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President Biden Warns Netanyahu Against Rafah Invasion

Biden speaks at an event near the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference in the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian terror group Hamas.

President Biden called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to warn him against moving on the Gaza city of Rafah.

The president reportedly warned Netanyahu against continuing with plans to invade Rafah, the last stronghold of Hamas in the region.

The two world leaders reportedly spoke for approximately 30 minutes, during which Biden raised the issue of the more than 1.5 million Palestinians currently living in Rafah.

“The president doesn’t want to see operations in Rafah that put at greater risk the more than a million people that are seeking refuge there,” said White House national security spokesman John Kirby.

Earlier in the day, Israel’s Defense Forces ordered an evacuation of Rafah, signaling that a long-promised ground operation could be imminent.

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