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Border areas between countries are often hot spots of conflict. Call it battle Kashmir, the seizure of territory Gaza, even the defense equipment war carried out in the countries of the Korean Peninsula.
The struggle for this area often takes lives for the community and the military in vulnerable areas. Not only that, restrictions are also often carried out in disputed areas and make people live in fear.
Migrant problems to drug trafficking between countries such as the United States and Mexico also often lead to dire situations at the border.
Here are the terrible and conflict-prone country borders in the world:
Pakistan and India have fought over the Kashmir region since 1947. The region has a Muslim majority population. Kashmir has long been the cause of conflict between the Indian government and Pakistani militants.
In 2019, this conflict was exacerbated by the repeal of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which stipulates the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. This area is often locked in communication. In fact, this region also often detains people, quoted from CFR.
In the same year, Indian troops in Kashmir were attacked and killed at least 40 soldiers. The attack was claimed by the Pakistani militant Jaish-e-Mohammad. Two weeks later, India claimed to have carried out air strikes on terrorist bases in Pakistani territory.
Pakistan retaliated for this attack by launching air strikes in the Indian-administered Kashmir region. This attack turned into a dogfight. Pakistan shot down two Indian military planes and captured the country’s pilot. The pilot was released two days later.
2. Korean Peninsula
The conflict in the country of Ginseng is very well known. One of them is due to the two countries who like to show off their new weapons. Not only that, North Korea is also known for its authoritarian leadership and nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, South Korea is known for its Liberal economic orientation.
The conflict between North and South Korea has been going on since the early 1950s. The United States is also a country involved in this conflict. The US provided support for South Korea, while China and the Soviet Union supported North Korea.
The United States alone has nearly 29,000 troops deployed on the Korean peninsula. In addition to US troops, 63,000 South Korean troops and 1.2 million North Korean troops are stationed near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), making it one of the tightest borders in the world.
3. Gaza and the West Bank
Gaza and the West Bank are territories contested by Israel and Palestine. Clashes between Israelis and Palestinians are frequent. On August 28, for example, Israeli Air Force fighter jets again bombarded the Gaza Strip, Palestine with the excuse of retaliating for clashes in rallies along the border.
As reported by the Associated Press, Israeli fighter jets attacked a number of buildings they said were Hamas military facilities in the Gaza Strip. Because according to Israel, Hamas is behind the demonstrations.
Clashes that took place between protesters in Gaza and Israeli soldiers took place at night. Demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails at Israeli border guards. In the clashes, it was reported that five residents of the Gaza Strip were injured by live ammunition fired by the Israeli army.
Not only that, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett also rejected the idea of establishing a Palestinian state. Bennett assessed that Hamas or other Palestinian radical groups had succeeded in controlling the West Bank, which is now controlled by the official Palestinian government. The lives of Israelis living in Kfar, Saba, and Raanana will turn to hell.
“I’m against a Palestinian state. I think it would be a big mistake that would bring about a dire situation in Gaza and hit Judea and Samaria,” Bennett was quoted as saying. Jerusalem Post.
Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain agreed to normalize their country’s relations with Israel. Both follow Jordan and Egypt who have normalized their relations with Israel before.
This peace agreement is known as the Abraham Agreement, one of which was pioneered by the US. On the Palestinian side, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas rejected the deal. Hamas also rejected the agreement.
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