Palestine: Israeli airstrikes kill more than 100 in Rafah

Source: CNN

“Dozens of people, including children, have been killed as ‘extremely intense’ Israeli airstrikes and shelling pounded multiple locations in Rafah overnight Monday, according to the Palestine Red Crescent Society, as international alarm mounts over Israel’s planned ground offensive in the southern Gazan city. More than 100 people were killed due to Israeli airstrikes as warplanes targeted different areas of the city and helicopters fired machine guns along the border areas, the PRCS said early Monday. CNN cannot independently verify the number of casualties on the ground. … The Israeli military confirmed it conducted a ‘series of strikes’ on what it said were targets in the Shaboura area of Rafah and that two Israeli hostages were rescued in a ‘special operation.'” (02/12/24)