UN Secretary General António Guterres believes that the Gaza Strip should not come under the protection of the UN after the war. Instead, he calls for a transition period to achieve a two-state solution and urges everyone to help in this process. He made these comments at a press conference on Monday, as stated in a UN press release.
Guterres proposes involving the United States and Arab countries in the transition period. The UN chief emphasizes the need for a common approach involving all influential players, with different states and international bodies cooperating. He stresses the importance of a transition period to strengthen the Palestinian Self-Government so that it can take over power in Gaza. This, in turn, would allow for the initiation of a two-state solution, with an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel.
The Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, and this has led to an ongoing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. Guterres’ call for collaboration and support from various parties reflects his belief that only by working together can a peaceful and stable resolution be achieved in the region.
The UN Secretary General’s remarks highlight the crucial role of neighboring and Arab countries for the Palestinians. He also emphasizes that different states and international bodies must work together to facilitate a peaceful resolution in the region.
Overall, António Guterres’ call for a transition period is an important step towards achieving peace in Palestine and resolving one of the longest conflicts in history.