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US agrees to Israel's Rafah plan in return for not carrying out major Iran strike: report

Quoting unnamed Egyptian officials, Al Araby Al Jadeed reports that the US has agreed to Israel's plan for an military operation in Rafah, southern Gaza, in return for Israel refraining from carrying out a major attack on Iran.

"The American administration showed acceptance of the plan previously presented by the occupation government regarding the military operation in Rafah in exchange for not carrying out a large-scale attack against Iran," an official was quoted saying.

"The Israeli plan relies on the method of displacement, by dividing Rafah into numbered squares, so that one square after another is targeted, forcing those in it to move away from it, specifically towards Khan Younis and the Al-Mawasi area."

The officials said that Egypt is preparing to deal with any possible impacts the operation may have.