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UN leader opposes Gaza Strip under UN protection; calls for two-state solution


Nov 21, 2023

At a press conference on Monday, UN Secretary General António Guterres expressed his belief that the Gaza Strip should not be protected by the United Nations after the war. Instead, he called for a transition period to achieve a two-state solution and urged all parties to help in this process.

According to a UN press release, Guterres proposed involving the United States and Arab countries in the transition period. He emphasized the need for a common approach involving all influential players, with different states and international bodies cooperating.

The Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, and Guterres believes that a transition period is necessary to strengthen the Palestinian Self-Government so that it can take over power in Gaza. This would enable the initiation of a two-state solution, with an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel.

Guterres stressed the importance of collaboration and support from various parties to facilitate a peaceful and stable resolution in the region. He highlighted the USA as the most important security guarantor for Israel and emphasized the crucial role of neighboring and Arab countries for the Palestinians.

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