French President ‘Outraged’ by Israeli Strikes on Rafah


French President ‘Outraged’ by Israeli Strikes on Rafah

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his "outrage" over Israeli strikes on Rafah, stating that the operations must cease immediately and calling for full compliance with international law and an immediate ceasefire.

This is in response to the latest Israeli assault in southern Gaza, in which at least 40 Palestinians were brutally massacred by Israeli heavy weaponry, with many injured.

"Outraged by the Israeli strikes that have killed many displaced persons in Rafah," Macron wrote on X, emphasizing the urgent need for cessation of these operations. He added, "These operations must stop. There are no safe areas in Rafah for Palestinian civilians. I call for full respect for international law and an immediate ceasefire."

The attack, which targeted a camp for displaced people and houses in Rafah, resulted in the loss of lives and injuries, according to medical sources and officials. It occurred near the logistics base of the UN Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) in Tal al-Sultan, as reported by the Gaza Media Office.

Israel's military campaign in Gaza has claimed the lives of nearly 36,000 Palestinians since Oct. 7 last year.

This relentless Israeli offensive has left much of the enclave's population homeless and facing the threat of famine amidst widespread destruction.

Despite a ruling by the International Court of Justice ordering Israel to halt its offensive in Rafah, the attacks persist, further exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in the region. Over a million Palestinians had sought refuge in Rafah from the ongoing genocidal war before it was invaded on May 6.

France's firm support for Israel throughout the war has been openly evident, despite growing international condemnation of the military onslaught in Gaza.

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