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Israel continued to bomb Gaza. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli occupation forces continued to open fire to Palestinian families heading north and killed a five-year-old Palestinian girl. 

Four Israeli soldiers were wounded, one of them seriously, in a mine explosion in their vehicle near the border with Lebanon.

Iranian representative to the United Nations said that Israel will not respond as the international community calls on both parties to restraint and avoid further escalation. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 33,797 Palestinians have been killed, and 76,465 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Tuesday, April 16, 12:30 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Occupation forces surround a school housing displaced people in northern Gaza

IRANIAN ARMY: Any Israeli aggression will be met with a stronger response than before.

POLITICO (citing US officials): American pressure on Netanyahu regarding Gaza will not decrease.

Monday, April 15, 9:30 pm (GMT+2)

AMIR ABDOLLAHIAN: “If the Israeli entity undertakes any adventure, our response will be faster, stronger and broader”.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY SPOKESMAN: The mass grave in Al-Shifa bears witness to genocide

KAN: There is a preparation to respond to the Iranian attack within a short time, and expectations of an additional Iranian response.

WAFA: Two Palestinians were killed as a result of being shot by settlers.

KAN: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to receive calls from foreign leaders after the Iranian attack on Israel, for fear that he would be exposed to pressure that would prevent him from responding to the attack.

Monday, April 15, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

HAARETZ: International pressure affects Israel’s decision regarding Iran.

CHANNEL 12: The response will be in a way that Washington accepts and is not likely to drag the region into war.

JOHN KIRBY: Reports that we received early warning from Iran before it responded to Israel are false.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: Nevatim base was subjected to 4 minor strikes.

Monday, April 15, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli raid targeted the town of Mays al-Jabal in southern Lebanon.

HERZI HALEVY: Halevy visited the Nevatim military base in the Negev – which was targeted by the Iranian attack on Saturday night – and said that “firing missiles at Israel will be met with a response.”

US OFFICIAL (to Al-Jazeera): We continue our efforts to prevent further escalation, but the decision rests with Israel.

NBC (quoting Israeli official): A response to the Iranian attack may be imminent, and that any response would be coordinated with Washington.

REUTERS: United Airlines cancels its flights to Tel Aviv.

US OFFICIAL: Israel may resort to attacking targets deep inside Iran.

Monday, April 15, 7:00 pm (GMT+2)

IRAQI PM: Our views with Washington may differ regarding events in the region.

BIDEN: We are committed to a ceasefire that will return the hostages and prevent the conflict from expanding.

US STATE DEPARTMENT: The US State Department expressed its increasing concern about violence against Palestinian civilians and their property in the West Bank.

AL-JAZEERA: an intense Israeli artillery bombardment targeted Lebanese territory, and that the bombing hit the vicinity of the towns of Shebaa and Rashaya al-Fakhar in southern Lebanon.

Monday, April 15, 6:15 pm (GMT+2)

NYT: Israel is considering response options ranging from diplomacy to an imminent strike.

AL-JAZEERA: Four missiles were fired at the Israeli radar site in Shebaa Farms.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: the Rafah operation is still on the table, and “we still have to complete it successfully.”

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, it will conduct maneuvers in Central Galilee and Upper Galilee as part of what it described as preparations for threats from various fronts.

LEBANESE PM: Lebanon cannot remain silent about Israeli attacks.

FRANCE: We summoned the Iranian ambassador and assured him of our condemnation of the attack on Israel.

ISRAELI MINISTER OF CULTURE: Israel decided to reduce the intensity of the fighting in Gaza, because it wants to reach an exchange deal.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a gathering of enemy soldiers and left them dead and wounded.

Monday, April 15, 5:00 pm (GMT+2)

KAN: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with opposition leaders regarding tensions with Iran has been postponed due to his busy schedule.

WALLA: Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant informed his American counterpart, Lloyd Austin, that there must be a response to the Iranian attack.

IRAN: If Israel embarks on a new adventure, our response will be faster and stronger.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: the Israeli occupation army blew up a number of homes near the Wadi Gaza area, north of the Nuseirat camp.

Monday, April 15, 4:15 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army announced that it lost a drone that fell near Nablus in the West Bank today, indicating that the incident is under investigation.

AL-JAZEERA: 14 bodies were recovered from Al-Shifa Courtyard and areas in Khan Yunis.

BLINKEN: We do not seek to escalate tensions in the Middle East.

WSJ (quoting Western officials): We expect Israel to respond quickly to Iran’s attack.

CHANNEL 12: The war council meeting ended without a statement.

AL-JAZEERA: A missile was fired from southern Lebanon towards an Israeli position in the vicinity of the Matat settlement in the Upper Galilee.

