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VP Harris: 'Under no circumstances' will the US permit forced relocation of Palestinians from Gaza

In the meeting, Harris and Sisi discussed "ideas for post-conflict planning in Gaza including efforts on reconstruction, security, and governance."

Published: December 2, 2023 1:42pm

Vice President Kamala Harris met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in Dubai on Saturday, where she said the U.S. would not permit the forced relocation of Palestinians.

Harris "reiterated that under no circumstances will the United States permit the forced relocation of Palestinians from Gaza or the West Bank, the besiegement of Gaza, or the redrawing of the borders of Gaza," according to a White House statement.

In the meeting, Harris and Sisi discussed "ideas for post-conflict planning in Gaza including efforts on reconstruction, security, and governance," according to the statement. 

The Israel-Hamas war resumed on Friday after a seven-day-long truce, during which hostages and prisoners were released. 

There are still hostages being held by Hamas, and Harris said that the U.S. remains committed to making sure they are all released. 

She also said that efforts for the reconstruction of Gaza can only happen if "they are pursued in the context of a clear political horizon for the Palestinian people towards a state of their own led by a revitalized Palestinian Authority and have significant support from the international community and the countries of the region."

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