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US greenlights Rafah op. if Israel refrains from Iran strike

The United States approved a possible Israeli operation in Rafah in exchange for the Jewish state not carrying out counterattacks against Iran, according to a report published Thursday by the Qatari newspaper. The new Arabic.

A senior official said The new Arabic that “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to obtain American approval for a military operation in Rafah, in exchange for (Israel) refraining from carrying out a large military operation against Iran in response to its recent attack.”

He asserted that “talk about an Israeli response to Iran contradicts the desires of the US administration and is unrealistic, given Israeli claims that the US played a major role in pushing back Iranian attack and prevent its success.

The source noted that “the IDF carried out airstrikes (on Thursday night) on several areas adjacent to the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt,” adding that “relevant Egyptian officials were informed before the execution of some of these strikes, which happened in the Philadelphia axis in a space adjacent to the border with Egypt.

This agreement gave rise to discussions between Israeli officials. A report published by the KAN broadcaster claims that Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Michael Herzog, said that “Israel will respond to Iran, and it will not take years – soon Iranian missiles will be equipped with nuclear warheads.

Qatar’s report also notes that Egypt sets an example of “the readiness and full readiness of (its) forces stationed in North Sinai, along the 14-kilometer border strip with the Strip of Gaza, as part of a plan to deal with the scenario of a ground invasion.” in Rafah.”

Smoke rises after Israeli airstrikes, seen from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, December 1, 2023 (credit: ABED RAHIM KHATIB/FLASH90)

Egyptian troops stationed in North Sinai as part of Operation Rafah

Speaking about the possible Israeli ground invasion, Egyptian law professor Dr. Ayman Salama said that any change in the military situation requires Egypt’s approval, “and Israel will not be able to establish buffer zones on the Egyptian-Israeli border or modify Egypt’s security annex. the peace treaty between the two countries under the pretext of urgent security needs in the event of direct threats.

Egypt occupies a critical position in the ongoing war in Gaza, as it shares borders with the southern Gaza city of Rafah, as well as a large border with Israel.

Egyptian military officials have previously said they are “prepared for all scenarios” and that Israel must properly evacuate the civilian population of the city of Rafah before the border crossings close.

News Source : www.jpost.com
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