UN warns Israel: Rafah invasion could ‘lead to slaughter’

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Tue, 2024-02-13 08:02

NEW YORK: The United Nations on Tuesday warned against an Israeli ground invasion of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, saying an offensive could “lead to a slaughter” in the southern region of the Palestinian enclave where more than 1 million people are sheltering.
Israel says it wants to flush out Hamas militants from hideouts in Rafah and free Israeli hostages being held there, and is making plans to evacuate trapped Palestinian civilians.

Palestinians with children wait to receive food cooked by a charity amid shortages of food supplies in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on February 13, 2024. (AFP)
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