‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 234: Israel Bombs Displaced Palestinians in Rafah Tent Camp, Seeks Resumption of Prisoner Exchange Talks – Qassam Muaddi 5/27/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israel’s bombing of Rafah’s “safe zone” has killed at least 45 people, causing fires to spread across the tent camp and burning several people alive. Meanwhile, Israel gave the U.S. a new proposal to resume captive exchange talks.


  • 35,984 + killed* and at least 80,643 wounded in the Gaza Strip.*
  • 520+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revised its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,139.
  • 636 Israeli soldiers have been announced killed since October 7, and at least 3,568 have been announced as wounded.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel on May 26, 2024. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

** The death toll in the West Bank and Jerusalem is not updated regularly. According to the PA’s Ministry of Health on May 26, this is the latest figure.

*** These figures are released by the Israeli military, showing the soldiers whose names “were allowed to be published.” The number of Israeli soldiers wounded according to Israeli media reports exceeds 6,800 as of April 1.

Key Developments 

  • Israel kills 275 Palestinians, wounds 666 since Thursday, May 23, across Gaza, raising the death toll since October 7 to 35,984 and the number of wounded to 80,643, according to the Gaza health ministry.
  • The International Court of Justice orders Israel to halt Rafah operation and open border crossings for aid entry.
  • Israel kills at least 45 Palestinians including children in airstrikes on a displaced tent camp in the Israeli-designated “safe zone” in western Rafah.
  • Palestinian civil defense says that it had to use all remaining fire trucks in Rafah to put down the fires that spread in the western Rafah tent camp as a result of Israeli strikes.
  • The Palestinian Red Crescent Society says that its teams transferred tens of “critically wounded” at the Rafah tent camp massacre, including many who “remained trapped in the flames” before being rescued.
  • The Israeli army says its strike on the displacement camp was “based on intelligence information” and “in accordance with international law.”
  • The Palestinian Civil Defense says that Israeli strikes destroyed 80% of its capabilities in Gaza.
  • Israeli forces continue to close the Rafah border crossing for the 20th day in a row.
  • Al-Qassam Brigades announce capturing Israeli soldiers in Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, on Saturday.
  • Israel to resume ceasefire negotiations with a new proposal after an intelligence meeting with CIA chief in Paris.
  • Arab and European ministers meet in Brussels to discuss ending war in Gaza.

Israel commits a new massacre against the displaced in Rafah, kills 275 across Gaza since Thursday

Israeli forces killed at least 40 Palestinians in multiple airstrikes that targeted a makeshift tent camp of displaced Palestinians in the northwestern part of Rafah.

The bombed area is part of the Israeli-designated “humanitarian safe zone,” where the Israeli army ordered Palestinians to flee on May 6 as it began its ground invasion of the southern Gaza Strip city. The tent camp is adjacent to an UNRWA warehouse.

Local media sources said that some eight Israeli missiles fell on the crowded camp after midnight, killing and wounding dozens of people and causing fires to spread across the camp….

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