Another Israeli massacre on displaced Palestinians in Rafah


The Israeli military has just carried out a massacre in Rafah. They bombed displaced families huddled in tents, killing over 35 people with more trapped in the flaming debris. The death toll is still rising. 

We will never forget the images emerging from Rafah tonight. Human beings, including babies, were burned alive and torn apart. This genocide must end, it must end now.

In nearly eight months, half of the 2.3 million people in Gaza have been forcibly displaced to Rafah as the Israeli military carried out indiscriminate bombardments across the Gaza Strip. Since Israel’s latest incursion into Rafah began, over 800,000 Palestinians have – once again – been forcibly displaced as they flee the latest attacks. And tonight the Israeli military targeted a camp that had been designated by the Israeli government as a humanitarian area where families were seeking shelter. 

This brutal massacre comes two days after the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to halt its military offensive in Rafah. The Israeli regime clearly believes it can continue carrying out a genocide with total impunity. 

The U.S. government has facilitated this genocide by continuously sending weapons and funding to the Israeli military, despite mass opposition from the American people. We hold the U.S. government, in addition to the Israeli government, responsible for the slaughter of over 36,000 Palestinians, for the siege and starvation of Palestinians in Gaza, and for mass destruction of infrastructure and land. We demand an end to all U.S. funding to the Israeli military now. People of conscience throughout the world are calling for an end to genocide.


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