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Gaza: Two rescuers killed in Israeli attack targeting their vehicle in Rafah

AA / Gaza / Muhammad Majed

The Gaza Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday that a vehicle belonging to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society was killed in an Israeli attack in the southern town of Rafah.

This is what is clear from the ministry’s press release, which states that “two Red Crescent rescuers were killed in an Israeli attack on their vehicle trying to reach the injured in the area of ​​the Abu al-Said to Tal bypass. Al-Sultan, west of Rafah.

According to the ministry, “These are Haitham Tabas and Suhail Rasras, two rescuers of the Palestinian Red Crescent.”

This came after the Red Crescent Society said on Platform X that “the Israeli occupation deliberately targeted an ambulance in the Tal al-Sultan area of ​​Rafah” and noted that “the fate of its aid team is unknown.”

Since the start of Israel’s war in the Gaza Strip on October 7, the army has struck Gaza’s hospitals and healthcare system, declaring many hospitals to be at risk of killing the sick and injured.

The Israeli army has been carrying out a military operation in Rafah since May 6, despite regional and international warnings about possible catastrophic consequences.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Israel to immediately stop the military offensive on Rafah, which began on May 6 on the southern Gaza Strip city.

Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and its population have led to the forced displacement of an estimated 1.9 million Palestinians inside the besieged enclave, including 1.4 million who sought refuge in the breakaway town of Rafah, via the Philadelphia Road, a security corridor that marks the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

Israel continues the war it declared on October 7 against the Hamas movement, despite the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Prosecutor General’s request for an international arrest warrant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defense Minister Yoav Galant for “war crimes”. and “crimes against humanity” and despite a Security Council resolution calling for an “immediate ceasefire”.

*Translated from Arabic by Hajer Cherny

Source: AA

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