China expresses ‘Grave Concern’ as UNSC prepares to meet over deadly Rafah Strike

Rafah operation

China expresses 'Grave Concern' as UNSC prepares to meet over deadly Rafah Strike ( Screenshot)

Beijing – China has voiced “grave concern” over Israel’s military operations in Rafah, where a recent strike killed dozens in a displaced persons camp.

“China expresses its grave concern over the ongoing Israeli military operations in Rafah,” said foreign ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning on Monday. Beijing urged “all parties to protect civilians and civilian facilities” and “strongly urges Israel to heed the international community’s calls to cease its attacks on Rafah.”

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is set to convene an emergency meeting today to address the escalating situation in the southern Gaza border city.

According to AFP journalists on the ground, fresh Israeli strikes hit Rafah overnight. A Sunday night attack had sparked a fire that tore through a displacement center, resulting in the deaths of 45 people, as reported by Gaza health officials.

The increasing violence has prompted widespread international condemnation and urgent calls for restraint, with China and other nations emphasizing the need to protect civilians and prevent further casualties.