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Palestinian city in south Gaza Strip

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Rafah: Palestinian city in south Gaza Strip
Rafah is a Palestinian city in the southern Gaza Strip. It is the capital of the Rafah Governorate of the State of Palestine, located 30 kilometers (19 mi) south-west of Gaza City. In 2017, Rafah had a population of 171,889. As a result of massive bombardment and ground assaults in Gaza City and Khan Yunis by Israel during the Israel–Hamas war, about 1.4 million people are believed to be sheltering in Rafah as of February 2024.

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Israel Responds to Rafah 'Genocide' Charges at ICJ | South Africa's Urgent Call for Palestinians [Video]

Israel Responds to Rafah 'Genocide' Charges at ICJ | South Africa's Urgent Call for Palestinians

In a high-stakes legal battle at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Israel has once again contested accusations of genocide brought by South Africa. This urgent request from South Africa calls..

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Hostages Dead Due to Israeli Bombing’: Hamas' Stunning Claim Triggers Panic in Israel [Video]

Hostages Dead Due to Israeli Bombing’: Hamas' Stunning Claim Triggers Panic in Israel

Khalil al-Hayya of Hamas stated that Israel's bombings in Gaza have killed 70% of the Israeli captives taken during the October 7 attacks. He accused Israel of prolonging truce negotiations to prepare..

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‘Gaza’s Children…’: ICJ hears S Africa request over Israeli assault on Rafah | Lawyer Breaks Down [Video]

‘Gaza’s Children…’: ICJ hears S Africa request over Israeli assault on Rafah | Lawyer Breaks Down

Lawyer Adila Hassim addressed the court, emphasising that South Africa had been compelled to return to the court due to Israel's defiance of earlier provisional measures. She noted that since Israel..

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Israel's Biggest Oil Refinery Attacked: Iraqi Resistance Hit Haifa; Ports, IDF Bulldozers Bombed [Video]

Israel's Biggest Oil Refinery Attacked: Iraqi Resistance Hit Haifa; Ports, IDF Bulldozers Bombed

In a rapidly escalating conflict, Israel's largest oil refinery in Haifa was targeted by Iraqi resistance fighters, while Hezbollah launched a barrage of drones. The multifront war also saw the Islamic..

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'Bleak reality' in Rafah: Gazans flee in 'absolute fear & terror' amid strikes from air, land & sea [Video]

'Bleak reality' in Rafah: Gazans flee in 'absolute fear & terror' amid strikes from air, land & sea

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Israeli Tanks Open Fire On its Own Soldiers; Several IDF Troops Mistaken as Hamas Killed In Gaza [Video]

Israeli Tanks Open Fire On its Own Soldiers; Several IDF Troops Mistaken as Hamas Killed In Gaza

Seven months into the conflict triggered by Hamas's October 7 attack, Israeli forces are engaged in fierce battles with Palestinian militants in Gaza, focusing on Rafah near the Egyptian border and new..

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Gaza fighting worsens, as Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says Rafah operation could last weeks [Video]

Gaza fighting worsens, as Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says Rafah operation could last weeks

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Hamas Wrecks Havoc On IDF: First Major Blow to Israeli Army in Raging Battle [Video]

Hamas Wrecks Havoc On IDF: First Major Blow to Israeli Army in Raging Battle

On Tuesday, Sgt. Ira Yair Gispan, a 19-year-old Israeli soldier, was killed during combat in the southern Gaza Strip, marking the first IDF fatality in their advance into Rafah. This brings the total..

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Fierce gun battles rage in Gaza as Israel pushes deeper into Rafah [Video]

Fierce gun battles rage in Gaza as Israel pushes deeper into Rafah

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Watch Islamic Resistance Downs Israeli Spy balloon in Adamit As Hezbollah Pounds IDF Bases [Video]

Watch Islamic Resistance Downs Israeli Spy balloon in Adamit As Hezbollah Pounds IDF Bases

Hezbollah has shot down an IDF observation balloon into Lebanon, raising concerns about the possibility of a full-scale war if operations in Rafah continue. The incident follows Hezbollah's..

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Iraqi Islamic Resistance Pounds Vital Israel’s Eilat Port with New Al-Arfad Drones | Video Out [Video]

Iraqi Islamic Resistance Pounds Vital Israel’s Eilat Port with New Al-Arfad Drones | Video Out

The Iraqi Resistance has launched another attack in Israel, targeting the Eilat Port with a new kamikaze drone. Claiming responsibility for the strike, the group stated it was in support of Gaza. This..

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Doctor in Gaza: People are in ‘absolute desperation now’ [Video]

Doctor in Gaza: People are in ‘absolute desperation now’

A doctor in the southern Gazan city of Rafah says people there are running out of vital supplies, as the main aid crossing to the south of the territory remains closed. Displaced and desperate..

