Israeli strike hits Rafah area after Hamas barrage

Conflicts 10:30 27.05.2024

Dozens of people have been killed or injured in a blast at a refugee camp in the Rafah area, the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza has said, Ednews informs citing BBC.

Videos from the scene in the southern Gaza Strip showed a large explosion and intense fires burning.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it had targeted two senior Hamas leaders at one of the group's compounds and would review reports fire had spread to shelters, harming civilians.

The strike came hours after Hamas fired eight rockets from Rafah towards Tel Aviv, the first long-range attacks on the city since January.

In a statement released after the blast inside Gaza on Sunday night, the IDF said it had "eliminated" two senior Hamas figures - Yassin Rabia and Khaled Nagar - in a "precise" air strike "in north-west Rafah".

The IDF said it had targeted Hamas militants with precision weapons.

Hamas-run authorities said 35 people had been killed and dozens injured at a camp for displaced Palestinians north-west of Rafah, away from recent military operations in a designated humanitarian safe zone.

It said women and children are among the dead.

Khamenei's military adviser: "Iran can respond to the US across the seas" - VIDEO

News line

MoD: Azerbaijan Army positions in Nakhchivan direction were subjected to fire
22:09 13.06.2024
Authorities in Iran Allegedly Send Threatening Messages to Enforce Mandatory Hijab
21:00 13.06.2024
NATO's Mobile Training Team conducts course at Azerbaijan Air Force
NATO's Mobile Training Team conducts course at Azerbaijan Air Force
20:00 13.06.2024
Russia seeks clarity on Armenia's position in Collective Security Treaty Organization
Russia seeks clarity on Armenia's position in Collective Security Treaty Organization
19:40 13.06.2024
Azerbaijan holds talks with Columbia, Saudi Arabia ahead of COP29
19:20 13.06.2024
Energy minister: Azerbaijan expects to export 1.2 bcm to Greece by end of 2024
Energy minister: Azerbaijan expects to export 1.2 bcm to Greece by end of 2024
19:00 13.06.2024
Atletico extends contract with Axel Witsel until 2025
18:40 13.06.2024
AZANS, Aireon and Metron Aviation collaborate for advanced digital platforms in civil aviation
18:20 13.06.2024
Azerbaijan's ecology minister meets Czech ambassador ahead of COP29
18:00 13.06.2024
New Caledonia faces critical period amid French remilitarization, says foreign minister
New Caledonia faces critical period amid French remilitarization, says foreign minister
17:40 13.06.2024
UK imposes first sanctions targeting ships breaching Russian oil restrictions
UK imposes first sanctions targeting ships breaching Russian oil restrictions
17:20 13.06.2024
Belarus recalls its ambassador to Armenia
17:00 13.06.2024
UK's Labour pledges to rebuild relations with EU
16:19 13.06.2024
Russia downplays presence of nuclear sub, warships in Cuba
16:00 13.06.2024
UK imposes sanctions against Moscow Exchange
15:41 13.06.2024
UK may increase support for mine clearance in Azerbaijan
15:25 13.06.2024
Zelensky expects 'important decisions' at G7 summit
14:59 13.06.2024
President Ilham Aliyev participated in opening of Mud Volcanoes Tourism Complex
14:46 13.06.2024
Azerbaijan weather forecast for June 14
Azerbaijan weather forecast for June 14
14:00 13.06.2024
Qaiser Nawab Congratulates the People of Azerbaijan on the Victory of Flag Raising at Khojaly Airport
13:40 13.06.2024
Turkish ruling party delegation to visit Azerbaijan’s Shusha
13:28 13.06.2024
Armenia recalls its Ambassador from Belarus
13:10 13.06.2024
Khamenei's military adviser: "Iran can respond to the US across the seas" - VIDEO
12:57 13.06.2024
Medvedev: "We must inflict "maximum harm" on the West"
12:40 13.06.2024
Armenia PM says "Karabakh clan" cannot change power in the country
12:21 13.06.2024
Russia accused of ‘deliberate’ starvation tactics in Mariupol
12:10 13.06.2024
Armenian PM: Next logical step will be withdrawal from CSTO
Armenian PM: Next logical step will be withdrawal from CSTO
11:55 13.06.2024
PM: No official representative of Armenia will visit Belarus as long as Lukashenko is the president
11:48 13.06.2024
Armenia fires on Azerbaijan's positions in the direction of Nakhchivan - MoD
11:36 13.06.2024
Russian army strikes several provinces of Ukraine
Russian army strikes several provinces of Ukraine
11:31 13.06.2024
Stoltenberg: First F-35 fighter jets declared ready for NATO’s nuclear mission
11:20 13.06.2024
Over 100 injured in clashes at Armenian parliament
11:09 13.06.2024
Politico forecasts Estonian PM Kaja Kallas as new EU high representative
Politico forecasts Estonian PM Kaja Kallas as new EU high representative
10:54 13.06.2024
Biden needs more bloodshed in Europe to stay in power — Russian diplomat
10:31 13.06.2024
Study reveals space debris could destroy Earth's ozone layer
10:16 13.06.2024
Price of Azerbaijani oil exceeds $83
Price of Azerbaijani oil exceeds $83
10:00 13.06.2024
Israeli army strikes Hezbollah structures overnight
09:48 13.06.2024
Lionel Messi says he expects to end club career with Inter Miami
09:40 13.06.2024
BRICS’ role in global affairs grows rapidly - Putin
09:25 13.06.2024
Russian navy ships visit Cuba
09:00 13.06.2024
Hamısı