The tension between Israel and Hamas has increased significantly with each passing day, since the terrorist group entered the territory of Israel on October 7. But the Israelis and Palestinians are not the only ones involved in this war, because other countries like Iran, indirectly, also exists.
Indeed, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Hosein Amirabdolahian, spoke this Monday with the leader of the political arm of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), Ismail Haniye, and the secretary general of Islamic Jihad, Ziad al Najala, to express support for the Palestinian militias. in open conflict with Israel. Expert Eytan Gilboa, political scientist at Bar-Ilan University in Israel and member of the Jerusalem Institute of Strategy and Security, analyzed the war in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine for LA RAZÓN.
Why is the Hamas attack on Israel happening now and without suspicion?
At the moment, it is not clear why Hamas and Islamic Jihad decided to organize a terrible and brutal attack against Israeli citizens and soldiers. Perhaps, they think that Israel’s internal debate over the controversial judicial reform initiated by the government has weakened Israel so much that it can no longer respond effectively. This is a serious mistake by Hamas. Because the brutal killing of entire families, including the elderly, women, children and infants, and the kidnapping of many and the rape of women has aroused so much anger and rage that Israel has no choice but to destroy Hamas and Islamic Jihad at once. once and for all. These two terrorist organizations appear to be similar to ISIS and share the same fate. The victims will once again be ordinary Gazans who have suffered for more than 17 years from a harsh and brutal Islamic theocracy led by Hamas.
Could other countries like Iran be involved in the conflict?
Yes, Hezbollah from Lebanon and pro-Iran militias from Syria and Iraq. President Biden warned against any intervention by these states and organizations, compared Hamas and Islamic Jihad to Daesh or ISIS and said the US would respond militarily to any intervention. The United States now has the aircraft carrier Ford and its task force very close to Lebanon and Syria and I think that if Iran or its satellites attack Israel, the United States will retaliate with great force.
Egypt warned Israel that Hamas was preparing such an attack. Is this a failure of Israeli intelligence?
The attack represents significant operational and intelligence failures in Israel’s national security establishment. Prime Minister Netanyahu ignored many warnings. It is not yet clear if the warning in Egypt happened, and if it is very different from other warnings.
What close solution can be found to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
No real solution is possible, at least for the next decade.