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Rafah massacre: Resistance says US statements prompt Israel to kill more Gazans

Palestinians observe the destruction caused by the attacks of Israeli army on tents of displaced Palestinians in Rafah, Gaza on May 27, 2024. (By Reuters)

The Palestinian resistance groups have condemned the recent statements made by the White House spokesman regarding Rafah carnage, saying the remarks prompt the Israeli regime to continue its aggression and acts of genocide in Gaza.

The resistance groups made the remarks in a statement on Wednesday, a day after John Kirby said the regime’s deadly strikes targeting displaced Palestinians in Rafah did not cross a “red line” and would not lead to a change in Washington’s policy towards Tel Aviv.

“The statements of the pillars of crime and terrorism in the American administration serve as motivation and encouragement for the leaders of the Nazi zionist entity to continue killing and exterminating women and children and to practice all types of crime with complete freedom.”

The resistance groups went on to say that the international silence over the massacres and slaughters committed against displaced women and children encourages the Israeli regime to continue to defy justice, calling on the free people of the world to rise up in order to stop the Israeli crimes.  

They also stressed that the massacres and slaughters committed by the occupying regime in Rafah, Jabalia, and elsewhere in Gaza will not break the will of Palestinians and their resistance, “nor will they push the resistance into submission.”

Israel's three-week-old Rafah offensive stirred renewed outrage after an airstrike on Sunday set ablaze a tent camp in the west of the city.

The strike killed some 50 people, including many children, prompting global condemnations and calls for the implementation of a World Court order to halt Israel's assault on Gaza.

The attack came two days after the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to stop its US-backed aggression on Gaza that has killed more than 36,000 people since it started in October last year.

Meanwhile, Israel has intensified its attacks on Rafah despite international condemnation.

Israeli forces targeted a tent camp in a designated “safe zone” west of Rafah and killed at least 21 people.

The invading forces pushed through Rafah on Wednesday as tanks  were reported rolling into the centre of the city.

Gaza's Health Ministry said that at least 36,171 Palestinians have been killed and 81,420 wounded in Israeli attacks since October 7.

The ministry added that 75 people were killed in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

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