Tank with Israeli flag at Rafah crossing
Tank with Israeli flag at Rafah crossingIDF Spokesperson's Unit

Reports in Rafah on Sunday evening said that at least 30 people were killed following a strike in the area where tents containing Gazans who fled their homes are located.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed that Israeli security forces attacked in Rafah but clarified that the reports in the Gaza Strip are under investigation.

“A short while ago, an IDF aircraft struck a Hamas compound in Rafah in which significant Hamas terrorists were operating,” it said in a statement.

“The strike was carried out against legitimate targets under international law, using through the use of precise munitions and on the basis of precise intelligence that indicated Hamas' use of the area,” the statement added.

“The IDF is aware of reports indicating that as a result of the strike and fire that that was ignited several civilians in the area were harmed. The incident is under review.”

Earlier, a security source said that the IDF attacked in the Tel al-Sultan area in western Rafah, close to the time when the incident in question was reported, but the source also stressed that the details of the strike are still under investigation.