US and Israeli officials are discussing the idea of expelling thousands of militants from the radical Palestinian movement Hamas from the Gaza Strip to speed up resolution of the conflict. The newspaper reports this Wall StreetJournal With reference to sources.
It was noted that this idea was evaluated within the scope of negotiations on who would govern the Gaza Strip after the end of the conflict and what should be done to prevent the October 7 incident. In particular, an Israeli military think tank has proposed creating “Hamas-free safe zones” in the region that would be governed by a new government with the support of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The issue of withdrawing Hamas militants and their families in order to return the Gaza Strip to its former state as soon as possible is also being discussed.
According to WSJ, although the conflicts between Hamas and Israel were temporarily suspended, an agreement on basic issues still could not be reached. For example, the United States, Israel, and Arab countries have not decided who will govern and ensure the security of the Palestinian region after the conflict ends. Washington and Tel Aviv disagree on what role the Palestinian National Authority should play in Gaza.
Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named Israel’s goals in the war against Hamas.
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