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What Happened in Rafah? Biden Tries To Stop Israel’s Invasion

What Happened in Rafah? Biden Tries To Stop Israel’s Invasion

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According to a report by The Washington Post, the Biden administration has proposed to share crucial intelligence with Israel about the locations of Hamas’s leaders and their underground networks. Moreover, on the condition that Israel refrains from initiating a full-scale military invasion of Rafah. This intelligence sharing is part of a broader effort by the U.S. to prevent an extensive military conflict that could endanger the lives of over a million Gazans currently in Rafah.

The U.S. offer includes not only strategic intelligence but also logistical support for evacuees, suggesting the construction of temporary housing and the establishment of systems for delivering essential supplies like food, water, and medicine.

This strategy emerged as part of a delicate balance the U.S. is trying to maintain, following its decision to stop the supply of offensive arms to Israel that could be used in the military operation in Rafah, a move that has sparked significant controversy. President Biden, in a CNN interview, emphasized that while the U.S. would halt these specific arms shipments, it would continue to support Israel’s broader security needs, including its defense capabilities like the Iron Dome system.

The phased approach to the operation in Rafah, as reported by Israel’s Channel 12. Thus, allows for temporary pauses, potentially enabling negotiations for hostage releases between Israel and Hamas.

This situation has led to a mixed reaction both internationally and domestically within the U.S., with critics arguing that withholding such critical support could undermine Israel’s efforts to counter Hamas effectively and ensure regional stability.

What Happened in Rafah? Biden Tries To Stop Israel’s Invasion