The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, assured this Thursday during an interview with the American network Fox News that he does not intend to “conquer” or “occupy” the Gaza Strip, statements he made just a few days after stating that the Israeli authorities would have responsibility for the security of the enclave “indefinitely.”

“We do not intend to conquer Gaza, we do not intend to occupy it and we do not intend to govern it,” said Netanyahu, who explained that they will seek the formation of a civilian government.

“We will have to find a government, a civilian government that is there. But in the immediate future we have to make sure that this does not happen again,” the Israeli prime minister said during the interview, according to the American newspaper ‘The Hill. ‘.

For their part, both the president of the United States, Joe Biden, and the rest of the American authorities have rejected an Israeli occupation in the Strip.

The Gaza authorities have estimated that more than 10,800 Palestinians have died, including 4,800 children, due to the Israeli Army’s attacks; In the West Bank there are already more than 170 deaths.

Israel’s attacks are a response to the incursion of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) on October 7 against the south of the country, which left more than 1,400 Israelis dead and 240 captured as hostages by the Palestinian militia.