The ongoing violence between Israel and Palestine has been a cause of concern around the world. As both parties reject ceasefires proposed by various international organizations, a new report suggests that the US has initiated discussion with regional partners to deploy a foreign peacekeeping force in Gaza. The report, published by Al Jazeera, claims that the US is working with a variety of countries, including Qatar, Oman, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia to introduce a neutral, third-party force in Gaza, an area that has been torn by ongoing wars since 2007. The force will reportedly be intended to help enforce a ceasefire and prevent any more casualties or destruction from the current conflict. The proposed foreign force is intended to replace the existing Israeli forces based in the region. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have been criticized by the international community for their alleged disproportionate use of violence against Palestinians. Although Israel has denied any wrong-doing, the US is reportedly considering a plan to replace the IDF with a different group in order to ease tensions in the region. The US-organized foreign peacekeeping force in Gaza will include personnel from various countries. However, the specifics of such a force and the countries involved are yet to be finalized. The US State Department, as well as both Israeli and Palestinian leaders, would need to approve the plan before it could be put into effect. Regardless, the mere discussion of such an initiative is seen as a positive step forward for both sides of the conflict. It is hoped that the plan will be approved and that a neutral third-party force will be able to help enforce a permanent ceasefire between Israel and Palestine without any more bloodshed.