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Israel seeks multinational force to take over post-war Gaza

Israel seeks multinational force to take over post-war Gaza Illustrative photo (Getty Images)

Israeli security forces have prepared proposals for post-war administration in the Gaza Strip, according to The Times of Israel.

In particular, security chiefs advocate for the creation of multinational forces to establish joint control over the Gaza Strip, with the participation of the United States, France, and Germany. These forces would be subordinate to an administrative mechanism that includes clerks from the Palestinian Authority based in Gaza and local businessmen from Gaza.

The report does not specify how long this mechanism will be in effect.

Israel also desires the construction of a subterranean barrier along the Philadelphi Corridor all along the Gaza-Egypt border, to prevent smuggling of weapons and components through tunnels into the Strip.

Israel is also calling for the construction of a new goods crossing terminal at Rafah, with international and Israeli supervision.

The report mentions that these proposals will be conveyed to U.S. officials in the coming days.

Israel-Hamas war

In early October, Hamas militants launched an invasion into Israel, killing and kidnapping both military and civilian individuals. Shortly thereafter, Jerusalem declared Operation Iron Swords and began shelling terrorist locations in the Gaza Strip.

On November 24, a temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas commenced for the release of prisoners. Additionally, the parties agreed to a four-day cessation of hostilities, which was later extended for an additional two days, contingent upon the release of most hostages.

On December 1, Israel resumed military operations in the Gaza Strip. The country's Ministry of Defense stated that Hamas militants had violated the terms of the ceasefire.

The Israel Defense Forces continue their operation in the southern Gaza Strip. They have already surrounded Khan Younis, the second-largest city, and even penetrated its center.

According to reports, the Israeli Defense Forces started flooding Hamas' underground tunnels in Gaza with seawater.