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Israel Strikes Back at Hamas in Rafah After Terrorists Launched First Major Missile Barrage in Months

The Israeli military struck a Hamas compound in Rafah located near a refugee camp on Sunday, May 26, that took out several Hamas terrorists after the group used its last remaining stronghold in Gaza to fire a massive rocket barrage for the first time in months.

Israel said it launched a counterattack “against legitimate targets under international law, through the use of precise munitions and on the basis of precise intelligence that indicated Hamas’ use of the area.”

Despite the reassurance, the Israeli military acknowledged reports from Palestinian media alleging that dozens of civilians were killed by the blasts that hit near a refugee camp.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society, which provides humanitarian support for Gaza, said the strikes were carried out over “displaced persons’ tents near the United Nations headquarters northwest of Rafah.” The humanitarian group noted that the location was previously designated as a humanitarian zone by Israel.

The IDF said it is investigating the allegations. Two Hamas officials were killed in Sunday’s counter strike: Yassin Rabia, the chief of staff in Judea and Samaria, and senior official Khaled Nagar, the IDF later announced on X.

The counter-attack comes just hours after air-raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv for the first time in four months on Sunday following Hamas’ attack from Rafah. The show of force — Hamas claimed it fired more than 100 missiles — demonstrates the terror group’s resilience as the war approaches its eighth month. (NYP / VFI News)

“Lord, we pray for the families of the Palestinian civilians who died during Israel’s counterattack on Hamas yesterday. We pray that You comfort them and protect them for the days to come, in Yeshua’s name. May Your love and mercy extend towards all Your children who need it and may You mediate the cessation of the war so that all people residing in our country find true peace and rebuild their lives. We pray for a united front against the terrorists and we thank You for shielding us from their attacks.”

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