Palestinian Authority: Following the Islamist militants’ October 7 attacks on Israeli towns and villages, Israel has vowed to eradicate Hamas, which is supported by Iran.
According to Bloomberg News, which quoted Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, the Palestinian Authority is collaborating with US officials on a plan to administer Gaza after the war is over.
The ideal result of the conflict would be for the militant Hamas group, which governs Gaza, to join the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) as a junior partner and assist in the creation of a new independent state that would include East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza. Shtayyeh, who is based in Ramallah, stated in a Thursday interview with Bloomberg News.
If they (Hamas) are willing to reach an agreement and accept the PLO’s political platform, then there will be room for dialogue. Palestinians should not be divided, Shtayyeh said, adding that Israel’s goal of completely defeating Hamas is unattainable.
Israel has vowed to destroy Iran-backed Hamas after the Islamist militants attacked Israeli towns and villages on Oct. 7, killing 1,200 people and dragging approximately 240 hostages back into Gaza, according to Israeli estimates.
According to the Gaza Health Ministry, since Israel started bombing Gaza in response to the cross-border rampage, more than 17,170 Palestinians have died and 46,000 have been injured.