US urges Israel to leave Gaza


The United States has urged Israel not to reoccupy Gaza following the conclusion of its conflict with Hamas.

This was announced to reporters by Antony Blinken, the United States Secretary of State during a press briefing held after a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Japan.

Blinken outlined what he considered essential elements for establishing lasting peace and the region, stressing that these key elements should include: ensuring there is no forced displacement of Palestinians from Gaza, both during the ongoing conflict and after its conclusion; preventing Gaza from being used as a base for terrorism or other violent activities; avoiding the reoccupation of Gaza following the cessation of hostilities; abstaining from attempts to blockade or besiege Gaza; not reducing the territory of Gaza in any way.

“The United States believes key elements should include: no forcible displacement of Palestinians from Gaza, not now, not after the war; No use of Gaza as a platform for terrorism or other violent attacks; No reoccupation of Gaza after the conflict ends,” Blinken told reporters.

He added that other conditions included no “attempt to blockade or besiege Gaza” or any “reduction in the territory of Gaza.”


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