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Israel says it is ‘moving ahead’ with Rafah operation

Palestinian children sit next to the site of an Israeli strike on a house
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By Farah Najjar

Published On 24 Apr 202424 Apr 2024

  • US President Joe Biden signs into law a $95bn aid measure that includes $26bn for Israel and $1bn in humanitarian assistance to Gaza.
  • Israeli government spokesman David Mencer says it is “moving ahead” with its planned military operation in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.
  • Gaza medics continue to unearth bodies in mass graves at Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis with international demands rising for an independent investigation into Israel’s raid on the facility.
  • Fears for the safety of tens of thousands of civilians in northern Gaza’s Beit Lahiya surge as Israeli troops attack the city “with extreme force” and order Palestinians to immediately flee.
  • At least 34,262 Palestinians have been killed and 77,229 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7. The death toll in Israel from Hamas’s October 7 attacks stands at 1,139 with dozens still held captive in Gaza.





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