Israeli tanks in the center of Rafah – NRK Urix – Foreign news and documentaries

Israeli tanks in the center of Rafah – NRK Urix – Foreign news and documentaries

Reuters news agency reported that 21 Palestinians were killed in a new attack on a tent camp in Rafah on Tuesday.

Hamas-controlled health authorities in Gaza reported that many were wounded.

Reuters spoke with Muhammad al-Mughir, a civil defense commander in Gaza.

– He says that the occupation forces attacked a tent camp west of Rafah.

On Sunday night, at least 45 people were killed in an Israeli airstrike on a displacement camp in Rafah, according to Hamas-led health authorities. At least 65 were injured.

The attack, which occurred on Tuesday and Sunday evening, sparked strong reactions.

Helping the Norwegian People: Hell on Earth

Among many who responded strongly was Secretary-General Raymond Johansen of Norwegian People's Aid.

Secretary General of the Norwegian People's Aid Organization, Raymond Johansen.

Photo: Heiko Jung/NTB

The best description is that this is hell on earth. After seven months and more, with intense bombing, they continue their advance.

Many of them fled towards Rafah after recommendations from Israel that this was the place where they could find safety. Then last night we witnessed the attack on the Khiam camp, and we saw pictures of burned children.

Netanyahu came out and apologized, but nothing more than that throughout the day, as he continued the attacks against Rafah, Johansen tells NRK on Tuesday afternoon.

There are no safe places. When they are told to go to a safe place and are bombed, one has no imagination to imagine what the civilian population of Gaza is feeling now.

Tanks in Rafah

The UN Security Council is scheduled to hold a crisis meeting on Tuesday, according to Agence France-Presse.

Eyewitnesses in Rafah told news agencies Reuters Agence France-Presse said that Israeli tanks entered the center of Rafah on Tuesday morning.

The tanks are said to have been spotted near Al Awda Mosque, a well-known landmark in the city.

People killed since October 7, 2023

sources: Hamas-controlled health authorities in Gaza/UNOCHA/Israeli authorities

Figures issued by Hamas-controlled health authorities in Gaza do not distinguish between civilians and combatants, and may be delayed from time to time. Figures from the Israeli authorities show that about 1,200 civilians and soldiers were killed as a result of the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, 2023. 287 Israeli soldiers have also been killed since October 27, 2023. None of these numbers have been confirmed by independent sources. Palestinian numbers are updated daily. Figures from Israel are updated at least twice a week.

Reuters and Al Jazeera It was announced on Tuesday morning that Israeli forces continued their air strikes on Rafah on Tuesday, despite strong international reactions.

The attack occurred on Sunday evening, two days after the International Court of Justice ordered a halt to the attacks on Rafah.

– There are no safe places in Gaza

The United Nations calls on Israel to begin an “open and impartial investigation.”

Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday that the attack killed dozens of people who were just trying to protect themselves from this deadly conflict.

A young boy stands in front of a burning car in the Khiam camp that was attacked in Rafah.

Here is a boy standing amid the rubble the day after Sunday's attack.

Photography: Iyad Baba/Agence France-Presse

– There are no safe places in Gaza, the atrocities must stop, Guterres wrote on social media.

USA: Two Hamas fighters killed

According to the United States, two Hamas fighters were killed in the attack, but the White House believes more must be done to protect civilians.

– Israel has the right to pursue Hamas, and we understand that this attack led to the death of two senior Hamas terrorists responsible for attacks against Israeli civilians, according to a statement issued by the White House on Monday.

– But as we explained, Israel must take all necessary precautions to protect civilians.

At least 45 Palestinians were killed in an airstrike on a center for displaced people in Rafah, according to Hamas authorities. Israel claims to have attacked Hamas targets.

The United States says it is working with the Israeli military and its partners on the ground to understand what happened. According to them, the Israeli army is also conducting an investigation.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that the attack that occurred in Rafah was a “tragic event” and led to a fire in the tent camp.

– We are investigating what happened and we will reach a conclusion later, he says, according to Agence France-Presse.

Up to the Security Council

A number of countries reacted strongly to the attack on the Khiam camp.

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron called for a “swift, comprehensive and transparent” investigation.

The ground in the camp that was attacked in Rafah bore signs of burns.

The camp was intended for internally displaced persons.

Photography: Jibril Abu Kamil/NRK

Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide believes it is extremely dangerous that Israel has defied the ICJ order and attacked Rafah again.

“The order to stop attacks in Rafah is binding, which means that the continuation of the war in Rafah violates the highest court in the world,” he said on Monday.

At least 40 people were killed in air strikes that targeted a center for displaced people in Rafah on Sunday evening. This was reported by Agence France-Presse, and refers to the Civil Defense in Gaza.

Barth Eide says it is up to the Security Council to implement, if this is a clear violation of international law.

Israeli government claimed Sunday The United Nations court did not demand a complete cessation of attacks on Rafah.

The bishop asks Israel to stop

A prominent bishop of the Church of Norway, President Olav Viks-Tveit, also criticized the Israeli attack. In a Facebook post, he asked what kind of values ​​govern what is happening.

– Are we about to lose our humanity, he says to NRK.

Olaf Fix Tveit in Palestine

President Olaf Viks Tveit believes the focus should shift to Israeli attacks rather than Norwegian recognition of Palestine.

Photo: Gunnar Brathammer/NRK

Tveit believes that many people are keen to criticize the Norwegian government for recognizing Palestine as a state. He says that criticism should be directed at the Israeli government, which defies international warnings and embargoes against the bombing and invasion of Rafah.

– This has happened a few times over the past few months, but this is kind of the peak. Now this has to find another solution. It cannot continue like this.

05/28/2024 at 07.03

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