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The EU is concerned about Israel's plans to attack Rafah

Feb 9, 2024

On Friday, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell expressed concern over Israel's plans to attack the city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip.


According to Ukrinform, he wrote about this in the social network X.

"Reports of Israel's military offensive on Rafah are alarming. It will have catastrophic consequences, leading to a deterioration of the already terrible humanitarian situation and an unbearable number of civilian casualties," Borrell wrote.

He added that 1.4 million Palestinians are currently living in Rafah, without a safe place and under the threat of starvation.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday ordered the military to develop a dual plan to evacuate civilians from the city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, as Israel plans to eliminate four battalions of the Hamas group in the city.

In January 2024, Israel informed Egypt of its plans to launch a military operation to take control of the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. In particular, as a result of such a military operation, Israel is expected to capture the Rafah border crossing and station forces along the so-called Philadelphia Corridor separating Egypt and Gaza, while Israeli troops will operate in the enclave.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 10/02/2024

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