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Israel’s Prime Minister Announces Military Forces to Enter Rafah in Gaza Strip, Faces International Backlash and Uncertainty


Feb 11, 2024
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu confirms upcoming Israeli Army incursion in Rafah

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has announced that military forces will be entering the city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip to eliminate the remaining Hamas battalions. Despite concerns from international governments and organizations about the humanitarian impact of such an operation, Netanyahu has emphasized that the military will continue their offensive in Rafah.

The city of Rafah is the last refuge for hundreds of thousands of forcibly displaced Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Netanyahu has stated that the civilian population will have to leave the area, but has not provided details on where they should go. Some international allies of Israel have warned of the potential tragedy that could occur in the city if the Israeli Army enters, while countries related to the Palestinian cause have requested an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council. However, Netanyahu has rejected these international calls and remains committed to the deployment of military forces in Rafah.

Netanyahu has claimed that part of their war effort is to prevent civilian casualties, and that Hamas is using civilians to protect themselves. He has assured that the Israeli government is working on a detailed plan to ensure the safe passage of civilians out of the area, but has not provided specifics on their destination. The United Nations estimates that half of Gaza’s population is crowded in Rafah and surrounding areas, and it is also

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