It is evident that Israel cannot maintain a state of ‘occupation’ in Gaza following the war, as stated by Blinken
In Washington on November 8th, a US official stated, “What I’ve heard from Israeli leaders is that they have no intention of reoccupying Gaza.” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made it clear that Israel cannot “occupy” Gaza after the war. These remarks from the highest-ranking US diplomat were made in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement suggesting that they could oversee Gaza’s security for an “indefinite period.”
Blinken emphasized that while there might be a need for a transitional period following the conflict, it is crucial for the Palestinian people to play a central role in governing both Gaza and the West Bank. He reiterated that there is no intention to reoccupy these areas.