Gantz stressed in an interview: “The process with the Arab world is a great and real opportunity. And because I want to reach an agreement with the Palestinians, I am sure that without them there will be no full and comprehensive peace. I call on them to cooperate with me and partner states. “.
During the interview Gantz was asked if he was willing to “pay the price of peace” and if there was room to talk about “ending the occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state within borders 67 with an exchange of territories and resolving all core issues such as Jerusalem and refugees,” or outdated thinking.
Photo: The unit for coordinating government operations in the territories
On the issue of borders, Gantz said that Israel needs the Jordan Valley as part of its security needs, but the range of applying sovereignty will not necessarily be 30% and can be greatly reduced. “We opposed the annexation plan from the beginning,” he said, “before the UAE demand came up and Netanyahu agreed to a freeze. We opposed allowing outposts. We want the Palestinian trio to have an adequate geographical space that would allow for a comfortable life without obstacles.
“What we are asking for is security. We need strategic points for security. Of course we can talk about an exchange of territories, although I do not see how and where. We say borders 67 will not return. But there is always the possibility of reaching an interim solution. What matters is to leave the process. live”.