On the night of May 13, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

According to American sources, Blinken reiterated the administration's objection to the IDF carrying out a large-scale operation in Rafah.

Reportedly, Blinken demanded that Gallant take all necessary measures to safeguard the safety of civilians and humanitarian workers in the Gaza Strip. Additionally, they discussed the importance of continuing the provision of humanitarian aid to the region.