International newspapers published today, Thursday, focused on what they described as the “impasse” towards which the Israeli forces are heading in the city of Khan Yunis, south of Gaza stripAnd the deficit that the United States suffers in the Red Sea.
In the American newspaper “The Wall Street Journal”, an investigation said that the Israeli forces are heading towards a stalemate in Khan Yunis, and that trying to control the “maze of Khan Yunis tunnels” will be a risky adventure.
The report pointed out that controlling the city “means tightening the noose on huge numbers of already displaced Palestinians,” noting that this attempt “coincides with the escalation of international protests due to the large number of martyrs and wounded among Palestinian civilians, which increases pressure on Israel to change its tactics.”
As for the British newspaper “The Guardian”, it said that relief officials in Gaza believe that there are pockets of famine in the Strip, and that parents “have begun to sacrifice their share of food for the benefit of their children.”
The newspaper quoted doctors as saying that many children died due to lack of food and high body temperatures, in addition to many newborns who only survived for a few days due to their mothers suffering from malnutrition.
In the Israeli newspaper “Jerusalem Post”, writer Daniel Goldman said that Israel needs a new centrist political vision, noting that the current climate of unity “succeeded in covering up the political and social fissures that are boiling beneath the surface.”
But Goldman believes that the differences before last October 7 may resurface easily, stressing that this happening means that recovery “will be more difficult.”
In Haaretz, the newspaper's editorial called for “getting rid of the prime minister.” Benjamin Netanyahu Before the West Bank explodes,” noting that the escalation in the West Bank and the opening of another front in the war is “a danger that must be prevented.”
The newspaper pointed out that the Netanyahu government is only adding fuel to the fire with its verbal attacks on… Palestinian AuthorityAnd with its irresponsible comparisons between the authorities and the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitation), allowing more settlers to arm themselves and expel the Palestinians from their lands.
The Houthis have the bottleneck
On another aspect of the war, the French newspaper “Liberation” said that commercial ships wishing to enter the Red Sea via… Bab al-Mandab It is now forced to announce that it has no connection to Israel, and that it includes this in its navigation data.”
The newspaper said that the ship crews do this in response to the Houthis' condition in order to escape danger and avoid a long sea corridor that circumvents the African continent.
In the Washington Post, writer David Ignatius said: Houthi group It has what might be called “bottleneck power” as it controls the Bab al-Mandeb corridor, allowing it to influence global supply chains.
The writer believes that this ability “constitutes a very important weakness in the global economy, but it does not receive its share of discussion,” adding that it is “a weakness that the United States – which prides itself on its role as guarantor of freedom of navigation – seems powerless to prevent.”
Finally, the American magazine “Foreign Affairs” said that the Gaza war “revived the axis of resistance in the Middle East,” warning that hostility to the West “may ignite the spark of extremism and political unrest again.”
The magazine said that the only way to eliminate this danger “lies in ending the war in Gaza and negotiating a real and just settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”