The Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris on Saturday urged Israel to “do more” to protect civilians in Gaza and outlined her vision for the “day after” the war. with efforts to rebuild infrastructure, improve security and change the enclave’s government.

Your statements represent one of the US government’s clearest statements about what the future of the Gaza Strip should be when the military offensive launched by Israel on land, sea and in the air following the October 7 attack by the armed group Hamas and other Palestinian militias ends.

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Israel You have the right to defend yourself. But we must also take that into account Too many Palestinian civilians, innocent people, have lost their lives, and it is imperative that Israel does more to protect innocent civilians,” Harris said at a news conference in Dubai, where he will take part in the COP28 climate summit.

although Harris supported Israel’s right to defend itselfstressed that “the way” it does this is of great importance and believed that “the scale of civilian suffering and the images and videos coming out of Gaza are devastating.”

In his speech said Harris was particularly clear about what the United States wants to see. when the war ends and stressed that there should be no forced displacement of Palestinians or changes to the borders of the Gaza Strip.

“No to forced displacement, no to reoccupation, no to the siege or blockade, no to the reduction of territory and no to the use of Gaza as a platform for terrorism,” he stressed.

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In line with, Harris revealed that she has proposed three pillars for the day after the war to Israelis, Palestinians and Arab leaders: reconstruction, security and governance.

First, Harris argued that the international community must step up “significant resources” for Gaza’s recovery with the reconstruction of hospitals and houses, the restoration of electricity and drinking water, and the supply of businesses, including bakeries.

Second, he asserted that the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) security forces must be strengthened to eventually assume security responsibilities in Gaza; but until then, “acceptable security arrangements” must be reached for Israel and other countries involved in the conflict.

Finally, he reiterated the United States’ view that the PA, which controls limited parts of the occupied West Bank, will take over the government of the Gaza Strip once the war ends.

“We want to see a united Gaza and the West Bank under the Palestinian National Authority, and Palestinian voices and aspirations must be at the center of this work,” he asserted.

Harris’ statements They took place after he met the leaders of the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan, and after a phone call with the Emir of Qatar.

The war broke out on October 7 following an attack by the armed wing of Hamas, which included the launch of thousands of rockets towards Israel and the infiltration of some 3,000 militiamen who killed some 1,200 people and killed another 240 kidnapped in Israeli villages near the Gaza Strip.

Since then, Israeli forces have waged a brutal air, land and sea offensive on the Palestinian enclave, leaving more than 15,000 dead, some 6,000 people buried in rubble and nearly two million displaced in the midst of a dire humanitarian crisis to live. . (JO)