Sat. Jun 15th, 2024

Dozens were killed and injured in an Israeli bombing on an area classified as safe near the city of Rafah in the far south of the Gaza Strip, amid international condemnation of the massacre, and angry demonstrations witnessed by some countries around the world.

UNRWA spokesman in Gaza, Adnan Abu Hasna, said that the death toll and injuries from the recent Israeli strike on the displaced persons camp in the city of Rafah were likely to reach 100 people.

For his part, the spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Gaza said, “The health care system in Gaza is unable to deal with the situation in the city of Rafah.”

In turn, the Hamas movement held the US administration and its president, Joe Biden in particular, fully responsible for the “massacre” committed by the Israeli army in the city of Rafah.

The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a press statement, “The Kingdom’s condemnation and absolute denunciation of these acts and crimes that represent a flagrant violation of the rules of international law and international humanitarian law, are inconsistent with all human and moral values, and represent war crimes, and the entire international community must confront them and hold those responsible for them accountable.”

Qatar also condemned in the strongest terms the Israeli bombing and considered it “a serious violation of international laws that would double the worsening humanitarian crisis in the besieged Strip.”

Meanwhile, Egypt condemned in the strongest terms “the deliberate bombing by Israeli forces of the tents of displaced persons in the Palestinian city of Rafah, in a new and blatant violation of the provisions of international humanitarian law and the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 regarding the protection of civilian persons in time of war.”

Demonstrations took place in several cities around the world denouncing the bombing that targeted a camp for displaced people in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Angry demonstrations took place in Istanbul, Turkey, Lebanese and Palestinian cities, Jordan, Canada, Iraq, and other cities around the world, immediately after the announcement of the massacre in Rafah, which killed dozens, most of them children.

The Israeli army admitted that it targeted the camp, as the Israeli army spokesman announced yesterday evening, Sunday, that Palestinian civilians were killed by air force aircraft bombing during an attack on a camp for displaced people in Rafah on Sunday night, claiming that Hamas officials were residing there.

The army spokesman added in a statement: “The attack was carried out against terrorists who are considered the target of the attack in accordance with international law, using precision weapons, and based on preliminary intelligence information indicating that Hamas terrorists are using the area.”

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