Palestinian Authority could only return to Gaza if 'solution' found to conflict: Abbas
November 5, 2023 05:40 PM
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Sunday that the Palestinian Authority could return to power in the Gaza Strip only if a "comprehensive political solution" is found for the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
Israel has sought to destroy Gaza's Hamas rulers since the deadly October 7 attacks, raising the question of who would run the Palestinian territory after the war.
"We will fully assume our responsibilities within the framework of a comprehensive political solution that includes all of the West Bank, including east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip," Abbas told visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.