The Deal with Hamas

(Institute for National Security Studies-Tel Aviv University) Ofer Shelah - Given the brutal and volatile nature of Hamas, difficulties and even delaying tactics and postponements can be expected in the course of the implementation of the return of some captured Israeli women and children. Israel has a moral obligation toward its citizens who were kidnapped to Gaza due to an unprecedented state failure. Precisely because the enemy is who it is, you can never know when there will be another opportunity to possibly save their lives. The return of kidnapped individuals in the framework of this deal will not be evidence of Israel as a "spider web" society, but on the contrary - of a strong society with human values, which is also the basis for the military victory in the entire campaign. The writer, a veteran journalist, is a senior researcher at INSS.

2023-11-23 00:00:00

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