Saudi Arabia has issued a warning to Israel over the possibility of a ground incursion into the city of Rafah, which is home to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced by Israeli bombing. The Foreign Ministry stated that such an action would be “extremely dangerous” for civilians and could lead to an escalation of conflict in the Palestinian enclave. They recommended an immediate meeting with the United Nations Security Council to discuss the announcement made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about preparations for a military ground operation in the city.
The Ministry condemned the forced displacement of Palestinians and called for an immediate ceasefire. They also expressed concern about the “deliberate violations of international and humanitarian laws” and urged the United Nations Security Council to take action before it’s too late.
The Ministry further emphasized their concern for the safety of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who have been displaced from their homes, calling Rafah their last safe haven. They urged immediate action to prevent further displacement and protect civilians, renewing their call for an immediate ceasefire.
Saudi Arabia’s stance on this issue is clear, and they are urging international organizations to act now to protect Palestinians from further harm and prevent further escalation of conflict.