The Israeli military cabinet was presented with a plan to evacuate Palestinians from the city of Rafah in Gaza and provide humanitarian aid to southern Gaza to prevent looting.
Israel may postpone the planned military operation in Rafah if it reaches an agreement with Hamas on the release of hostages, but says the operation will take place anyway.
Israel's military cabinet has decided to send a delegation to Qatar to discuss technical issues for the release of hostages held by Hamas. held by Hamas.
Israel's plans for Gaza after the war include the creation of a security buffer zone and continued intervention, but the Palestinian Authority rejects these plans as occupation.
Brazilian President Lula da Silva recalled the country's ambassador to Israel for consultations in response to Israel declaring Lula persona non grata for his comments comparing Israel's actions in Gaza to the Holocaust.
Israel will continue its offensive on Rafah, while guaranteeing the evacuation of civilians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
Egypt is building a concrete wall along its border with Gaza to protect itself from potential refugees fleeing Israel's military operation against Hamas in Gaza.
Biden discussed with Netanyahu the need to develop a realistic plan to ensure the safety of civilians during any operation in Rafah and to provide more emergency aid to Gaza.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that the IDF will conduct a large-scale operation in the city of Rafah in Gaza to disband Hamas battalions, and more than 1. 3 million Palestinian refugees living there will be evacuated first.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected Hamas' demands for the release of prisoners and other concessions as a condition for a ceasefire.
Israel rejects Hamas' ceasefire proposal, refusing to release prisoners.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken plans to visit Israel from February 3 to 5 for a series of meetings with Israeli leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The UK has proposed a five-point plan to end the war between Israel and Hamas. The plan envisages an immediate pause in hostilities, leading to negotiations on a permanent ceasefire and sustainable peace.