Israel-Gaza war live: Aid groups ‘horrified’ by Israeli strike on camp housing displaced people in Rafah | Israel-Gaza war

Aid organizations respond to Rafah attackAid organizations express being “appalled” by an Israeli attack on tents accommodating displaced individuals in the southern city of Rafah, resulting in at least 35 casualties.Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stated that numerous deceased and injured individuals were transported to a trauma stabilization point supported by the association.The humanitarian group declared in a post on X:
We are appalled by this tragic occurrence, which highlights yet again that no place is secure.
The Hamas-governed media office in Gaza previously stated the assault struck a center operated by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees near Rafah, describing it as a “horrific massacre.”Footage from the site depicted extensive devastation at the camp with a massive blaze engulfing the vicinity. The Israeli military asserted its air force targeted a Hamas facility, executed with “accurate ammunition and based on precise intelligence.”Israel’s military declared it has eliminated Yassin Rabia and Khaled Nagar, both high-ranking officials for the Palestinian militant group in the occupied West Bank, reports Agence France-Presse.It further stated:
… acknowledging reports indicating that the resulting strike and ensuing fire caused harm to several civilians in the vicinity. The incident is under evaluation.
Israel’s military announced at least eight rockets were launched towards central parts of the country from Rafah, with strikes hitting the commercial center of Tel Aviv for the first time in several months.

ShareUpdated at 08.00 BSTKey developmentsShow key events onlyPlease enable JavaScript to use this functionalityEU foreign policy chief criticizes continued military operation in RafahThe EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, remarked that Israel is continuing its military operation in southern Gaza despite a mandate from the International Court of Justice urging an immediate halt.Borrell stated that the world court’s decision must be upheld before a meeting of EU foreign ministers, further mentioning he would also aim to facilitate a political consensus on introducing an exclusive EU border assistance delegation for the Rafah border crossing.ShareThe Palestinian Red Crescent reported its medical teams transported “a significant number” of deceased and injured individuals in the Rafah assaults.The organization added that the location of the strike had been identified by Israel as a humanitarian zone, emphasizing “residents were compelled into evacuating to it.”A spokesperson mentioned that the death count is anticipated to increase as search and rescue operations persist in Rafah’s Tal al-Sultan district, about 2km (1.2 miles) north-west of the city center.“Currently, numerous individuals are still trapped beneath the flames and among the tents devastated by the bombardment.”

ShareAid organizations respond to Rafah attackAid organizations express being “appalled” by an Israeli attack on tents accommodating displaced individuals in the southern city of Rafah, resulting in at least 35 casualties.Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stated that numerous deceased and injured individuals were transported to a trauma stabilization point supported by the association.The humanitarian group declared in a post on X:
We are appalled by this tragic occurrence, which highlights yet again that no place is secure.
The Hamas-governed media office in Gaza previously stated the assault struck a center operated by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees near Rafah, describing it as a “horrific massacre.”Footage from the site depicted extensive devastation at the camp with a massive blaze engulfing the vicinity. The Israeli military asserted its air force targeted a Hamas facility, executed with “accurate ammunition and based on precise intelligence.”Israel’s military declared it has eliminated Yassin Rabia and Khaled Nagar, both high-ranking officials for the Palestinian militant group in the occupied West Bank, reports Agence France-Presse.It further stated:
… acknowledging reports indicating that the resulting strike and ensuing fire caused harm to several civilians in the vicinity. The incident is under evaluation.
Israel’s military announced at least eight rockets were launched towards central parts of the country from Rafah, with strikes hitting the commercial center of Tel Aviv for the first time in several months.

ShareUpdated at 08.00 BSTWelcome and opening summaryIt’s 9:16am in Gaza and Tel Aviv. Welcome to our ongoing live coverage of Israel’s conflict in Gaza and the broader Middle East turmoil. I’m Reged Ahmad and I’ll be keeping you updated for the upcoming hours.Aid organizations express being “appalled” by an Israeli attack on tents accommodating displaced individuals in the southern city of Rafah, resulting in at least 35 casualties.Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stated that numerous deceased and injured individuals were transported to a trauma stabilization point supported by the association.The humanitarian group declared in a statement:
We are appalled by this tragic occurrence, which highlights yet again that no place is secure.
Footage from the site depicted an immense fire in the vicinity.Israel’s military proclaimed its aircraft “targeted a Hamas facility in Rafah”, eliminating Yassin Rabia and Khaled Nagar, both high-ranking officials for the Palestinian militant group in the occupied West Bank, reports Agence France-Presse.It further stated:
… acknowledging reports indicating that the resulting strike and ensuing fire caused harm to several civilians in the vicinity. The incident is under evaluation.
Israel’s military announced on Sunday at least eight rockets were launched towards central regions of the country from Rafah, with strikes hitting the commercial center of Tel Aviv for the first time in several months.More on that shortly, but first, here’s an overview of the latest updates:
Seventy organizations have appealed to all pertinent bodies and global institutions to formally declare a famine in the Gaza Strip, where there is a swift escalation of starvation, according to the Geneva-based Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor. It stated that food insecurity is worsening across the enclave due to Israel’s use of starvation as a “tactic of war” against the Palestinian populace – something the organizations allege is part of an ethnic cleansing. The entity stated food security levels have significantly decreased due to the Israeli army’s campaign in Rafah which commenced in early May.
Hamas’s armed faction al-Qassam Brigades stated it initiated a “large missile” operation on Tel Aviv on Sunday as the Israeli military triggered alarms in the central city warning of potential incoming rockets. In an announcement on its Telegram channel, al-Qassam Brigades stated the rockets were launched in reprisal for what it labeled “Zionist massacres against civilians”. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage in what seemed to be the first long-range rocket attack from Gaza since January.
At least 35,984 Palestinian individuals have perished and 80,643 sustained injuries in Israeli strikes on Gaza since 7 October, Gaza’s health ministry stated in a communiqué.
Amnesty International on Monday urged the international criminal court to investigate as war crimes three recent Israeli strikes that killed 44 Palestinian civilians, including 32 children. Amnesty stated three Israeli strikes – one on the al-Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza on 16 April, and two on Rafah in southern Gaza on 19 and 20 April – are “further evidence of a broader pattern of war crimes” committed by the Israeli military in Gaza, reports AFP.
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