Israel's Gallant to US: Hamas rule must end, Palestinian alternatives eyed

    The Hawk
    June3/ 2024
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    In a conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Gallant discussed strategies for identifying and establishing a local alternative government to replace the Islamist militant group.

    Antony Blinken andYoav Gallant

    Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant restated his government's commitment to dismantling Hamas as a governing and military authority in the framework of any deal to wind down the Gaza war, his office quoted him as telling the top U.S. diplomat.

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    In the call with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Gallant also "discussed the issue of identifying and enabling the emergence of a local, governing alternative" to the Islamist militant group, the Defence Ministry statement on Monday said.