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TEHRAN, May 28 (MNA) – The United Nations Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting to address earlier hugely deadly airstrikes by the Israeli regime against the refugee-packed city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.The closed-door meeting was requested by Algeria, which is currently a non-permanent member of the Council.

A Security Council diplomatic source confirmed the pending meeting.

Earlier, Israeli warplanes fired eight missiles towards makeshift shelters housing internally-displaced persons in Rafah’s northwest, killing at least 50 Palestinians.

Many world leaders and international organizations have vehemently condemned the attack, citing the already desperate situation of the victims.

“There is no safe place in Gaza.

This horror must stop,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres posted on social media.

Reacting to the massacre, the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas called it an “egregious affront” to a recent ruling by the International Court of Justice, which ordered the Israeli regime to “immediately” halt its offensive against Rafah.

The airstrikes came amid an October-present genocidal war that the regime has been waging against Gaza in response to a retaliatory operation by the territory’s Resistance movements.

The war has so far claimed the lives of more than 36,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children, throughout the coastal sliver.

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Original Article Source: Mehr News | Published on Tuesday, 28 May 2024 04:03 (about 17 days ago)