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US cautions against unplanned Israeli military action in Rafah

The United States warned on Thursday that an Israeli military action in Rafah, conducted without careful planning or consideration, would result in a "disaster".

"We would not support the undertaking of something like this without serious and credible planning as it relates to the more than a million people who are sheltering there, as well as without considering the impacts on humanitarian assistance and the safe departure of foreign nationals," State Department deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel told reporters.

Patel mentioned that the US had yet to observe indications of Israel engaging in substantial planning for the mentioned operation, despite a meeting between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Israel's war cabinet on Wednesday.