An Israeli airstrike in Gaza's south kills at least 9 Palestinians in Rafah, including 6 children

 

April 19, 2024



RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza's southernmost city of Rafah killed at least nine people, six of them children, hospital authorities said Saturday, as Israel pursued its nearly seven-month offensive in the besieged Palestinian territory.

Israel's war against the Islamic militant group Hamas has led to a dramatic escalation of tensions in the Middle East, notably between Israel and Iran in recent weeks. Now attention is returning to Rafah, which hosts more than half of Gaza's population of about 2.3 million, most of them displaced by fighting elsewhere.

The stri...



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