“We can say that the price (at which Israel would destroy Hamas – note ed.) will be quite high in terms of civilian casualties. This is a fact that is now widely accepted, unfortunately. We already have such a situation worldwide. Such is the geopolitical situation – civilian casualties are a tolerable price that states pay.”
This is how the international analyst and Middle East researcher Ruslan Trad commented on the latest events of the war between Israel and Hamas.
The Israeli army entered Gaza permanently, took control of the city’s port and conducted an operation at the largest hospital in the Palestinian enclave. All this is happening against the backdrop of increasing criticism from the international community for causing a humanitarian crisis and increasing civilian casualties.
“Right now we see in Netanyahu’s behavior – and not only his – that the high number of civilian casualties is something that can be tolerated. They are ready to accept any criticism, because in fact these criticisms do not interest them”, thinks Trad.
“We already have ‘cards down’ – it’s clear that civilians are dying, but that’s part of the operation. And nothing can be done,” he is convinced.
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