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Israeli Army announces daily suspension of activities in Rafah for “humanitarian purposes”

The Israeli military announced this Saturday (3) a daily suspension of “military activities” in Rafah, the southernmost city in the Gaza Strip, and in Deir Al-Balah, until March 7 for “humanitarian purposes”, according to said Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman Avichay Adraee.

The Rafah crossing, on the border with Egypt, where most of the aid was delivered to Gaza, is now operating at a reduced pace, and the alternative Kerem Shalom crossing in Israel is blocked by protesters calling for the release of detained hostages. by Hamas.

In coordination with Israel, several countries have chosen to drop aerial aid into Gaza to replace the decreasing number of aid arriving overland by trucks. US President Joe Biden said on Friday that the US will begin distributing food aid by air to the people of Gaza, which will begin “very soon”.

Adraee posted the suspension schedule on Saturday on X.

Rafah's plans

This week, the Israeli military presented to the war cabinet a plan to “evacuate the population” of Gaza from combat areas, amid warnings that an offensive on Rafah will take place soon.

The majority of Gaza's population – more than 1.5 million people – is now crammed into a sprawling tent city in Rafah, the only space considered safe for Palestinians fleeing northern and central Gaza.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to press ahead with the campaign despite dire international warnings.

Source: CNN Brasil

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