The Washington Post reported that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu asked US President Joe Biden to pressure Egypt to take some of Gaza’s population during its offensive after October 7.
The Washington Post, citing unnamed diplomats, reported that Netanyahu conveyed to Biden his plan to send people out of Gaza during the post-October 7 offensive.
In this context, Netanyahu reportedly asked Biden to pressure Egypt to take some of the Gazans.
President Biden reportedly told Netanyahu that Egypt “does not see this as an option”.
On the other hand, it was emphasized in the news report that Netanyahu also made the proposal to relocate the people of Gaza to another location to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and French President Emmanuel Macron, who visited Tel Aviv, but this proposal was not accepted.
Differences between Tel Aviv and Washington on the future of Gaza
The report also pointed out that Tel Aviv and Washington differed on the future of the region following the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
In the news article, it was pointed out that the Biden administration tried to get Netanyahu to accept the idea of the Palestinians returning after the conflicts in the region, while the Israeli Prime Minister did not warm to this proposal and expressed the idea of “indefinite occupation”.