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Pentagon offers funding for Gaza ‘peacekeepers’ – Politico

Pentagon offers funding for Gaza ‘peacekeepers’ – Politico

Israel is reportedly standing in the way of discussions on post-war planning in the Palestinian enclave

The US has offered Middle East partners funding for a peacekeeping force in Gaza to police the Palestinian enclave after hostilities with Israel end, Politico reported Thursday.

Gaza has been left devastated after five months of Israeli bombardment and siege and is on the brink of famine, according to aid groups. West Jerusalem is trying to wipe out the Palestinian armed group Hamas, which invaded southern Israel from the enclave in October, killing around 1,200 people and taking dozens of hostages. According to Palestinian health workers, over 32,600 people have been killed in Gaza since then.

While it is unclear when the fighting in Gaza will end, the US is engaging regional partners to discuss what the situation might look like. “day after” war. Washington offered to pay for a “peace forces” that would not include U.S. troops and could be led by Palestinians, four official sources, including two from the Pentagon, told Politico.

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Arab nations want a clear commitment to a Palestinian state as part of the resolution, the server noted. It added that Israel does “I’m reluctant to have these conversations” until they defeat Hamas – a goal that skeptics say is impossible to achieve. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed not to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

“Israel is a long pole in the tent,” an anonymous military official told Politico. “It would be one thing if [US] the administration and the Israeli government were aligned on the way forward, but that is simply not the case.

The contradiction between Washington and the Jewish state is increasingly evident. Earlier this week, the US allowed a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire to be passed in the UN Security Council. Washington abstained from voting, unlike many previous attempts to veto proposed documents with the same wording.

White House believes Netanyahu is deliberately ‘provoking’ US – Axios

In early March, US Senate leader Chuck Schumer said in the House that Netanyahu “He lost his way by allowing his political survival to take precedence over Israel’s best interests.” The remark was rebuked by Israel and the Republican leadership of Congress, although President Joe Biden said his key ally had reached “good speech.”

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