In Rafah, a strike on a displaced center kills dozens of people, which we know

In Rafah, a strike on a displaced center kills dozens of people, which we know
In Rafah, a strike on a displaced center kills dozens of people, which we know

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INTERNATIONAL – One “horrible massacre”. The Palestinian Civil Defense of the Gaza Strip indicated that this Sunday evening, May 26, at least 40 people were killed and 65 others injured by Israeli strikes on a center for displaced people near Rafah, in the south of this Palestinian territory. .

Egypt also condemned this Monday, May 27, a “deliberate bombing of Israeli forces”, in this area where, according to the Gaza Civil Defense, some 100,000 displaced people live. For its part, the Palestinian Red Crescent said it was carrying “ a large number of martyrs and injured after the occupation (Israel) targeted the tents of displaced people near the United Nations headquarters, northwest of Rafah.”

As you can see in our video above, Images from the Reuters news agency show shelters and tents engulfed in flames, as well as emergency workers pulling bodies from the rubble. Videos filmed this Monday morning also show many children and their families digging through the ashes and debris of the encampment.

“This atrocious massacre perpetrated by the Israeli occupying forces is a challenge to all international resolutions on legitimacy”wrote the Palestinian presidency in a statement, accusing Israel of having “ deliberately aimed” the Barkasat displaced persons camp, managed by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) northwest of Rafah.

Israel bombs despite warnings

Asked to react, the Israeli army indicated that“a plane struck a Hamas compound in Rafah where major Hamas terrorists were operating”. “The strike was carried out against legitimate targets under international law, through the use of precise munitions and on the basis of precise intelligence indicating the use of the area by Hamas”she said in a statement, adding “ are aware of reports that several civilians in the area have been injured”.

The IDF then claimed on its X to have killed in this “precise strike” two Hamas leaders: Yacine Rabia and Khaled Nagar.

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Earlier on Sunday, the Israeli military said at least eight rockets had been fired from Rafah towards areas in the center of the country. Hamas’ military wing confirmed it had targeted Tel Aviv. with a major barrage of rockets in response to Zionist massacres against civilians ».

Later in the day, the army said in a statement that its air force had carried out strikes on Rafah in response to the attacks. She added that her air force had struck a “ rocket launcher »which according to her was “ near two mosques in the Rafah region ».

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