Lapid leading diplomatic effort to demilitarize Gaza

According to a statement from Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s office, he is leading a diplomatic effort to gather world powers and moderate Middle Eastern countries to demilitarize Gaza and ultimately transfer authority to the Palestinian Authority.

Lapid’s office says he is working to convene an international conference to rebuild Gaza and return it to the PA.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid. (photo credit: (Gideon Markowicz/FLASH90)
Finance Minister Yair Lapid (photo credit: Gideon Markowicz/Flash90)

The conference would be hosted by Egypt, and would include the United States, the European Union, Russia, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority, Israel and moderate Arab states, including Saudi Arabia.

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