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Netanyahu is not against seaport in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, [File photo]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not against building a seaport in the Gaza Strip on condition that Israel monitors all shipments entering and exiting the coastal enclave, he told reporters on Monday evening.

“There will be a special cabinet meeting to discuss this issue,” Haaretz quoted him saying, noting that the main issue is monitoring the port. He said that it is possible to have a seaport if the Israeli army monitored it.

Arabs48.com said this is the first time Netanyahu does not oppose the proposal of the sea port in the Gaza Strip.

For years, the current Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz has been lobbying for his proposal which includes building a floating seaport in Gaza to decrease chances of a future war.

He recently said he would send his proposal to the cabinet very soon.

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