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An emergency assembly of the Arab League kicked off within the Egyptian capital Cairo on Wednesday to debate Israel’s ongoing offensive within the Gaza Strip.

Addressing the assembly, Palestinian delegate Mahend al-Aklouk warned in opposition to launching an Israeli floor assault on Rafah metropolis, the place greater than 1.4 million individuals have taken refuge from Israel’s warfare, within the southern tip of the Gaza Strip.

“The Israeli assault may have grave repercussions on multiple million displaced individuals within the metropolis,” he mentioned.

Regardless of worldwide opposition, Israel has introduced plans to invade Rafah, one of many final important communities spared from a floor invasion within the enclave.

Aklouk mentioned Israel has refused to implement a UN Safety Council decision for a cease-fire in Gaza throughout the Islamic month of Ramadan.

“We name on the UN Safety Council to compel Israel to halt fireplace in Gaza and impose sanctions on the occupation,” he added.

The UN Safety Council handed a decision on March 25 demanding a cease-fire in Gaza throughout Ramadan. Whereas Hamas welcomed the decision, Israel vowed to proceed its warfare in Gaza till destroying the Palestinian group.

Wednesday’s assembly was known as by Palestine to debate Arab and worldwide actions on halting Israel’s “genocide and insurance policies of hunger and displacement” in opposition to the Palestinians.

Israel has waged a lethal army offensive on the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7, 2023 cross-border assault by Hamas which killed some 1,200 individuals.

At the least 32,975 Palestinians have since been killed and practically 75,577 others injured amid mass destruction and shortages of requirements. Israel has imposed a crippling blockade on the Gaza Strip, leaving its inhabitants, significantly residents of northern Gaza, on the verge of hunger.

The Israeli warfare has pushed 85% of Gaza’s inhabitants into inner displacement amid acute shortages of meals, clear water, and medication, whereas 60% of the enclave’s infrastructure has been broken or destroyed, in keeping with the UN.

Israel stands accused of genocide on the Worldwide Court docket of Justice (ICJ), which final week requested Israel to do extra to stop famine in Gaza.

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