Rafah, cut off from the world, waits for the sound of tanks in anguish – Libération

Rafah, cut off from the world, waits for the sound of tanks in anguish – Libération
Rafah, cut off from the world, waits for the sound of tanks in anguish – Libération

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The war between Hamas and Israelcase

This Monday, May 6, the Israeli army asked residents of the eastern neighborhoods, “around 100,000 people,” to evacuate the last city of Gaza in anticipation of a ground offensive.

The news came via leaflets, then messages on residents’ cell phones: the Israeli army announced, this Monday, May 6 in the morning, that it had asked civilians present in the eastern neighborhoods of the city of Rafah to evacuate the city in anticipation of a “attack in force” of his troops. The IDF has been preparing for several weeks for this operation, loudly demanded by the far right and supported in principle by a majority of Israelis. Only an agreement on the release of the hostages still held in the enclave seemed more important – but the chances of it being reached now seem slimmer than ever.

On Sunday afternoon, as pessimism set in over the ongoing negotiations in Cairo, Hamas launched around ten rockets at the Kerem Shalom checkpoint, where Israel had stationed soldiers from the 162nd division, ready to enter the enclave. Fired from Rafah, they hit their mark, killing four soldiers and wounding twelve others, three of them seriously. A few hours later, the c

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