Skip to comments.Netanyahu: Palestinian Authority can’t return to Gaza, this isn’t Oslo II-“I won’t repeat this mistake and return this body to Gaza, because the same thing will happen,” Netanyahu said
Posted on 12/03/2023 12:38:25 PM PST by SJackson
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged not to repeat the mistakes made under the Oslo Accords by allowing the Palestinian Authority to return to Gaza after its military campaign to oust Hamas from that enclave is over.
“One thing for sure I am not doing. I am not ready to delude myself to say that the defective act that took place under Oslo through a terrible error” must now take place a second time with the return of a “hostile entity” to Gaza and the West Bank, he told reporters on Saturday night.
Netanyahu referenced the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s initial exit to Tunisia. He noted that this was a correct decision, adding that the error that had been made was to allow it to return in 1994 with through the Palestinian Authority under the auspices of the 1993 Oslo Accords.
“I won’t repeat this mistake and return this body to Gaza, because the same thing will happen,” he said. He referenced the 2007 coup in which Hamas ousted the PA’s Fatah party from Gaza and forcibly seized control of the enclave
The Palestinian leadership has split into two, Netanyahu said, but the ideology that denies Israel’s right to exist is common to both those who rule in the West Bank and in Gaza.
Instead of seeing the kind of governmental reform that took place in Germany and Japan after defeat in World War II, the opposite will occur if “we will return the same entity - that has not undergone any reform or transformation — into Gaza,” Netanyahu said.
“This is what even our good friends are proposing,” he said.
“I think differently and I oppose this. We have to build something different” once the war is over, he said. He emphasized that Israel must have general control over the territory, including security, but that the internal governance would be Palestinian,” Netanyahu said. He clarified that this reference newly created government entity and not the PA.
“The PA doesn’t fight terror it supports it. It doesn’t educate for peace, it educates for the destruction of Israel,” he said.
“This isn’t the entity that needs to enter there [Gaza],” he said.
The international community and the United States has pushed Israel on the issue of what happens to Gaza after Israel completes it military campaign to destroy Hamas. It did so after the terror group infiltrated southern Israel, killing over 1,200 people and seizing some 240 captives.
The United States supports Israel’s military campaign in Gaza but is concerned about the high number of displaced people due to aerial bombings, some 1.9 million out of the 2.7 million that live there, as well as by the high death toll. Hamas has asserted that some 15,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza war-related violence, without specifying how many of those are combatants.
The United States and the international community have called on Israel to minimize civilian casualties and ensure a flow of aid. But they have also looked to the day after and stressed that the PA should govern Gaza, even though they have not offered a viable security alternative for that option. Israel has insisted that the IDF must maintain military control of the enclave.
US Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday addressed the Biden administration’s day-after vision for Gaza, when she spoke with reporters on the sidelines of the United Nations COP28 Climate Conference in the United Arab Emirates.“Hamas can not control Gaza and Israel must be secure,” while the Palestinians have a political horizon, she said, explaining that this included the return of a revitalized PA to Gaza.
“The PA security forces must be strengthened to eventually assume security responsibilities in Gaza,” Harris said.
“Until then there must be security arrangements that are acceptable to Israel, the people of Gaza, the PA, and the international partners,” Harris said.
The humanitarian situation in Gaza “The PA must be revitalized driven by the will of the Palestinian people,” she said, adding that this revitalized PA must be able to govern Gaza as well as the PA.
Moving forward, she said, “we can not conflate Hamas with the Palestinian people.”
Harris clarified that “Hamas is a brutal terror organization that has vowed to repeat October 7 until Israeli is annihilated. No nation could possibly live with such danger.”
But how Israel conducts its military operations against Hamas, “it matters how” and international law must be respected.
“To many innocent Palestinians have been killed. The scale of humanitarian suffering and the images coming from Gaza have been devastating,” she said.
“Israel must do more to protect innocent civilians,” she said.
On Saturday night in Ramallah PA President Mahmoud Abbs said that Gaza was “an integral part of the Palestinian state and that “any political solution” must include that enclave as well as the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
According to his statement posed on the Palestinian news agency, WAFA, the only solution to the bloodshed, he told PA leaders, is recognition of a Palestinian state on that territory, including UN membership.
Abbas called for an international conference to discuss and set a timetable for an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines.
“We continue with our people to remain steadfast in the battle for survival, freedom, and independence. We will not kneel. We will not surrender to the fait accomplice. We will not allow the Nakba of Palestine in 1948 to be repeated, whatever the circumstances, and no matter how costly the sacrifice.”
Watch your back Bibi.
Kick the terrorists out. By free helicopter rides if necessary.
SALT the GAZAN EARTH!
Translation for all the zero IQ marshmallow major college ‘students’ out there: “The cro-magnon Palistinians have screwed the pooch, pissed into the wind, ate the big one, and are going to buy the farm. Please emigrate and enjoy with them their well deserved extinction.”
Good. Now tell Biden to go .... himself.
(On Saturday night in Ramallah PA President Mahmoud Abbs said that Gaza was “an integral part of the Palestinian state and that “any political solution” must include that enclave as well as the West Bank and east Jerusalem.)
A.K.A. Abu Mazen, the man who financed the 1972 terrorist attack on Jewish athletes at the Olympics in Munich (Germany, for those in gender studies).
“I think differently and I oppose this. We have to build something different” once the war is over, he said. He emphasized that Israel must have general control over the territory, including security, but that the internal governance would be Palestinian,” Netanyahu said. He clarified that this reference newly created government entity and not the PA."
Wow, that's a promise to occupy Gaza. Straight up.
Trump should support this and drive a hard wedge into Biden's left flank.
Common sense, despite the objectins of the Biden administration
Gazastan should be turned into a beautiful nature park, and free of the insufferable, annoying,whining arabs who squat there now. A win win for the environment and Israel
And what’s with the empty headed,giggling American Vice President lecturing Israel.
Doubt anyone pays attention to giggles. To some extent Joe too but he holds the power of the US. Giggles will be lucky to hold on to her candidacy for a year.
He’s absolutely right!
Kameltoe spouting Islamist propaganda - this is the way the wind in the Biden Admin blows.
I would say let Egypt incorporate Gaza under Al Sisi as many Palestinians there are of Egyptian heritage and others are a mixed bag. But Al Sisi would most likely reject this “gift” as quickly as he would avoid an STD. Egypt has been there, done that with having their refugees on their territory and it did not work out well. Many middle eastern nations have had bad experiences with these reprobates on the territory.
The US and NATO are already working behind the scene to get rid of Netanyahu. I’m sure they also have promised our Arab allies that we would push hard for a 2 state solution once this is over. The only thing likely to stop this would be a Trump win in ‘24.
I believe the Arab states (Saudi, Egypt, Jordan) actually support this - but they would never admit it publicly.
Gaza needs to be a DMZ.
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