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Israeli massacred in Gaza continued. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

The Israeli attack on the central region of the Gaza Strip continued, with scores of Palestinians killed and injured. 

Quoting a reserve officer, The Economist revealed that there are no rules of engagement in Gaza.

Citing sources familiar to the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported that an Iranian attack is expected in the next 48 hours. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 33,634 Palestinians have been killed, and 76,214 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Saturday, April 13, 12:15 am (GMT+2)

CNN (Citing US officials): The United States would try to intercept any projectile fired at Israel if possible.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli artillery shelling continues on the eastern areas of Jabalia refugee camp, north of Gaza City.

QUDS BRIGADES: We fired a rocket barrage at Sderot and the Gaza Strip in response to Israeli crimes in Gaza.

Friday, April 12, 11:00 pm (GMT+2)

AXIOS: Commander of US Central Command extends his visit to Israel.

REUTERS: Austrian Airlines cancels its flights to Iran until April 18.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli raids targeted the town of Beit Hanoun and the Tal al-Zaatar area in the northern Gaza Strip.

NYT: Iran has a huge arsenal of drones, some of which have a range of about 2,500 kilometers, and fly at low altitude to avoid radars.

HEZBOLLAH: We attacked with drones the Israeli Ramot Naftali base, which is located in the Upper Galilee near the Lebanese border.

Friday, April 12, 10:20 pm (GMT+2)

REUTERS: Germany called on its citizens to leave Iran, warning them of the risk of escalating tensions with Israel, as well as of the possibility of their arrest by Iranian authorities.

TELEGRAPH (quoting Western intelligence officials): Iran may bomb Israeli military buildings without targeting civilians.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli bombing targeted the Al-Fokhari area, southeast of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

US PRESIDENT: We are committed to Israel’s security and will support it, and Iran will not succeed. My expectations are that the Iranian response to Israel will be sooner rather than later.

US OFFICIAL (to Al-Jazeera): We are moving ships and planes in anticipation of an Iranian attack.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid targeted a house in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Friday, April 12, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

FINANCIAL TIMES (quoting diplomats): Israel may accept an Iranian response to the consulate attack in Damascus, if the losses are limited to material damage, but it will respond if there are casualties.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: The state of alert is at its peak. If Iran attacks, we have a long warning period that allows for preparation and air interception.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Five Palestinians were martyred and 30 others were injured as a result of an Israeli bombing of a residential area in Zarqa in central Gaza City.

NYT (quoting US official): Washington expects an Iranian attack against Israel greater than the recent attacks in the “long shadow war.”

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two people were killed in an Israeli bombing north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

HEZBOLLAH: argeted the Al-Samaqa site in the occupied Lebanese Kfar Shuba hills with appropriate weapons.

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE: We received distress calls to retrieve martyrs and injured in a bombing in Nuseirat.

ABC (quoting US officials): Iran has prepared more than 100 missiles for a possible strike on Israel.

Friday, April 12, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: Our defenses are ready and will deal with every threat and are ready to attack.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted enemy artillery in the Golan with dozens of Katyusha rockets.

ISRAELI MEDIA: More than 50 missiles were launched from southern Lebanon.

CHANNEL 12: The Home Front asks hospitals to prepare for fear of an Iranian response.

Friday, April 12, 6:45 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A child was killed by occupation bullets in the middle of the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: sirens sounded in several Israeli towns in the Upper Galilee after a suspected drone infiltration

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We dropped a military convoy of three Merkava tanks and two bulldozers in a minefield.

AXIOS: Washington asked Israel to inform it before any decision to respond to Iran’s attack.

ISRAELI ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF: We are following developments regarding Iran’s response.

US OFFICIAL (to Al-Jazeera): We are monitoring Iran’s mobilization of military capabilities for a possible attack on Israel.

JORDANIAN FM: The aggression against Gaza must be stopped and we warn of the consequences of the attack on Rafah.

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: We hold Washington and Tel Aviv responsible for committing any foolishness.

Friday, April 12, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

US OFFICIAL (to Al-Jazeera): There is a high possibility of an Iranian attack on Israel at the end of the week.

