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US, partners discussing foreign troops serving as Gaza peacekeeping force after Israeli war: report

The United States and its partners are reportedly discussing sending foreign troops to Gaza to serve as an “international peacekeeping force” in the region currently controlled by Hamas militants following the war in Israel. 

Two U.S. senators confirmed the early, closed-door talks to Politico, though it is unclear if negotiations including potential sending American troops. 

“There certainly has been discussion with the Saudi about their being part of some international peacekeeping force if only to provide resources, and, longer term, supporting Palestinian leadership and a separate state, obviously,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., told Politico. “Reconstruction of Gaza will require a vast amount of resources, which the Saudis potentially could help provide.” 

Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday that the Biden administration prefers that the Palestinian Authority lead Gaza after Hamas’ defeat if possible. However, that is only if, “there are other temporary arrangements that may involve a number of other countries in the region,” he told lawmakers. “It may involve international agencies that would help provide for both security and governance.” 

Danielle Wallace is a reporter for Fox News Digital covering politics, crime, police and more. Story tips can be sent to danielle.wallace@fox.com and on Twitter: @danimwallace. 

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