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New Israeli strikes on “humanitarian zone” in Rafah kill 21 Palestinians

Israeli forces on Tuesday evening targeted the tents of displaced Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, killing 21 and wounding others, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza.

Israeli warplanes struck the al-Mawasi area near Rafah, which had been designated a “humanitarian zone”, with several missiles, killing at least 21 people and wounding others, mostly children and women.

Within the last 48 hours, the occupation forces killed 72 displaced people living in tents housing the displaced people in the Israeli-designated “safe zone”.

Tuesday’s strikes follow Sunday’s widely condemned Israeli attack on the camps of the displaced people in Rafah, which killed at least 45 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and wounded some 250 others.

The series of bloodbaths comes just four days after the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to halt its military offensive in Rafah.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) announced that over a million civilians fled Rafah since the Israel ground offensive against the city, at a time when medical sources said that all hospitals in the Rafah governorate have ceased function, except for the Tall Sultan Maternity Hospital.

Israel has been waging a devastating war on Gaza since October 7, killing at least 36,096 Palestinians and injuring over 81,136 others.

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