Israeli prime minister rejects Biden's call for Palestinian Authority to be install in Gaza

November 20, 2023

According to Fox News, the Biden administration is insisting that Israel must not re-occupy Gaza following its military operation there but instead cede control to the Palestinian Authority.

Yet in a humiliating move, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just made clear that won't be happening. 

Israeli prime minister says "there will not be a regime that encourages terror"

"In Gaza, after the destruction of Hamas, and for a long time thereafter, there will not be a regime that encourages terror, that teaches terror, that funds terror — that also indoctrinates about the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews — this will not be," Breitbart quoted Netanyahu as saying at a press conference on Saturday.

Breitbart noted that Netanyahu's words were not exclusively directed toward Hamas but were also a reference to the Palestinian Authority.

Fox News noted last month that for years, the Palestinian Authority has maintained what is often referred to as a "pay to slay" policy.

Palestinian Authority pays monthly stipends to the families of terrorists

Under its provisions, the Palestinian Authority pays out monthly stipends to the families of terrorists who have been killed or captured following attacks.

Itamar Marcus serves as director of Palestinian Media Watch, and he told Fox News, "The Palestinian Authority pays salaries to every single terrorist and to anyone who is arrested fighting Israel."

Marcus explained that such payments are also provided to the families of those "from any faction, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad" who become so-called "martyrs."

"The Palestinian Authority has been adamant about paying these salaries,"  Marcus continued, adding that they are still being doled out even as government services are being cut.

Biden calls for "a revitalized Palestinian Authority" to oversee Gaza

The same day that Netanyhu disavowed allowing the Palestinian Authority to take over Gaza, the Washington Post published an op-ed piece by President Joe Biden in which he argued for exactly that course of action.

"A two-state solution is the only way to ensure the long-term security of both the Israeli and Palestinian people," Biden wrote.

"Though right now it may seem like that future has never been further away, this crisis has made it more imperative than ever," he insisted.

"As we strive for peace, Gaza and the West Bank should be reunited under a single governance structure, ultimately under a revitalized Palestinian Authority, as we all work toward a two-state solution," the president later added.

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