JOHN KIRBY: We and Israel take the Iranian threat seriously.

EU: The European Union imposes sanctions on Al-Qassam and the Al-Quds Brigades.

CHANNEL 12: Security consultations are taking place with the participation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Galant, along with members of the War Council, Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot, to discuss the possibilities of an Iranian response.

Friday, April 12, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two missiles were fired at an Israeli site in southern Lebanon.

THE GUARDIAN: Four German human rights organizations filed a lawsuit demanding that the government immediately cancel all arms sales to Israel.

BLOOMBERG (citing sources): Israel is preparing for a possible Iranian attack.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Misgav Am site with appropriate weapons and achieved a “direct hit.”

US OFFICIAL (to Al-Jazeera): We are monitoring the situation and cannot confirm reports of an Iranian attack today.

AL-JAZEERA: Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated in the center of the capital, Amman, denouncing the ongoing Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

Friday, April 12, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli raid targeted the east of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, today, resulting in the killing of a Palestinian.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The Israeli occupation army targeted 3 journalists today, Friday, during their media coverage in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

CHANNEL 14: the United States deployed a missile ship with high defensive and interception capabilities near the coast of Israel.

REUTERS: The Indian Foreign Ministry advised Indian citizens not to travel to Israel until further notice.

CBS (quoting US officials): An Iranian attack on Israel may occur today.

OXFAM: The charity Oxfam has called on the British government to immediately suspend the sale of all weapons and spare parts to Israel.

Friday, April 12, 1:00 pm (GMT+2)

SPANISH PM: We are ready to recognize the State of Palestine and more violence cannot be allowed in Gaza.

NORWEGIAN PM: Norway is ready to recognize a Palestinian state and support its membership in the United Nations.

AL-JAZEERA: The bodies of 6 martyrs and more than 70 wounded arrived at Al Awda Hospital in Nuseirat Camp since Friday morning.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two journalists were injured in an Israeli bombing targeting the north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

CHANNEL 12: ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is holding consultations today, Friday, with Defense Minister Yoav Galant and senior security leaders in anticipation of a possible Iranian attack.

Friday, April 12, 12:00 pm (GMT+2)

BRITISH FOREIGN OFFICE: The British Foreign Office called on its nationals in Israel to leave if their stay there is not necessary.

FRANCE: the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to return the families of diplomats in Tehran to France.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE: France advises its citizens not to travel to Iran, Israel, Lebanon, and the Palestinian territories.

UN OFFICE FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS: a team of its staff found extensive destruction in Khan Yunis and unexploded bombs weighing a thousand pounds.

WHO: 9,000 patients need treatment outside the Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI MEDIA: the army banned its members from traveling abroad without permission as part of its preparedness for a possible.

FINANCIAL TIMES: Washington warned Tehran against attacking American targets.

Friday, April 12, 11:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli warplanes launched an air strike targeting the vicinity of Al-Salhi Towers, north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 33,634 Palestinians have been killed, and 76,214 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

ISRAELI RESERVE OFFICER: The British Economist magazine quoted an unnamed Israeli reserve officer in the Gaza Strip as saying that the rules of engagement are not applied in the Strip and that the commander of any Israeli unit can consider anyone a terrorist.

AL-JAZEERA: The head of police operations in the North Gaza Governorate and his son were killed as a result of the bombing of their house in the Jabalia camp in the Gaza Strip.

Friday, April 12, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Israeli occupation army blew up a number of buildings north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip, amid clashes with the Palestinian resistance.

CHANNEL 12: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin assured his Israeli counterpart Yoav Gallant that Israel can rely entirely on America in confronting the threats of Iran and its agents in the region.

Friday, April 12, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: the Israeli army and the Israeli foreign intelligence (Mossad) have approved plans to target the heart of Iran if Tehran intends to bomb Israel from inside Iranian territory.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: At least 25 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli bombing that targeted a home for the Tabatibi family in the Sidra area of ​​the Daraj neighborhood in central Gaza City.

Friday, April 12, 07:45 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: At least 25 Palestinians killed in an Israeli bombing of the Tabatibi house in the Daraj neighborhood in Gaza City.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli helicopters are bombing the northern areas of Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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