Israel army says three soldiers wounded in Rafah

AFP , Thursday 9 May 2024

The Israeli occupation army said three soldiers were wounded in an explosion Thursday in a "booby-trapped shaft" in Rafah, the south Gaza city where troops launched an incursion earlier this week.

This handout picture released by the Israeli army on May 8, 2024 reportedly shows Israeli forces in
This handout picture released by the Israeli army on May 8, 2024, reportedly shows Israeli forces in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. AFP

 

"The soldiers were evacuated to the hospital to receive medical treatment," the military said in a statement.

The announcement came after Israel defied vociferous international opposition to any major military operation in Rafah by sending ground troops into eastern areas of the city in "targeted raids".

US President Joe Biden has threatened to stop some arms deliveries to Israel if it goes ahead with a full-scale assault on Rafah, where the UN says 1.4 million people are sheltering.

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