IDF has no plan for invading Gaza’s Rafah, Israeli officials admit

Israeli officials have privately admitted that the IDF does not have a “precise” strategy for the invasion of the southern Gaza city of Rafah, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Bloomberg reported that “officials privately acknowledge that they have no precise strategy on how to do that [attack in Rafah]how long it will last or where people … 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-Hamas war: Israeli hostage rescue in Rafah kills 67

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces rescued two hostages and stormed a heavily guarded apartment in a densely populated Gaza Strip city early Monday. Gaza Strip Airstrikes to cover the attack killed more than 60 Palestinians, including women and children. The Rafah rescue operation briefly shocked Israelis, who were shocked by the fate of … Read more

Biden: Israel shouldn’t press into Rafah without plan to protect civilians

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel should not conduct a military operation against the militant Hamas group in the densely populated Gaza border city of Rafah without a “credible and actionable” plan to protect civilians, U.S. President Joe Biden told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the White House said on Sunday. It was the president’s strongest … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: Netanyahu orders Gaza’s crowded Rafah evacuated ahead of an expected ground invasion

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he has ordered the army to prepare a plan to evacuate civilians from Rafah ahead of an expected Israeli invasion of the Palestinian territories. densely populated city in southern Gaza. The announcement came after heavy international criticism, including from the US, over Israeli intentions … Read more