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Netanyahu’s Controversial Post-War Vision for Gaza

In a bold move, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveils his ambitious plan for post-war Gaza, aiming to solidify Israeli control and crush Hamas once and for all. Netanyahu’s proposal, presented to Cabinet Ministers on February 22, outlines a vision where Israel maintains security dominance and plays a significant role in civilian affairs, despite potential opposition from key allies like the United States.

The plan’s call for an open-ended Israeli presence in Gaza challenges conventional approaches to Palestinian autonomy and statehood, sparking concerns over its feasibility and implications for long-term stability. Netanyahu’s insistence on a militarized response and establishment of a buffer zone within Gaza risks escalating tensions and drawing international criticism. With deep-rooted skepticism over past attempts to reshape Palestinian governance, the success of Netanyahu’s plan hinges on navigating complex geopolitical dynamics and garnering support from reluctant Palestinian actors.