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News and updates about Rafiah

'Hamas tunnels networks turned into traps for them'

Defense Minister tours northern Gaza, says IDF ready to act in Rafah at a time of Israel's choosing.

'Hamas tunnels networks turned into traps for them'

'Entering Rafah to achieve total victory over Hamas'

PM Netanyahu to CBS News: 'We’re going to enter Rafah. We will win this war and we will not stop until we achieve victory.'

'Entering Rafah to achieve total victory over Hamas'

Report: Israel to present Egypt with Rafah plan

Israel ramping up dialogue with Egypt to prevent tensions over future Rafah operation.

Report: Israel to present Egypt with Rafah plan

Netanyahu: We will approve plans for Rafah operation

PM Netanyahu says Cabinet will meet to approve plans for Rafah operation, evacuation of Gaza civilians.

Netanyahu: We will approve plans for Rafah operation

Attack on Rafah in Ramadan endangers entire region

Senior Egyptian source warns that continued warfare during Ramadan may cause attacks on Western interests in the area.

Attack on Rafah in Ramadan endangers entire region

UK to consider suspending arms exports to Israel

The Guardian reports that, as the humanitarian situation in Gaza has worsened, diplomatic pressure has been mounting on the UK to suspend arms exports to Israel.

UK to consider suspending arms exports to Israel

Military operation in Rafah to endanger hostages?

Min. Miki Zohar admits Rafah ground operation will endanger hostages, but says it is the only way to bring all of them home.

Military operation in Rafah to endanger hostages?

Temporary Gaza ceasefire, opposition to Rafah op.

US proposes alternative draft Security Council resolution calling for temporary ceasefire and opposing Israeli ground offensive in Rafah.

Temporary Gaza ceasefire, opposition to Rafah op.

Floating jetty may solve problem of Gaza aid

Israeli sources tell Reuters that floating jetty would allow international aid; high-intensity fighting in Gaza may last for another two months.

Floating jetty may solve problem of Gaza aid

ICJ rejects request to prevent operation in Rafah

International Court of Justice rules on South Africa’s request to consider whether Israel operations in Rafah breach the orders the court handed down last month.

ICJ rejects request to prevent operation in Rafah

'Israel has become blinded by rage'

Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar launches tirade against Israel over planned Rafah operation: They're not listening to any country in the world.

'Israel has become blinded by rage'

ICC prosecutor warns against Rafah operation

According to International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Ahmad Khan, an Israeli offensive into Rafah exposes Israel to international prosecution.

ICC prosecutor warns against Rafah operation

Increase entry of humanitarian aid to Gaza

US administration demands that Israel allow many points of entry for humanitarian aid into the Strip in the event of an operation in Rafah.

Increase entry of humanitarian aid to Gaza

Egypt to maintain 'security ties only' with Israel

Egypt refuses to discuss Philadelphi corridor, will reduce ties with Israel if there is a widescale operation in Rafah, report says.

Egypt to maintain 'security ties only' with Israel

Israeli troops free two hostages from captivity

Fernando Simon Marman (60) and Louis Har (70), kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak on October 7, freed in joint IDF, Israel Security Agency and Israel Police operation in Rafah.

Israeli troops free two hostages from captivity

'No Rafah op. without plan to protect civilians'

The Prime Minister and President spoke for 45 minutes and discussed hostage negotiations, humanitarian aid, and Israel's expected operation in Rafah.

'No Rafah op. without plan to protect civilians'

Egypt publishes official opposition to Rafah op.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on Israel to avoid taking measures that 'will further complicate the situation.'

Egypt publishes official opposition to Rafah op.

Peace agreements off if Israel acts in Rafah

Cairo may suspend its peace agreements with Israel if the IDF launches a ground offensive in Rafah.

Peace agreements off if Israel acts in Rafah

Egypt's warning to Hamas

The Egyptian ultimatum warns that if an agreement is not reached, Israel will launch a ground offensive against Rafah.

Egypt's warning to Hamas

'Qatar doesn't want us to win; US also probably not'

Arab affairs commentator, Zvi Yehezkeli, spoke about the concern in Gaza of a possible IDF campaign in Rafah.

