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Thursday 27 July 2017

Middle East

Rehashing Gaza war، leaders do little thinking outside pillbox to avoid next one

Thursday 20/April/2017 - 03:41 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Moamar
A fiery Knesset committee hearing punctuated with outbursts by politicians and bereaved parents served as a reminder of the battlegrounds and scorched earth remaining nearly three years after the 2014 Gaza war. Through the emotions and highly charged atmosphere، one crucial fact appeared clear: Israel has no idea what to do with the Gaza Strip، as the Times of Israel said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared before the parliament’s State Control Committee on Wednesday morning، ostensibly to answer questions concerning a highly critical state comptroller report about his government’s management of the war، known in Israel as Operation Protective Edge.
But no substantive discussion on Israel’s strategic vision for the Gaza Strip and its two million inhabitants was held in the three-and-a-half hour session، and the possibility of such a conversation in the future seemed slim.
Attempts to debate the issue rapidly devolved into partisan bickering and pedantic discussions of IDF tactics، and nonmilitary alternatives for the Strip were dismissed outright as naive dreams of bleeding-heart leftists، with the only options deemed realistic being war — or making sure Gazans know that another war would not be in their best interest.

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