Netanyahu. Foto: Gil Cohen Magen / shutterstock

Amid pressure from the international community, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu classified the Israeli air attack on a refugee camp in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, as a “tragic error”.

The leader of the far-right coalition and his war cabinet orchestrated more than 60 attacks on the Gaza Strip last weekend, leaving more than 200 dead and thousands injured. Among the victims, the majority were women and children.

In the most vile and cowardly attack, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out a bombardment with at least eight missiles on a homeless camp located in the Tel Al-Sultan neighborhood, northwest of the city of Rafah. .

Around 45 people died in the attack and the injured were taken to hospitals, which are operating at reduced capacity. Survivors report that the victims were charred or had severe burns, as the camp is filled with highly flammable plastic tarpaulin.

“Despite our utmost efforts not to harm innocent civilians, last night, there was a tragic mistake. We are investigating the incident and will reach a conclusion, as that is our stance,” Netanyahu said in the Knesset.

Even though the Zionist tried to present justifications, official notes from the Israeli Army reporting the execution of the air operation in the refugee camp in Tel Al-Sultan reveal the intentions of the country’s far right.

“Last night, the IDF carried out a precise intelligence-based strike
which targeted terrorists
important members of Hamas in Tel Al-Sultan”, published the official account of E
army on X, formerly Twitter.

What the Israeli army defined, on Sunday morning, as a “precise attack”, however, did not convince the international community that the “tragic error” cited by Netanyahu, this Monday (27), was, in fact, a mistake.

Also on Monday, the international community strongly condemned the Israeli military attack on Tel Al-Sultan.

Egypt condemned the “deliberate bombing of the tents of displaced people” by the Israeli military, state media reported, describing it as a flagrant violation of international law.

Saudi Arabia also condemned the Israeli attack and Qatar said the attack in Rafah could undermine efforts to broker a ceasefire and hostage exchange.

European Union countries also did not spare the Israeli government from the carnage in Rafah, days after the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the highest instance of the United Nations (UN), ordered the suspension of military operations in the southern city of the enclave.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the decision must be respected. “International humanitarian law applies to everyone, including Israel’s conduct of war,” Baerbock said.

For the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, the situation is dire. “Gaza is hell on earth. The images from last night are further proof of this”, wrote UNRWA on the social network X.

Rafah is the last refuge for some 1.4 million Palestinians whose homes and neighborhoods have been reduced to ruins.

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