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Palestinian president says the US is the only country that can stop a Rafah invasion

# Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas says he believes that the US is the only country capable of stopping an Israeli invasion of Rafah. Pressure is mounting on mediators to secure a ceasefire in Gaza, amid fears of a looming invasion of Rafah, where more than a million people are believed to be taking refuge. Israel’s Foreign ministry says they could suspend the incursion if there is a hostage deal. Abbas says only a strike on Rafah would force the Palestinian population to flee the Gaza Strip, which would be a disaster.