The Israeli government has reportedly dismissed the U.S. proposal to transfer control of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority (PA) post-war.
Israel is hesitant about the PA assuming authority in Gaza, expressing concerns over the potential resurgence of Hamas, according to media reports.
Israel has conveyed to the U.S. that the PA might struggle to maintain significant control due to the risk of Hamas regrouping.
Additionally, Israel emphasized its preference for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to temporarily govern Gaza, with future discussions on alternative arrangements. Israel justified its stance by pointing to Hamas' history of eliminating senior PA leaders to seize control in Gaza.
The Israel Security Agency (ISA) strongly opposes ceding control of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority. This reflects Israel's commitment to security considerations in the region.