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.

Hamas warns Israeli invasion of Rafah will 'torpedo' hostage talks as strikes continue

Hamas warned Israel on Sunday that a ground offensive in Rafah, crowded with displaced Gazans, would imperil future hostage releases, as the Hamas-run territory's health ministry said at least 52 people were killed in heavy air strikes before dawn on Monday.

The strikes hit 14 houses and three mosques in different parts of Rafah, according to the Hamas government.

Netanyahu promises 'safe passage' to Palestinians ahead of Rafah operation

The threat of an Israeli incursion into Gaza's southernmost town of Rafah persisted Sunday, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised "safe passage" to civilians displaced there.

In an interview airing Sunday, Netanyahu reiterated his intention to extend Israel's military operation against Hamas into Rafah.