‘Revitalized’ PA in Gaza should be one that ‘has support of all Palestinians’ — White House

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Amman, Jordan, October 17, 2023. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Amman, Jordan, October 17, 2023. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby is asked during a press briefing to explain what US President Joe Biden meant when he said Washington supports a “revitalized” Palestinian Authority returning to govern Gaza.

“What it looks like is going to depend on the Palestinian people. but what he’s referring to there is a Palestinian Authority that has the credibility, has the legitimacy, has the authority, has the support of all Palestinians, so that they can effectively help with post conflict governance particularly in Gaza,” Kirby responds.

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