Israel Strikes Rafah House, Kills Civilians in Response to Hamas Attacking Army Base

Not exactly sure why this is a news story. Israel has been leveling houses the better part of a year now.

They’ve done heavy bombing in Rafah since the beginning of the war. It wasn’t as heavy as the bombing of the north of the country, obviously. But there’s been a lot of bombing.

Why is this even news?

Or, maybe, every family the Jews kill should be news?

Reporting on one house bombing as a big news story makes it sound like they haven’t killed tens of thousands of innocent people.


Three Israeli soldiers were killed in a rocket attack claimed by Hamas armed wing, near the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, where Palestinian health officials said at least 19 people were killed by Israeli fire on Sunday.

Hamas’s armed wing claimed responsibility on Sunday for an attack on the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza that Israel said killed three of its soldiers.

Israel’s military said 10 projectiles were launched from Rafah in southern Gaza towards the area of the crossing, which it said was now closed to aid trucks going into the coastal enclave. Other crossings remained open.

Hamas’ armed wing said it fired rockets at an Israeli army base by the crossing, but did not confirm where it fired them from. Hamas media quoted a source close to the group as saying the commercial crossing was not the target.

Shortly after the Hamas attack, an Israeli airstrike hit a house in Rafah killing three people and wounding several others, Palestinian medics said.

The Israeli military confirmed the counter-strike, saying it struck the launcher from which the Hamas projectiles were fired, as well as a nearby “military structure”.

Just before midnight, an Israeli air strike killed nine Palestinians, including a baby, in another house in Rafah, Gaza health officials said. They said the new strike increased the death toll on Sunday to at least 19 people.

It’s crazy Hamas is still killing Israeli soldiers in Israel.

That’s the real story here.

These guys are hardcore.

Mourners react near to the bodies of Palestinians killed in an Israeli strike, at Abu Yousef al-Najjar hospital in Rafah, May 5, 2024.