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Israel minister: We are not interested in a humanitarian crisis in Gaza

Energy and Water Resources Minister of Israel Yuval Steinitz
Israel's Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources, Yuval Steinitz [File photo]

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz has said that Tel Aviv is working to obtain a long-term arrangement in the Gaza Strip, noting this is being arranged in cooperation with Egypt and the UN, Quds Press reported yesterday.

Steinitz told the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth that this issue had been on the table for a couple of months.

“We support absolute calm and we are ready to study economic and humanitarian measures to be implemented [in Gaza],” he said. “We are not interested in a humanitarian crisis in Gaza,” he added.

“This will allow us to be free to deal with important questions such as the Iranian and Syrian issues.”

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