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Gaza war: Indian working with UN killed as vehicle comes under attack in Rafah | Oneindia [Video]

Gaza war: Indian working with UN killed as vehicle comes under attack in Rafah | Oneindia

An Indian UN worker lost his life in Gaza after a targeted attack on a UN vehicle in Rafah, marking the first international casualty in the Israel-Hamas conflict. The incident highlights the risks..

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Blinken Delivers Some Of The Strongest Us Public Criticism Of Israel’s Conduct Of The War In Gaza [Video]

Blinken Delivers Some Of The Strongest Us Public Criticism Of Israel’s Conduct Of The War In Gaza

The US secretary of state Antony Blinken remarked on Sunday that a full-scale Israeli offensive in the Gaza city of Rafah would result in "anarchy" unless Hamas is eliminated. Additionally, he..

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Israel marks memorial day, as hundreds of thousands flee Rafah assault [Video]

Israel marks memorial day, as hundreds of thousands flee Rafah assault

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Gaza: as exodus from Rafah continues, UN urges reopening of aid lines [Video]

Gaza: as exodus from Rafah continues, UN urges reopening of aid lines

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Israel launches air strikes on Gaza as residents flee Rafah [Video]

Israel launches air strikes on Gaza as residents flee Rafah

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Biden Reaches Out To Hamas With Ceasefire Deal as Israel Pushes Deeper Into Gaza’s Rafah [Video]

Biden Reaches Out To Hamas With Ceasefire Deal as Israel Pushes Deeper Into Gaza’s Rafah

US President Joe Biden has directly offered a ceasefire to Hamas, stressing that the decision now lies with the group. Biden indicates that the ceasefire could be implemented as early as tomorrow if..

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Labour expresses concern over Rafah offensive and UK arms [Video]

Labour expresses concern over Rafah offensive and UK arms

Labour's Jonathan Ashworth has voiced his concern over a planned Israeli offensive on Rafah and has called for UK to suspend weapons sales to the country to ensure they are not used on Rafah. Report..

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Foreign Secretary Urges Hostage Deal to Halt Rafah Offensive [Video]

Foreign Secretary Urges Hostage Deal to Halt Rafah Offensive

Lord Cameron has expressesd concern over Israel's plans for an offensive in Rafah, stressing the need for a clear plan to safeguard civilians. He calls for Hamas to accept the offer of a hostage deal..

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IDF says 'precise operation' in Rafah continues as thousands more told to evacuate [Video]

IDF says 'precise operation' in Rafah continues as thousands more told to evacuate

The Israeli military issued more evacuation orders for tens of thousand of Palestinians on Saturday, advising them to head to an ‘expanded humanitarian zone’ in al-Mawasi.

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'Whatever happens, whatever it takes': Netanyahu to push ahead with Rafah ground offensive [Video]

'Whatever happens, whatever it takes': Netanyahu to push ahead with Rafah ground offensive

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Israeli army calls for Rafah residents to evacuate [Video]

Israeli army calls for Rafah residents to evacuate

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Israel Fails To Catch Hamas' Chief Yahya Sinwar In Rafah Tunnels | Shocking Report Out [Video]

Israel Fails To Catch Hamas' Chief Yahya Sinwar In Rafah Tunnels | Shocking Report Out

The leader of Hamas's political wing in Gaza and one of Israel's most wanted men, Yahya Sinwar, is not in Rafah, two officials said as Israel moved ahead with its ground offensive in Gaza's..

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Rafah residents ordered to evacuate: 'Nowhere safe for anybody to go in Gaza' [Video]

Rafah residents ordered to evacuate: 'Nowhere safe for anybody to go in Gaza'

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South Africa says Gaza at 'new and horrific stage' as it urges UN court to order ceasefire

South Africa has told a UN court the situation in Gaza is at a "new and horrific stage" - as it tries to convince it to order a ceasefire and stop Israel's operation in Rafah.
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UN launches probe into first international staff killed by unidentified strike in Rafah

The United Nations has initiated an inquiry into an unattributed attack on a UN vehicle in Rafah on Monday, marking the first instance of a UN international staff member being killed in Gaza since Oct..
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Retired Colonel, 46, working with UN killed in Gaza attack

Indian Army colonel Waibhav Anil Kale killed in Gaza. Survived by wife and children in Pune. Attacked in Khan Younis en route to European Hospital in Rafah. First international casualty in Gaza since..
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Indian staff member with the UN killed in Gaza

An Indian personnel working with the United Nations was killed in Gaza when the vehicle he was travelling in came under attack in Rafah, making it the "first international" casualty for the..
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Israel orders residents from more areas of Rafah to evacuate

Israel has called on residents from more areas of Rafah in the Gaza Strip to evacuate and head to the "expanded humanitarian area".
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Satellite images show speed and scale of Rafah evacuation

