED MONITOR: the Israeli occupation is waging a horrific campaign that sheds the blood of Palestinian civilians in Gaza City, burning their homes and property.

KAN: The Israeli War Council meets to discuss prisoner negotiations.
Blinken met with Minister Benny Gantz privately after the end of the war council meeting.

Friday, March 21, 3:30 pm (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 12: An anti-tank missile was fired from Lebanon towards the town of Metulla.

Friday, March 21, 2:10 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli War Council began a meeting at the Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv with the participation of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.

ISRAELI FM: Israel summoned the Turkish Deputy Ambassador in Tel Aviv over Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s attack on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Friday, March 21, 1:30 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Several Palestinians were killed and wounded in Israel’s bombing of a house near the Al-Sousi Mosque in the Beach Camp, west of Gaza City.

Friday, March 21, 11:20 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: The number of soldiers injured had risen to seven, in clashes with a Palestinian gunman that followed an attack on a settler bus west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Three Palestinian patients died inside the Al-Shifa Medical Complex due to the siege and the occupation forces preventing the arrival of medicines to the complex in Gaza.

CHANNEL 12: A Palestinian was killed after wounding 4 soldiers and opening fire on a settler bus in the West Bank.

AGENCE-FRANCE PRESSE: US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken arrived in Israel for talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Friday, March 21, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

CHINESE FM: The continuation of the war in Gaza will cause a serious humanitarian catastrophe. We support the Security Council in taking further measures aimed at stopping the war in Gaza as quickly as possible.

FINLAND: Finland announces the resumption of funding for UNRWA.

Friday, March 21, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army continues its storming and siege of the Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza for the fifth day in a row.

LAPID: The proposal to raise the age of exemption from military service for Haredim to 35 years is strange and harmful to Israel’s security.

Friday, March 21, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE: A joint Australian-British statement called on Israel to allow the immediate, safe and unhindered entry of humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in Gaza.

Friday, March 21, 07:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli raids renewed on several areas in the Gaza Strip .

Friday, March 21, 03:15 am (GMT+2)

AXIOS: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could face widespread boycott from progressive lawmakers if he heeds an invitation to address the US Congress.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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