'Qatar doesn't want us to win; US also probably not'

'Israel making detailed evacuation plan for Rafah'

PM says in interview with George Stephanopoulos that 'victory is within reach' as Israel prepares to engage Hamas battalions in Rafah while attempting to limit civilian casualties.

'Israel making detailed evacuation plan for Rafah'

PM orders IDF to plan for Rafah operation

The Prime Minister has ordered the IDF to present its plan for collapsing the Hamas battalions operating out of Rafah.

PM orders IDF to plan for Rafah operation

Senior Hamas operatives eliminated near Rafah

Two senior Hamas terrorists and one additional terrorist eliminated in IDF strikes in southern Gaza.

Senior Hamas operatives eliminated near Rafah

Time for optimism on the Philadelphi Corridor

Smart Israeli planning for the Philadelphi Corridor Operation can satisfy Egypt's primary concerns. Opinion

Time for optimism on the Philadelphi Corridor

PM promised: No operation in Rafah without Egypt

Prime Minister Netanyahu told Secretary of State Antony Blinken that Israel would not launch an operation in Rafah before coordinating with Egypt.

PM promised: No operation in Rafah without Egypt

Three dead, six injured in IDF strike on vehicle in Rafah

At least three were apparently killed, and an additional six were injured in what is assumed to have been a targeted assassination.

Three dead, six injured in IDF strike on vehicle in Rafah

The moment IDF intercepted Hamas UAV over Gaza Strip

The UAV was tracked by the IDF from takeoff, and upon its eastward approach, the decision was made to intercept it.

The moment IDF intercepted Hamas UAV over Gaza Strip

A special order to remember fallen IDF soldiers

An IDF lieutenant radioed his command with an order in memory of a fallen comrade: 'Smile, because a smile is the strength to continue'.

A special order to remember fallen IDF soldiers

Egypt to open Rafah crossing amid coronavirus pandemic

Egypt’s border crossing with Gaza will open for three days for Arabs seeking to return to the Gaza Strip.

Egypt to open Rafah crossing amid coronavirus pandemic

Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing in both directions

Hamas says Rafah border crossing will reopen on Tuesday. Egypt has not confirmed.

Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing in both directions

PA withdraws from Rafah amid disagreements with Hamas

Palestinian Authority announces withdrawal from border post with Egypt to protest Hamas "brutal practices".

PA withdraws from Rafah amid disagreements with Hamas

Egypt destroys most of the tunnels on Rafah border

Senior Egyptian official says the military operation to destroy smuggling tunnels succeeded in halting terrorist attacks in the Sinai.

Egypt destroys most of the tunnels on Rafah border

Report: Rafah Crossing to remain open indefinitely

Border crossing between Egypt and Gaza to remain open until further notice, officials say.

Report: Rafah Crossing to remain open indefinitely

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for humanitarian cases

Egypt opens largely sealed border crossing with Gaza for four days.

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for humanitarian cases

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for four days

Egypt to open border crossing with Gaza after twice cancelling planned openings due to Sinai terrorism.

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for four days

Goldin family enraged as Rafiah crossing set to open permanently

Parents of soldier held by Hamas: Cabinet decision 'a failure in values and morality, because this is a conspicuously humanitarian matter.'

Goldin family enraged as Rafiah crossing set to open permanently

Report: Hamas arrests suspects in connection with suicide attack

Hamas security forces reportedly arrest Salafists in connection with last week's suicide attack in Rafah.

Report: Hamas arrests suspects in connection with suicide attack

Report: UAV attack in Sinai kills one

Reports say one killed in an air strike on a home south of Rafah.

Report: UAV attack in Sinai kills one

Hamas claims two dead in Israeli air strike

Hamas claims two dead and five others wounded in airstrike near Rafah. IDF not confirming.

Hamas claims two dead in Israeli air strike

Rafah crossing opened for 'humanitarian cases'

Egypt temporarily opens the Rafah crossing on the border with Gaza.

Rafah crossing opened for 'humanitarian cases'

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for Hajj pilgrimage

Egyptian authorities to open the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza for three days on Tuesday.

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for Hajj pilgrimage

Palestinian media: 5 dead in Gaza tunnel collapse

Arab press reports cave-in on southern border with Sinai, marking 11th collapse in recent weeks and raising death toll to 20.

