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Israeli troops exchange fire with Egyptian soldiers near Rafah, killing one: IDF says incident ‘under investigation’

Israeli forces earlier today exchanged gunfire with Egyptian troops along their shared border that resulted in the death of at least one Egyptian soldier.

The IDF this afternoon reported a ‘shooting incident’ at the border close to the crossing into Gaza, adding that it was discussing the issue with the Egyptian authorities but revealed no further information.

‘A few hours ago, a shooting incident occurred on the Egyptian border. The incident is under review and discussions are being held with the Egyptians,’ the military said this afternoon in a statement.

Cairo quickly confirmed the shooting as a military spokesman said authorities had opened an investigation into the incident.

The shooting comes hours after the IDF conducted an airstrike on the city of Rafah in Gaza which killed at least 45 Palestinians according to the Hamas-run Health Ministry.

Gaza’s civil defence force said this morning that the death toll from the punishing overnight strikes on Rafah rose to 40 before later upping that total again to 45.

The Hamas-run government media office in Gaza said the attack hit a centre run by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees near Rafah, branding it a ‘horrific massacre’.

The strike caused a fire that blazed through the camp in the Rafah governorate’s Tal Al-Sultan area, reducing tents and shelters to ashes.

Footage released by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society showed chaotic nighttime scenes of ambulances racing to the attack site and evacuating the wounded, including children.

As Palestinians cleared the site on Monday, only blackened metal sheeting and charred planks remained, the tent shelters having been all but obliterated.

Israel meanwhile said its aircraft ‘struck a Hamas compound’, killing Yassin Rabia and Khaled Nagar, two senior officials for the Palestinian militant group who primarily work in the occupied West Bank.

The IDF added that it was ‘aware of reports indicating that as a result of the strike and fire that was ignited, several civilians in the area were harmed. The incident is under review.’

The strike came two days after the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to end its military offensive in Rafah, where more than half of Gaza’s population had sought shelter before Israel’s recent incursion.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said its ambulance crews transported ‘a large number’ of people killed and injured in the strikes.

The Palestinian Authority presidency in the West Bank called it a ‘heinous massacre’, accusing Israeli forces of ‘deliberately targeting’ the tents of displaced people.

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