These days in the Israeli press, and also in the foreign press, especially in the foreign press, the controversies against Netanyahu they were ferocious. Despite the unwritten rule that the accounts will be done at the end of the war, almost the entire left side of the Israeli electorate led by Yair Lapid, with Benny Ganz who, having his feet in two stirrups, staggers but does not give up, has been asking out loud government resignation and the call to the polls.
In the history of the Jewish State, elections have never been held with a war going on, but this one left Israeli, certainly financed with money on which it will be necessary, in the right times and ways, to verify the sources, continues with this mantra which, in addition to having now become boring, is also cloying. Making the situation even more difficult were the statements of some former army officers who went so far as to say that Netanyahu is comfortable with the abductees remaining in the hands of Hamas.
Everything can be said about Bibi and his government, but going so far as to consider him responsible for the detention of deported by Hamas in the Gaza Strip represents the pinnacle of idiocy and history teaches that coming to terms with a gang of murderous terrorists, people who don’t even care about their own population, as well as being unethical, gives legitimacy to people with hands stained with blood. We all saw how it ended when, under American pressure, the government in Jerusalem accepted the truce for the prisoner exchange. The first tranche was supposed to last five days but by the fourth the missiles had started flying again towards the border villages and cities of central Israel.
These statements are typical of those who only know how to follow their own ideology and it’s blind to reality. They can say it abroad, we are used to it, but coming from Israelis, especially from people who have spent their lives or part of it in the armed forces, it is unacceptable. Always under American pressure, the Israeli government accepted various compromises, as mentioned above the exchange of prisoners, the entry of humanitarian aid and the halting of certain operations. But after the discovery of the Hamas intelligence center twenty meters under the UNRWA building, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East which, in fact, is the definitive proof of how much the United Nations is and have colluded with international terrorism in the past, the parameters have changed and not even the blackmail coming from Washington no longer has a hold on the government in Jerusalem.
During a phone call that lasted about 45 minutes between Joe Biden and Netanyahu, the first between the two leaders since the US President said Israel’s response to Gaza was “over the top”, Biden had told Netanyahu that Israel needed to move forward with a military operation in the densely populated city of Rafah without a “credible” plan to protect civilians. To this we must also add that Egyptian officials have threatened to suspend the peace treaty with Israel if it sent troops to Rafah, where Cairo fears that the fighting could force the closure of the main aid supply route into the Palestinian territory. Despite the pressures and the threatsNetanyahu is going straight on his way and after making it known that sending troops to Rafah is necessary win the war against Hamashe also stated that there are still four battalions within the city that must be destroyed.