Airstrikes reported in Rafah as Israel expands military campaign to southernmost Gaza city

Hebrew-language media is reporting current Israeli airstrikes in Rafah, the southernmost Gaza city.

There are reports of strikes on buildings and multiple fatalities, according to Al Jazeera, the Qatar-owned and run media network.

Israel has stepped up airstrikes on Rafah over the past day, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to expand the military offensive into the city, where over a million Palestinians have crowded into amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

The United States has issued strident warnings against Israel expanding a large-scale offensive into the city, warning of catastrophic consequences unless civilians sheltering in the city were accounted for.

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