Blinken Opposes Israeli Operation in Rafah, Pushes for Cease-Fire

During talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed the US’s stance against an Israeli military operation in Rafah, Gaza. Blinken, concluding his regional tour, emphasized the need for a cease-fire and increased humanitarian aid to Gaza. Despite international pressure and ongoing cease-fire negotiations, Netanyahu remains intent on military action in Rafah, the last major area in Gaza not yet entered by Israeli troops. The conflict has led to significant casualties and displacement, with the US urging restraint to prevent further escalation.–News Desk