UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres believes that the Gaza Strip should not come under UN protection after the war. Instead, he calls for a transitional period to achieve a two-state solution and calls on everyone to help in this process. He made these comments at a press conference on Monday, according to a UN statement.
Guterres proposes the inclusion of the United States and Arab countries in the transition period. He emphasizes the importance of a common approach that includes all influential players, with the cooperation of different countries and international bodies. Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, and the UN chief has stressed the need for a transitional period to strengthen the Palestinian Authority so it can take power in Gaza. This, in turn, would enable the initiation of a two-state solution, with an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. The UN Secretary General’s remarks reflect a call for cooperation and support from various parties in order to enable a peaceful and stable solution in the region.