After the first four days of war between Israel and Hamasthe dead Israelis They number 1,200 and the injured number 2,800. Among the Palestinians in Gaza, the dead number at least 1,050 and the injured number in the thousands. In addition to the hundreds of terrorists who died in Saturday’s assault.
Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, announced this Monday that Gaza will no longer receive “neither electricity, nor food, nor water, nor fuel”: Israel has said that it is “at war against animals, and therefore will behave accordingly.” Words that have alarmed the UN: “The imposition of sieges that endanger the lives of civilians by depriving them of goods essential for their survival is prohibited by international humanitarian law,” recalled the head of UN Human Rights, Volker. Turk.
In hands of Hamas There are about 130 prisoners, including many foreigners and up to 50 soldiers. Right now they are the only deterrent to try to avoid a massive attack by Israel: The Islamist movement has threatened to kill one for every Gaza building gutted. And invading the Strip without killing hostages is difficult, so Israel will have to weigh pressure from families and allied countries.
The quick answer is yes, but there are more factors to take into account. It is true that there are already attempts at mediation by Egypt, Qatar, Turkey and Germany, but Israel has promised to change the history of the Middle East “for the next 50 years” and for the moment it is unimaginable that it will turn back. The objective is to tar Hamas, exterminating its elite corps and its leaders, who sooner or later will be caught in their hideouts abroad.
Things are looking bad in Gaza: according to the UN, there are already 123,000 displaced after the first bombings and a large part of the population suffers damage to water and sanitation facilities. The strip’s only power plant is already running out of fuel.