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Benjamin Netanyahu’s Promises of Safe Passage for Civilians in Rafah Amid Controversial Assault


Feb 11, 2024
Netanyahu pledges a safe passage for civilians in Rafah amid repeated night bombings

In a recent interview with ABC News, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized the importance of ensuring safe passage for civilians in the city of Rafah, in southern Gaza, during the planned assault. He dismissed concerns about a potential “catastrophe,” stating that the offensive is necessary to defeat Hamas.

Netanyahu stated that victory is within reach and that the remaining Hamas battalions in Rafah will be taken out. He emphasized the importance of ensuring safe passage for civilians to exit the area, mentioning that a detailed plan is being developed to facilitate this process. Safe zones for civilians in areas north of Rafah that have been cleared are also being considered.

Gaza authorities have warned that an attack on Rafah could result in “tens of thousands” of casualties, and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borell has echoed concerns about a potential humanitarian catastrophe. Al Jazeera reported that 25 people died in an Israeli attack east of Rafah, with additional individuals being injured and a building being hit.

The situation in Rafah has sparked significant international alarm, with many expressing concerns about the potential impact on civilians. The Israeli government’s assurance of safe passage for civilians is being closely monitored as the planned assault on Rafah unfolds.

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