Nasrallah's spider web theory is proving correct, Haaretz says
The spider web allegory of Sayyed Nasrallah gains new meaning as the suspension of service by reservists in the airforce threatens to spill over into the IOF at large.
The efficacy of the Israeli airforce is deteriorating, and it is expected that permanent service members, even compulsory ones, will join the reservists who have stopped volunteering, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.
"For months, the protest organizations expected the decisive step from the pilots and navigators in the reserve, and throughout the recent period, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition seemed petrified in the face of warnings from experts, the danger of damage to the economy, and condemnations from the world, while being determined to continue to legitimize the coup."
The newspaper reported that "many opponents of the overhaul believed that they were facing a clear and immediate danger," noting that this was happening "in light of the definite damage to the operational efficiency of the Air Force, and there will be no choice for the prime minister but to back down."
The newspaper pointed out, however, that Netanyahu doesn't seem to be backing down anytime soon, as the conflict is far from over.
The General Staff recognizes the status of the deteriorating efficacy of the army, the newspaper reported, especially in the air force where the special units were reassigning duties because of the increasing number of reservists evading service.
The newspaper also pointed out that the military establishment knows that this trend will most likely seep into the ranks of the regular occupation forces and even into compulsory service.
These officers will not sign public petitions to be sent to the Chief of Staff, Haaretz reported, but they will give up their military uniforms, one by one.
"The seeds of discord that Netanyahu and his allies sowed systematically everywhere are well noticed, the Air Force is bleeding. The tensions between the rotating teams in the reserves and the mechanics are clear, to the extent of blatant hostility in several squadrons," the Israeli newspaper said.
Haaretz concluded its report by citing the iconic spider-web allegory of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, saying the Secretary General of Hezbollah was right that "Israel" is steadily disintegrating.
Hundreds of reservists in the operational units of the Israeli Air Force have announced that they would be suspending their voluntary service in protest of the judicial overhaul, Israeli media reported.
"Our service has always been voluntary, as it is clear to everybody our duties and the extent of our sacrifices, but today trust has been betrayed and the contract has been devoid," the reservists said in a statement, adding that they had no other choice but to suspend their volunteer work in light of the ultimatum which the government has subjected them to.
Israeli media also revealed that about 150 reservists from the Shaldag unit are threatening to suspend their voluntary service if the judicial amendments persist.