Israel has denied experiences that it has agreed to any ceasefire for humanitarian support within the Gaza Strip and likewise mentioned it has no plans to open the Rafah border crossing.
Earlier, a report by Reuters quoted two Egyptian safety officers saying Israel, Egypt and the US have agreed to halt hearth from 0600 GMT (11:30 am IST).
Denying the report that it has agreed to a ceasefire in southern Gaza to permit the Rafah border crossing to open to let support into the Strip, a press release from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s workplace mentioned: “At the moment there is no ceasefire for humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip and the exit of foreigners.”
No plans to open Rafah border crossing
The Israeli prime minister’s workplace has additionally denied there are any preparations for the opening of the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt.
“At the moment there is neither a ceasefire nor humanitarian assistance in the Gaza Strip in return for the exit of foreigners,” a report by CNN quoted Israel’s PMO as saying.
In the meantime, Hamas additionally mentioned it has not obtained any affirmation from Egypt in regards to the attainable opening of the Rafah border crossing.
In a press release, the Palestinian terrorist group mentioned: “Until this moment, we have not received any contacts or confirmations from the Egyptian authorities regarding the intention to open the Rafah crossing today. All the information being circulated in this regard is attributed to Israeli media outlets.”
“We anticipate that the situation at the Rafah crossing will remain fluid and unpredictable and it is unclear whether, or for how long, travelers will be permitted to transit the crossing,” the embassy assertion mentioned.
Significance of Rafah crossing
The Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt is essential as it’s the solely remaining outlet for provides. Nevertheless, it has been closed for a lot of the previous week, with neither Gazans nor overseas nationals capable of cross. Important humanitarian provides for folks in Gaza have been piling up on the Egyptian aspect of the border.
With inputs from companies