International Press: Hamas has mastered trap-making skills for 20 years Featured

By Gamal Khattab December 31, 2023 4030

 

The Tunnel Dilemma

The war in the Gaza Strip has been making headlines in newspapers around the world. They are discussing the military and political consequences of the conflict and what might happen next.

Le Monde's Perspective

According to the French newspaper Le Monde, Israel is facing a difficult challenge with the tunnels. It claims that entering these tunnels would involve Israeli forces in a dangerous and prolonged conflict, even more dangerous than urban warfare. If Israel fails to explore these tunnels, Hamas could use them to regroup and launch new attacks. Le Monde concludes that Hamas has become skilled at building these traps over the past 20 years.

Haaretz's Confusion

Haaretz is puzzled by Israel's actions in Gaza. It argues that justifying destruction, killing, famine, and the siege through Israeli propaganda is no longer possible. The article mentions that anyone visiting Israel is required to pass through Kibbutz Beeri, near the Gaza Strip. If they dare to look at Gaza, they are accused of being anti-Semitic.

The Guardian's Concerns

The British newspaper The Guardian believes that the longer the war in Gaza continues, the higher the risk of miscalculations and regional escalation. The United States, under President Joe Biden, fears that this conflict could drag Iran into a larger war. The report also mentions secret negotiations led by Washington and Paris to calm the situation with Lebanese Hezbollah. However, convincing Hezbollah to withdraw its forces from southern Lebanon seems unlikely, as they enjoy popular support in the region. Escalation is becoming more likely, according to a European diplomat quoted in the report.

Foreign Policy's Critique

Foreign Policy magazine published an article criticizing President Biden's involvement in the conflict. It argues that the extent of human suffering caused by Israel's military response to Hamas shocked many around the world. The article questions Biden's portrayal of the wars in Ukraine and Israel as a struggle between democracy and tyranny, suggesting that his speech did not convince everyone.

The Al-Monitor's Warning

The Al-Monitor website highlights the growing threat of famine in Gaza due to ongoing Israeli bombings. Relief agencies warn that the situation is worsening over time, with a lack of food and safe drinking water. Thomas White, Director of the Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza, emphasizes that every day is a struggle for the residents of the Strip to find food and water.

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