Gaza (illustrative)
Gaza (illustrative)Majdi Fathi/TPS

Kan reports that Israel sent a message by way of White House the advisor for Middle East affairs, Brett McGurk, that it would agree to a deal in which an international force would rule the Gaza Strip after the war.

According to the report, Israeli officials who met with McGurk expressed their consent to the idea and emphasized that the Palestinian Authority, in its current state, would not be able to rule the Gaza Strip.

McGurk requested an explanation as to Prime Minister Netanyahu's statement that Israel would retain security control of Gaza following the war, and it was explained to him that such an arrangement would resemble the current state of affairs in Judea and Samaria. They emphasized that Israel has no intention of taking civil control of the Gaza Strip or creating Jewish towns within it.

US President Joe Biden recently commented that it would be a mistake for Israel to conquer the Gaza Strip, and that the United States is doing everything in its power to secure the release of the hostages