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Israel Bombs Gaza's Eastern Rafah City


Fri 09 Feb 2024 | 01:56 PM
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Ahmed Emam

Israeli-occupied forces bombed eastern Rafah early Friday, as Biden administration officials warned Israel against expanding its Gaza ground offensive to the southern city where more than half of the territory's 2.3 million people have sought refuge.

This came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Israeli forces to "prepare to operate" in Rafah, the last major city in the Gaza Strip that Israeli ground troops have yet to attack.

Meanwhile, the United States Department said Thursday it did not support a ground offensive in Rafah, warning that, if not properly planned, such an operation in a city sheltering more than one million displaced Palestinians risked "disaster".

Criticizing the Israeli aggression, Biden said Israel's military response to the October 7 attack had been excessive and should stop.