On 7 October 2023, Hamas terrorists launched an unprovoked attack on the state of Israel, which resulted in the deaths of at least 2,808 Palestinians in Israeli air raids.
The number of Israelis killed in Hamas’s attack and military operation is about 1,400, including 286 soldiers.
Whether you support the Israelis or the Palestinians during this conflict, neither party will cover themselves in glory, and both will have the blood of the innocent on their conscience.
Should Israel launch a full-scale invasion and occupation of the Gaza Strip, one of our planet’s most densely populated landmasses and urbanised populations, with a total population of over 2.3 million?
According to a news report by CNN, the United Nations is reporting that the Israel-Hamas war will have ‘devastating consequences ‘, and according to the Israeli defence forces, an estimated 1.1 million people could flee Gaza, with over 500,000 already left southern Gaza.
The humanitarian disaster afflicting the Gaza Strip will primarily affect and kill innocent Palestinians.
Furthermore, the Israelis trying to control the area will find it impossible due to a lack of numbers.
Even if they had access to the entire military of the United States of America, it still wouldn’t be possible, according to the geopolitical analyst and author Peter Zilhen.
Gazza can be likened to an open-air prison, and trying to take and hold its cities will be bloody with street streetfighting and increasing loss of civilian life, which negatively affects how Israel is viewed both within the Middle East and the wider world.
In the long term of its regional geopolitical security, Israel will continue to face conflict on its border with Gaza. When things have calmed down within Israel, the current government will most likely lose office due to the failure to predict and protect the borders of Israel.