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Israeli soldiers vow to ‘destroy Rafah’ as they prepare to invade the city

Israeli soldiers gather round in the occupied Gaza Strip as an army officer pumps them up with chanting ahead of their invasion of Rafah. 'Let's go and destroy Rafah!' comes the call and response after the officer blows into a ram's horn, which is used in Jewish ceremonies. Palestinians have frantically begun to leave Rafah, which is currently home to about 1.1 million displaced people, for other so-called 'safe zones', as the Israeli military steps up its bombing campaigns and ground presence in the southern border region of Gaza.

May 9, 2024 at 5:28 pm