Israeli delegation visits Cairo in attempt to smooth things over amid Rafah offensive

An Israeli delegation visited Cairo earlier today in an attempt to smooth things over amid the ongoing offensive in Rafah, which shares a border with Egypt, Hebrew media reports.

The delegation was led by the COGAT head Maj. Gen. Ghassan Alian and senior Shin Bet officials.

The talks focused on the urgent need to reopen the Rafah Crossing and allow humanitarian aid into Gaza after Israel seized control of it earlier this month. Egypt has refused to reopen the crossing in protest of the offensive in Rafah.

On Sunday, a senior Egyptian official warned that its peace treaty with Israel — a cornerstone of regional stability — was at high risk. Cairo later announced that it would support South Africa’s ongoing lawsuit in the International Court of Justice accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza.

The Israeli delegation has returned from Cairo following the talks, reports add.

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