Israel kills at least 27 displaced Palestinians sheltering at a UNRWA centre in Rafah

Ahram Online , Sunday 26 May 2024

Many citizens were martyred and others were injured, most of them children and women, on Sunday evening, in a new massacre committed by Israeli occupation forces after bombing the tents of displaced families northwest of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, WAFA news agency reported.

A Palestinian woman
A Palestinian woman holds the shrouded body of child killed in Israeli bombardment, at a health clinic in the area of Tel al-Sultan in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on May 26, 2024. AFP


Citing local sources, WAFA reported that at least 27 citizens were martyred and others were injured as a result of targeting the tents of displaced persons near the warehouses of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), northwest of Rafah. 

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society stated that its crews transported several martyrs and injured after the occupation targeted the tents of displaced persons in Rafah.

The massacre occurred hours after the Israeli Knesset approved the preliminary reading designating UNRWA as a "terrorist organization."

The Israeli occupation has continued its land, air, and sea aggression on the Gaza Strip since 7 October, killing at least 35,984 Palestinians, the majority of whom are children and women, and injuring 80,643 others, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

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