Qatar calls for ‘urgent international action’ to prevent Israeli invasion of Rafah

Voice of America News reports: “Wednesday brought fresh calls for international pressure against an Israeli offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, with Qatar and the African Union expressing concern about an escalating humanitarian crisis.

Qatar has been among the leading mediators seeking to secure a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas, and on Wednesday it said any forcible displacement of civilians from Rafah would be a serious violation of international law.

A statement issued by Qatar’s foreign ministry condemned Israeli strikes on Rafah and called for ‘urgent international action’ to prevent Israeli forces from invading the city.

African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat called on the international community to work together to stop a deadly escalation of the conflict into Rafah, noting the area’s importance as a corridor for bringing humanitarian aid into Gaza…”

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