What do we know about strike on Rafah?

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   May 28, 2024   Update on : May 28, 2024

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At least 45 people, including women and children, have been killed in an Israeli air strike on a tent camp for displaced Palestinians in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

Video footage of the incident on Sunday night in the Tal al-Sultan area showed a large explosion and intense fires, reports BBC citing the Hamas-run health ministry.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it had killed two senior “Hamas terrorists” and was investigating the circumstances of the deaths of civilians.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu termed the Rafah strike a “tragedy”.

Hamas had fired eight rockets from Rafah, hours earlier, towards Tel Aviv — the first long-range attack on the city since January.

At least 800,000 people fled Rafah since the beginning of the ground operation conducted by Israel’s military three weeks ago. However, hundreds of thousands are still believed to be sheltering there.

In a separate development, Egypt’s military on Monday said it was investigating a shooting near the border with Gaza, just south of Rafah, where a member of Egypt’s security forces was killed.

The Israeli military, who has seized control of the Gaza side of the Rafah border crossing, said it was discussing a shooting incident with Egypt’s authorities.

The Red Crescent in Palestine meanwhile said the air strike targeted tents of displaced people near a UN facility in Tal al-Sultan, which was about 2km north-west of the centre of Rafah.


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