Sunday, October 28, 2018

An incomprehensible policy of sustaining the enemy in Gaza - by Martin Sherman

No less delusional (and detrimental) is the hypothesis that efforts to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza will somehow serve to promote stability and quell the violence.

Dr. Martin Sherman..
26 October '18..

The policy of trying to placate Hamas with enhanced humanitarian aid is sadly no less farcical than trying to convert a man-eating tiger into a cuddly bunny rabbit by offering it a diet of premium carrots

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman ordered … [the] reopen[ing of] the Kerem Shalom and Erez border crossings in Gaza. The defense ministry said that the decision was made after consultations with security officials – Ynet news, Oct. 21, 2018.

Most of the resources entering the Gaza Strip go toward digging tunnels and manufacturing rockets. – Brig. Gen. Yehuda Fuchs, outgoing head of IDF’s Gaza Division, The Times of Israel, Oct. 24, 2018.

On Oct. 13, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced resolutely that Israel would not resume the supply of fuel to Gaza until the rioting on the fence stops.

On Oct. 24, Defense Minister Lieberman announced that Israel would resume the supply of fuel, despite the fact that rioting on the fence continued unabated.

The juxtaposition of these two diametrically contradictory declarations of intent starkly underscores the utter lack of any coherent strategy on the part of Israel regarding Gaza.

Indeed, ever since Israel’s foolhardy unilateral withdrawal in 2005, the military capabilities of the terror organization that rules that hapless enclave—and those of its even more radical off-shoots—have been developed to levels inconceivable back then.

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