Israel plans to empower a moderate Palestinian entity to govern Gaza after Hamas, according to Tzachi Hanegbi, The Head of the National Security Council of Israel. Hanegbi’s article, published in Saudi newspaper Elaph, delved into the October 7th attacks and Israel’s post-war plans for Gaza. The Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich disagreed with Hanegbi’s opinion, stating that the Palestinian Authority is not the solution. However, sources in the Prime Minister’s Office defended Hanegbi’s position, emphasizing the need for an administration that does not support terrorism to rule over Gaza.
Hanegbi also spoke about the civilian casualties in the war and Israel’s efforts to avoid harming innocent people. He emphasized Israel’s determination to win the war and protect its citizens, asserting that the country will not compromise on safety.
Looking to the future of a demilitarized Gaza Strip, Hanegbi emphasized the importance of creating a better world for Palestinian children and building a new reality with the help of the international community and regional forces. He stressed the need for a moderate Palestinian government that focuses on raising the younger generation under values of moderation and tolerance. Hanegbi concluded by stating that Israel is ready to make efforts in collaboration with the international community and the countries of the region to achieve this goal.