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Civil defense crews try to put out fires following the Israeli bombing of displaced persons’ tents northwest of Rafah. (Photo: Gaza Civil Defense)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

At least 40 Palestinians, mostly women and children, were killed in one of the most heinous massacres carried out by the Israeli occupation forces in Rafah and the death toll is destined to rise, according to the Red Cross. 

The Palestinian Resistance movement Hamas called for a general mobilization against the “ongoing Zionist massacre against our people in the Gaza Strip”.

Israeli media reported that Israel presented the mediators with two offers to move forward the prisoner exchange deal discussions, but reports indicated that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to obstruct the deal.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 36,050 Palestinians have been killed, and 81,026 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Tuesday, May 28, 05:00 am (GMT +2)


Two people were killed and others were wounded in Israeli raids on a house in Al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

A fire broke out in a residential building and agricultural areas as a result of intensive Israeli artillery shelling on the Tel Al-Sultan neighborhood, west of Rafah.

Ambulances are facing difficulties in reaching homes that have been hit by Israeli shelling in the western area of the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

An Israeli artillery shelling targeted the top floor of the Indonesian hospital in the Tel al-Sultan neighborhood, west of Rafah.

ISRAEL TODAY: Calls urging Israelis to participate in Tuesday’s protests by blocking traffic on the streets of Tel Aviv, Haifa and the Galilee.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH (Citing Israeli official): The point of contention over the prisoner exchange deal remained the issue of ending the war.

MEDIA REPORTS: Diplomatic sources say that the UN Security Council is holding today a closed and urgent consultation session on the Rafah massacre at the request of Algeria.

QUDS NEWS: A number of Palestinians were killed and wounded in an Israeli shelling that targeted a house in the Bani Amer area in Al-Daraj neighborhood in the center of Gaza City.

ISRAEL’S CHANNEL 13: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing to dissolve the war council after an ultimatum issued by council member Benny Gantz.

Tuesday, May 28, 01:00 am (GMT +2)

EILAT MUNICIPALITY: The Air Force is flying in search of other drones.

Tuesday, May 28, 12:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli artillery shelling targeted homes in the Saudi neighborhood west of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

WALLA: 3 interceptions were made in the sky of the city of Eilat, and this comes after the Islamic Resistance in Iraq announced that it had bombed military targets in the city with 3 drones.

WHO: We condemn the unjustified attacks on displaced people.

ANTONIO GUTERRES: We condemn Israel’s practices in Rafah.

Monday, May 27, 11:00 pm (GMT +2)

IRISH FM: Ireland urges Israel to stop its operation in Rafah.

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli bombing targeted a residential apartment in Zaroub roundabout, west of the city of Rafah.

SLOVENIAN PM: The Prime Minister of Slovenia said that the government will discuss next Thursday referring the file of recognition of Palestine to Parliament for approval.

BELGIAN DEPUTY PM: It is time to impose sanctions on Israel.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted, with drones, the newly established positions of the 411th Artillery Battalion east of Nahariya, killing and wounding its members.

CANADIAN FM: We are horrified by strikes that claimed the lives of Palestinian civilians in Rafah. We do not support an Israeli operation in Rafah and demand an immediate ceasefire.

CHANNEL 12: An agreement was reached between the Ministers of the War Council and the security services to stop the Rafah attack and give priority to an exchange deal.

FINANCIAL TIMES: An Egyptian official downplayed the importance of the exchange of fire in Rafah.

EUROPEAN DIPLOMAT: The Rafah attack will bring condemnation of Israel.

Monday, May 27, 10:30 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: The Belgian region of Wallonia region prohibited the transit of weapons into Israel through its airports.

ALGERIA: Algeria called for a closed and emergency Security Council consultation session tomorrow regarding the Rafah massacre.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli police arrested 6 people in a demonstration in Haifa to protest the continuation of the war on Gaza.

CHANNEL 12: A rocket landed in an open area in Nahal Oz in the Gaza Strip.

DIRECTOR OF KUWAIT HOSPITAL: The director of Kuwait Hospital in Rafah announced that the hospital was out of service due to the deliberate targeting of staff and the hospital’s surroundings.

Monday, May 27, 9:00 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Shlomi and Manot, in the western sector of the border with Lebanon.

