The Israeli army shelled the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip overnight, killing at least 20 people, including children and women, according to Palestinian authorities, according to Al-Jazeera television. The Times of Israel (ToI) server, referring to the Palestinian media, talks about 12 dead in connection with the Israeli air attack on Rafah. He also reminded that the reports cannot be verified. The Israeli military has not commented.
Seven children and five women were also among the dead, according to Al-Jazeera. Rafah lies near the border with Egypt in the south of the Gaza Strip, where hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have evacuated in previous weeks following calls from the Israeli army. This month, however, it intensified the fighting in the south as well, and earlier, in addition to the ground operation, it also carried out airstrikes in this area, where a number of members of the terrorist movement Hamas fled from the north.
This morning, an Israeli drone strike also killed four people in Janin in the occupied West Bank, Haaretz reports, citing the Palestinian Ministry of Health. According to Israeli media, the army was targeting terrorists. According to Reuters, the attack took place in Janin and the refugee camp there, which was a stronghold of Palestinian armed groups in the past.