Israel didn’t give US answers it was seeking on Rafah operation during video conference, source says

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

After the video conference yesterday between senior Israeli and US officials over an IDF operation in Rafah, a source close to the meeting says that “Israel has to give actual answers now.”

“The US didn’t get answers,” says the source.

According to the joint statement released after the meeting, the US “expressed its concerns with various courses of action in Rafah,” and the Israelis, led by Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer and National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi, “agreed to take these concerns into account and to have follow up discussions between experts.”

The participants could meet in Washington as early as next week.

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