Protests in NY after Israeli strike on Rafah camp

STORY: :: Protesters march in New York after an Israeli air strike

caused a fire in a Rafah tent camp, killing dozens

:: May 27, 2024

:: New York

After marching through the city, they gathered under their umbrellas at Zuccotti Park. They could be heard chanting, "Resistance is justified when people are occupied."

Israel's military, which is trying to eliminate Hamas in Gaza, said it was investigating reports that a strike it carried out against commanders of the Islamist militant group in Rafah had caused the fire.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the strike had not been intended to cause civilian casualties.

More than 36,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's offensive, Gaza's health ministry says. Israel launched the operation after Hamas-led militants attacked southern Israeli communities on Oct. 7, killing around 1,200 people and seizing more than 250 hostages, according to Israeli tallies.