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Fighting rages in Rafah after first aid delivery via pier

Published : Sunday, 19 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 218

RAFAH, May 18: Heavy clashes and bombardment Saturday rocked Gazas southern city of Rafah as the Israeli military announced the first humanitarian aid had entered the besieged territory via a US-built pier.
The military said its air forces "struck over 70 targets" across the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours while ground troops "continue precise operations" in eastern Rafah.
More than 10 days into what the Israeli military called a "limited" operation in Rafah that sparked an exodus of Palestinians sheltering there, fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants has also flared again in Gazas north.
The Kuwaiti hospital said an overnight Israeli strike killed two people in a displacement camp in Rafah, with witnesses reporting heavy gunfire and shelling in the citys southeast and jets bombarding its eastern areas.
The army said its forces "conducted targeted raids" in Rafah and found weapons and explosives.
AFP correspondents, witnesses and medics said there were intense battles overnight in the northern Jabalia refugee camp, after the Israeli army reported on Friday "perhaps the fiercest" violence in the town in more than seven months of war.
Israeli forces "eliminated terrorists in a number of battles" in the Jabalia area and parts of central Gaza, the army said.    —AFP

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