April 19, 2024

News Collective

Complete New Zealand News World

The war between Israel and Gaza live |  Israel kills at least eight people in its bombing of Rafah, the last refuge for more than a million Gazans |  international

The war between Israel and Gaza live | Israel kills at least eight people in its bombing of Rafah, the last refuge for more than a million Gazans | international

Israel caused the death of at least eight people in its bombing of Rafah, the last refuge in Gaza for more than a million people.

This morning, Israeli forces bombed Rafah, the last city in the Gaza Strip at the southern end of the Strip and on the border with Egypt, which has become a buffer zone for more than a million people who have fled the north to protect themselves from Israeli attacks. The attack led to the deaths of at least eight people. According to what was reported by the Qatari Al Jazeera channel. Although the Palestinian News Agency “Wafa” raised the number of victims to at least 13. The media reported dozens of casualties in the bombing of two buildings.

The attack on this city located in the south of the Gaza Strip comes after Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant announced on Thursday that his forces will head to Rafah in the coming days after almost reaching the targets set in Khan Yunis. South), where the ground operation has been focused for weeks, and where Hamas' infrastructure has already been dismantled. Yesterday, Friday, a number of eyewitnesses told Reuters news agency that Israeli forces bombed the outskirts of Rafah.

More than half of Gaza's 2.3 million people are now homeless and overcrowded in the city bordering Egypt. Tens of thousands have arrived in the last days from Khan Yunis in particular, carrying their belongings in their arms and pulling children in carts.

On Friday, the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs expressed its concern about the Israeli military attack on the southern Gaza Strip. “Thousands of Palestinians continued to flee to the south, which already contains more than half of the population of about 2.3 million people. “Rafah is a pressure cooker of despair,” warned Jens Laerke, the organization’s spokesman.

See also  Details are presented at the Paraguayan Congress on the Census

After four months of war, Gazans in the region are living without a roof under which they can find shelter, with the collapse of the health system, with barely any food or water, without electricity or fuel, and at the expense of the harsh winter. “In every corner of Rafah, you can find internally displaced people sleeping in the streets, without protection, suffering from heavy rain and cold. “We cannot take it anymore, we are very tired,” Karim, an NGO employee who, for security reasons, prefers , did not publish further data about him yesterday in letters to this newspaper.