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A Palestinian carries water at a makeshift camp for displaced people in Rafah, Gaza, on April 4.

A Palestinian carries water at a makeshift camp for displaced people in Rafah, Gaza, on April 4. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already set a timetable for a ground assault on the Gazan city of Rafah, home to 1.5 million Palestinians, but has not given a date.

This Monday, Israeli National Defense Minister Itamar Ben Gvir said if Netanyahu abandons plans for a ground offensive in Rafah, he risks losing support from the coalition that keeps him in power.

Following Netanyahu's announcement, State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said that Israel had not informed the United States of the timetable for the Rafah invasion, and reiterated that the United States believed the ground attack would have “major harm to the civilian population, and that it” would have a major impact. will ultimately harm Israel's security.”

Miller said the U.S. would have “further discussions in the coming days, in the coming weeks” with Israeli officials about the Rafah attack.

Recent events in the region:

Armistice Agreement: CIA Director Bill Burns is proposing a new plan to try to bridge the gap in negotiations between Israel and Hamas in Gaza to reach an agreement for a cease-fire and the release of Israeli hostages held by the group. with colloquialisms.
UN to review Palestine's status: A United Nations committee will consider this month whether to grant Palestine full member state status at the UN, a United Nations official said. The Palestinian delegation to the UN obtained “non-member observer state” status in November 2012.

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Consequences of Damascus Attack: Iran's retaliatory strike against Israel following the deadly attack on its consulate in Damascus could be carried out by regional forces, people familiar with US intelligence services have told CNN. The US and its allies have been preparing for a possible attack on Israel and US assets in the Middle East since last week's attack.

Khan Yunis in ruins: Palestinians forced from their homes in Khan Yunis by Israel's military offensive have begun returning to the city in small numbers following the withdrawal of Israeli forces. After the withdrawal, the bodies of at least 46 Palestinians were recovered.

More aid trucks into Gaza: On Monday, 419 aid trucks passed through the Kerem Shalom and Nitsana border crossings, the largest single-day distribution since the conflict began, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said. Before the conflict, an average of 450-500 trucks entered Gaza daily. Traditionally, most aid has come through land crossings into Gaza, which are heavily controlled by Israel.

UN requests access to media: UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for international journalists to be allowed into Gaza, warning that a disinformation war is taking place alongside the physical conflict in the region.

Leaders call for ceasefire: The leaders of Egypt, France and Jordan have jointly called for a ceasefire in Gaza. In an opinion piece published in the state newspapers of Jordan and Egypt, as well as in France's Le Monde and The Washington Post, they stressed the need for a peaceful solution through a two-state solution.

Arms sales under scrutiny: A lawyer representing Nicaragua called the UN “urgent” for Germany to suspend arms sales to Israel. insisted before the court. He argued that these weapons could make the country “complicit” in the genocide in Gaza.

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