US-Israel tensions rise as Ramadan starts in Gaza

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began Monday with no cease-fire in Gaza

President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparred about the high death toll and Israel's plans to attack Rafah
(Image credit: Miriam Alster / Pool / AFP via Getty Images)

What happened?

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began Monday with no cease-fire in Gaza. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparred over the weekend about the high death toll and humanitarian crisis and Israel's plans to attack Rafah, a last refuge for about half of Gaza's 2.2 million residents.

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