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Blinken warns of Israeli military operation in Rafah

Fri 22 Mar 2024 | 08:17 AM
Basant Ahmed

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken confirmed on Thursday that the CIA Director is working with the Egyptian and Qatari sides to release the hostages, indicating that there are moves to address the points of disagreement and reach an agreement.

 Blinken explained in a joint press conference with foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry that Washington is making great progress within the framework of normalizing relations between Israel and the countries of the region, noting that US President Joe Biden believes that any ground operation there would be a big mistake, warning of a major humanitarian catastrophe if Israel launches a military operation in Palestinian Rafah, explaining that a number of Israeli government ministers will meet in Washington next week to discuss the situation in Rafah.

Blinken stressed the United States’ rejection of any Israeli military operation in the Palestinian Rafah, pointing out that the US negotiations will focus on the issue of Rafah.