Lebanon: Israeli Airstrike on Southern Town Causes 'Massive' Damages

 A picture shows Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system launching to intercept rockets being fired from Lebanon, next to the northern Israel city of Kiryat Shmona, near the near the Lebanon border on May 10, 2024, amid ongoing cross-border clashes between Israeli troops and Hezbollah fighters. (Photo by Jalaa MAREY / AFP)
A picture shows Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system launching to intercept rockets being fired from Lebanon, next to the northern Israel city of Kiryat Shmona, near the near the Lebanon border on May 10, 2024, amid ongoing cross-border clashes between Israeli troops and Hezbollah fighters. (Photo by Jalaa MAREY / AFP)
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Lebanon: Israeli Airstrike on Southern Town Causes 'Massive' Damages

 A picture shows Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system launching to intercept rockets being fired from Lebanon, next to the northern Israel city of Kiryat Shmona, near the near the Lebanon border on May 10, 2024, amid ongoing cross-border clashes between Israeli troops and Hezbollah fighters. (Photo by Jalaa MAREY / AFP)
A picture shows Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system launching to intercept rockets being fired from Lebanon, next to the northern Israel city of Kiryat Shmona, near the near the Lebanon border on May 10, 2024, amid ongoing cross-border clashes between Israeli troops and Hezbollah fighters. (Photo by Jalaa MAREY / AFP)

Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency said on Tuesday that an Israeli airstrike on the southern town of Kfar Kila has caused “massive damages”.
NNA said that Israel hit the southern town of Kfar Kila with four heavy missiles that caused major damage.
Another two air raids targeted the town of Al Khyam at midnight, it added.
Israel on one hand, and Hezbollah and other armed Palestinian factions on the other have engaged in near-daily exchange of cross-border fire since the Israeli war erupted in Gaza on October 6.
On Monday, Hezbollah said it hit three Israeli outposts in north Israel using armed drones and missiles.
Israeli media outlets said four soldiers were injured in an attack near the border.

 



Israeli Tanks Hit Evacuation Zone West of Rafah, 21 Dead

May 6, 2024 | Displaced Palestinians from Rafah, following Israeli evacuation orders, arrive at Khan Yunis, Gaza. (AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
May 6, 2024 | Displaced Palestinians from Rafah, following Israeli evacuation orders, arrive at Khan Yunis, Gaza. (AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
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Israeli Tanks Hit Evacuation Zone West of Rafah, 21 Dead

May 6, 2024 | Displaced Palestinians from Rafah, following Israeli evacuation orders, arrive at Khan Yunis, Gaza. (AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
May 6, 2024 | Displaced Palestinians from Rafah, following Israeli evacuation orders, arrive at Khan Yunis, Gaza. (AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Israeli strikes on a tent camp in an evacuation area west of Rafah killed at least 21 on Tuesday, Gaza health authorities said.

Two days after an Israeli airstrike on another camp stirred global condemnation, Gaza emergency services said four tank shells hit a cluster of tents in Al-Mawasi, a coastal area that Israel had advised civilians in Rafah to move to for safety.

At least 12 of the dead were women, according to medical officials. An Israeli military spokesperson said: "As of this time, we are not aware of this incident."

International unease over Israel's three-week-old Rafah offensive has turned to outrage after an attack on Sunday set off a blaze in a tent camp in a western district of the city, killing at least 45 people. Israel said it had targeted Hamas commanders and had not intended to cause civilian casualties, Reuters reported.

Tuesday's attack occurred in an area designated by Israel as an expanded humanitarian zone, to which it had called on civilians in Rafah to evacuate for their own safety when it launched its incursion in early May.

Around one million people - many repeatedly displaced by shifting waves of the war - have fled the Israeli offensive in Rafah since early May, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) reported on Tuesday.

A video obtained by Reuters showed families on the move again, carrying their belongings through Rafah's shattered streets, their weary children trailing behind them.

"There are a lot of attacks, smoke and dust. It is death from God...The (Israelis) are hitting everywhere. We're tired," said Moayad Fusaifas, pushing along belongings on two bicycles.