At least 35 Palestinians have died in the last 24 hours due to Israeli attacks in Rafah, the southern tip of the Gaza Strip, where the Israeli Army began a military operation last Monday, May 6, and ordered the evacuation of the civilian population from the part. east of the city.

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In addition, 129 people were injured in the attacks in Rafah, where some 1.5 million Gazans displaced by violence are taking refuge, according to Palestinian medical sources.

“The Israel Defense Forces are carrying out a precise counter-terrorism operation in specific areas of eastern Rafah. Terrorists were eliminated and underground wells and infrastructure were located in different areas.”indicated a statement from the Israeli Army.

In armed clashes on the last day, troops “they eliminated terrorists” and began the process to “dismantle terrorist infrastructure,” said the Army, which on Tuesday took control of the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing, which connects the enclave with Egypt.

The Army claimed to be relying on intelligence information to capture Hamas militants operating in the area with targeted raidssince Israel assures that four battalions of the Islamist group remain in that southern area of ​​the enclave.

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In an interview with the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, Israeli Army spokesman Daniel Hagari indicated that Hamas troops remaining in the Strip will now likely move north and regroup there, although he promised that his troops “will return and operate.” wherever it is needed.”

The international community, including the US, has insistently warned about the catastrophic consequences that a large-scale military operation would havewhere more than half of the entire Gazan population is concentrated.

At the moment, Israel has ordered the evacuation of some 100,000 people from eastern Rafah, who have had to move to Mawasi, an area already saturated with displaced people. In addition to the operation in Rafah, Israeli aviation attacked more than 100 terrorist targets throughout the Strip, “including military structures, observation posts, launching points and additional military infrastructure.”

The official Palestinian Wafa agency reported Israeli bombings in the Geneina neighborhood, east of Rafah, but also in the west of the city, causing several deaths. Wafa also points out that two women killed in artillery attacks in the city of Khuzaa, in the east of Khan Yunis. In addition, Israeli artillery and helicopters also attacked the Zaytun neighborhood of Gaza City; as well as Mughraqa, in the center, the Palestinian agency noted.


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