Israeli Occupation Considers Concessions for Gaza to Preserve Contacts with Saudi Arabia

Oct 04, 2023 10:50 am
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Haaretz – Adapted

The article discusses how the Gaza Strip's economy is doing and how the Israeli occupation is addressing the needs of "rebel youth." According to the writer, the Israeli occupation is considering a number of measures to stop a deterioration in security in the Gaza Strip. These measures include increasing the number of Palestinians permitted to work inside occupied Palestine in 1984, improving the conditions for the entry of goods into the Gaza Strip, and establishing contact with Qatar about the transfer of financial aid to Gaza. All of these come out of concern that the escalation could harm negotiations with Saudi Arabia.

Given the economic difficulties in the Gaza Strip and the repeated incursions into the Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa, the writer continues, "Hamas" exerts further pressure on the Israeli occupation along the eastern border of Gaza.

By acting as a mediator and facilitating agreements that allowed the Beit Hanoun crossing (Erez) to be reopened to Palestinian workers, Qatar was able to stop the situation in the Gaza Strip from getting worse. Also, the Israeli government has accepted, without opposition, the right wing led by Prime Minister Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben Gvir, adding that the Israeli government is seeking to prevent the escalation to finalize the deal with Saudi Arabia.