With these words, Alia Brahimi, a researcher at the Atlantic Council in Washington, began her article in the American magazine Newsweek, noting the extent of the suffering experienced by the residents of the Gaza Strip.
Brahimi, who specializes in Middle East and North African politics, says that in addition to the serious and continuing threat from the Israeli bombing of Gaza, parents are now no longer able to find milk for their young children, mothers are forced to drag their children to safety without access to clean water, while dogs eat Bodies of martyrs.
In light of the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding before our eyes – the researcher adds in her article – some risks are not limited to the residents of Gaza or Palestine.
Brahimi believes that the destruction that Israel is wreaking in Gaza is unlikely to contribute to providing real safety for Israelis and Jews.
Then there are non-Israeli Jews around the world who do not want to have anything to do with what some have termed “the”GenocideHowever, they have to deal with the vision of the Israeli leadership that sees Israel as a “nation-state for the Jewish people.”
The cycles of violence will not stop
As for the Israelis themselves, they will soon have to face new waves of Palestinians adopting a tougher stance toward Israel and the occupation, as an inevitable consequence of the staggering numbers of children who have been “deliberately” killed in repeated Israeli raids, according to the Newsweek article.
Israelis as a society – and Brahimi is still talking – must also deal with the moral damage caused by their government’s campaign in Gaza, especially the overt racism and dehumanization that accompanies it and its long-term consequences.
In addition, they must deal with Israel’s comprehensive isolation from many of the Arab peoples and governments with which it shares the region.
The region faces a threat
Brahimi warns that this violence is pushing the region itself towards the edge of a precipice, and that the wounds that have not healed as a result of “hypocrisy, occupation, insults and killing of civilians,” whether in times of war or peace, constitute the cornerstone of most – if not all – extremist Islamic ideologies and movements. “.
The author criticized the comparison between Hamas and the Islamic State, saying that Hamas is ultimately a regional-based ethno-nationalist group that emerged from the independence movement, participated in the elections and does not refuse to negotiate, and this means that the path to disarming and uprooting Hamas is a political matter. Its essence can only be achieved through partnership with the Palestinian people.
More than the sins of Israeli aggression, she said, the silence and complicity of leaders of major democracies may be remembered as a major inflection point in the global crisis of democracy.
She drew attention to the US President’s analogy joe biden Israelis with Ukrainians, the distortion of public sympathy for besieged civilians, and racist hatred on the part of the deposed British Home Secretary, noting that the Gaza war has urgently posed to democratic governments questions about the consistency and strength of Western values.
The luster of liberalism is fading
The writer goes on to say that a violation International humanitarian law Human dignity and basic decency in Gaza degrade us all. The same applies to dishonesty in attempts to hide the truth about the occupation, as it is the strategic context and ultimate driver of all this blood.
The researcher expresses her belief that by demanding a ceasefire in Gaza, negotiating the release of “desperate” prisoners, and then sponsoring a political process in good faith to end the Israeli occupation, Western leaders will protect Israel, the Palestinians, and the rights of all trapped civilians in future wars. And they preserve The global liberal order whose luster fades.