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US ‘deeply saddened’ by Rafah deaths, says will follow probe closely

Gaza civil defence says death toll from Israeli strikes on Rafah camp rises to 40
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The United States said Tuesday it was “deeply saddened” after an Israeli attack in the Gazan city Rafah killed 45 people as a blaze tore through a camp for displaced people.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life in Rafah over the weekend,” State Department spokesman Matthew Miller told reporters.

The Israeli military “has promised that its investigation will be swift, comprehensive and transparent. We will be watching those results closely,” he said.

“We will continue to emphasize to Israel their obligation to comply fully with international humanitarian law, minimize the impact of their operations on civilians and maximize the flow of humanitarian assistance to those in need.”


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