United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres believes that the Gaza Strip should not be placed under UN protection after the war. Instead, he suggests a transition period to achieve a two-state solution and encourages everyone to support this process. In a press conference on Monday, Guterres made these comments, as stated in a UN press release.
The UN chief emphasizes the need for a transition period to strengthen the Palestinian Self-Government, allowing it to take over power in Gaza. This would enable the initiation of a two-state solution with an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, and Guterres stresses the importance of collaboration between all influential players, including different states and international bodies.
In particular, he highlights the role of neighboring Arab countries and stresses their crucial role for Palestinians. The USA is also mentioned as a vital security guarantor for Israel, with Guterres emphasizing the need for cooperation among all parties involved in achieving a peaceful and stable resolution in the region. Overall, Guterres’ remarks reflect his call for collective action from various stakeholders to bring peace and stability to one of the most troubled regions globally.