UN VOLKER TURK: Pictures of the Rafah bombing indicate that there has been no clear change in Israeli methods of warfare.

UN HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR: Women and children were burned alive in Rafah.

KAN: The negotiating team will deliver to the mediators a proposal approved by the War Council tomorrow.

Monday, May 27, 8:00 pm (GMT +2)

WHITE HOUSE: The image following the Israeli raid on Rafah is devastating. We are communicating with the Israeli army and partners on the ground to assess what happened in Rafah yesterday.

OSAMA HAMDAN: We hold the US administration and its President Biden personally fully responsible for the Rafah massacre.

ANSARALLAH MILITARY SPOKESMAN: We targeted two American warship destroyers in the Red Sea.
We targeted 3 ships, including one American and one Israeli, in the Indian Ocean.

Monday, May 27, 7:00 pm (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY: A soldier was seriously injured in the Gaza battles.

LAPID: Netanyahu is responsible for the greatest failure in the history of the Jewish people since the Holocaust.

NETANYAHU: I am not ready to end the war before achieving all its goals. I will not raise the flag of surrender, and we will continue fighting until “victory” is achieved.

AL-AZHAR AL-SHARIF: Al-Azhar Al-Sharif condemned the “Zionist terrorist aggression” against the displaced persons’ camp in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, and called for international action against it.

Monday, May 27, 6:00 pm (GMT +2)

KAN POLL: 70% of Israelis want to remove Netanyahu from power.

ISRAELI MEDIA: A large number of rockets were fired from Lebanon towards the Meron settlement in the western sector of the Upper Galilee.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Fires broke out in the Meron settlement after rocket salvoes were fired from southern Lebanon.

EGYPTIAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN: One soldier charged with securing the border area in Rafah was killed. We are conducting an investigation by the competent authorities regarding the shooting incident in the border area at the Rafah crossing.

‘Heinous Crime’ – Hamas Condemns Israeli Bombing of Displacement Camp in Rafah

UN: The United Nations called on Israel to open a “full and transparent” investigation into the raid launched by the Israeli army on a camp for displaced people in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

AFRICAN UNION: The Israeli bombing of Rafah reflects Tel Aviv’s disregard for the decision of the International Court of Justice.

Monday, May 27, 5:00 pm (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army said that it had opened an investigation into the air strike that targeted the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, last Sunday night.

KAN: the Israeli army said that a shooting incident occurred hours ago on the border with Egypt, and that the matter is under investigation, and explained that it is in contact with Cairo regarding this matter.

Monday, May 27, 4:30 pm (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY: 23 soldiers were injured in battles in the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours.

WALLA: Two Egyptian soldiers were killed in an exchange of fire with the Israeli army at the Rafah crossing.

CHANNEL 13: Military censorship imposes a publication ban on the Rafah crossing incident.

HEZBOLLAH: We attacked the Beit Hillel military base with drones.

AL-JAZEERA: Occupation forces open fire near Salah al-Din Gate on the Egyptian border.

Monday, May 27, 3:30 pm (GMT +2)

CHANNEL 13: An unusual incident occurred between the Israeli and Egyptian armies in Rafah and Israel is investigating.

CHANNEL 14: Egyptian soldiers opened fire on Israeli soldiers inside the Rafah crossing, without causing any casualties.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli army forces responded with fire as a warning.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli military censorship deleted news about the incident between the Egyptian and Israeli armies at the Rafah crossing.

Monday, May 27, 2:30 pm (GMT +2)

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 36,050 Palestinians have been killed, and 81,026 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

MACRON: These operations must stop, and I call for full respect for international law and an immediate ceasefire. There are no safe areas in Rafah for Palestinian civilians.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We bombed the Israeli forces advancing east of the Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip with mortar shells.

UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ALBANESE: Israel’s impunity has made it continue to commit massacres.

AL-JAZEERA: Continuous shelling by occupation artillery targeted the Bir al-Na’ja area, west of the Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: An Israeli artillery shelling targeted the Abu Sharkh roundabout in the Al-Fallujah area, west of the Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip.

Monday, May 27, 1:30 pm (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens were sounding in towns in the Upper Galilee on suspicion of infiltration on the border with Lebanon.

