Israel has decided to strengthen PA against Hamas, says outgoing FM Ashkenazi

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Israel has decided to strengthen the Palestinian Authority against Hamas, says outgoing Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi.

The government is currently working to come up with specifics on how to achieve that goal, he says, including around the PA’s role in the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu supports this approach, according to the foreign minister.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabi Ashkenazi talks to the media during a press conference after a meeting of the ministers of foreign affairs of Cyprus, Greece, Israel and United Arab of Emirates in city of Paphos, Cyprus, April 16, 2021. (Iakovos Hatzistavrou Pool via AP)
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