Fighting in Gaza, car hit by rocket in Rafah: 3 dead

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By John

A Hyundai jeep with three people on board was hit by a rocket today in the western sector of Rafah, near the tents of displaced people in the Moassi area. Witnesses on site reported that the passengers were killed. According to initial information – still not officially confirmed – two of them would be members of the Dahdouh family clan. Yesterday, according to Israel, another member of that clan, Hamza, was killed in a similar attack on the coastal road between Rafah and Khan Yunis. A journalist by profession, Hamza was the eldest son of al-Jazeera’s Gaza bureau chief Wael Dahdouh.

Night of intense fighting in Gaza

The Israel Defense Forces said there was intense fighting overnight in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza, with the air force launching strikes on around 30 “significant” Hamas targets in the area. The targets included underground sites, weapons depots and other infrastructure. The fighting is continuing this morning too. The IDF announced on X that it had also “hit numerous Hezbollah targets in Lebanon” during the night. The IDF had previously confirmed that a Hezbollah rocket fire damaged a strategic air base in northern Israel on Saturday.