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Israeli forces move deeper into Rafah in night of heavy battle

Published : Thursday, 23 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 234

CAIRO, May 22: Israeli tanks advanced to the edge of a crowded district in the heart of Rafah on Wednesday during one of the most intense nights of bombardment of the southern Gaza city since Israel launched its offensive there this month.

Israels assault on Rafah on Gazas southern edge has set hundreds of thousands of people fleeing what had been a refuge for half of the enclaves 2.3 million people. It has also cut off the main access routes for aid into Gaza, drawing international fears of mass casualties and famine.

Israel says it has no choice but to attack the city to root out the last battalions of Hamas fighters it believes are sheltering there. Its troops have been slowly moving into the eastern outskirts of Rafah since the start of the month.

Residents and militants said tanks had taken up new positions on Wednesday further west than before along the southern border fence with Egypt, and were now stationed on the edge of the Yibna neighbourhood at the centre of Rafah. They had not yet entered the district as fighting had been intense.

Hamass armed wing said it had struck two armoured troop carriers at a gate along the border fence with anti-tank       rockets.

Palestinian residents said Israeli drones were firing into the Yibna suburb and had opened fire overnight on fishing boats on the beach of Rafah causing some to    catch fire.    —REUTERS







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