Diplomatic source: No Gaza escalation expected during Bennett’s US trip

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

A diplomatic source tells The Times of Israel that Egypt has conveyed stern warnings in recent days to both Israel and Hamas to maintain calm at the Gaza border.

The source believes that the sides internalized the message and that there will not be a significant escalation during Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s ongoing trip to Washington.

The source pointed to today’s Gaza border protests where Hamas operatives in yellow vests managed to keep demonstrators from getting too close to the fence.

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