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Arab states reject Israel proposal to control Gaza

October 31, 2018 at 11:08 am

Israel strikes 80 sites across Gaza on 27-Oct-2018 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

Arab states reject Israel’s proposal to control the Gaza Strip, Israel’s Channel 7 television station reported yesterday

“Hamas had harsh attacks,” the Israeli channel claimed, “and the Israeli government is planning to strike Hamas with more attacks at the appropriate time.”

Israel, the report added, will “stop the demonstrations [at the Israel-Gaza fence] and the rocket attacks on the Gaza peripheries.”

“Israel lives a state between a truce and an escalation,” it added, stressing that it does not adopt the policy of “self-control” regarding Hamas.

“Israel hopes that its policy would lead to stopping the demonstrations, rockets, incendiary balloons and achieving calm,” the channel said, “therefore, it does not want to allow humanitarian crises to take place in Gaza or any explosion that leads to an offensive.”

To achieve this, Israel will cooperate with Egypt and the United Nations.

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