In a report by Godzilla Newz, U.S. envoys and Mideast partners have been discussing the existence of a potential foreign troops peacekeeping force in the Gaza strip in the aftermath of the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas.
The discussion is a response to the conflict that has caused over 200 deaths, with reports of Israeli missiles targeting residential areas in Gaza and multiple rockets being fired from Hamas into Israeli homes. Talks began after a United Nations envoy voiced support for a possible outside peacekeeping force to be deployed in the area to help in restoration and response to the conflict.
U.S. partners, however, are uncertain on how the potential peacekeeping force would operate, who would staff it, and how the situation would be monitored going forward. This is largely due to the long history and tension between the Israeli’s and Palestinians, and the risk of the mission turning from a peaceful one to a full-blown international conflict.
Although foreign troops could help to restore a sense of peace in Gaza, some of the U.S. Partners are not sure they would be willing to participate due to the high risk involved. However, they do still acknowledge the importance of deploying a force that could help prevent a repeat of the current conflict.
The question of foreign troops peacekeeping remains unanswered as the U.S. and its partners continue to discuss the potentiality of such a project. The promise of stability and security from such a force could prove invaluable in a region that many fear is rapidly descending into further violence. Should it go forward, it is certain to be a highly monitored operation both by the U.S. and other international organizations.