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Japan opposes all-out Israeli offensive on Gaza's Rafah

Tokyo, May 13 (UNI) Japan opposes a full-scale Israeli military operation in the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip and is calling for an immediate ceasefire, Japanese Cabinet Chief Yoshimasa Hayashi said on Monday.
"We are objecting to the complete military activities in Rafah. It is quite important to maintain the sustainable situation for humanitarian purposes. We are asking for an immediate ceasefire and we hope that the ceasefire … [will be] continuing for a long time," Hayashi told a regular press conference.
Tokyo has expressed its concern about Rafah to the Israeli authorities, urging the Jewish state to take up diplomatic activities in a "very patient and active manner," he added.
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