Port of Hope in Gaza: The Beginning of the End of the War

(MEMRI) Col. (ret.) Yigal Carmon - The American initiative to build a temporary port off the coast of Gaza carries far-reaching military, political, and strategic implications. It suffices to see who is against this humanitarian move - Qatar and its ally Iran. Anything that disables the grip of Hamas and Qatar on the Gazan population is something Iran will oppose. Official Iranian media outlets describe the port as a plot against Hamas. The port initiative will cut off the Hamas-Qatar control of the supplies that until now came through the Rafah crossing, and from there were stolen by Hamas. The port will enable Israel to carry out the absolutely necessary military operation in Rafah with minimal civilian casualties since the population will move again to where there is a secure and constant flow of food thanks to the U.S. and the Emirates. The writer, former counter-terrorism advisor to two Israeli prime ministers, is founder and president of the Middle East Media Research Institute.

2024-03-12 00:00:00

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