Israeli assault on Rafah a 'terrifying' prospect: UN
February 12, 2024 / 8:59 PM
Sharjah24 - AFP: The United Nations said Monday the prospect of a full Israeli incursion into the crammed Gaza town of Rafah was "terrifying" and risked an "extremely high" number of casualties.
UN human rights chief Volker Turk urged world powers to "restrain rather than enable" as fears of a looming ground incursion grew among more than one million Palestinians trapped in the territory's far south.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to send ground troops into the crowded Rafah area as part of his goal of eliminating Hamas.
His declarations have sparked international alarm.