Israel Looking Into New Date For Rafah Meeting

( – Israel has asked the United States to reschedule their meeting that was canceled regarding their military operation in Rafah.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled the meeting that was supposed to take place in Washington. Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House spokesperson, said, “We’re now working with them to find a convenient date that’s obviously going to work for both sides”.

Netanyahu was upset about the United States’ decision regarding the United Nations Security Council resolution which involved an immediate ceasefire and a release of hostages. In reaction, he canceled the meeting.

U.S. officials said that they were surprised by the cancellation and said it was an “overreaction” to the resolution because nothing substantial changed in the policy. There has not been confirmation of a date but there is word that it’ll be sooner rather than later.

The controversy comes with Netanyahu’s plans to send ground troops into Gaza’s Rafah, which is where over one million Palestinians have sought shelter. There has been pushback by other leaders worried about the potential death toll of citizens if they move into Rafah.

The United Nations said that this “could lead to a slaughter in Gaza”. However, Israel has said that they are pushing forward with or without the support of the United States.

Some people spoke out about the cancellation saying that his reaction was simply a power surge over America. However, Netanyahu said that the cancellation was meant to send a message to Hamas that they would not let up on the war despite the pressure received from outside countries.

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