Palestinian media: 5 dead in Gaza tunnel collapse

Critically wounded soldier speaks again, smiles at celebration

Yehuda Yitzhak, who was critically wounded in Gaza in 2014, shows miraculous signs of recovery during family celebration.

Critically wounded soldier speaks again, smiles at celebration

Hamas: Terror wave shows 'Palestinian culture'

In speech before thousands in Gaza, Haniyeh says the current intifada is 'the greatest strategic change in recent years.'

Hamas: Terror wave shows 'Palestinian culture'

Night of the Long Knives: Gazans Show Support for Stabbings

In chilling footage, huge crowd of Palestinians in Rafah, Gaza, rallies in support of terrorist attacks, equipped with butchers' knives.

Night of the Long Knives: Gazans Show Support for Stabbings

4 Hamas Naval Commandos Abducted on Way to Iran - by Egypt?

Hamas accuses Egyptian intelligence of kidnapping senior commandos who were in Sinai en route to Iran for training.

4 Hamas Naval Commandos Abducted on Way to Iran - by Egypt?

Egypt Temporarily Reopens Rafah Crossing

Egypt reopens border crossing with Gaza for two days, permitting traffic into Gaza.

Egypt Temporarily Reopens Rafah Crossing

Egypt Uncovers 'Longest Tunnel' from Sinai to Gaza

Egypt uncovers a 2.8 km-long tunnel leading into Gaza, the longest such smuggling tunnel discovered in recent years.

Egypt Uncovers 'Longest Tunnel' from Sinai to Gaza

Egypt to Open Rafah Crossing for Three Days

Egyptian authorities will open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for three days starting on Tuesday.

Egypt to Open Rafah Crossing for Three Days

Egypt Reopening Gaza Crossing Wednesday, Say Officials

Rafah border crossing with will open for first time since its closure in late October after a bombing in the Sinai.

Egypt Reopening Gaza Crossing Wednesday, Say Officials

World Silent as Gazans Suffer Egyptian Expulsion

Gaza residents complain of constant explosions 'worse than IDF op.' as their homes are demolished, and local economy collapses.

World Silent as Gazans Suffer Egyptian Expulsion

11 Egyptians Reportedly Killed from Gaza Terror Tunnel Blast

Senior security source says death of soldiers near Rafah in Sinai was caused by a bomb in tunnel under main traffic circle.

11 Egyptians Reportedly Killed from Gaza Terror Tunnel Blast

After 50 Days, Egypt Set to Reopen Gaza Crossing

Hamas minister announces Egypt ready to end 'blockade' of Rafah.

After 50 Days, Egypt Set to Reopen Gaza Crossing

Hamas Slams Egypt's Siege of Gaza

Hamas sharply criticizes Egypt's closure of the Rafiah border crossing, says restrictions on Gaza are a "crime against humanity."

Hamas Slams Egypt's Siege of Gaza

Egypt Deports Women Activists who Tried to Enter Gaza

Egypt deports dozens of women activists who flew in to Cairo in a bid to reach neighboring Gaza.

Egypt Deports Women Activists who Tried to Enter Gaza

Egypt Deports Nobel Laureate who Tried to Enter Gaza

Egypt detains and deports Nobel Laureate and anti-Israel activist Mairead Maguire, who tried to enter Gaza through Rafiah.

Egypt Deports Nobel Laureate who Tried to Enter Gaza

Hamas Qassam Rocket Lands in Egyptian Territory

A Qassam rocket test fired by Hamas lands in Egypt's regional waters by accident, says Egyptian official.

Hamas Qassam Rocket Lands in Egyptian Territory

Egypt Allows PA Pilgrims to Travel to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian authorities have allowed Gazans to cross through on their way to the Hajj, as tensions with Hamas continue.

Egypt Allows PA Pilgrims to Travel to Saudi Arabia

Egypt Allows Gazans Entry Through Rafiah Crossing

Egypt re-opened the Rafiah crossing with Gaza for several hours, allowing 370 people to cross through.

Egypt Allows Gazans Entry Through Rafiah Crossing

Egypt Closes Rafiah Crossing Yet Again

Egypt closes the Rafiah crossing with Gaza, cites concern for "the security of Palestinian citizens."

Egypt Closes Rafiah Crossing Yet Again