Israeli ground offensive in Rafah ‘aimed at making Gaza uninhabitable’

Israel has announced plans to launch a full-scale offensive against the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, claiming it is the only way to “completely destroy” Hamas. But according to former French military officer and author Guillaume Ancel, a large-scale military operation in the city, where half of Gaza’s population now lives, is … Read more

IDF to enter Rafah on Ramadan if hostage deal not reached, Gantz says

The IDF is prepared to carry out a military operation in Gaza’s Rafah during the Ramadan holidays, which start in March, unless a hostage agreement is reached, Minister Benny Gantz warned, while France confirmed that medicines intended for the prisoners. “If there is no hostage deal, we will operate during Ramadan,” Gantz told reporters … Read more

Israel sets Ramadan deadline for feared Rafah invasion

Israeli officials appear to have set a deadline for the invasion of the southern Gaza town of Rafah – the largest refugee camp in the coastal area – on the occasion of the Muslim holy day of Ramadan on March 10. Israeli War Cabinet member Benny Gantz delivered an ultimatum during a Sunday event with … Read more