Germany warns of a “humanitarian catastrophe” in the event of an attack on Rafah

Germany warns of a “humanitarian catastrophe” in the event of an attack on Rafah

The Israeli army will attack the city of Rafah “An expected humanitarian catastrophe”On Saturday, February 10, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock alerted: on. “Israel must defend itself against Hamas terrorism, but by alleviating the suffering of the civilian population as much as possible“, according to estimates by the head of German diplomacy, who states that this city located south of the Gaza Strip is home “1.3 million people [qui] Request protection from combat “In a very limited space”. Follow our live broadcast.

Strikes in the Rafah sector Eyewitnesses told Agence France-Presse, at dawn on Saturday, that raids took place in the vicinity of the city, which Israel identified as a new target for its military operation in the Palestinian Strip. On Friday, Benjamin Netanyahu asked the Israeli army to prepare for an attack “Joint plan” to“evacuation” Civilians from the city of Rafah and “Devastation” From Hamas. “We warn of a catastrophe and massacre that could result in tens of thousands of martyrs and wounded.”Hamas said in a statement.

Battles are ongoing. The Minister of Health in the Hamas government counted, from Friday evening and night until Saturday, 110 martyrs, including 25 in raids on Rafah, and he reported “Intense battles” Saturday at Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis. A report that France Info could not confirm due to a lack of independent verification. On Friday, Israeli forces stormed Al Amal Hospital, the city's other main hospital.

End of a new round of negotiations. Talks organized in Cairo (Egypt) between Qatari and Egyptian mediators and Hamas to try to reach a truce agreement concluded on Friday. “Hamas delegation left Cairo”A Hamas official said, without further details, “Wait for a response from Israel.”

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