UAE warns against Israeli military operation in Rafah


The UAE has expressed deep concern regarding preparations by the Israeli military to launch an operation in the Rafah area, in the south of the Gaza Strip populated by displaced Palestinians, and the serious humanitarian repercussions that may result.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned against any action that threatens to cause the loss of more innocent life and exacerbate the humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip.

It stressed its strong condemnation of any forced displacement of Palestinian people, and all practices that violate the resolutions of international legitimacy and international and humanitarian law.

The Ministry called on the international community to undertake immediate efforts to reach a ceasefire to avoid further loss of life, and prevent fuelling the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Furthermore, it called for efforts to achieve a comprehensive and just peace, while preventing regional spill-over that risks further violence, tension, and instability.

It reaffirmed the UAE's position calling for a return to negotiations to achieve the two-state solution with an independent Palestinian state.


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