More than 50 people killed in Israeli strikes on Rafah

Feb 12, 2024

New Delhi: At least 52 people were were killed in a series of heavy air strikes on a densely populated area of Refa in the south Gaza early Monday, according to the Hamas-run region's health ministry.
The attacks caused considerable damage and smoke could be seen rising over the city. Rafah, which currently houses more than half of Gaza's population, has become a refuge for those fleeing bombing in other parts of the Strip. The Hamas government said the attacks targeted 14 houses and three mosques in different areas of Rafah.
In response to the incident, the Israeli military issued a statement on Monday confirming that it had carried out a series of strikes on what it referred to as “terrorist targets” in the Shaboura area of ​​southern Gaza. The army further said that the attacks have been completed. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the army to be ready for a ground attack on Rafah, considered the last major population center in Gaza where Israeli troops have been held since the conflict began following Hamas attacks on October 7. Has not entered yet.
The situation in Rafah is dire, with an estimated 1.4 million Palestinians seeking refuge in the city. Many people are living in tents, and essential resources such as food, water and medicine are becoming increasingly scarce. Increasing violence and displacement of civilians has created a humanitarian crisis in the region.
“At least 52 people have lost their lives in heavy air strikes on Rafah. The situation in the city is critical, with thousands of people seeking shelter and limited access to essential resources,” the statement quoted the health ministry of the Hamas-run region as saying. “

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