Netanyahu Offers First Post-Gaza War Plan and Calls for Total Command

The first formal proposal by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the end of the war in the Palestinian region controlled by Hamas is the “day after” plan for Gaza.
The document, which was shown to the Israeli security cabinet on Thursday and obtained by Reuters on Friday, states that Israel would continue to be in charge of security over all territory west of Jordan, including Gaza and the occupied West Bank, which are areas where the Palestinians seek to establish their own independent state.

Netanayhu rejects “unilateral recognition” of a Palestinian state as one of the stated long-term objectives. He states that direct talks between the two sides are the only way to reach a deal with the Palestinians, but he did not specify which Palestinian group would be included.