Israel in political turmoil as pressure mounts on war in Gaza

10:22 am ET, June 10, 2024

Blinken warns that Israel’s post-war plan for Gaza is “vital”.

From CNN’s Jennifer Hansler and Kylie Atwood

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said an Israeli post-war plan for Gaza was “vital” as he continued his Middle East tour to push for a permanent ceasefire and the release of hostages held by Hamas.

The senior diplomat reiterated that his discussions with Israeli and Arab leaders would also prioritize plans once the war ends in Gaza, where Israel’s military offensive is most frequent. Damaged infrastructure And destroyed the surroundings.

“When it comes to the security of Gaza, when it comes to administration, when it comes to reconstruction, it’s very important to keep working on plans for the next day to make sure we have plans to move forward. It will be an important part of my conversations in the region,” Blinken said.

Does Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not care, CNN’s Kylie Atwood asked? Have a plan To end hostilities, Blinken replied:

“In the absence of those plans, one of three things — Israel has to stay, it says it doesn’t want to do it, we believe it shouldn’t, and we’re left holding the bag in Gaza. It’s going to have a major insurgency on its hands for years to come. Or in the absence of a plan, it’s going to lose.” And then Hamas returns, or we have a complete vacuum, you have chaos, lawlessness, jihadist groups, etc. So there has to be a plan.

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