And a just-plain-wrong conclusion about "most" Gaza casualties being civilians. The New York-based news agency examined airstrikes on homes—interviewing witnesses, visiting attack sites and compiling a detailed casualty count.
Sat, 17 Nov Netanyahu could opt for an escalation if he feels he is losing electoral ground to the country's far-right An already volatile situation on the Israel-Gaza border could become even tenser if Israel moves towards early elections, Palestinian analysts say, warning that a wave of violence could once-again flare-up between the two rival territories.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing pressure to head for early polls, which could come as soon as February, after Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned and pulled his far-right Yisrael Beitenu party out of the prime minister's ruling coalition this week, leaving it with only 61 out of seats in the Knesset.
Another far-right party, Jewish Home, is calling for early elections after its leader, Naftali Bennett, was rebuffed Friday in his demand to become the new defence minister so that he could, in his own words, lead Israel to victory over Hamas.
Abdel Bari Atwan (Arabic: عبد الباري عطوان ʿAbd al-Bārī ʿAṭwān, Levantine pronunciation: [ˈʕabd elˈbaːɾi ʕɑtˤˈwaːn]; born 17 February ) is the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm, an Arab world digital news and opinion pfmlures.com was the editor-in-chief of the London-based pan-Arab newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi from the founding of that paper in until July. The web site for the artists Eyeless In Gaza and Martyn Bates. Avant-folk music perhaps. Listen to sound clips at the web site. Israel has reportedly agreed to set up a floating dock in Cyprus to receive goods bound for the Gaza Strip as a way to ease the rehabilitation of the ailing Palestinian enclave, conditioning the.
Netanyahu's government was thrown into discord when the prime minister agreed to a ceasefire with Palestinian fighters on Tuesday after a new round of violence between Israeli forces and Hamas killed six Gazans and one Israeli. Both Mr Lieberman and Mr Bennett charge the prime minister with responding weakly by accepting a ceasefire.
Lieberman accused the prime minister of "capitulating to terror. Hamas is now claiming victory and its leader, Yihya Sinwar, threatened on Friday to hit Tel Aviv next time. With residents of southern Israel burning tires and blocking roads to protest against the decision to halt attacks on Gaza, Mr Netanyahu is left in a vulnerable position.
Netanyahu feels he is in problematic circumstances related to the most extreme parties in Israel, maybe he will go for an attack [in Gaza]," said Ashraf Ajrami, the former minister of prisoner affairs in the Palestinian Authority.
Netanyahu would do this to convince right-wing voters that he is not less concerned about Israeli security than rival politicians on the far right who are currently casting him as weak for agreeing to a ceasefire, Mr.
Ajrami does not believe the Israeli prime minister would deliberately launch an all-out war during the election campaign. But if he feels he is losing ground politically, he may opt for an assassination of a Hamas leader even if it means rocket barrages in response, he adds.
Given that there have been three devastating Israeli military campaigns in Gaza over the last decade, all of them justified by Israel as necessary responses to rocket attacks, the danger that such an escalation could take on a dynamic of its own is very real.
Mkhaimar Abusada, a political scientist at Al Azhar University in Gaza city, says that the eventual outcome will depend on Hamas's behaviour during the election campaign.
Netanyahu, under internal Israeli pressure, might take advantage to wage a strong military campaign against Gaza which would help him in the election," he says.
Abusada believes there will be no progress during the election campaign in moving towards a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, despite diplomatic efforts by Egypt and other third parties to broker a lasting solution.
This is mainly because Hamas feels buoyed by the outcome of last week's confrontation and will up its demands, while Netanyahu will be wary of making concessions because they will expose him to further criticism and may harm his election chances, he said.
Irrespective of whether or not Israel heads to early polls, the Palestinian public has dim hopes that any promising solution could be reached, Mr.
Abusada said, adding that it also didn't matter to most Palestinians which group secures a majority in elections. They think whoever comes won't be a Yitzhak Rabin again ready to make compromises for peace," he said, referring to Israel's fifth prime minister, who approved the Oslo Accords, which raised hopes Israel would withdraw gradually from occupied territories and grant the Palestinians self-determination.
Abusada said he personally is hoping for a centre-left victory on the grounds it would reduce Israel's settlement drive in the occupied West Bank.Israeli soldiers are seen in position on the Israeli side of the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
| Photo Credit: Reuters. pfmlures.com 16 likes · 1 talking about this.
صفحة ترفيهية اجتماعية فديوهات مضحكة. Abdel Bari Atwan (Arabic: عبد الباري عطوان ʿAbd al-Bārī ʿAṭwān, Levantine pronunciation: [ˈʕabd elˈbaːɾi ʕɑtˤˈwaːn]; born 17 February ) is the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm, an Arab world digital news and opinion pfmlures.com was the editor-in-chief of the London-based pan-Arab newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi from the founding of that paper in until July.
Apr 27, · Mr. Shammalah is the executive director of the General Union of Cultural Centers in Gaza. Sign in now to see your channels and recommendations!
Sign in. Watch Queue Queue. Blockades, war and poor governance have strangled Gaza's economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world according to the latest World Bank economic update.