“The U.S. on Wednesday outlined its expectations for the postwar rule in Gaza, including Palestinian control over the territory, days after Israel said it intended to play a security role there after its planned overthrow of Hamas.

Senior U.S. officials called for the Palestinian people to be at the center of governance in Gaza—unified with the West Bank under the Palestinian Authority. Secretary of State Antony Blinken described a vision for rebuilding Gaza and a path toward Israelis living side by side ‘in space of their own with equal measures of security, freedom, opportunity and dignity…’

On the sidelines of a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven major economies, Blinken said the U.S. objected to ‘forcible displacement of Palestinians from Gaza.’”