UAE condemns Israeli strikes on refugee tents in Rafah, calls for immediate ceasefire - GulfToday

UAE condemns Israeli strikes on refugee tents in Rafah, calls for immediate ceasefire


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The United Arab Emirates has condemned in the strongest terms and denounced the ongoing Israeli violations in the Gaza Strip and the most recent targeting of refugee tents, which has resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries to innocent civilians.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) underscored the importance of reaching an immediate ceasefire, providing protection for civilians, and preventing further loss of life.

In this regard, the UAE stressed the importance of adhering to the measures stipulated in the recent decision issued by the International Court of Justice demanding Israel immediately halt military operations in Rafah governorate and the exacerbation of the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, as well as the necessity of keeping the Rafah crossing open for the widespread distribution of humanitarian aid.

The Ministry called on the international community to intensify efforts to halt escalation in all the regions of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and to alleviate the extremely critical and deepening humanitarian catastrophe faced by civilians in Gaza due to continuous Israeli aggression, and the significance of ensuring the arrival of humanitarian and relief aid urgently, sustainably and without impediment to the Gaza Strip.

Egypt also strongly condemned the deadly Israeli airstrikes on tents housing displaced civilians in the southern Gaza city of Rafah on Sunday, calling for immediate international intervention to secure a ceasefire.

"This deliberate attack represents another flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and the fourth Geneva Convention for the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 1949,” Ahram Online cited the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday.

Egypt reiterated its call for urgent intervention from the UN Security Council and influential global actors to achieve an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and halt military operations in Rafah.

The international community has a legal and humanitarian responsibility to protect Palestinian civilians from exposure to life-threatening dangers, the Ministry underlined.


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