In a statement, the Foreign Ministry assured that a Zionist attack against this densely populated city would endanger the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians, particularly children, women and displaced persons.
It accused the United States of giving Tel Aviv the green light to implement this diabolical, dangerous and inhuman plan, which constitutes a great threat to security and stability in the region.
The Foreign Ministry reiterated Damascus’ call to all countries of the world and the International Court of Justice to force Israel to stop the genocide it is committing against the Palestinians and hold the Israeli fascist leadership responsible for the catastrophic consequences resulting from its attacks.
The Israeli decision to launch a military attack against Palestinian civilians constitutes a serious violation of the norms of international law and the most basic human rights, the Ministry stated.
On the other hand, it noted that further displacement of Palestinians is morally condemnable and requires the international community to act to protect them and meet their humanitarian needs immediately and permanently.
Rafah is located on the border with Egypt in southern Gaza and an estimated 1.4 million Palestinians take refuge there.