IDF confirms airstrike on Rafah, says it targeted Hamas compound used by senior officials

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The Israeli military confirms carrying out an airstrike in southern Gaza’s Rafah earlier this evening, targeting what it says was a Hamas compound where senior officials in the terror group were gathered.

“The attack was carried out against terrorists who are a target for attack, in accordance with international law, using precision munitions, and based on intelligence indicating the use of the area by Hamas terrorists,” the IDF says in a statement.

The military says it is aware of reports that the strike and a fire that spread into a camp for displaced Palestinians caused casualties among civilians.

It says the incident is under further investigation.

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