The recent Israeli attacks on the border town of Rafah have intensified the crisis for more than a million displaced people, leading Egypt to threaten to revoke its peace treaty with Israel. The people living in the south Gaza city of Rafah have been hit particularly hard by these attacks, which have continued despite international warnings.
According to Hamas-Authorities, up to 160 Palestinians had died by Monday, including fighters from the terrorist organization while freeing two hostages. Israeli media reports that up to 1.5 million people are located on the border with Egypt, including up to 300,000 original residents of the city and 1.2 million internally displaced people who are now seeking to escape via “safe corridors.”
The situation in the south of the Gaza Strip is described as catastrophic and terrible, with tens of thousands of casualties and a dire lack of humanitarian aid. There are concerns in Egypt that more than two million people could flow into the country from the Gaza Strip, posing a threat to the country’s stability.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has increased military presence on the border and is pressuring Israel to refrain from a major offensive on Rafah. If a major offensive does occur, it could lead to the end of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty of 1979, which would have significant political implications.
Netanyahu seems determined to take Rafah by storm, leading military experts to expect heavy ground fighting that could last for weeks. There are fears that a continuation of