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Khalil Talks to Al Jazeera About the US Proposing the Palestinian Authority Should Rule Over Gaza

December 4, 2023

Al Jazeera

Osamah F. Khalil

United States officials have increasingly suggested that the Palestinian Authority (PA) should rule over Gaza after Israel achieves its objective of eliminating Hamas, the group that currently controls the territory.

But analysts warn that the proposal may be unrealistic and premature, as the Israel-Hamas war nears the start of its seventh week.

“At several different levels, this is just a pure pipe dream,” Osamah Khalil, professor of history, says of handing Gaza to the Palestinian Authority. Khalil says the Biden administration is facing mounting pressure over its support for Israel, due to the atrocities it is accused of committing in Gaza.

So the Biden camp is trying to switch the focus to the end of the conflict, by asserting that Palestinians must eventually govern Gaza themselves, Khalil explains.

Read more in the Al Jazeera article, “‘Pipe dream’: Why is the US pushing the Palestinian Authority to lead Gaza?

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