On February 9, Netanyahu announced his intention to launch a military operation in the city of Rafah, bordering Egypt. US State Department spokesman Vedant Patel said, “carrying out such an operation right now, without planning and deliberation, in an area where a million people are sheltering, would be a disaster.” According to him, this is not something that the United States supported. Egypt, in response to Israel’s intentions, announced its readiness to break the peace treaty. The Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry has demanded the convening of the Security Council. UN.