“Under no circumstances will the United States allow the forcible relocation of Palestinians from Gaza or the West Bank, the continued blockade of Gaza, or the redrawing of Gaza’s borders.” US Vice President Kamala Harris said this in a conversation with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Harris is in the Middle East for the UN Climate Summit in Dubai. He replaces President Joe Biden, who wants to focus his full attention on the war in Gaza.
Harris’s statement follows statements by far-right Israeli politicians inside and outside Prime Minister Netanyahu’s government in which they advocate for the Palestinian people of Gaza to settle in the Egyptian desert.
Even today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has indicated that it actually wants to mess with the country’s borders. Asked by journalists if Tel Aviv wanted to create a buffer zone in the Gaza Strip, which borders Israel, “there will be no situation where Hamas is directly on the border after the war,” a senior government adviser said.
The government has informed Israel’s neighbors Egypt and Jordan and the United Arab Emirates of plans for a buffer zone in Gaza, according to Reuters and Israeli media.
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