Monday, December 4, 2023

Why does the US want to delay Israel’s land invasion of Gaza?

The United States is Israel’s greatest ally. They give them political, economic, and military support, and because of this, they also have a lot of influence on the decisions made by the government led by Benjamin Netanyahu. In expressing this position, the US is now forcing Israel to delay, at least for a few days, the entry of Israeli ground troops into the Gaza Strip. The reason? According to the Wall Street Journal, Joe Biden wants to send troops and air defense equipment to US Army bases in the Middle East following attacks on several US bases in Syria and Iraq. According to the WSJ, Israel has accepted the request of its great ally, and after negotiations with the US, it seems to postpone the entry into Gaza.

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Israel thus agreed to a US request to temporarily delay the invasion of Gaza to give Washington more time to install more air defense systems to protect its soldiers in the region. The Pentagon has rushed to deploy about a dozen air defense systems to protect troops in Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates from missile fire fired by Islamist groups and militias near Iran and Syria. Groups supported by Iran They have carried out at least 13 attacks Since the start of the war in Gaza, at least two dozen Syrian troops have been wounded in one attack and 10 US soldiers in Iraq in another attack.

The reason for attacks on US bases is framed by the idea of ​​”the enemy.” The United States is considered a major enemy of Iran, and because of this, Islamist groups and armed militias close to the Iranian regime consider the United States to be partly to blame for the Gaza attacks. A full-scale Israeli invasion of Gaza would enrage the Islamic militias that defend Hamas and could trigger a wave of attacks on US positions in the Middle East. To resolve this, after negotiating with the leadership of the Israeli government, the United States managed to convince Israel that it would not invade Gaza until these defense systems were fully operational, and everything indicates that this could happen this week or at the beginning of next week. However, the US request is not the only factor considered by Israel, as it is ready to attack the ground.

Attacks against US bases that worry the Pentagon

The United States has thousands of soldiers deployed in various countries in the Middle East, including Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Some of these bases have reported attacks using rockets and drones launched by militias close to the Iranian regime this week and last, producing symptoms of brain trauma in some of the affected soldiers, according to two United States officials with knowledge. the media’s politics. “There have been some reports of some TBIs (traumatic brain injuries), as well as some minor injuries to service members,” one of the officials was quoted as saying. More than 20 military service members reported minor injuries as a result of the attacks, which were supported by Iran against US positions in Iraq and Syria, according to the same sources.

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