In his vision for Gaza’s post-conflict future, Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant called for the overthrow of Hamas, the Islamist militant group that currently rules the region, and the installation of “Palestinian bodies” that would not harbor animosity against Israel. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
In an interview with the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Gallant reportedly stated as much, according to Al Jazeera. He said that Israel would maintain its operational freedom of action in Gaza and that the new enclave administrators would have to adhere to Israeli demands, which included keeping the border secure and prohibiting the smuggling of weapons and rockets.
Gallant also proposed the creation of a “multi-national task force” comprised of Western and Arab nations, such as Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, to govern the border area between Gaza and Israel, and to monitor the movement of goods and people.
He said that Israel wants to lead this force, and also wants it to be in charge of the restructuring and redevelopment of the Gaza Strip, which has suffered extensive damage from the Israeli airstrikes and shelling.
Gallant said that his plan aims to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza, and to create a new reality that would prevent future conflicts with Hamas.
He said that he hopes that his plan would receive the support of the international community, and that he expects to present it to the Israeli cabinet and the security establishment soon. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>