Two rescuers killed in Israeli strike targeting their vehicle in Rafah

Two rescuers killed in Israeli strike targeting their vehicle in Rafah
Two rescuers killed in Israeli strike targeting their vehicle in Rafah

AA / Gaza / Muhammad Majed

The Gaza Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that two rescue workers were killed in an Israeli strike targeting their vehicle belonging to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in the town of Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip. .

This is what emerges from a press release from the ministry specifying that ”two Red Crescent rescuers were killed following an Israeli strike against their vehicle which was trying to reach the injured in the area of ​​the roundabout from Abu Al-Saeed to Tal Al-Sultan, west of Rafah.

According to the ministry, “these are Haitham Tabassi and Suhail Rasras, two rescuers from the Palestinian Red Crescent.”

This comes after the Red Crescent Society said on Platform X that “the Israeli occupation deliberately targeted their ambulance in the Tal Al-Sultan area of ​​Rafah,” noting that “the fate of its team help remains unknown.

Since the start of the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip on October 7, the army has targeted Gaza’s hospitals and health system, and has put many hospitals out of service, endangering the lives of the sick. and injured people.

The Israeli army has been carrying out a military operation in Rafah since May 6, despite regional and international warnings of possible catastrophic consequences.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Israel to immediately suspend its military offensive against Rafah, which began on May 6 against the city in the south of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and its population have led to the forced displacement of around 1.9 million Palestinians within the besieged enclave, including 1.4 million who have sought refuge in the cut-off town of Rafah. two via the Philadelphia Road, a security corridor that marks the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

Israel continues its war declared on October 7 against the Hamas movement, despite the Attorney General of the International Criminal Court (ICC) requesting the issuance of international arrest warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and his Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant for “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity”, and despite a resolution adopted by the Security Council calling for an “immediate ceasefire.”

*Translated from Arabic by Hajer Cherni

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