Biden, Netanyahu at odds over future governance of Gaza

by ian

The U.S. and Israel remain at odds over the future of Gaza. President Joe Biden supports a two-state solution, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has indicated Israel intends to control Gaza for at least the time being.

Speaking at a campaign event last night, Biden said the Palestinian Authority should be given control of Gaza after the war is over.

“You cannot say there’s no Palestinian state at all in the future,” Biden said. “And that’s going to be the hard part.”

Netanyahu acknowledged the disagreement yesterday.

Israeli officials visited Washington earlier this week to outline plans for the war. According to Axios, Israel plans to shift its attack into a lower-intensity ground operation, which should decrease civilian deaths and allow more aid into Gaza.