World Israel: Are the actors of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict always the same?
Red Cross Asks Gaza, Israel to Engage in Cease-Fire, Even for 'A Couple of Hours'
The head of the Red Cross sub-delegation in Gaza, Mirjam Muller, called for a pause in fighting Thursday to allow for "a breather" so people can shop for food, see a doctor if needed and tend to their needs.The head of the ICRC sub-delegation in Gaza, Mirjam Muller, called for a pause in fighting Thursday to allow for "a breather" so people can shop for food, see a doctor if needed and tend to their needs, the Associated Press reported.
International - who supports who, why and to what extent? For a week, the climbing of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has experienced a world resonance,and Hamas response. On Wednesday, the Israeli army indicated that "more than 1000 rockets" were drawn from Gaza since Monday night, making at least 5 victims. For its part, the Ministry of Health in Gaza states that Israeli air strikes on the enclave, carried out in rocket fireback, have made more than 35 dead, including 12 children.
West Bank erupts in protest amid more Israel-Hamas fighting
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Turmoil from the battle between Israel and Hamas spilled over into the West Bank on Friday, sparking the most widespread Palestinian protests in years as hundreds of young demonstrators in multiple towns clashed with Israeli troops, who shot and killed at least 11 people. Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip continued into early Saturday, when an airstrike on a house in Gaza City killed at least seven Palestinians — the highest number of fatalities in a single hit. That strike came a day after a furious overnight barrage of tank fire and airstrikes that wreaked destruction in some towns, killed a family of six in their house and sent thousands fleeing their homes.
These clashes resulted in regional and international convictions with various and revealing tones.
In Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned what he described "Israeli terrorism" in Jerusalem. Even his bell in Iran who evokes Israel's "war crimes" .Tunis is falling against "aggression against Palestinian territories".
Other countries in the region, some of which have recently normalized their relations with Israel -soudan, Morocco, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain - have also condemned the Hebrew state, but the terms are less virulent. Abu Dhabi called on the Israeli authorities to "ensure the responsibility of a de-escalation" of violence around the esplanade of the mosques. The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned "firmly the new incursion of Israeli forces into the Al-Aqsa mosque". The King of Jordan Abdallah II also denounced "the provocations towards the inhabitants of Jerusalem, who go against international law and human rights" and the expansion policy of Israel.
Israel Opposition Leader Yair Lapid Accuses Netanyahu of Jeopardizing Relationship With U.S.
"After 11 days of this operation, every Israeli citizen will ask themselves: What did the government really want to achieve with this military operation? What is its policy and strategic long-term aim concerning Hamas in Gaza?" Lapid wrote.The U.S. has called for Israel to end the fighting and agree to a cease-fire. Netanyahu has refused the requests, and appears determined to inflict maximum damage against Hamas in a war that could save his political career, the Associated Press reported.
A "Change of Perception"
Two years almost day for the day after the last clashes between the Israeli government and the Palestinians, the same story is repeated. But the context is not exactly the same.
with the HuffPost, Bertrand Badie, Professor of Universities Emeritus at SciencesPo, insists in the first place on the change of perception of the situation. "There is a growing consciousness in international public opinion committed by Israel." He quotes as proofwhich pin "the apartheid crimes and persecution" that flow "abusive Israeli policies."
"This is something that begins to change the great balances of global public opinion. It is increasingly difficult for Netanyahu and his peers to continue "with their politics, he explains. Namely, to "last indefinitely" a situation supposed to be temporary: the occupation that resulted from the 6 day war.
Israel says it will strike more Hamas tunnels running under Gaza homes, rockets fired from Lebanon
Israel's artillery forces will strike Lebanese targets in response to rocket attacks from within Lebanon, its military said Wednesday.Hostilities have spilled out into Jerusalem, the West Bank and Israel, as Palestinian protesters striking in solidarity with Gazans clash with Israeli police, some of the protesters throwing rocks while police respond with tear gas. Many of the demonstrators do not support Hamas, but see the protests as acts of resistance against Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories.
There is also a change in policy in some countries. Internationally, where the United States very involved in the conflict alongside Israel are no longer led by Donald Trump - very close to Benjamin Netanyahu- but by Joe Biden, more cautious on this thorny conflict. Changes have also occurred at the regional level: in addition to the normalization of the relationships of many with Israel, the evolution of the diplomatic situation in the region has revealed some new actors.
helped by Bertrand Badie, the HuffPost tried to take stock of the card below on the relationships and interests of each in the conflict.
in red: Israel
Green outlines: Occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
in purple: Algeria, Tunisia, Iran and Turkey: The most critical countries towards Israel (and who have some interest in supporting the Palestinian cause).
Gray contours: Syria, Algeria, Libya. Direct neighbors or far from the conflict zone, they can not afford to intervene because of their own political situation.
orange: United States, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain. These countries that maintain diplomatic relations with Israel and have an interest in that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is forgotten.
Gaza's Lone Power Station Could Run Out of Fuel in Coming Days as Conflict With Israel Continues
"If the aggression continues, we expect conditions to become worse," Gaza Mayor Yahya Sarraj told Al-Jazeera TV. The United Nations also warned that Gaza's only power station is at risk of running out of fuel.Gaza's electricity distribution company has enough fuel to power the territory's electricity for two or three days, company spokesman Mohammed Thabet told the Associated Press. He added that the Israeli airstrikes have also damaged supply lines and the continued bombing is preventing company staff from reaching areas that were hit.
Orange contours: Saudi Arabia. Do not officially recognize Israel, but has any interest in being allied rather than enemy.
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U.S. Discourse Is Growing More Pro-Palestinian. U.S. Policy Isn’t. .
Several factors have led liberals and newsrooms to become more sympathetic to Palestinian misery, creating a dissonance with the official U.S. stance.The pattern of events is familiar: Some narrow instance of Palestinian dispossession awakens resistance against the broader reality of apartheid. Hamas asserts its centrality to that resistance through terroristic violence. Vile crimes beget reprisals. And then American-made, Israeli-piloted planes start dropping bombs on schools, hospitals, and apartment buildings in Gaza: an area more densely populated than Shanghai, and one that Israel’s blockade has helped to render “uninhabitable” by the standards of the U.N.