Envoy indicates US wants to see Abbas ruling Gaza after conflict over

More of what US Ambassador Dan Shapiro said in a Channel 2 interview earlier tonight.

He indicated that the US wants to see Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority restored to ruling Gaza after the current conflict is over, and will make efforts to bring this about.

US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro (Photo credit: Curtesy)
US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro (photo credit: Courtesy)

Shapiro was asked about the unity government formed last month by Abbas’s Fatah faction and Hamas. He did not reply directly and instead noted that Abbas was currently in close contact with Egypt, trying to broker a ceasefire to end the Hamas-Israel hostilities.

Then he said, “At the end of this conflict, we’ll seek to help the moderate elements among the Palestinians to become stronger in Gaza,” referring to Abbas’s PA. “They might be able to run Gaza more effectively than Hamas, a terror organization.”

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