Israeli forces are expected to soon begin comprehensive operations against the southern part of the Gaza Strip, where the city of Rafah is located, and the Rafah border crossing on the other side with Egypt.
In recent weeks, the Egyptian leadership has significantly strengthened the defense of the regionFearing that Israeli operations would destabilize the border area.
The main concern is that hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who were previously ordered to go to the southern part of Gaza may head to the Egyptian border.If Israel attacks, it could push the worsening humanitarian crisis in Gaza into Egyptian territory.
a The Times of Israel According to his sources, Israel Now It is working to reassure Egyptian officials about the upcoming attack. Jerusalem has reportedly promised Cairo not to launch any attack until an action plan is put in place to address the plight of Palestinian civilians.
Meanwhile, in the Middle East press, you can read various news about what Egypt is saying about the upcoming attack: According to some sources, they strongly oppose, and according to other sources, Egyptian leaders accept the necessity of the next attack.
Meanwhile, Egyptian forces are constantly assembling their military assets in the area: ground combat vehicles and tanks are already in the area, The Times of Israel according to Cairo has already requested at least 40 armored personnel carriers to cross the border. Meanwhile, at the moment Unconfirmed news According to Egypt, it has also sent air defense weapons to the region, which may be interesting because Hamas does not have any significant air force except one or two drones.
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