When Nahed Abu Eyada woke up on Monday morning, flyers were littering the streets outside her flat in Rafah.
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Joe Biden's decision to halt supply of arms to Israel if Rafah is invaded could come back to haunt him

All decisions have intended consequences and unintended consequences.
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Biden says US will stop some weapons shipments to Israel if it invades Rafah

President Joe Biden has warned Israel in his toughest public comments so far that the US would stop supplying it with some weapons if Israel invades the southern Gaza city of Rafah.
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Rafah is Biden's red line for Netanyahu - but there's not much he can do to stop it being crossed

Setting red lines is all very well, as long as you follow through when they are crossed.
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How Israel launched its Rafah offensive and seized key border crossing

After more than six months of war and displacement, half the population of the Gaza Strip is thought to be sheltering in Rafah, Gaza's southernmost city.
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Embattled Netanyahu's choice: Accept ceasefire deal or gamble on Rafah incursion

There are many in Israel who don't believe Benjamin Netanyahu wants a new hostage deal, and they're not just the families of those still being held in Gaza.
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Israel rejects ceasefire proposal and presses ahead with 'targeted strikes' on Rafah

Israel has rejected a ceasefire proposal accepted by Hamas and announced it is pushing ahead with an assault on the town of Rafah in southern Gaza.
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Starmer calls for 'immediate ceasefire' as Israel threatens Rafah offensive

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said an Israeli offensive "must not go ahead" after the military told Palestinians to leave parts of the city of Rafah.
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Rafah offensive would test the very limits of West's support for Israel

Senior Israeli officials have been threatening a major military operation into the city of Rafah and surrounding areas in southern Gaza for weeks.
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Baby saved from womb of mother killed in Israeli strike

Palestinians in Rafah are reeling from a series of devastating Israeli airstrikes that have killed 22 people - including 18 children.
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'There is a date': Israeli PM Netanyahu vows Rafah invasion will go ahead despite withdrawing troops

Israel's prime minister has reiterated his vow to invade the city of Rafah in southern Gaza and declared: "There is a date."
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A ceasefire would bring respite for Netanyahu - but Israel's war in Gaza is far from over

For all the talk of an imminent offensive in Rafah, I don't sense the timing or conditions are currently right for Israel, either on a political or military level. 
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'Famine is worse than war': The fight for survival in Gaza

In a narrow side street next to the market in Rafah, a group of children form a disorganised queue as a charity worker distributes some watery soup.
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Blinken says Rafah offensive risks 'further isolating' Israel as UN rejects ceasefire resolution

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has warned Israel that an offensive on Rafah, the southern Gazan city sheltering more than one million people, would risk "further isolating" it.
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Netanyahu defiant on Rafah invasion as officials meet in Qatar for ceasefire talks

Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated his determination to carry out a ground invasion of Rafah, despite growing pressure from Western allies.
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Netanyahu vows to push ahead with assault on Rafah, despite international criticism

A defiant Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to press ahead with a long-expected assault on the southern Gaza city of Rafah, despite international criticism.
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'Are they a herd of cattle?': America pressed on Rafah operation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly approved plans for a military operation in Rafah which includes the evacuation of the population.
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The company making millions from Gaza misery

For weeks, Amani* and her five children have been living in a tent in Rafah, the increasingly crowded city on Gaza's southern border.
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Israel's war cabinet indicates date for Rafah ground invasion

A member of Israel's war cabinet has indicated a ground invasion of Rafah may begin around Ramadan, which is expected to start on 10 March.
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'Whoever is telling us not to operate in Rafah is telling us to lose the war' - Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has fought back against condemnation over a potential offensive in the Gaza city of Rafah, saying those advising against it are "telling us to lose the war".
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'No preparation' for influx of Palestinians at Rafah border - Egypt's foreign minister

The Egyptian foreign minister has denied reports his country is preparing for an influx of refugees as Palestinians in Rafah face an expected Israeli ground offensive.
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South Africa submits 'urgent request' to international court on Rafah offensive

South Africa has submitted an "urgent request" to The Hague to consider if Israel's operations targeting Rafah are a breach of court orders.
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'You queue for hours to use the toilet': Young girl describes life in Rafah as it prepares for attack

A young girl living in Rafah has told Sky News an Israeli ground offensive in her city could be a modern-day massacre.
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Israel should 'stop and think' on Rafah offensive, Cameron says

Israel should "stop and think" before taking any further action in Rafah, Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron has said.
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Why Israel's imminent Rafah offensive has prompted international condemnation

More than a million Palestinians sheltering around the southern city of Rafah are braced for an offensive by the Israeli army, with nowhere left to flee inside Gaza.
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Two Israeli hostages rescued from captivity in Gaza in 'stable condition'

Two Israeli hostages have been rescued from captivity during a raid by special forces in Rafah in Southern Gaza, the Israeli military has said.
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