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'All eyes on Rafah' trends after Israel attacks border town of Gaza, leaving 45 including children killed

At least 45 people, including children, were killed at a refugee camp in Gaza's Rafah after an Israeli air strike. 

All Eyes on Rafah trends on social media as celebrities back Palestine following Israel's latest offensive

An image, presumably created with Artificial Intelligence, has gone viral on social media platforms over the past several hours, aiming to alert people on the plight of Gazans with Islareli forces conducting a massive ground operation in Rafah.

Palestine claims dozens killed in Rafah airstrike, IDF says Hamas was targeted

The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza has claimed dozens of people were killed or injured after a blast targeted a refugee camp in Rafah area, media reports said on Monday.

Israel-Hamas crisis: Nearly 800,000 now displaced from Rafah

Roughly 800,000 people have been forced to flee Rafah since Israel launched a military operation in the area on 6 May, the head of UN Palestine refugee agency UNRWA said on Saturday in a renewed appeal for greater protection of civilians in Gaza, safe humanitarian access and, ultimately, a ceasefire.

Antonio Guterres repeats call to Israel to halt Rafah assault as aid stocks dwindle

UN chief António Guterres reiterated his warning on Thursday against a full-scale assault on Rafah, just as aid teams issued increasingly urgent appeals for safe passage throughout Gaza, to replenish dangerously low stocks of lifesaving supplies.

450,000 Gazans now uprooted from Rafah as Israeli bombardment continues

Large parts of the city of Rafah are now a “ghost town”, with UN humanitarians reporting on Tuesday that some 450,000 Gazans have been forcibly displaced from the southernmost city by Israeli evacuation orders in the last week.

Palestine-Israel conflict: Indian UN staffer killed in Rafah, Antonio Guterres calls for full investigation

An Indian national, who was working with the United Nations, was killed in Gaza when the vehicle in which he was travelling, came under attack in Rafah as the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas has intensified over the past few weeks, media reports said.

Gaza: We must prevent a large-scale offensive in Rafah, UN pleads

The Secretary-General and the UN human rights chief said again on Sunday that a large-scale Israeli offensive in Rafah must be prevented at all costs, warning of catastrophic consequences in the densely populated southern area in Gaza.

Israel- Gaza crisis: As exodus from Rafah continues, UN urges reopening of aid lines

With no let-up in the Israeli military operation in Gaza’s southernmost city of Rafah into Friday and reports that hospitals there have begun emptying of patients and staff, UN humanitarians issued renewed calls for a ceasefire as “the only hope” to avert further bloodshed and restore desperately needed aid deliveries.

Gaza conflict: Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel can stand alone if US halts arms shipments

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu said his nation can 'stand-alone' after the US warned that it could halt arms shipments if a full-scale invasion of Rafah is ordered by the government in the upcoming days.

Israel-Hamas crisisUncertainty in Gaza amplified by closure of key border crossings

Amid ongoing uncertainty about a ceasefire in Gaza and an escalation of the military operation in Rafah, UN aid agencies expressed deep concerns on Tuesday that the two main access points into the enclave remained closed, while families are scared and “hanging on psychologically and physically by a thread”.

Three Israeli soldiers die following rocket attack claimed by Hamas

Israeli authorities have shut down the  Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza after Hamas members fired rockets from within the strip, media reports said.

‘Extraordinary, deep anxiety’ in Gaza as fear over Rafah attack grows

Ordinary Gazans remain in a “constant state of trauma” over an impending full-scale Israeli attack on the enclave’s southernmost city of Rafah amid a growing number of strikes there, the head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday.

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu says date set for Rafah ground offensive

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the date to begin the ground offensive into Rafah city of Gaza has been set.

Egypt, Jordan, France oppose Israeli military operation in Rafah

Cairo/IBNS/UNI: The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan and France opposed any Israeli operation in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip and called for an immediate ceasefire in the enclave, the Egyptian State Information Service said.