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The clock ticks toward Rafah intervention

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that a date has been set for an Israeli invasion of Rafah, Gaza's last refuge for displaced Palestinians, without disclosing that date as a new round of ceasefire talks take place in Cairo.

A market in downtown Rafah © Mena Today 

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that a date has been set for an Israeli invasion of Rafah, Gaza.

"Today I received a detailed report on the talks in Cairo, we are constantly working to achieve our goals, first and foremost the release of all our hostages and achieving a complete victory over Hamas," Netanyahu said.

"This victory requires entry into Rafah and the elimination of the terrorist battalions there. It will happen - there is a date."

Rafah is the last stronghold of terrorist organizations, where the leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad are hiding and where Israeli hostages are held. From a military standpoint, control of Rafah is essential.

Reporting by Henriette Chacar and Mena Today 

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