The White House reiterated on Tuesday that it does not support the idea of Israeli forces reoccupying Gaza, as suggested by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The White House believes that reoccupation is not in the best interests of Israel and its people. They are exploring what post-conflict governance in Gaza should look like, emphasizing that it cannot be controlled by Hamas. This stance differs from Netanyahu's view, which implies Israeli security responsibility in Gaza for an indefinite period. President Joe Biden has also expressed that Israel occupying Gaza would be a mistake. Despite these differences, the U.S. remains committed to supporting Israel in its efforts against Hamas. Defense Minister Yoav Gallant mentioned that once the conflict ends, Israel intends to have complete freedom of action in responding to any situation in Gaza, with the goal of eliminating Hamas as a military organization or governing body. The U.S. and its Western allies have advised Israel to have clear objectives in degrading Hamas and to avoid a long-term occupation of Gaza.