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White House says Israel should not reoccupy Gaza, after Netanyahu remarks

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White House says Israel should not reoccupy Gaza, after Netanyahu remarks

The White House on Tuesday repeated its opposition to an Israeli reoccupation of Gaza after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told ABC News “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir he believed Israel will oversee Gaza’s security for “an indefinite period.”

On Monday, Netanyahu, in his first U.S. media interview since the conflict erupted following the deadly Hamas terror attack on Oct. 7, was asked by Muir who should control Gaza when the conflict ends.

The prime minister said he thinks Israel will have “overall security responsibility” over Gaza for an “indefinite period.” President Joe Biden, meanwhile, has warned against Israel reoccupying Gaza and is pressing for a two-state solution with the Palestinian Authority taking control.

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