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China voices concerns over Israel’s airstrike on Rafah refugee camp


Beijing, 29 May 2024 (TDI): China has voiced grave concerns over recent Israeli airstrikes on the Rafah refugee camp in Gaza, which resulted in the tragic loss of 40 Palestinians including children.

Mao Ning the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson highlighted that the ICJ’s third interim measures order on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, explicitly called for the cessation of military action.

While stressing the importance of the issue she said the interim measures order should be effectively implemented without delay.

She further said that China strongly urges Israel to listen to the voice of the international community and cease its attacks on Rafah.

Our position on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is consistent and clear. “We oppose any violation of international law, including international humanitarian law, and demand that all parties protect civilians and civilian facilities,” she added.

China strongly urges Israel to listen to the voice of the international community and stop attacking Rafah and asks that the international community work together to alleviate and end the humanitarian disaster in Gaza, she said.

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Chinese President Meets Egyptian Counterpart

Moreover, On Wednesday President Xi Jinping welcomed Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to Beijing, as China hosts several Arab dignitaries for a forum aiming to deepen ties with the region.

Several Arab leaders are this week visiting Beijing, which is seeking to present a “common voice” on the Israel-Palestine conflict and improve cooperation.

According to the media reports Xi met El-Sisi in a grand ceremony outside Beijing’s Great Hall of People, with the national anthems of both countries blaring out.

The two countries aim to discuss “regional and international issues of common interest.”

Additionally, “Discussions will tackle ways to forge closer bilateral relations and to unlock broader prospects for cooperation in an array of fields,” the Egyptian presidency said.

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