Ramallah, 17 March 2024 (TDI): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Palestine strongly condemned the continued threats by the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to invade Rafah.

Such threats pose a direct challenge to international consensus on protecting civilians in conflict zones.

Netanyahu’s recent remarks, affirm his intention to escalate the genocidal war and invade Rafah without any concrete plans to safeguard the 1.5 million Palestinians residing there.

This highlights the Israeli government’s disregard for international appeals to protect civilians and ensure their basic humanitarian needs.

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Likewise, the Israeli Prime Minister’s focus on military aggression over diplomatic solutions demonstrates a dangerous trend toward blind revenge and a blatant disregard for the security and stability of the region.

Throughout the 163 days of the conflict, Israeli actions have disproportionately targeted Palestinian civilians, leading to mass casualties, displacement, and a severe humanitarian crisis.

Moreover, the Ministry also highlighted that Netanyahu’s approach reflects a culture of revenge and racism, rather than a genuine commitment to achieving peace through political means.

The deliberate targeting of civilians and the creation of a humanitarian catastrophe underscore the urgent need for international intervention to stop the ongoing war and protect innocent lives.

Furthermore, the Ministry called on the international community to demonstrate boldness and determination in ending all forms of war and upholding international law.

It is pertinent to note that Netanyahu’s speech serves as a stark reminder of the importance of preserving the credibility of the United Nations (UN) and reaffirming humanity’s commitment to peace and justice.

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