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Global Outcry Against Israeli Airstrikes in Gaza: Calls for Immediate Ceasefire and Humanitarian Aid Intensify

May 27, 2024 — The international community is uniting in strong condemnation of the recent Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, which have resulted in significant civilian casualties and a worsening humanitarian crisis. Several nations have issued statements calling for an immediate ceasefire and increased efforts to protect innocent lives and provide humanitarian aid.

Italy’s Vehement Condemnation

Italy has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of the Israeli military campaign. Italian Defence Minister Guido Crosetto condemned the attacks on Palestinian civilians, particularly the recent strikes in Rafah that killed at least 35 people. "There is an increasingly difficult situation, in which the Palestinian people are being squeezed without regard for the rights of innocent men, women, and children who have nothing to do with Hamas, and this can no longer be justified," Crosetto stated in an interview with SkyTG24 TV.

Prime Minister Giorgio Meloni and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani also met with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa in Rome, reiterating their support for a ceasefire and urging Hamas to release Israeli hostages.

Egypt’s Strong Reproach

Egypt has also strongly condemned the Israeli airstrikes on displaced civilians in Rafah. The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs labeled the attack as a "flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and the fourth Geneva Convention for the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 1949." Egypt has called for urgent intervention from the UN Security Council and influential global actors to achieve an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

"The international community has a legal and humanitarian responsibility to protect Palestinian civilians from exposure to life-threatening dangers," the Ministry emphasized, underscoring the necessity of keeping the Rafah crossing open for humanitarian aid distribution.

UAE’s Denunciation

The United Arab Emirates has joined the chorus of condemnation, denouncing the ongoing Israeli violations in Gaza and the recent targeting of refugee tents. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed the importance of adhering to the International Court of Justice’s recent decision, which demands Israel halt military operations in Rafah and maintain the Rafah crossing open for humanitarian aid.

"The international community must intensify efforts to halt the escalation in all regions of the Occupied Palestinian Territory," the UAE Ministry urged, highlighting the critical need for urgent, sustainable humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Saudi Arabia’s Firm Stance

Saudi Arabia has condemned the continued massacres by Israeli occupation forces, specifically targeting unarmed civilians in Gaza. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the attacks near the UNRWA warehouses in Rafah and called for immediate international intervention.

"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia condemns in the strongest terms the continued massacres carried out by the Israeli occupation forces, and their targeting of unarmed civilians in Gaza Strip," the Ministry declared. The Kingdom stressed the urgency of ending the violence to prevent the worsening humanitarian catastrophe faced by the Palestinian people.

Global Calls for Ceasefire and Aid

These strong statements from Italy, Egypt, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia reflect a growing global consensus on the need to protect civilians and address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. As the violence continues, the international community's calls for a ceasefire and immediate humanitarian intervention are becoming increasingly urgent.

The latest Israeli airstrikes have exacerbated the dire situation for civilians in Gaza, prompting urgent appeals for global action. The collective voice of these nations underscores the necessity of coordinated international efforts to halt the violence and ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid to those in need.

Saudi Arabia Breaking News will continue to monitor and report on this critical issue, providing updates on international responses and the evolving situation in Gaza.



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