Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is vowing a ground invasion of Rafah, citing security concerns. The international community is urging restraint, fearing further escalation of the conflict.
Israel is getting ready for a big military action in Rafah, a place in the south of Gaza, where a lot of people who had to leave their homes because of fighting and Israeli airstrikes. The Israeli government, led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Israeli military will proceed with a ground invasion of Rafah, despite drastic warnings from allies and international aid organizations. But they also say that without the Rafah operation, they could not ‘win’.
This is because there are concerns that a lot of innocent people can brutally die in such a crowded place. Israel is brutally and blatantly targeting poor civilians and kids in airstrikes and fires.
“We’re going to try to do our best to get all those who are alive back and, frankly, also the bodies of the dead,” he said in the interview with ABC’s “This Week” program.
Netanyahu also said that one Palestinian civilian has been killed for every Hamas fighter killed in Gaza.
Leaders from around the world, including the President of the United States, Joe Biden. They have expressed concerns about civilian safety and have urged for meticulous planning to prevent harm to them. Israel’s military action aims to target Hamas, a group controlling Gaza and designated as a terrorist organization by Israel and other nations. However, mobilizing numerous people and engaging in combat in such densely populated areas could pose significant dangers, potentially resulting in numerous casualties.
The situation is very tense, with people living in Rafah feeling scared and unsure about what to do. There are also warnings from international groups and other countries saying that the attack could be very harmful to civilians and make the situation worse for everyone in the region.
People around the world have a deep concern because if the fighting gets worse in Rafah, more people who aren’t fighting might get hurt. After an attack by Israel near Rafah, 25 people died, Palestinian news said.
Health officials in Gaza say that since the fighting started last October, 28,176 people have died.
Israeli leadership and its military keep killing Palestinians in the alleged name of ‘self-defense’. International peace organizations must take this into account before they clean all the poor people in the Gaza Strip.