UN Condemns Rafah Carnage as EU Weighs Sanctions on Israel

In a scathing rebuke, the United Nations humanitarian chief has criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for labeling the recent deadly aerial assault in southern Gaza Strip as a "mistake."

Iran (IMNA) -UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths described the carnage in Rafah as possibly the "most cruel abomination."

The Israeli strike hit a camp for displaced Palestinians in Rafah, killing at least 50 people and wounding 200 others. Griffiths stated that whether the attack was a war crime or a "tragic mistake," the people of Gaza are left with the consequences. He emphasized that calling it a "mistake" is a meaningless message for those killed, grieving, and trying to save lives.

The UN relief chief also pointed to the widespread warnings of a slaughter ahead of Israel's incursion into Rafah, saying, "We've seen the consequences in last night's utterly unacceptable attack." He further noted that no shelters, hospitals, and so-called humanitarian zones are safe in Gaza.

UN Condemns Rafah Carnage as EU Weighs Sanctions on Israel

The Rafah carnage came two days after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to "immediately" halt its military offensive in the area. However, the occupying regime began a ground offensive in the overcrowded Palestinian city on May 7, defying calls from the international community.

Meanwhile, Ireland's Foreign Minister Micheal Martin revealed that the European Union has engaged in a "significant" discussion on sanctioning Israel over its Gaza onslaught. He stated that the imposition of EU sanctions was discussed as a possible measure if Israel does not comply with the ICJ's ruling to halt its attack on Rafah.

Israel unleashed its US-backed war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas resistance group carried out a surprise operation against the usurping entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people. The Tel Aviv regime has so far killed at least 36,050 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured 81,026 others.

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