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Why So Many ‘Day After’ Plans for Gaza Amount to No Plan at All

International trusts, private security contractors, a governing ‘council’ — and yet something is missing.

Politico Website

The article discusses the Biden administration's plans for stabilizing Gaza after the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. Key elements of the U.S. strategy include the potential appointment of a U.S. official as a top civilian adviser to a mostly Palestinian force and the creation of a multinational peacekeeping force. The aim is to ensure security and stability in Gaza while avoiding direct U.S. military involvement.

The plan envisions a multiphase reconstruction effort, initially involving an international stabilization force followed by the Palestinian Authority (PA) taking over governance, despite its reputation for corruption and inefficiency. The administration is also considering increased security-related aid and a significant role for the U.S. Security Coordinator in advising Palestinian security forces.

Arab countries, while initially hesitant, are now more open to contributing to the peacekeeping force. The U.N. and neighboring Egypt are expected to play significant roles in the postwar reconstruction, with Egypt advocating for a demilitarized Palestinian state under temporary international security presence.

However, challenges abound, including Israeli skepticism about the PA's role and the broader regional implications of the conflict potentially expanding into a protracted war involving Iran-backed groups. The destruction in Gaza is immense, with many areas rendered uninhabitable, posing significant obstacles to rebuilding and long-term stability.

For more details, you can read the full article on Politico's website [here](


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