The US government has voiced opposition to a military operation in Rafah, stating that it would be a disaster for the people living there. UN Secretary-General António Guterres also issued a warning about the potential humanitarian catastrophe and consequences for the entire region if half of Gaza’s population is displaced from Rafah.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans to establish a “safe corridor” for civilians in Rafah, which would enable them to leave the city safely during a planned ground offensive. The Israeli army is preparing for an offensive on Rafah, as Netanyahu believes that it is necessary to eliminate Hamas and achieve victory in the ongoing conflict.
The Israeli government has been criticized by international leaders for its actions in Rafah, with many expressing concern about the potential human cost of any military operation. However, Netanyahu remains steadfast in his determination to eliminate Hamas and bring peace to the region.
It was reported that Netanyahu ordered his army to prepare for an offensive on Rafah after it was revealed that four Hamas battalions were still stationed there, making it impossible to achieve the war goal of eliminating Hamas completely. Despite this setback, Netanyahu continues to believe that victory is within reach.