Tue 28 May 2024 11:51 am - Jerusalem Time

An emergency Security Council meeting today to discuss Israeli massacre in Rafah

Diplomatic sources said that the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today, Tuesday, to discuss the situation in Rafah following the Israeli massacre in a camp for displaced Palestinians, which resulted in dozens of casualties.

Diplomatic sources had told Al Jazeera that Algeria called for a closed and emergency Security Council consultation session on Tuesday regarding the Rafah massacre.

International condemnations continued after the massacre committed by the occupation army yesterday evening, Sunday, targeting the tents of displaced people in the Tal Al-Sultan area in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the martyrdom of 45 Palestinians, most of whom were women and children.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the Israeli strike on the city of Rafah, south of Gaza, and said on Monday that the attack “killed dozens of innocent civilians who were only looking for shelter to protect them from this deadly conflict.”

"There is no safe place in Gaza. These atrocities must end," Guterres added in a post on the X platform.

The Israeli occupation army claimed in a statement that the bombing targeted members of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), but acknowledged that there were reports of civilians being injured and a fire breaking out at the place.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that what happened in Rafah yesterday was a “catastrophic mistake,” and claimed that it was not intended for civilian deaths and injuries, and that it would be investigated.

The massacre in the city of Rafah sparked sharp regional and international criticism of Israel, with accusations of defying international legitimacy resolutions, amid calls to impose sanctions and pressure it to end the genocide and stop the attack on Rafah.


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An emergency Security Council meeting today to discuss Israeli massacre in Rafah