Working behind Biden's back? "Joseph has not been informed"

"We do not believe that an operation, a major military operation, should continue in Rafah unless there is a clear and enforceable plan to protect these civilians, to move them to safe places, feed them, train them and house them," the White House adviser Sullivan told national security, reported Reuters.

Israel strikes Gaza's Rafah as truce talks under way

Israel launched air strikes Thursday on southern Gaza's Rafah after threatening to send troops into the city, where around 1.4 million Palestinians have sought shelter from around the territory.

Global powers trying to navigate a way to end the Israel-Hamas war have so far come up short, but a U.S. envoy was expected in Israel on Thursday to try to secure a truce deal.

Israel Threatens Military Action in Rafah if Hostages Not Freed

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has issued a warning, stating that if Hamas does not release hostages by March 10, Israel will initiate an offensive against the city of Rafah. This marks the first time Israel has specified a deadline for potential military action in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israeli delegation departs Cairo as pressure mounts for Gaza ceasefire

An Israeli delegation left talks in Cairo to pause the Israel-Hamas war on Tuesday, Israeli and U.S. media reported.

Israeli intelligence chief David Barnea met CIA Director William Burns in the Egyptian capital for talks on a Qatari-brokered plan to temporarily halt fighting in Gaza.

Disaster threatens? China has given a clear warning

There are one million and 400 thousand internally displaced Palestinians in Rafah.
"We call on Israel to stop military operations as soon as possible, do everything possible to avoid casualties among innocent civilians and prevent a devastating humanitarian disaster in Rafah," the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, according to Al Jazeera.