Former Mossad Chief: Israel's Losses and the Need for Change Featured

By Gamal Khattab January 10, 2024 3267

The former head of the Israeli intelligence service, Mossad, named Ephraim Halevy, has some strong opinions about the current Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Let's dive in and find out what he has to say!

Netanyahu's Failure

Halevy believes that Netanyahu has not been successful in dealing with a group called Hamas, which is causing trouble in Israel. He thinks that Netanyahu should step down from his position because of this. Halevy even mentioned that the leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, and his fighters are still determined to fight, which is why they refuse to negotiate.

Israel's Painful Losses

Halevy also mentioned that Israel has suffered some painful losses. He was even invited to meet with the current Mossad chief, David Barnea, a few times to discuss this. It seems like things are not going well for Israel, according to Halevy.

Debunking False Statements

Another person, Nahum Barnea, who is an analyst for an Israeli newspaper, disagrees with some statements made by those responsible for dealing with Hamas. He believes that these statements do not reflect the reality of the situation. It seems like there might be some confusion about what's really happening.

Endless War

Barnea thinks that Netanyahu's decisions and policies have led Israel into an endless war. He believes that there is a big difference between what Israel has achieved in the Gaza Strip and completely eliminating Hamas. Blowing up tunnels is good, but it doesn't mean that all of Hamas's military power is gone.

The Al-Aqsa Battle

Barnea also talked about a battle that happened at a place called Al-Aqsa. He described it as a moment when Israel fell into a deep hole. Since then, they have been trying to figure out how to get out of that hole. They want to bring back kidnapped people, make the residents feel safe, and end the war.

The Call for Change

Barnea suggests that Israel should postpone dealing with Hamas and stop the war. He thinks that they should focus on bringing back the prisoners and restoring peace. He believes that going after Hamas right now would be too much for Israel to handle. They also rely on the support of the United States.

The Consequences

According to Barnea, if Israel agrees to Hamas's conditions of stopping the war and releasing prisoners, it means that Hamas will continue to rule in the Gaza Strip. For Israel, this would be a huge defeat that they cannot accept.

Source: Anadolu Agency