IDF should retain control for disarmament of Gaza after war, Netanyahu says

    WORLD  06 December 2023 - 13:05

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on December 5 that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) should retain control for the disarmament of Gaza after the war, rejecting the idea that an international force could be responsible for security in the Gaza Strip. 

    It's not the first time Netanyahu has called for post-war Israeli military control in Gaza, CNN reports.

    "On the day after: Gaza must be disarmed. And in order for Gaza to be disarmed, there’s only one force that can ensure that — and this force is the IDF," Netanyahu said on December 5 during a news conference. "No international force can be responsible for that," he said. "We saw what happened to other places where international forces were brought for disarmament purposes." 

    In November, Netanyahu told CNN that Israel's security role in a post-war Gaza would be an “over-riding, over-reaching military envelope,” but did not explain what that meant.

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