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U.S.-Israel Rift Widens Over Rafah Assault

Posted on AllSides May 7th, 2024
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WASHINGTON—The Biden administration’s intensive public and private campaign to forestall Israel’s assault on Rafah has become its toughest test to date with its Middle East ally. 

Hours after President Biden on Monday warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against a full-scale assault on Rafah, Israel’s military conducted what it called targeted airstrikes in the eastern part of the city and sent in tanks as it seized the enclave’s border crossing with Egypt.

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