Palestine: Rift in Israeli war cabinet as defence chief opposes “military rule” in Gaza

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatari state media]

“Divisions within Israel’s war cabinet over the lack of post-war plans for the Gaza Strip have erupted in a rare public row, with Defence Minister Yoav Gallant saying the country should not be involved in ruling the besieged and bombarded territory once the fighting ends. On Wednesday, Gallant said he was opposed to the Israeli military control or taking responsibility for the governance of Gaza. … Netanyahu, who has indicated Israel intends to maintain open-ended control over security affairs in the enclave, responded to Gallant’s call saying he was not ‘prepared to exchange Hamastan for Fatahstan.'” (05/16/24)