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Israel to Launch Ground Attack on Gaza Border Town Rafah, According to Insider Sources”.

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Feb 11, 2024
Attack on Rafah: Start Date Still Undecided by media

Rafah, a Gaza border town, is facing the possibility of an Israeli ground attack following Prime Minister Netanyahu’s order to the armed forces to prepare a plan for the operation. The exact date of the attack has not been decided yet, according to Haaretz, citing insider sources.

One of the main concerns is that Israel and Egypt have not reached an agreement on the fate of the tunnels connecting Egypt and Gaza. Hamas is believed to have used these tunnels to smuggle weapons and other supplies into Gaza. The organization’s leaders may become more flexible in negotiations between the two sides if Israel decides to carry out its threats of an attack on Rafah.

The press release from Netanyahu’s office stated that the Prime Minister has instructed the armed forces to destroy four Hamas battalions in Rafah and evacuate civilians from the area before Ramadan begins in March 10th. According to Hamas, such an attack could result in tens of thousands of casualties. International actors have expressed their concern about the impact of a possible attack on civilians in Rafah, as well as hundreds of thousands who reside in surrounding areas. The Hamas-controlled Gaza Health Ministry reported that more than 28,000 people had already died due to Israeli airstrikes and attacks by Saturday, following October’s attack by Hamas.

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