The international community must actively work to weaken Hamas while rebuilding Gaza, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi has told his counterparts in the United States and in the region.
Ashkenazi spoke with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken ahead of his arrival in Israel and the foreign ministers of the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt.
The conversations held in the days preceding Thursday, May 20th’s ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, and afterward, set out four points on which Israel believes aid arrangements for Gaza must be based.
The efforts must include weakening Hamas and preventing the group from arming itself by smuggling in and making its own weapons.
“God, we ask that you ensure that justice is done for the innocent people who have suffered in this war.”
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