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Piers Morgan Criticizes Israeli Attack on Rafah Refugee Camp

Piers Morgan took to Twitter to voice his condemnation of the recent Israeli airstrike on a refugee camp in Rafah, which resulted in significant civilian casualties. In his tweet, Morgan expressed his shock at the scenes emerging from Rafah, describing them as “horrific.”

Despite previously defending Israel’s right to self-defense, particularly after the events of October 7, Morgan stated that the killing of innocent people in a refugee camp was indefensible. “I’ve defended Israel’s right to defend itself after Oct 7, but slaughtering so many innocent people as they cower in a refugee camp is indefensible,” Morgan tweeted.

He urged an immediate halt to the violence, directly addressing Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: “Stop this now @netanyahu.” Morgan’s comments highlight a turning point in his stance on the ongoing conflict, signaling the growing international concern over the humanitarian impact of military actions in densely populated civilian areas.

The airstrike targeted displaced Palestinians living near a depot operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Eyewitnesses reported that the Israeli bombardment demolished numerous tents, leading to widespread destruction and fires. The Gaza Health Ministry confirmed the severe toll of the strike, with numerous casualties reported and ongoing search efforts for the missing.

Global reactions were swift and sharp. French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his outrage over the Israeli attacks, particularly those harming displaced individuals in Rafah. “These operations must stop. There is no safe area for Palestinian civilians in Rafah,” Macron stated, calling for an immediate ceasefire and adherence to international law.

The Israeli military acknowledged civilian casualties but defended the operation, claiming it targeted a compound housing top Hamas leaders. A military spokesperson noted that the strike was carried out on legitimate targets with precision, although they acknowledged the unfortunate civilian impact and stated that an investigation was underway.

The attack has stirred international condemnation and calls for accountability, with many leaders and organizations emphasizing the need for a swift cessation of hostilities and respect for human rights. The incident underscores the ongoing tensions and the complex geopolitical dynamics affecting the region, highlighting the urgent need for diplomatic efforts to address the underlying issues and prevent further loss of life.

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