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China Urges Israel to Stop Military Operation in Rafah “As Soon as Possible”

Smoke billowing after Israeli bombardments on east Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on February 13, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. SAID KHATIB / AFP

China urged Israel on Tuesday to stop its military operation in the Gazan city of Rafah “as soon as possible,” warning of a “serious humanitarian disaster” there if fighting did not stop.

“China follows closely the developments in the Rafah area, opposes and condemns actions that harm civilians and violate international law,” a foreign ministry spokesperson said in a statement.

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