Updated: Oct 25
As the conflict between Israel and Gaza rages on, it becomes increasingly clear that Israel's military operations have taken a toll on the civilian population. The relentless bombings on Gaza, regardless of their impact on civilians, appear to be motivated by a desire to restore Israel's perceived invincible military status and to regain Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reputation.
Israel's pride as having the world's best intelligence force has suffered a severe blow with its complete failure to detect Hamas's Operation Al Aqsa Flood. The frustration within Israeli military ranks is palpable. Simultaneously, Prime Minister Netanyahu, who recently formed a government with a narrow majority, has been grappling with massive protests within Israel, sparked by a controversial bill. At that moment, the Operation Al Aqsa Flood came like the falling sky on Netanyahu’s head. Thus, he has completely lost his mind.
Now, to regain the status of the Israeli army or to maintain Netanyahu's government, something 'extraordinary' must be done. It could be eliminating Hamas completely, killing a top Hamas leader like Ismail Haniya, taking over Gaza completely, or carrying out a massacre in such a way that they can comfort their own minds by saying that we have killed 50 times as many of them as Hamas has.
Their goal of completely eliminating Hamas is much older. But every time they went out to eliminate Hamas, Hamas came back with more strength. And wanting to kill people of Ismail Haniya's caliber is nothing new. They could not do it for a long time due to many circumstances. After their intelligence failure, they will be more desperate to do something like that. Many of Ismail Haniyeh's family have already been bombed and killed in Gaza. But now Netanyahu needs some immediate results. Which will give him an opportunity to claim a victory over Hamas. It could be occupying Gaza or carrying out the worst massacre in history.
The cowardly Israeli Force is standing on the Gaza border with hundreds of tanks and making a drama of the weather not being good for military operations. The fact is that every time Israel has gone to ground invasion in Gaza before, it has faced huge losses, so it still does not have the courage to enter the ground. Originally Israeli Army was never a frontal fighting force. They love to freely aerial bombard Gaza as Hamas does not have compatible air defenses, or advance to an advantageous position in war with intelligence information to end the war within 6 days. As it did in 1967. But entering Gaza, facing Hamas's guerilla warfare among traps scattered like nets. A nightmare for them.
So the Inhuman Israeli civil and military leadership have chosen an 'extraordinary' massacre to satisfy their minds. In 2006, an Israeli ‘soldier’ named Gilat Shalit was taken hostage by Hamas. Israel had to release 1000+ Hamas prisoners to get Gilat back and they did that. Today, 200+ prisoners including general-level officers are in the hands of Hamas, but Israel does not care at all. On the contrary, 30+ Israeli prisoners have been already killed in their own bombing. In fact, Israel now only wants blood, these beasts want to kill an ‘extraordinary’ number of people no matter civilians to give their people a feeling of victory. The bombing of two hospitals and a church, killing thousands of people, is part of it.
As Israel contemplates a potential ground invasion, its leadership hopes that an "extraordinary" massacre will boost morale and demoralize Hamas. However, what they fail to grasp is that martyrdom holds a significant place within the Palestinian resistance, and it cannot be easily undermined. The ongoing conflict in Gaza raises urgent concerns about the humanitarian cost and the pursuit of victory at any cost, even if it means sacrificing innocent lives. In this dark chapter, the world watches with hope for a resolution that respects human rights and brings lasting peace to the region.
حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ, نِعْمَ الْمَوْلَىٰ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِي