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China Urges Israel to ‘Stop Attacking Rafah’

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lin Jian addressed Israel's bombardment of the Gazan city of Rafah at the regular press briefing in Beijing on May 7, 2024. Image via China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

China on Tuesday urged Israel to “stop attacking Rafah”, after the Israeli army said it took “operational control” of the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt.

“China… strongly calls on Israel to heed the overwhelming demands of the international community, stop attacking Rafah, and do everything it can to avoid a more serious humanitarian disaster in the Gaza Strip,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lin Jian said.

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