Rafah tragedy: Israel faces world opprobrium | EUROtoday

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PMore than 48 hours after the tragedy on the Tel Sultan refugee camp, within the south of the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military continues its operation. According to witnesses, his tanks reached the middle of town of Rafah. A last growth, according to Benjamin Netanyahu's declarations Monday night in entrance of Parliament in Jerusalem: “I am neither going to give up nor surrender. I will not end the war until our goals are achieved… The fighting will continue until we raise the flag of victory. »

The Prime Minister was mainly responding to pressure from the hostage families, supported by a large part of public opinion, who are calling for the war to stop and for an agreement to be quickly reached regarding the release of dozens of Israelis captured on October 7 and still detained.

Israel has yet to provide an official explanation for what happened at Tel Sultan. The Israeli Prime Minister spoke of a “tragic accident”. And exceptionally, General Yifat Tomer-Yerushalmi, navy prosecutor, spoke on tv information for the very first time because the begin of the warfare. She promised an in depth investigation. The intention is to find out how a high-precision missile strike, carrying a lightweight load, prompted such a hearth that it killed, in response to the Gaza Ministry of Health (managed by Hamas), at the least 45 folks, together with a lot of ladies and kids, and left greater than 250 injured.

A fuel tank that caught fireplace

According to the American channel ABC, which cites an American supply, it was a gasoline tank, positioned 100 meters from the focused constructing, which caught fireplace, after being hit by a fraction of a missile “or by something else” . The fireplace reportedly unfold to a number of tents and shelters. For now, the military is sticking to its first model. The strike, rigorously ready to restrict collateral harm, was meant to neutralize two Hamas leaders answerable for assaults within the West Bank.

In the meantime, there is no such thing as a doubt that the Tel Sultan tragedy dealt a brand new blow to Israel's already very deteriorated picture on the earth. On the diplomatic stage, the gulf deepens a little bit extra every week between Jerusalem and the worldwide group. Last Friday, there was a brand new determination from the International Court of Justice in The Hague, which ordered Israel to stop all its operations within the Rafah area prone to additional hurt the Palestinian inhabitants. The IDF was purported to take this under consideration. Today, there’s the popularity of Palestine by Spain, Ireland and Norway, whereas the European Union is contemplating taking sanctions towards Israel. Without forgetting, on the time of writing, the assembly of the UN Security Council, on the request of Algeria.

In Israel, media supporters of the Netanyahu authorities denounce worldwide hypocrisy, even marked anti-Semitism. But different commentators like Nahum Barnéa, the day by day's star columnist Yediot Aharonot, warn the authorities. In Tuesday's version, he writes: “Israel is likely to end the Rafah adventure without military options, without hostages released, without a deal on the northern border and without an agreement with the Saudis.” An Israel boycotted and hated by the entire world. »