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Calls for ceasefire grow as Israel steps up military operations in Gaza – POLITICO

The United Nations has warned of a large-scale ground attack on Rafah, saying it would lead to an “epic humanitarian disaster” and undermine attempts to support refugees amid looming famine. US President Joe Biden called Israel’s ground offensive against Rafah a “red line,” warning that the United States would suspend arms deliveries if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pursues the possible attack.

On Sunday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres used a video address at a humanitarian conference in Kuwait to call, once again, for “an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, the unconditional release of all hostages and an immediate increase in humanitarian aid.”

A ceasefire “will only be the beginning. It will be a long road to recovery from the devastation and trauma of this war,” Guterres said.

An Israeli offensive in Rafah also does not have the support of the British government, says Foreign Secretary David Cameron said on Sunday.

“We don’t think they should embark on a major operation in Rafah unless they have a plan to move people and make sure they have shelter, food and medicine,” Cameron told the BBC. “We have not seen this plan, so we do not support a major operation in Rafah,” he added.

But Cameron opposed calls to suspend arms supplies to Israel. “Just to announce today: we are going to change our entire approach to arms exports rather than following our careful process – it would strengthen Hamas, it would make a hostage deal less likely, I don’t think that that would be the best solution,” he said.


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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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