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Report: US concerned about Israel’s lack of an ‘Exit Plan’ from Gaza

November 7, 2023 at 3:40 pm

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend war cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel, on October 16, 2023 [Haim Zach (GPO)/Handout/Anadolu via Getty Images]

The United States is concerned about the lack of an “exit plan from Gaza” after Israel concludes its aggressive war on the besieged Palestinians there, military analyst with Haaretz newspaper, Zvi Bar’el, said today.

According to Bar’el, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of his war cabinet about Tel Aviv’s “exit plan” during his visit to Israel this week, but received the impression that the issue had not even been discussed yet.

He added that Netanyahu has long refused to discuss the situation to end the war, noting that the Israeli troops’ incursion into the heart of Gaza City increases the risk that mistakes will be made.

He also warned that some cabinet ministers oppose the gradual transfer of control over the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority, which is promoted by the American administration.

According to the analysis, the United States has “international” considerations that it must take into account, despite its unprecedented political and military support for Israel.

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