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The slaughter in Rafah and Israel’s moral nadir

Posted on AllSides May 29th, 2024
From The Left
Middle East, Israel Hamas Violence, Israel, Rafah
AP Photo/Jehad Alshrafi

On Sunday, an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza city of Rafah ignited a fire that killed dozens of civilians. The carnage was horrific even by the bloody standards set by Israel’s war: An emergency doctor on the ground told NPR that it was “one of the most horrific massacres to have occurred in recent days here in Rafah and across the Gaza Strip.”

The strike, and the world’s horrified reaction to it, underscored how disastrous Israel’s entire war has become. 

The war is disastrous first and foremost for the Palestinian people. Tens of thousands are...

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