The Biden administration is obsessed with post-war scenarios for Gaza.
There are roughly 4.
1. Israel reclaims some measure of control over Gaza
2. Hamas remains in power
3. The Palestinian Authority, another terror group, takes control over Gaza
4. A UN “peacekeeping force” secures the area
The EU and the Biden administration like 3 and 4. Having the PLO take over is a terrible idea. The PLO will demand some sort of concessions, likely state recognition, a lot more money and weapons, and will end up cutting some deal with Hamas.
But a UN force is almost a terrible idea.
First, despite all the talk about the Saudis or the UAE, neither are remotely likely to want the thankless job, and that’s even if Israel were foolish enough to allow foreign Muslim forces inside its borders. No Arab Middle Eastern nation is likely to go for it.
Second, Israel has learned a long time ago that turning over security to the UN combines sheer uselessness with enemy collaboration.
UN forces on the Gaza border and a divided Jerusalem in the 1950s, turned a blind eye to Islamic attacks only to pop up to condemn Israel.
Before major regional conflicts, UN forces routinely departed at the behest of the invading Muslim armies. They still do. When Hezbollah wants to attack Israel, the UN’s blue helmet brigades take to their heels.
A UN peacekeeping force would just act as shields for Hamas, denouncing Israel while doing nothing to stop the violence. We know that because it’s how UN peacekeeping forces have operated in the area since Israel’s rebirth. There’s a consistent pattern of useless coward and corrupt complicity.
Outsourcing security to the UN is not a plan.