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Top defense officials said to calm Egyptian counterparts on Rafah attack plans

Senior Israeli security officials are working to calm Egyptian concerns about a potential Israeli military offensive in Rafah, as US President Joe Biden warns against proceeding without a credible plan to protect civilians. Israel has been in contact with Egyptian counterparts to allay their concerns and assure them that Israel will not make any unilateral moves. Egypt fears a mass influx of Palestinian refugees if fighting forces the closure of the main aid supply route. The IDF Chief of Staff has already approved an operation in Rafah three times and is prepared to carry it out with government approval.

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