There can not be a Gaza occupation in the day after war—Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken looks on during a meeting with French President at the Elysee Palace in Paris on June 25, 2021. Blinken is on a week long trip in Europe traveling to Germany, Fran
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BUENOS AIRES — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that the US rejects the occupation of the Gaza Strip after the war, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

This comes in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement of a post-war plan, which includes maintaining security control for Israel in the occupied West Bank and the Strip.

During a press conference in Buenos Aires on Friday, Blinken addressed Gaza’s future, emphasizing, "There are fundamental principles we have laid out for months, and we consider them very important." He added, “There cannot be a new Israeli occupation of Gaza.”

Netanyahu's post-war plan for Gaza
On Thursday, Netanyahu presented the post-war plan for the Gaza Strip to the War Cabinet. The document, seen by AFP News Agency, outlines Israel's intention to maintain security control in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, a proposal swiftly rejected by the Palestinian Authority (AP).

The plan called for dismantling Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements and releasing all captives in the strip. It also stated that the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) will oversee security across the entire area west of the Jordan River by land, sea, and air.

Furthermore, it mentioned that after the end of the war, the IOF will have an unspecified time frame to operate throughout the strip to prevent the return of armed activity.

In response to the proposal, the PA Presidential Spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rudeineh stated that Netanyahu's plans aim to perpetuate Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state.

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