The president of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al Sisi rejected their proposal USA to take over Egypt managing security in the Gaza Strip after the end of the war, as the Wall Street Journal reveals.
Egyptian officials told the US newspaper that al-Sisi rejected the idea during a meeting with director of the CIA, William Burns. The plan stipulated that Egypt would managed Gaza until he can taken over by the Palestinian Authority after defeat of Hamas.
Sisi and the head of Egyptian secrets services, Abbas Kameldiscussed the proposal with Burns, who visited Cairo as part of his Middle East tour to discuss the situation in Gaza.
According to the WSJ, the Egyptian president told the head of the CIA that the his government will play no role in eliminating Hamasas he needs the Palestinian Islamist group to help out maintaining security on the country’s border with the Gaza Strip.
With the war between Israel and Hamas to intensifiesthe US is having discussions about what Gaza will be like after the war.
The scenarios for the future of Gaza
At the same time, a recent Bloomberg report stated that the USA and Israel are investigating choices on the future of the Gaza Strip, including the possibility of a multinational force in which it can US troops are involvedif Israeli forces manage to expel Hamas.
A second choice it would be to create a peacekeeping force, modeled after the one overseeing the peace treaty Egypt-Israel of 1979while a third option is to put Gaza under the temporary supervision of the United Nationsaccording to the report.
And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked this week in an interview with ABC News who should rule Gaza when the war ends.
“Those who do not want to continue the path of Hamas“, he replied. “I think that Israel, for an indefinite period of time, will have the overall responsibility for safety, because we saw what happens when we don’t have it. When we don’t have that security responsibility, what we have is the explosion of Hamas terrorism on a scale that we could not imagine».
The Israeli Minister of Strategies was also appointed for the same issue Ron Dermer Affairs in an interview with Sky News.
Asked who he thinks will rule Gaza after the war, the minister replied: “Well, I think it will be the Palestinians who will rule Gaza. Who these Palestinians will be, I do not know. But I know who they won’t be: Hamas.”
“Should disappear and eliminateas I said, not only the military infrastructure of Hamas, but to end its rule in Gaza and I hope that the Palestinians will finally be able to choose a leadership that will be committed in peaceful coexistence with Israel and not a leadership that is determined to destroy Israel. Who will teach their children to live peacefully with Israel and he will not demonize the Jews“, he commented.