The recent conflict between the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades in Gaza and the IOF of Israeli has served to intensify the tension that exists in the region. The Israeli regime got a very bloody nose from the encounter. This came as no small surprise to a Zionist state so previously confident of their superiority over the Palestinians of Gaza. A similar thing happened in 2006 in Lebanon when Israel picked a fight with a rejuvenated Hezbollah and got a lesson in humility.
With both al-Qassam and Hezbollah now stronger than ever, Israel has had to take a step back from its usual military tactics of invasion. This decision has prompted the continuing disintegration of the Israeli coalition government. Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been forced to suffer a humiliating defeat at the hands of the much smaller Hamas. His political colleagues now smell his blood and are gradually positioning to remove him from power. Israel has taken blow after blow on the international stage. It’s not going to get any better for them.
Sadly, the backdrop to all of this is the continuing ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people of East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Apartheid policies are ongoing. Illegal squats are still being built. Children across Palestine are still being killed by the rogue Israeli state. The people of Gaza are braced for a severe and bloody response by a smarting Zionist military used to winning.
The following article from Latin America looks at the predicament that the Israeli PM finds himself in. Does he lend himself easily to international sympathy? Or is it a case of karma coming round to say hello?