Ceasefire uncertain as Israel vows to continue Rafah operation


Israeli forces began striking targets in Rafah hours after Hamas announced it had accepted an Egyptian-Qatari ceasefire proposal, which could end months of conflict in Gaza.

Hamas published a copy of the cease-fire and hostage release proposal which outlines a phased release of Israeli hostages held in Gaza alongside the gradual withdrawal of Israeli troops from the entire enclave.

However, it’s unclear if Israel will agree to the terms and pressed ahead with strikes in Rafah while planning to continue negotiations on a deal.

The developments came as Israeli forces struck Rafah on Gaza's southern edge from the air and ground and ordered residents to leave parts of the city, which has been a refuge for more than a million displaced Palestinians.

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