BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – Israel is not ruling out the reoccupation of the Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told KAN News on Thursday morning.
“All the options are still on the table, including entering Gaza and occupying it, out of consideration of what is best for Israel,” he said, as quoted by the Jerusalem Post.
“But that is the last option and not the first,” he continued.
Israel previously withdrew from the Gaza Strip in August of 2005 as part of then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s policy to ease tensions.
However, despite the withdrawal, a major conflict would break out between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and the Hamas Movement in 2009.
Since 2009, Gaza has experienced different periods of violence, culminating in the destruction of several homes and the death of many people. break