April 16, 2024
Rep. Sara Jacobs in her congressional workplace. Picture from Fb

Rep. Sara Jacobs mentioned Tuesday she opposes a possible Israeli floor invasion of Rafa, the southernmost metropolis within the Gaza Strip.

Jacobs, who represents central San Diego and is the youngest Jewish member of Congress, referred to as for the Israeli authorities to tug again from the operation as a result of it might trigger “much more civilian casualties” and considerably hurt Israel’s popularity earlier than the world

“A floor invasion of Rafah could be catastrophic,” she mentioned. “After the Netanyahu authorities’s months-long army marketing campaign, Rafah is the one place for 1.5 million displaced Palestinians to take refuge — and situations are already dire, with refugees packing the streets and extreme shortages of meals, water, and medication.”

She mentioned months of bombing have did not get rid of Hamas, so the US and Israel should search a diplomatic resolution that features “launch of all of the hostages, a everlasting ceasefire, and a two-state resolution.”

Reuters reported Monday that Israel expects to proceed full-scale army operations in Gaza for an additional six to eight weeks because it prepares to mount a floor invasion of Rafah.

“Rafah is the final bastion of Hamas management and there stay battalions in Rafah which Israel should dismantle to attain its targets on this conflict,” mentioned Avi Melamed, a former Israeli intelligence official quoted by Reuters.