Jordanian king asks Biden to prevent Rafah ‘massacre’

Jordan says King Abdullah II asked President Joe Biden in talks Monday to intervene to stop a “new massacre” in Rafah, the southern Gaza city where Israel has threatened an assault.

“His Majesty warned that the Israeli attack on Rafah, where 1.4 million Palestinians are internally displaced as a result of the war on Gaza, threatens to lead to a new massacre,” a Jordanian statement says after the two leaders meet in Washington.

Abdullah also warned that an offensive on Rafah could lead to the expansion of the Gaza conflict to other parts of the Middle East, and called for international backing for UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, the statement said.


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