Netanyahu: What I expect is a rebuilt Gaza for the Gazans

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Israel has no intention of ruling Gaza when the war is over, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he pushed back at international concerns that Israel intended to reoccupy the coastal enclave.

‘We don’t seek to conquer Gaza. We don’t seek to occupy Gaza and we don’t seek to govern Gaza,’ Netanyahu stated during an interview with Fox News as he clarified that the IDF’s goal is to oust Hamas from Gaza.

‘What I expect to see is a rebuilt Gaza for the Gazans,’ Netanyahu clarified for Fox on Thursday. 

Past comments that Netanyahu has made about the need for Israel to have an indefinite security responsibility for Gaza, has sparked Palestinian and international fears about Israel’s day after vision for the enclave of 2.7 million people.

The United States has acknowledged that the IDF might initially need to stay in Gaza for a brief interim period after the war. It has clarified that the enclave must be ruled by a Palestinian entity and remain part of a Palestinian state united with Palestinian territory in the West Bank…”

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