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28 May 2024

Israel Hamas war: Tanks move into central Rafah as thousands flee

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The Israeli military appears to have stepped up its operations in Rafah – despite the warnings of its allies, and global outrage over the deaths of 45 people following a strike close to a refugee camp on Sunday night.

Today, Gazan health officials said a new strike on a cluster of tents killed at least 21, and injured scores more.

The IDF has denied carrying out any attacks in the area.

This latest incident happened in the al-Mawasi coastal area – where Israel had advised civilians to take shelter.

Meanwhile, Israeli tanks and armoured vehicles were spotted close to the Al-Awda Mosque – right in the heart of Rafah.