Truce talks open in Cairo as Gazans brace for Israeli assault on Rafah

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Tue, 2024-02-13 08:02

CAIRO/JERUSALEM: Officials from the United States, Egypt, Israel and Qatar were meeting in Cairo on Tuesday to try to agree a truce in Gaza as international calls grew for Israel to hold back on its planned assault on the Palestinian enclave’s southern city of Rafah.
More than one million displaced civilians are crammed into Rafah, many living in camps and makeshift shelters, having fled to there from Israeli bombardments in other areas of Gaza during more than four months of warfare.

A child sits atop items secured onto a vehicle by rope as people flee from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on February 13, 2024. (AFP)
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