ISRAEL HAYOM: Netanyahu requests a meeting with opposition leaders to inform them of developments in the Iranian attack.

CNN: Israel delayed its attack on Rafah to study a response to Iran.

ISRAELI FINANCE MINISTRY: The war on the Gaza Strip led to an increase in debt to 200% last year.

Monday, April 15, 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Two children were killed and a number of Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation army bullets north of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

MSBNC (quoting John Kirby): Biden discussed with the leaders of the G7 a unified diplomatic response to Iran.

CNN (citing Israeli officials): he Israeli War Council is determined to respond to Iran’s attack and its members are discussing the timing and scope of the response.

Monday, April 15, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN: Hamas and Iran are seeking escalation.

LAPID: Netanyahu’s government will bring us ruin and must be overthrown.

GERMAN FM: The German Foreign Ministry spokesman said that his country summoned Tehran’s ambassador to Berlin on Monday morning against the backdrop of the attack launched by Iran on Israel with missiles and drones.

SAUDI FM: We support the necessity of seeking a sustainable truce that leads to a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the lifting of the siege on it.

Monday, April 15, 1:00 pm (GMT+2)

UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS: The destruction of buildings in Gaza is the highest in history.

HEZBOLLAH: Our fighters detonated an explosive device belonging to the Israeli occupation army, from the Golani Brigade, that crossed the border into Lebanon. It confirmed that its fighters killed and wounded members of the force.

IRANIAN FM: Iran’s Foreign Ministry denies coordination with any party regarding the attack on Israel.

Monday, April 15, 12:00 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in several Israeli towns in the Western Galilee near the border with Lebanon, and explained that the occupation authorities suspect that a drone has infiltrated the area.

ISRAELI ARMY: We bombed Hezbollah sites in southern Lebanon.

Monday, April 15, 11:30 am (GMT+2)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 33,797 Palestinians have been killed, and 76,465 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: Malak Haniyeh, the granddaughter of Hamas’ political bureau leader, Ismail Haniyeh, died of her wounds.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A Palestinian was killed and 3 others were injured as a result of an Israeli bombing targeting Palestinian civilians in the Ard al-Mufti area, north of Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip.

REUTERS (citing Iranian source): Tehran informed Washington through countries including Qatar, Turkey and Switzerland of the scheduled day to launch its attack on Israel.

NBC (quoting US official): Nine missiles hit two Israeli air bases in the Negev during the Iranian attack. The official, described as high-ranking, confirmed that five missiles hit the Nevatim base, damaging a transport plane, a runway, and storage facilities.

AL-AWDA HOSPITAL: We received four dead bodies and 13 wounded from the Nuseirat refugee camp in the last 24 hours.

Monday, April 15, 10:30 am (GMT+2)

CHINESE FM: The Chinese Foreign Ministry called on both Iran and Israel to maintain calm and restraint and avoid further escalation.

GERMANY’S FM: Israel must resort to diplomacy now to preserve the “defensive victory” it achieved during the Iranian attack on it.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Four Israeli soldiers were injured in a mine explosion in their vehicle near the border with Lebanon, and stated that the condition of one of them was serious.

IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN: Our response to Israel was logical and responsible.

FINANCIAL TIMES: The European Union is discussing imposing new economic sanctions on Iran.

IRAN’S REPRESENTATIVE TO UN: Israel will not respond to our attack.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich said that Israel must control Gaza militarily and operationally so that it can develop moderate local forces.

Monday, April 15, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

KLM: The company has canceled all flights to and from Tel Aviv until tomorrow.

BRITISH FM: Cameron urged Israel not to escalate, and said that Britain would consider imposing more sanctions on Iran.

MACRON: We must convince Israel not to respond to Iran’s attack.

REUTERS: European Aviation Agency: We recommend caution in Iranian airspace.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: A five-year-old girl died in the Gaza Strip from injuries she sustained as a result of targeting her and her family by the Israeli occupation forces during their attempt to return to the northern Gaza Strip.

Monday, April 15, 08:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation army’s artillery and gunboats were firing on Al-Rashid Street in the Strip to prevent displaced Palestinians from returning to their homes in Gaza City.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation forces launched a raid on a house east of the Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Two people were injured as a result of the occupation forces shooting at displaced people in Gaza.

ISRAELI ARMY: the Air Force intercepted a drone tonight that crossed Israeli airspace from the east.

Monday, April 15, 06:00 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: international and domestic flights have been resumed at Imam Khomeini and Mehrabad airports in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Monday, April 15, 04:30 am (GMT+2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The Israeli occupying forces launched artillery shelling in the western areas of Gaza City. Artillery shelling also renewed on the north of the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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