US, Israel Discuss Rafah as Tensions Soar

US, Israel Discuss Rafah as Tensions Soar

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The US officials have met with the Israeli regime on its planned invasion of Rafah, the last city in the Gaza Strip yet untouched by an Israeli army ground offensive.

More signs are on the horizon of a potential Israeli military incursion into Rafah, Al Jazeera reported.

The Israeli military has deployed more troops in all areas that are adjacent to Rafah district. Since the early hours of Friday morning, they have been pounding the majority of the agricultural land in the eastern areas of Rafah.

The military plan that Israel has proposed to the US administration stresses the Israelis’ wish to evacuate the vast majority of Rafah’s population to other areas in Gaza. These areas are still unknown, and the evacuation process will be very difficult.

In the meantime, the Israeli fighter jets have carried out two raids in northern Gaza, striking as-Sikka area and hitting a home in Jabalia camp.

The strikes have injured at least one person, who has been taken to the Kamal Adwan Hospital, according to Wafa news agency.

On Thursday night, the US again exercised its veto power in the UN Security Council to block Palestine’s widely supported bid for full UN membership, a move the Palestinian presidency said is “unfair, unethical and unjustifiable”.

At least 33,970 people have been killed and 76,770 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7.

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