Monday 27 May 2024 - 13:20

“Israel” Burns Children Alive in Rafah : Dozens Martyred in Tents

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“Israel” Burns Children Alive in Rafah : Dozens Martyred in Tents
Earlier in the day, “Israeli” warplanes fired eight missiles toward makeshift shelters housing internally-displaced persons in the city’s northwest.

“These shelters were supposed to be safe havens for innocent civilians, yet they became targets of brutal violence,” the British ActionAid Organization said.

It further noted: “Children, women, and men are being burned alive under their tents and shelters,” warning that the number of fatalities could rise.

Reacting to the massacre, the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas called it an “egregious affront” to a recent ruling by the International Court of Justice, which ordered the “Israeli” entity to “immediately” halt its offensive against Rafah.

The movement called on all parties, especially Egypt, to pressure the entity into ending its occupation of the city’s Rafah crossing, which borders the country and serves as the main point of entry for vital supplies into Gaza.

Hamas also urged the international community, the United Nations, and all concerned parties to scramble to support the Palestinian nation in the face of the “Israeli” massacre, which has been seeking to bring about the mass exodus of the Palestinian people and destroy their national cause for the past seven months.

Francesca Albanese, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, meanwhile, reacted to the “horror” created by the “Israeli” entity in Rafah, calling for pressure on Tel Aviv.

“The Gaza genocide will not easily end without external pressure: ‘Israel’ must face sanctions, justice, suspension of agreements, trade, partnership and investments, as well as participation in international forums.”

Balakrishnan Rajagopal, the world body’s special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, also denounced the bloodletting, saying, “Attacking women and children while they cower in their shelters in Rafah is a monstrous atrocity.”

“We need concerted global action to stop Israel’s actions now,” he added.

The “Israeli” massacre in Rafah was also followed by mass protest rallies across the West Bank, including in the city of Ramallah and the town of Anabta, which is located to the east of the city of Tulkarm in the northern part of the occupied territory.

The Emirati Hospital in Rafah also condemned the “Israeli” attacks on Rafah as “a heinous massacre.”

Similar demonstrations also erupted elsewhere throughout the region, including at the Baqa’a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan and in front of the “Israeli” consulate in Istanbul.