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Israeli tank in the 2014 Gaza War, which killed 2,300 Palestinians and 72 Israelis (Photo: idf)

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Rafah invasion — a red line for EU on Israel?

An Israeli invasion of Rafah could be a turning point in the Gaza war, but with the EU unable to stop escalation even if it managed to agree on sanctions.

"The immediate question is what happens when Israel moves into Rafah and butchery starts with a vengeance unseen in modern times", said Robert Baer, a US writer on security affairs and a former CIA officer, who worked in Iraq in the 1990s and in 2003.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Israeli tank in the 2014 Gaza War, which killed 2,300 Palestinians and 72 Israelis (Photo: idf)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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