The United Nations is concerned about the recent Israeli military escalation in the Palestinian city of Rafah

New York, May 15 / WAM / António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, expressed his concern about the recent Israeli military escalation in and around the city of Rafah, south of Gaza.
This came in a statement issued by the office of his official spokesman today, in which he expressed his concern about these unfortunate developments, which would exacerbate the extremely difficult situation for the civilian population in Gaza and further obstruct access.
He stressed the need for concerned parties to respect civilians and protect them at all times in Rafah and other parts of the Gaza Strip, and pointed out that there is no safe place in the city. He renewed his urgent call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire and the release of all hostages. He called again for the immediate reopening. to the Rafah crossing, and stressed the need to ensure unhindered humanitarian access throughout Gaza.
For its part, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced that large parts of Rafah have turned into a “ghost town,” especially after the recent forced displacement of more than 450,000 of its residents from the far south of the Strip, under Israeli evacuation orders 6 months ago. This May.

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