Israel has informed several Arab countries that it intends to create a buffer zone in the Palestinian Gaza Strip border area as part of proposals for post-war Gaza. This plan aims to prevent future attacks on Israel, as reported by Reuters.
According to the report, Israel has coordinated its plans with Egypt, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates. All three countries normalized their relations with Israel in 2020.
While efforts to normalize relations between Riyadh and Tel Aviv were halted after Hamas attacked southern Israel on October 7th, sources have said that this plan has also been conveyed to Saudi Arabia.
According to sources, Israel has also communicated its plan to Turkey.
However, this initiative does not imply an immediate end to Israel’s military operations in Gaza, which resumed on Friday with the end of the seven-day ceasefire.
So far, no Arab country has shown a willingness to manage Gaza after the war. Most of these countries have condemned Israel’s attacks on Gaza, which have left over 15,000 casualties.
Israel’s attacks on Gaza began following Hamas’ surprise attack on southern Israel on October 7th, resulting in 1,200 Israelis killed and over 200 taken hostage.