Tragic end to Gaza rescue mission, while Rafah awaits full-blown offensive

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The New Daily / AAP / AP | 10 February 10

Where do you go when Israel send you to a ‘safe’ place and then murders you – answer is nowhere because Netanyahu and Israel are committed to one thing only – the total destruction and murder of every Palestinian – Mark

Israeli air strikes have killed 44 people in Gaza’s Rafah overnight, medics said, as more than a million Palestinians crammed into the border city await a full-blown offensive.

Also on Saturday, relatives found the body of a six-year-old Palestinian girl who had begged rescuers to send help after being trapped in Gaza City by Israeli military fire, along with the bodies of five of her family members and two ambulance workers who had gone to save her.

The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) accused Israel of deliberately targeting the ambulance it sent to rescue Hind Rajab after she had spent hours on the phone to dispatchers begging for help.

Israel’s military did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Four months into the war in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said it has ordered the military to develop a plan to evacuate the population of Rafah and destroy four Hamas battalions it says are deployed there.

The announcement set off panic and warnings from diplomats. More than half of Gaza’s 2.3 million people are packed into Rafah, which had a prewar population of roughly 280,000, many after following Israeli evacuation orders that now cover two-thirds of the territory. It’s not clear where they could run next.

No other relatively unscathed area remains in tiny Gaza and aid agencies have warned that large numbers of civilians could die.

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