In recent weeks, the Israeli military has surrounded Gaza City and claims to have destroyed 130 Hamas tunnel shafts during its intense ground offensive. Currently, the fighting is taking place in the heart of Gaza City, both on the ground and in the air.
In the meantime, the Biden administration has advised Israel to abandon the idea of maintaining its military presence in Gaza once the fighting ceases. During the G7 summit in Tokyo, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed that only Palestinians themselves should govern Gaza and the West Bank after the war. He emphasized that allowing anyone else to govern Gaza would only invite the repetition of the events that occurred in October, turning Gaza into a launching pad for terrorist attacks. It is also evident that Israel cannot continue to occupy Gaza..