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Israeli Defense Minister Vows to Continue Operations in Rafah Unless Ceasefire Agreement Guarantees Return of Hostages

Israeli Defense Minister Vows to Continue Operations in Rafah Unless Ceasefire Agreement Guarantees Return of Hostages

The UN chief has called for the immediate reopening of the Rafah and Kerem Shalom crossings

The Rafah and Kerem Shalom crossings, closed by Israel that cut off aid to Gaza, must be reopened. “immediately”On Tuesday, the UN Secretary-General called on the Israeli government “stop escalation”.

“The closure of both the Rafah and Kerem Shalom crossings is particularly damaging to an already desperate humanitarian situation. They must be opened immediately.”Antonio Gutierrez said to the pressOn the other hand asserting the truth is a “General Assault” Rafah will be “A Human Disaster”. In these circumstances, “For example, we’ll run out of fuel tonight.”Antonio Gutierrez noted.

“I call on the Israeli government to stop expansionism and engage constructively in the ongoing diplomatic discussions.”He called on both Israel and Hamas to demonstrate “Political Courage” To reach an agreement on a ceasefire. “After the October 7 attack by Hamas that killed over 1,100 Israelis and over 34,000 Palestinians in Gaza, have we not seen enough? »he said. “Hasn’t the public suffered enough death and destruction? »

“Make no mistake: A widespread attack on Rafa would be a human catastrophe”He insisted, while the Israeli army deployed tanks and called for the evacuation of tens of thousands of families in the congested east of the city.

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