Israeli airstrike kills dozens in Rafah tent camp, authorities say

Israel is investigating after reports that an airstrike it conducted in Rafah killed dozens of people inside a tent camp for displaced people.

Authorities in Hamas-run Gaza said that at least 45 people were killed and nearly 250 were injured in the airstrike, which Israel said targeted two senior Hamas terrorists. Gazan authorities said the strike hit Rafah’s Tel al Sultan neighborhood and caused fires that ripped through the tent encampment.

Maj. Gen. Yifat Tomer-Yerushalmi, Israel’s top military lawyer, said the incident was “very grave” on Monday and that it was being investigated, according to the Times of Israel.

“The details of the incident are still under an investigation, which we are committed to conducting to the fullest extent,” she said at a conference.

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