Israeli forces battle Hamas in Rafah, launch strikes across Gaza

Israeli forces pounded several areas across Gaza on Wednesday, and residents reported fierce fighting overnight in Rafah in the south of the Palestinian enclave. The assault came as Norway's largest pension fund said it had divested from US industrial group Caterpillar because of the risk its equipment was being used by the Israeli army in Gaza. Read our blog to see how the day's events unfolded.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP and Reuters)

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