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.
According to Guterres, Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007 and the UN chief emphasizes the need for 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.
Guterres stresses the importance of a common approach involving all influential players, with different states and international bodies cooperating. He highlights the USA as the most important security guarantor for Israel and emphasizes the crucial role of neighboring and Arab countries for the Palestinians. The UN Secretary General’s remarks reflect a call for collaboration and support from various parties to facilitate a peaceful and stable resolution in the region.
In summary, António Guterres believes that a transition period is necessary to achieve a two-state solution in Palestine and urges everyone’s help in this process. He emphasizes that cooperation between all influential players is key to achieving this goal, including neighboring Arab countries, Israel and international bodies like America.