About 110,000 people have fled Rafah since the Israeli army advanced, according to the UN

Anthony Blinken reaffirms Washington’s opposition to any movement of Palestinians to Gaza

The United States opposes the forced displacement of Palestinians in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, amid threats of a major military offensive by Israel, Anthony Blinken said by phone Thursday, May 9. His Egyptian counterpart.

The US Secretary of State reaffirmed “President Joe Biden’s clear stance that the US will not support a major military operation in Rafah and the US rejects the forced displacement of Palestinians from Gaza”His spokesman, Matthew Miller, along with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Choukry, said Mr.

The Israeli military bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as the United States threatened to cut off arms supplies to Israel if a major attack took place in the populous city of Rafah on the Egyptian border.

Mr. Blinken “The US expressed support for the reopening of the Rafah crossing point and continued delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance”Mr. Miller added.

On Tuesday, the Israeli army deployed tanks in Rafah and controlled a border crossing with Egypt, blocking a key gateway for humanitarian aid convoys to the besieged Palestinian territory.

Mr. Blingen thanked Egypt for brokering a ceasefire in Gaza in exchange for the release of hostages held by Hamas.

CIA Director William Burns, who was heavily involved in the talks, will return to the US on Friday, White House spokesman John Kirby said. According to him, parties “not fulfilled” Their differences, but America “Don’t Lose All Hope” Discussions lead to an agreement.

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