Not What We Want to Hear

A plan for military control of Gaza which would gradually lead to a Palestinian state and Saudi Arabia’s normalization of relations with Israel was reported in Ma’ariv on Tuesday.

The first phase of the plan is a military government that will oversee humanitarian aid to Gazan civilians during the transition period.

The second phase will usher in rule of Gaza comprised by a coalition of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, the UAE, and Bahrain.

Included in the second phase is a normalization agreement that will create a new Palestinian Authority not involving Hamas or Fatah.

Israel will be allowed security control over the area similar to Judea and Samaria.

With the establishment of a new Palestinian Authority, reforms will be put in place to prevent the pro-terrorist indoctrination that characterized education in Gaza prior to October 7th.

The plan is expected to take four years and at the end of that period, a successful outcome will see the recognition of a demilitarized Palestinian state.

This is only one of several plans that have been proposed concerning the governance of Gaza after the war. While nothing is set in stone and the word “state” is a highly charged word in this context, we hope we can see an alternative without a Palestinian “state.”

Netanyahu aides propose demilitarized Palestinian state, Saudi normalization, by Vered Weiss/World Israel News, January 31, 2024


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