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‘Will not support Rafah operation without credible, appropriate humanitarian plan’: Biden tells Netanyahu

US President Joe Biden, on Sunday, spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu where the former reiterated his firm position on Rafah– a border region which has been a centre of conflict between the two leaders. The White House said that Biden reiterated his “clear position” as Israel plans to invade Gaza’s southernmost city of Rafah despite global concern for more than 1 million Palestinians sheltering there.

The conversation between the two world leaders came as pressure builds on Israel and Hamas to reach a deal that would free some Israeli hostages and bring a cease-fire in the nearly seven-month-long war in Gaza.

The US opposes the invasion on humanitarian grounds, straining relations between the allies. Israel is among the countries US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit as he returns to the Middle East on Monday.

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