In Rafah, Hospital Morgues Cannot Hold All the Bodies

In the 24 hours after the collapse of the cease-fire, 123 civilians were killed in Rafah alone, including 30 children and 14 women, Palestinians say.

After more than 24 hours of Israeli aerial bombardments, at an average of five an hour, and heavy artillery fire on Rafah, the city’s medical facilities have had to place the bodies of the dead in cold storage designed for fruits and vegetables. This step had to be taken not only because of the high number of casualties, but because Rafah’s Yusuf al-Najar Hospital had to be evacuated...