So then, the war in Gaza is ramping up, even Barrack Obama has called for a ceasefire. Of course a ceasefire is all Israel ever wanted in the first place, if only Hamas had the same desire. Hamas have turned down one ceasefire already. Hamas doesn’t even negotiate with Israel, so these things have in the past been brokered by Egypt and Turkey.
The only problem is Egypt is almost as pissed off with Hamas as Israel is, Hamas has been funding terrorism inside Egypt too so Egypt has been destroying tunnels into Gaza in an effort to curb Hamas’ income from extorting the trade conducted via these tunnels.
Turkey on the other hand is becoming increasingly Islamic in its government and its PM is exceptionally antisemitic. They can’t offer to be a neutral party go between anymore.
This is a mad ‘war’ if it even warrants the term, a vastly inferior military force attacking a vastly superior one, and not only do they not care how many civilians they lose, they actively use their own civilians as human shields, losing civilians is actually the only way they hope to achieve their aims through international pressure. Talk about leading with your chin.
The problem Israel has is that their strategy is flawed too, because Hamas probably can’t be defeated militarily, at least not without many thousands more civilian casualties than they are comfortable with. But these constant rocket attacks have made the average IDF soldier hate the people of Gaza, who voted for Hamas and seem to endorse this insane death wish attack.
IDF soldiers know that their children back home have to spend hour after hour hiding in bunker rooms or just waiting for the sirens to start wailing. So I expect the body count to be higher this time around. Especially since in the last few hours an armoured personnel carrier was taken out by a rocket. Lots of scared jumpy angry young men with machine guns, what could possibly go wrong?
The people of Gaza will suffer until they put an end to this suicidal attack. There is no reason why they should have to die for their Hamas leaders so that Hamas can keep the money (and rockets) rolling in. If Gaza spent its money on building a future for itself, rather than hopelessly attacking Israel then their future would brighten. Will this ever happen though? at the moment that future seems a very long way off.