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Almost 2 million people are displaced in Gaza. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israel and the United States said they expect an Iranian response ‘sooner than later’ and they are ready to confront it. 

While Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu reduced the powers of the negotiating team, Israeli forces continued to carry out attacks on central Gaza, particularly on the Nuseirat refugee camp.

Following the launch of rockets from Lebanon, Israeli raids targeted several areas in southern Lebanon.

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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Sunday, April 14, O1:40 am (GMT+2)

IRGC (Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps): We targeted Israeli military camps and hit our targets precisely.

Sunday, April 14, O1:30 am (GMT+2)

IRGC (Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps): We warn the administration that any involvement in targeting Iran’s interests will be met with a decisive response. America is responsible for the actions of the Zionist entity and must bear the consequences if it is not controlled.

IRAN: Iran’s defense minister has warned against Israel carrying out any counterattacks after Tehran fired missiles and drones at it.

IRNA: Iran’s state news agency IRNA quoted Ashtiani as saying that any country that attacked Iran would receive a “firm response”.

WSJ: The Wall Street Journal quoted Western and French officials as saying that the French navy had deployed forces to defend Israel.

REUTERS: Jordanian fighter jets fired on dozens of Iranian drones in northern and central Jordan on their way to Israel.


Sunday, April 14, O1:15 am (GMT+2)

AL-MAYADEEN, MEDIA: Sirens are sounded in the Upper Galilee, Beersheba, the Negev, the coastal plain of Haifa, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem.

KAN: The United States and Arab countries participated in intercepting Iranian drones launched towards Israel.

Sunday, April 14, 12:35 am (GMT+2)

AL-MAYADEEN: Iran’s Mission to the United Nations: Iran’s military action was in response to Israel’s aggression against our diplomatic premises in Damascus.

Sunday, April 14, 12:25 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: We call on residents of the Golan, Nabatim, Dimona and Eilat to stay near the shelters.

Sunday, April 14, 12:20 am (GMT+2)

Sunday, April 14, 12:20 am (GMT+2)

ISRAEL’S CHANNEL 12: Senior officials in President Joe Biden’s administration have asked the Israeli government to discuss any Israeli response to the Iranian attack with Washington.

BRITISH MEDIA: UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron: Iran’s reckless attacks on Israel will only inflame tensions in the Middle East. We call on the Iranian regime to stop this dangerous escalation, which is in no one’s interest.

NYT (Citing Israeli officials): We expect sites in the Golan and an air base in the Negev desert to be targeted.

Sunday, April 14, 12:00 am (GMT+2)

ABC (Citing Israeli official): Iran is targeting only military sites.

AL-JAZEERA: Dozens of rockets were fired from southern Lebanon towards the Galilee and the occupied Golan.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Ambry Maritime Security Company says drones were launched by from Yemen towards Israel.

ISRAEL’S CHANNEL 12: British fighter jets had taken off from Cyprus to intercept drones and missiles launched from Iran towards Israel.

ABC (Citing US sources): Iranian attack will include between 400 and 500 drones that will be launched towards Israel, in addition to missiles.

NOOR NEWS (Iranian news website): As Iranian drones approach Israel, the main part of the ‘compound attack’ will begin.

Saturday, April 13, 11:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: Iranian drones expected to reach Israel by 2 AM.

Al-MAYADEEN: No Israeli warplanes over Gaza.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: The Israeli army is now carrying out a large-scale attack in the heart of Lebanon.

IRAN: The X account of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei republished a post saying, “the malicious Zionist entity will be punished.”

WHITE HOUSE: US President Joe Biden will hold a meeting with the secretaries of defense and state, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the national security adviser.

KAN: The Israel Broadcasting Corporation said that Israel decided to close the airspace until seven in the morning.

Saturday, April 13, 10:45 pm (GMT+2)

IRGC (Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps): Retaliatory Attack on Israel includes tens of drones and missiles.

IRANIAN TV: Iran officially declares the start of an attack on Israel.

ISRAELI MEDIA: A third wave of Iranian drones launched towards Israel.

Saturday, April 13, 9:50 pm (GMT+2)

AL-MAYADEEN: Israel will close its air space starting at 1 am Jerusalem time.

ISRAELI MEDIA: the mini-ministerial council will hold its emergency meeting tonight in a fortified underground building at the Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv, to discuss the possible Iranian attack.

MAARIV: The Israeli Foreign Minister postpones a visit to Hungary and Austria.

ISRAELI RADIO: the mini-ministerial council is holding an emergency meeting tonight to discuss the possibility of Iran launching an attack on Israel.

Saturday, April 13, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

JORDANIAN AVIATION REGULATORY AUTHORITY: The Jordanian Aviation Regulatory Authority announced the temporary and precautionary closure of the country’s airspace to aircraft movement, starting tonight.

AL-JAZEERA: Protest leaders in Tel Aviv announced the end of their demonstration demanding the conclusion of a prisoner exchange deal and the early dismissal of the government, due to new instructions from the Israeli Home Front, which banned gatherings for two days.

ISRAELI HOME FRONT: The Home Front in Israel announced the cancellation of educational activities and the ban on gatherings of more than a thousand people, starting tonight and for two days, as part of preparations to confront an expected Iranian response to the consulate attack in Damascus.

SMOTRICH: Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, leader of the Religious Zionism Party, said that he is strengthening his commitment to settlement “in all areas of the Land of Israel”.

US OFFICIAL (to Al-Jazeera): We are deeply concerned about the possibility of Iran launching a large-scale attack on Israel at dawn on Sunday.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: Israel suspends classes starting tonight.

Saturday, April 13, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

HAMAS: We have delivered our response and confirm our readiness to conclude an exchange deal.

US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: Austin confirms Washington’s support for Israel against any Iranian attacks.

Saturday, April 13, 7:15 pm (GMT+2)

WHITE HOUSE: “Iran must release the seized ship immediately”.

ISRAELI MEDIA: A demonstration was held in Tel Aviv to protest the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to demand early elections and the conclusion of a prisoner exchange deal with the Palestinian resistance.

WHITE HOUSE: US President Joe Biden returns to Washington, cutting short his weekend to consult with the national security team about events in the Middle East.


The West Bank is at the heart of the Zionist plan and the occupation wants to swallow the rights of our people.

The Palestinian Authority must immediately stop security coordination with the occupation.

Saturday, April 13, 6:30 pm (GMT+2)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters bombed Israeli occupation soldiers and vehicles stationed in the vicinity of the Malik military site north of Nuseirat with mortar shells.

BRITISH DEFENSE MINISTER: Iran’s seizure of the MSC Aries cargo ship is unacceptable and a flagrant violation of international law.

HEZBOLLAH: Hezbollah announced it targeted several Israeli sites, including Pranit Barracks, Adathar forest, Efen Menachem settlement.

US EMBASSY IN BEIRUT: The US Embassy in Beirut renewed its call on American citizens to be cautious and avoid going to the Lebanese-Israeli border.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Families of Israeli prisoners accuse Netanyahu of thwarting the deal.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: The government media office in Gaza announced that the Israeli occupation has committed nearly 3,000 massacres since the start of the aggression on the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli occupation army launched two raids on the vicinity of the towns of Tair Harfa and Alma Shaab in southern Lebanon.

Saturday, April 13, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 12: Four missiles were launched from southern Lebanon towards Upper Galilee.

HAMAS: “Settler attacks require the leadership of the Authority and the security services in the West Bank to be on alert and exercise their role to protect our people.”

ISLAMIC JIHAD MOVEMENT: The resistance will defend our people in the West Bank.

GOVERNOR OF NABLUS: We call on the people to activate the popular guard committees.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The bodies of 13 Palestinians were recovered in Khan Yunis today.

KAN: An Israeli was injured as a result of a drone explosion launched by Hezbollah.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We sniped an Israeli soldier in Khan Yunis.

Saturday, April 13, 4:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER: Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant said that the settlers must give way to the security services to search for who killed the settler.

CNN: the network’s crew witnessed dozens of settlers entering the Palestinian village of Al-Mughayir in the occupied West Bank.

PRCS: 16 Palestinians were injured in confrontations with the occupation and settlers in a number of villages in Ramallah and Nablus. settlers were on alert near Palestinian villages and towns after the body of a settler was found east of Ramallah.

Saturday, April 13, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Members of the Palestinian resistance opened fire on a military checkpoint near the town of Huwwara, south of the city of Nablus in the West Bank.

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: Israel disabled 32 hospitals in the Gaza Strip out of 35.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced the bombing of 4 Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon, and said that among the targets were military buildings.

Saturday, April 13, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

MSC: MSC, a subsidiary of the Zodiac Group, which owns the detained ship, stated that the Iranian authorities detained the ship while it was crossing the Strait of Hormuz, and explained that the ship’s crew consists of 25 individuals and they are communicating with the relevant authorities to ensure their safety and the return of the ship.

ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER: I call on the free world to declare the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization and impose sanctions on Iran.

ISRAELI MILITARY SPOKESMAN: Iran will bear the consequences if it chooses further escalation. Israel is in a state of high readiness to confront any Iranian aggression and is ready to respond.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 33,686 Palestinians have been killed, and 76,309 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Saturday, April 13, 1:00 pm (GMT+2)

IRNA AGENCY: The Revolutionary Guard stopped the ship “MSC Aris” by carrying out a military landing operation near the Strait of Hormuz. The ship is currently being transferred to Iranian waters.

TASNIM NEWS AGENCY: The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Navy today detained “a cargo ship belonging to the Zionist regime in the Gulf.”

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: The ship that was attacked by Iranian forces near the Strait of Hormuz was partly owned by an Israeli entity.

Saturday, April 13, 12:20 am (GMT+2)

RNN: Fierce battles are underway on the outskirts of northern Nusseirat camp for the third day in a row.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: a number of people were wounded in continuous Israeli bombing of the new camp, north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in several Israeli towns in the Hula Plain and Upper Galilee near the Lebanese border on suspicion of infiltration.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Yair Lapid called on Israelis to take part in tonight’s demonstrations demanding the conclusion of an exchange deal with Hamas.

Saturday, April 13, 10:30 am (GMT+2)

CHANNEL: Netanyahu reduced the powers of the Israeli negotiating team.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: Our fighters took control of an Israeli Skylark drone in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Saturday, April 13, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli warplanes launched a raid north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

WALLA: Members of the military and Shin Bet came together to create an artificial intelligence digital map of tunnels in Gaza.

Saturday, April 13, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: Our forces recently bombed a “large military compound” of Hezbollah in the Al-Rayhan area in southern Lebanon.

Saturday, April 13, 06:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Two Israeli raids targeted the Iqlim al-Tuffah area in southern Lebanon.

ISRAELI RADIO: Israel rules out an Iranian attack on it from within Iran, and it is prepared to confront any possible attack.

Saturday, April 13, 05:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation continues artillery shelling and lighting bombs north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Saturday, April 13, 04:00 am (GMT+2)

CNN (quoting senior US officials): Washington expects Iran to carry out strikes against targets inside Israel.

Saturday, April 13, 01:00 am (GMT+2)

CANADIAN FM: Canada advises its citizens to avoid traveling to the West Bank and Israel.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli aircraft bombed a residential building in the Samar area in central Gaza City.

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 Jabaliya refugee camp, north of Gaza City.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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