US Official Asserts Palestinians Require New Political Future Post Israel-Hamas War
The U.S. asserts that a new future must be agreed upon for Palestinians in the Middle East following Hamas’ Oct. 7 terror attack, which prompted Israel to initiate a war. In an interview, deputy national security adviser Jon Finer stated that Gaza cannot ultimately serve as a staging ground for terror attacks against Israel, supporting the legitimacy of Israel’s actions. Finer further discussed supporting a political future for Palestinians, including the resumption of work towards a two-state solution.
“We cannot go back to a pre-Oct. 7 environment,” the Biden adviser said.
November 5, 2023, 9:54 AM
The U.S. urges the Middle East not to return to the status quo, instead advocating for a new future for the Palestinians post Hamas’ Oct. 7 terror attack, which prompted Israel’s regional war, stated a top White House official on Sunday.
“Gaza should not be a platform for terrorist attacks against Israel,” asserted Jon Finer, deputy national security adviser, to ABC “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos.
“Making this impossible is a legitimate and achievable goal,” added Finer.
“We cannot return to a pre-Oct. 7 environment in Gaza where [terrorists] can threaten Israel,” stated Finer, emphasizing support for Israel’s military operations and a political future for Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.
“We need to resume work on providing a political horizon for the Palestinians, implying a two-state solution,” Finer told Stephanopoulos.
The Hamas attack on Israel, labeled as terrorism by the U.S., resulted in over 1,400 deaths according to Israeli officials. The Palestinian Health Ministry reports more than 9,400 fatalities in Gaza since the conflict’s onset. Despite criticism over the casualty toll in Gaza, Israel maintains it takes measures to minimize civilian casualties.
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