Tuesday 28 May 2024 - 21:30

UN Slams “Israel’s” Rafah Carnage as EU Weighs Sanctioning the Entity

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UN Slams “Israel’s” Rafah Carnage as EU Weighs Sanctioning the Entity
Griffiths made the remarks a day after the “Israeli” strike hit a camp for displaced Palestinians in the city of Rafah and martyred at least 50 people and wounded 200 others.

Terrifying scenes of tents in flames and burned victims, many of whom were women and children, sparked an international outcry.

However, Netanyahu called the air raid a "tragic mistake" and claimed that “Israel” was investigating the incident.

“Whether the attack was a war crime or a “tragic mistake,” for the people of Gaza, there is no debate. What happened last night was the latest – and possibly most cruel – abomination,” Griffiths said in a statement.

“To call it ‘a mistake’ is a message that means nothing for those killed, those grieving, and those trying to save lives.”

The UN relief chief also pointed to the widespread warnings of a slaughter ahead of “Israel’s” invasion into Rafah, saying, "We've seen the consequences in last night's utterly unacceptable attack."

He further noted that no shelters, hospitals and so-called humanitarian zones are safe in Gaza.

The Rafah carnage came two days after the International Court of Justice [ICJ] ordered “Israel” to “immediately” halt its military offensive in Rafah.

The International Court of Justice, the top United Nations court, has ordered “Israel” to halt its aggression in Gaza’s southern city of Rafah.

Ireland’s Foreign Minister Micheal Martin, meanwhile, said the European Union has for the first time engaged in a “significant” discussion on sanctioning “Israel” over its Gaza onslaught.

He said the imposition of EU sanctions was discussed as a possible measure to be taken if “Israel” does not comply with the ICJ’s ruling to halt its attack on Rafah, Irish public broadcaster RTE reported.

“Certainly, if compliance isn’t forthcoming, then we have to consider all options,” he added.