Early on Monday morning, Israeli warplanes carried out a series of violent raids in various areas of the city of Rafah, targeting populated homes and mosques inside the city and the Shaboura camp. At least about 100 people were killed, including women and children, and 230 others were injured, in a toll expected to rise to to a big limit.
Media outlets present in the city quoted the director of Kuwait Hospital in the city as saying that the nature of the injuries received in the hospital indicated the use of internationally prohibited weapons, while the director of Abu Youssef Al-Najjar Hospital warned that the capacity of hospitals in Rafah could not bear the large number of casualties resulting from the bombing. The time when ambulances have not yet been able to reach all the homes that were bombed.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issued a warning about the situation of children inside the city, saying, “The children of Gaza are hungry and very afraid, and the conditions of civilians are horrific.”