Lapid: If Palestinian Authority undergoes real reform, it could play a role in Gaza’s future

Head of opposition and head of the Yesh Atid party MK Yair Lapid leads a faction meeting at the Knesset, in Jerusalem, on January 15, 2024. (Chaim Goldberg/ Flash90)
Head of opposition and head of the Yesh Atid party MK Yair Lapid leads a faction meeting at the Knesset, in Jerusalem, on January 15, 2024. (Chaim Goldberg/ Flash90)

If the Palestinian Authority undergoes serious reform, it could play a role in Gaza’s future at the end of the war, Opposition Leader Yair Lapid tells the Kan public broadcaster’s radio channel.

“If the Palestinian Authority undergoes a real reform on the issue of incitement and corruption, its civilian apparatus can be used in some of the components in Gaza,” Lapid says, but cautions that he “doesn’t think anyone believes that a Palestinian state will be established in Gaza” once the war ends.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly asserted that the Palestinian Authority must have no role in Gaza’s future, accusing the Fatah-run administration of sharing Hamas’s goal of destroying Israel.

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