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Joe Biden warns Israel against Rafah offensive without 'credible plan' for civilians, as Benjamin Netanyahu remains defiant

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Speaking to the US media on Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu said "We're going to do it

Speaking to the US media on Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu said: "We're going to do it. We're going to get the remaining Hamas terrorist battalions in Rafah."

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President Joe Biden has warned Israel against launching a military operation in Rafah, southern Gaza, without a "credible" plan to protect civilians, the White House said on Sunday.

Mr Biden spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday amid Israel's plans for an offensive in the region that borders Egypt, to the south of the strip.

Despite the call, however, Mr Netanyahu appeared defiant during an interview with ABC News on Sunday.

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Speaking to the US network he said: "We're going to do it. We're going to get the remaining Hamas terrorist battalions in Rafah."

Mr Netanyahu said the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) believe there are four Hamas cells operating inside Rafah.

But he assured that the IDF would only carry out the operation "while providing safe passage for the civilian population", without suggesting when it might take place.

The latest Israeli military strategy has triggered widespread condemnation across the globe.

Mr Biden previously said Israel's response to the 7 October attacks has been "over the top".

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Egypt, which borders the region and operates the Rafah border crossing into Gaza, said such an offensive would violate international law and risk a refugee crisis spilling over into its territory.

It has threatened to suspend its peace treaty with Israel, the Camp David Accords, which are a key source of stability in the Middle East, if Mr Netanyahu goes ahead with his plan.

When Israeli ground troops first entered Gaza last year, they told the strip's population to clear the north in less than 24 hours and move south towards areas like Rafah.

Some 1.4 million Gazas have now relocated there, mostly in makeshift camps or 'tent cities'.

Asked where these people could be expected to move again, Mr Netanyahu said there were areas north of Rafah city "already cleared by the IDF".

During his interview with ABC News, Mr Netanyahu claimed that not moving on Rafah would result in Israel losing the war.

But, he said, if the operation does happen "victory is in reach".

Asked what victory meant, he added: "You don't have to kill every last terrorist… you have to dismantle Hamas as a military force."

He was also quizzed on the remaining Israeli hostages still inside Gaza. In response, he said that he believes there are enough people still missing "to warrant the kind of efforts we are doing."

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