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International newspapers and news websites highlighted the importance of stopping the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, and the dangers of the ground attack that Israel threatens to launch on the Rafah Governorate, south of the Strip, in addition to Washington’s calls to change its policy regarding the war on Gaza.

In his analysis in the Washington Post, writer Ishaan Tharoor saw that the world is now in a confrontation with Israel over its occupation of the Palestinian territories, stressing that the current deliberations in the International Court of Justice deeply demonstrate the validity of the statement of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, which angered Israeli officials, In which he said that the attack by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) on October 7th “did not happen in a vacuum.”

For its part, The Guardian newspaper called in its editorial on politicians in the West to be more clear about the necessity of a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, adding that "Israel does not have the right to slaughter innocent civilians in this unimaginable manner."

Regarding the attack that Israel threatens against Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, The Independent newspaper wrote in its editorial that the only result of this planned attack will be a new heavy loss of life, and this will result in consequences, none of which will be in the interest of the Israeli people.

The newspaper calls for an end to the fighting, whatever the circumstances, stressing that the war will not make Israel safer, and that “Hamas has not been destroyed, and it will emerge from under this rubble to threaten Israel again.”

The Times newspaper indicated that the United States, along with other allies of Israel, expressed its opposition to the plan to invade Rafah, and is now preparing a draft resolution in the UN Security Council warning Israel against carrying out a major operation in Rafah.

In the same context, Politico quoted the former head of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass, as saying that the United States must prepare a plan to change its policy regarding the Israeli war on Gaza.

Haass told the newspaper, "US President Joe Biden is paying a domestic political price and needs to distance himself from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."

As for the Times of Israel newspaper, it revealed that the head of the Israeli General Internal Security Service (Shin Bet), Ronen Bar, warned the Israeli government that the war on the Hamas movement could expand and take on the character of a religious conflict if restrictions were imposed on the entry of Palestinians from inside Al-Aqsa Mosque during... RAMADAN month".

Source: Al Jazeera