Biden Advocates for Palestinian Authority to Govern Gaza and West Bank
In a Washington Post op-ed, he argued against displacement, reoccupation, sieges, or reduced territory for Palestinians in Gaza post-conflict.
However, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu disagrees, questioning the Palestinian Authority's capability to govern Gaza after recent conflicts.
Netanyahu insists that Israel must retain military control in Gaza.
The Palestinian Authority lost control of Gaza to Hamas in 2007 but managed the West Bank, where tensions and settler violence have escalated, prompting Biden to threaten visa bans on extremists and call for accountability.
Palestinian President Abbas has appealed to Biden for intervention to halt settler violence and Israeli military attacks in the West Bank and Jerusalem, warning of potential unrest.