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How did Rafah Become a Breaking Point for the US, and Pit the IDF Against Netanyahu? – Analysis

Yonah Jeremy Bob
Jerusalem Post, May 12, 2024
 
“… the leak appears designed for public relations to try to corner Israel into looking unreasonable if it wants to continue into Rafah.”
 
Rafah was never the key to resolving the war and peace issues between the Israeli government, the IDF, Hamas, and the US.

But it has evolved, in some ways by accident, into being the issue which has now brought every conflict between the many sides to this war to the forefront.
On Sunday, The Washington Post reported that the US is trying to offer more accurate locations of where Hamas’s leaders are in order to convince Israel not to expand Rafah into a fuller invasion.

To date, the IDF has only carried out a very limited operation in Rafah, but it has started to move toward a medium-sized operation which could lead to evacuating 300,000 more out of somewhere between 800,000 to one million Palestinian civilians.

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