Egypt rejects the Israeli attack on Rafah and warns of its consequences

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned of the dangerous consequences of the military operation in the vicinity of the city of Rafah, as promised by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The memorandum stressed “our complete rejection of the statements of Israeli officials regarding the launch of a military operation in Rafah, and the warning of its dire consequences in light of the humanitarian catastrophe” in those territories.

In the face of such a situation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the international and regional community to unite efforts to prevent an attack on the Palestinian city located on the border with this North African country with a population of 106 million people.

He denounced that this eventual military incursion, along with Israel's continued policy of obstructing humanitarian access, is part of a strategy to forcefully displace the Palestinian people.

Cairo considered that these actions constitute a clear violation of the provisions of international law and the relevant resolutions of the Security Council and the United Nations General Assembly.

According to the American Associated Press, citing Egyptian officials and a Western diplomat, Egypt threatened to suspend the peace treaty with Israel if Netanyahu finally gave the green light for the military operation.

Cairo has warned on several occasions that the displacement of Gazans outside its borders is a red line, as has been attempted by the neighboring country that seeks to expel them to the Sinai Peninsula.

Despite international pressure, the right-wing politician confirmed, in a phone call on Sunday with North American President Joe Biden, his intention to launch the campaign against Rafah under the pretext of defeating the last stronghold of the Islamic Resistance Movement in Gaza. agitation).).

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The population of this city is about 300 thousand people, and it is now crowded after the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who fled their homes in the central and northern Gaza Strip to escape the Israeli bombing.

Specifically, Hamas warned that the attack on the city would mean the end of contacts to achieve a prisoner exchange.

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