A The Israeli air force had planned to begin distributing leaflets in parts of Rafah today, warning people about the offensive against the city where more than a million Palestinians, the vast majority displaced by Israel’s military campaign, are sheltering.

According to CNN, an Israeli official said that Benjamin Netanyahu’s government remains determined to carry out the offensive against Hamas in Rafah, but “the timetable for the evacuation of civilians and the imminent ground offensive remains unclear at this time.” “.

On the night of Saturday to Sunday, Iran fired hundreds of missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) at Israel, in response to the Israeli attack on the Iranian embassy in Damascus, Syria, which killed seven members of the Iranian Republican Guard and six Syrian citizens. .

Since then, Israel’s war cabinet has been discussing how to respond to the Iranian attack and, according to CNN, Benny Gantz, a member of the National Unity Cabinet, advocated a rapid response, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not make any decision.

The United States and Israel are due to meet this week to discuss, as planned, alternatives to the Rafah land invasion, which Washington opposes because it could lead to a greater humanitarian crisis and compromise the passage of aid from Egypt.

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