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Stabilizing Northern Gaza Outweighs an Assault on Rafah

The Biden administration strongly opposes Israel launching an assault on Rafah to demolish Hamas's four remaining battalions. This is because such an attack would likely cause high civilian casualties and hinder humanitarian aid from entering Gaza via Egypt. Currently, 1.4 million Palestinians reside in Rafah due to the ongoing conflict, which has displaced 80 percent of Gaza's 2.3 million inhabitants.

In response to concerns, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari has promised that, before any offensive, Israel will provide temporary housing, food, water, and other necessities to Rafah's civilians in "humanitarian islands" across central Gaza's Deir el-Balah Governorate. However, instead of targeting Rafah, Jerusalem should prioritize relocating the remaining 300,000 civilians in northern Gaza southward to deprive Hamas of terrorist safe havens.

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