KAN (citing informed source): The head of the Mossad presented to the Ministers of the War Council a summary of his meeting with the mediators.

JORDANIAN FM: The bombing of Rafah is a war crime.

‘Heinous Crime’ – Hamas Condemns Israeli Bombing of Displacement Camp in Rafah

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces began to bulldoze the Fallujah cemetery in the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Monday, May 27, 12:30 pm (GMT +2)

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: We bombed 75 military targets in Gaza yesterday

SAUDI FM: Saudi Arabia “strongly condemns” the continued occupation massacres in Gaza.

UNRWA: 192 agency employees were killed in the Gaza Strip.

BELGIAN DEPUTY PM: The indiscriminate killing of civilians and children is against international law.

Monday, May 27, 11:00 am (GMT +2)

GERMANY: The ruling of the International Court of Justice on Gaza and Israel is binding and, of course, must be respected.

SPANISH FM: Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albarez said he would ask the other 26 EU member states to issue formal support to the ICJ and take steps to ensure Israel respects its decisions.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces blew up residential buildings in the Al-Faluga area of ​​Jabalia camp, and a large number of nearby buildings were damaged.

UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR: Israel’s challenge to international law is unacceptable.

Monday, May 27, 09:30 am (GMT +2)

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: 636 soldiers and officers killed and 3,500 wounded since the beginning of the war.

ISRAEL HAYOM: A soldier from the special unit Lauter was seriously injured during a battle that took place in the southern Gaza Strip last night.

FORMER ISRAELI DEPUTY CHIE OF STAFF: Ben Gvir turned the police into a private militia.

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE: The death toll resulting from the Israeli bombing on Rafah has risen to 40, and there are dozens of wounded.

Monday, May 27, 09:00 am (GMT +2)

BORRELL: International Criminal Court resolutions are important for achieving justice.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Missiles from Lebanon hit a building in the Upper Galilee with severe damage.

QNN: Israeli occupation vehicles were opening fire east of Al-Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Monday, May 27, 04:00 am (GMT +2)

KAN: Tel Aviv presented the mediators with two offers to move forward the prisoner exchange deal discussions.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli forces carried out artillery shelling and violent raids on the Al-Faluga area in the Jabalia camp, north of the Gaza Strip.

Monday, May 27, 05:00 am (GMT +2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Artillery shelling on the Al-Zaytoun and Al-Sabra neighborhoods, south of Gaza City.

AL-JAZEERA: 5 Palestinians were killed and others injured after occupation aircraft targeted the Al-Batran family home in the Zarqa area, north of Gaza City.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: Netanyahu is trying to obstruct the prisoner exchange deal.

Monday, May 27, 04:00 am (GMT +2)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: a Palestinian was killed and others were injured as a result of the occupation aircraft bombing a house in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: A number of Palestinians were martyred and wounded as a result of an Israeli bombing on the home of the Al-Batran family in the Zarqa area, north of Gaza City.

Monday, May 27, 03:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli helicopters targeted the southern neighborhoods of Gaza City with heavy gunfire.

Monday, May 27, 02:00 am (GMT +2)

AL-JAZEERA: A number of Palestinians were injured as a result of an Israeli raid that targeted a home for the Al-Helu family, east of the Salah Shehadeh Mosque in Camp 1 in Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army issued a statement following the Rafah massacre, in which it said that its warplanes had recently targeted a Hamas compound in the region while senior officials of the movement were inside. The statement added that the attack was carried out using precision munitions, and was based on intelligence information.

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE: 50 people were recovered, both dead and wounded, following the Rafah massacre.

Monday, May 27, 01:00 am (GMT +2)

HAMAS (Translated):

We call on the masses of our people in the West Bank, Jerusalem, the occupied interior (Palestine ’48) and abroad to rise up and go out with angry marches against the ongoing Zionist massacre against our people in the Gaza Strip.

We also call on the peoples of our Arab and Islamic nation and free peoples around the world to intensify the movement and activities condemning the war of genocide, and to pressure to sever relations with this rogue entity that continues to disregard the international community and UN resolutions, especially the recent decision of the International Court of Justice that demanded that it stop its aggression and invasion of Rafah.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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