US official: Israel must end Gaza campaign for fear of harming Gulf ties

The Kan public broadcaster cites a US official saying Israel must prepare to end its operation in Gaza for fear of harming its relations with the Gulf states it normalized ties with last year — the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain — as well as Jordan and Egypt.

The official says Washington also fears a potential incident that could escalate the situation and cause a renewed intense flare-up.

The news comes after reports have indicated a ceasefire will enter effect tomorrow. Both Israel and Hamas have denied signing an official deal.

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