Gaza teaches Israeli governments lessons in limits of power: Media
Israeli media say the Israeli government is only engaged in legislation that destroys the judiciary and will find it difficult to lead the divided Israeli society through a battle.
Alon Ben David, a military affairs analyst for the Israeli Channel 13, said in an article published in the Israeli newspaper Maariv, that Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran are well aware that the current Israeli government is dismantling the foundations of Israeli power, damages strategic ties with the US, and eliminates "internal unity".
According to Ben David, these factors drive Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran to confront the Israeli occupation based on the assumption that "Israel", in its current situation, will refrain from carrying out an attack that leads to a broad battle.
The military affairs analyst considered that Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran are correct in their assessment since Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government is only engaged in legislation that destroys the judiciary and what remains of "national unity", and will find it difficult to lead the divided Israeli society through a battle.
Ben David added that Gaza was, is, and seems to forever shatter the empty promises of Israeli politicians who swore to change the reality in the south, stressing that "Gaza teaches every government in Israel a lesson in the limitations of power."
He continued that Netanyahu is familiar with such lessons, but the lesson this time is particularly painful, explaining that "within four months, Hamas succeeded in exposing the weakness of the right-wing government, as well as the fact that a divided Israel is deterred from a broad confrontation."
He also considered that the brutal Israeli strikes on Gaza did not succeed in achieving any deterrence, nor did they achieve anything, noting that under the Netanyahu government, the Israeli military launched what he called "three useless operations" in the Gaza Strip, which killed dozens of Israelis, and "did not succeed in stabilizing the south."
Ben David added that Gaza represents a security challenge for "Israel", and the Israeli army knows that "no military operation can guarantee a long period with no confrontations in the south."
The Israeli military affairs analyst suggested that in light of the internal rift and the weak Israeli leadership, it must be assumed that the rounds of shelling that were launched in the south and north will be repeated and might even increase.
Ben David said that none of the parties are currently concerned in a broad confrontation with "Israel", but they are all willing to take a risk, thus raising the possibility of a possible battle, while the Israeli government is still mired in an agenda that is completely separate from the regional reality.
Elsewhere, the analyst warned that if the government has not begun to deal with the real challenges, "Israel" will reap the damages than it has ever known in recent decades.
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