Former American diplomat Dennis Ross said he supports the war on… Gaza Until the elimination of the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitationStressing that it is the desire of Arab leaders, not just Israel and the United States.
In an article in the American New York Times, Ross added that there are many Israelis who believe that their lives inside Israel, after what happened on the 7th of this month, are “at stake.”
For them, the continuation of Hamas means the continuation of attacking Israel, and the Lebanese Hezbollah, whether it declares a “real war” on Israel now or not, will undoubtedly do so later, because the goal of the two “Iran-backed” groups is what made Israel an unsupportable place. for living. Ross quoted an Israeli military commander as saying, “If we do not defeat Hamas, we will not be able to live here.”
Ross currently holds the position of advisor at the Washington Institute, and was one of the architects of what was described as peace operations during the rule of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Ross continued, “Israel is not the only one that believes it must defeat Hamas,” adding, “During the past two weeks, when I spoke with Arab officials in different parts of the region that I have known for a long time, each one of them told me that Hamas in Gaza must be destroyed.”
They were quoted as saying, “If Hamas is considered victorious, this will legitimize the rejectionist ideology adopted by the group, give influence and momentum to Iran and its collaborators, and put their governments on the defensive.”
He explained that those Arab leaders who spoke to him stated their position to him “in private” while their public positions were otherwise, because they realize that as Israel continues to retaliate and Palestinian losses and suffering increase, their citizens will become angry.
He continued: So these leaders need to be seen as defending the Palestinians, at least rhetorically.
Ross pointed out that only a few Arab countries dared to publicly condemn “the massacre committed by Hamas, which claimed the lives of more than 1,400 people in Israel.”
The pro-Israel American diplomat stressed that the current ceasefire means the victory of Hamas, which will rebuild what was destroyed during this war, as it did during the wars of 2009, 2012, 2014, and 2021, and will enter into a new military round with Israel in the future.
Ross said that Hamas will not end with aerial bombardment, no matter how violent it is, and that a ground invasion poses a great danger to Israeli soldiers.
The American diplomat presented his plan to defeat the Hamas movement, which requires liquidating its leaders and destroying its military infrastructure, making it unable to obstruct a formula for disarmament in Gaza, and making it unable to wage war, according to him.
Advice for an Israel lover
Ross stressed that if a ground invasion is successful, this requires that Israeli forces not remain in Gaza forever, and on the contrary, they must work to hand over power to a Palestinian leadership of technocrats or from the diaspora, provided that the rule is under international cover.
He explained that this is what the United States must work to achieve by exploiting the UN umbrella, or even by implementing the French President’s proposal Emmanuel Macron Which requires using the “International Coalition against ISIS” to fight Hamas.
The pro-Israel diplomat stressed that it must make clear that it is fighting Hamas, not the Palestinians, and therefore it must find safe places for them, and enable international organizations to open a relief line for them, even from the Israeli side, stressing that it must assure everyone – and specifically its neighbors – that it will not remain inside… Gaza.