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War between Israel and Hamas: Gazans trapped in latest major offensive in Rafah

It is easy to recognize the first refugees in Rafah. They managed to get a tent, a real one, large and strong, provided by humanitarian organizations. As the Israeli counterattack continued, Gazans moved further south to escape the bombing, so much so that the flow of exiles to this city on the Egyptian border continued to grow. Improvised shelters are becoming less and less durable; most often they are made of tarpaulins and pieces of plastic. “They extend from the city center to the suburbs. They appeared one after another on the beach,” says Aurélie Godard, an MSF anesthesiologist who has just spent five weeks in Gaza.

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“With regard to Rafah, Israel has an obligation to do everything possible to ensure the protection of civilians,” urged Antony Blinken, the head of American diplomacy, on Wednesday after a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu. Hours later, Israel’s prime minister ordered his army to prepare an attack on Rafah, where at least 1.3 million Gazans, or more than half the enclave’s residents, were massed.

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Source: Le Parisien

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