Report leaked showing Israel contemplates resettling Gazans

An Israeli government report was leaked showing that the country has plans resettle Gazans in Sinai, reports The Muslim News, November 1. 

The Sinai Peninsula is a sparsely populated desert region in Egypt that has around 600,000 inhabitants. 

For a while, Egypt believed that Israel would displace those living in the densely populated Palestinian enclave and move them to Sinai. 

Egypt’s fears were confirmed and the report, dated October 13, sparked outrage amongst Palestinians who have been victims of Israel’s oppression since 1948. 

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Regarding the report, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told AP, “We are against transfer to any place, in any form, and we consider it a red line that we will not allow to be crossed.” 

Conflict between Israel and Hamas rose as a result of the militants’ assault on Israel’s south which killed 1,400 Israelis on October 7. Since that date 8,900 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by Israeli forces. 

Rudeineh added, “What happened in 1948 (the Nakba) will not be allowed to happen again”. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the report carried out by the intelligence ministry saying it was a “concept paper”. 

The document was originally published by Israeli news site Sicha Mekomit. 

The Muslim News 

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