Israel’s Netanyahu says ‘There is a date’ for Rafah invasion

By Thomson Reuters Apr 8, 2024 | 11:58 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – 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.

“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.”

(Reporting by Henriette Chacar; Editing by Hugh Lawson)