Macron Voices ‘Outrage’ Over Israeli Strikes on Rafah

Mon May 27 2024
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PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday voiced outrage over Israeli strikes on a tented camp for displaced Palestinian civilians in Rafah that Gaza officials said killed at least 45 people and demanded an “immediate ceasefire.”
“These operations must stop immediately. There are no safe areas in Rafah for Palestinian people,” Macron said on X in English. “I call for full respect for international law and an immediate ceasefire.”
The health ministry in Gaza said the death toll had risen to 45 from the overnight Israeli strikes, which sparked fires that burned displaced people alive in their tents, many of them women and children.
Israel’s army said it was investigating the reports of Palestinian civilians killed in the strikes, which have sparked condemnation across the world.
Meanwhile, Qatar has said that the latest Israeli attack on Rafah could hamper mediation efforts to reach a truce and an exchange agreement for Palestinian prisoners and Israeli hostages. This was stated by Qatar’s Foreign Ministry in a statement on Monday. The development comes as the Gaza health ministry said that around 45 people were killed and dozens injured in an Israeli strike on a center for displaced people near the Rafah city of the besieged Palestinian territory.
The Gazan ministry in a statement said that Israeli strikes claimed the lives of 45 Palestinians and left dozens injured, mostly children and women. The strike has triggered a global outcry, leading to calls for a truce. According to Arab media, Israel’s top military prosecutor has described the Rafah strike as “very grave” and stated a probe is underway.
Gaza Health Ministry said that more than 35,984 Palestinian people have been killed and over 80,643 people have been injured in Israel’s relentless bombardment in Gaza since October 7.

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