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by Cat on Mon Oct 30th, 2023 at 09:53:35 PM EST
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Going Underground: Shlomo Ben-Ami, former Israeli minister of foreign affairs & public security, 29 Oct trial balloon
bloomberg | US and Israel Weigh Peacekeepers for the Gaza Strip After Hamas
According to the people familiar with the matter, one option would grant temporary oversight to Gaza to countries from the region, backed by troops from the US, UK, Germany, and France. Ideally, it would also include representation from Arab nations such as Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates, the people said.

A second option is a peacekeeping force modeled on the Multinational Force and Observers group that operates on and around the Sinai peninsula, enforcing the terms of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Israel believes that this idea is worthy of consideration, according to a person familiar with the matter.

A third option would be temporary governance of the strip under a United Nations umbrella. This would have the advantage of the legitimacy bestowed by the UN, but Israel views it as impractical, according to a person familiar with Israel's thinking, who added that Israel believes that little good has come from the world body.

Axel | Egypt opens Rafah crossing for foreign nationals and injured Palestinians, 1 Nov
A limited number of wounded Palestinian civilians have also entered Egypt through the Rafah crossing to receive medical treatment.

The U.K's foreign office wrote on X: "We understand the crossing will be open for controlled and time-limited periods to allow specific groups of foreign nationals and the seriously wounded to leave." "It is therefore likely the departure of British nationals from Gaza will take place in stages over the coming days," it added.

A list of foreign passport holders who can leave via the crossing was agreed following a deal between Israel, Egypt, and Hamas brokered by Qatar, according to Reuters.

It includes people from Austria, Finland, the Czech Republic, Britain, Japan, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Australia, US America,  and Jordan. Some 500 people are on the list expected to leave Wednesday, Reuters reported.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Nov 1st, 2023 at 09:04:06 PM EST
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