In its coverage of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, the international press focused on the souring global mood due to the killing of civilians in the Gaza Strip, and quoted statements by former officials criticizing the “suicidal logic” of the Israeli Prime Minister. Benjamin Netanyahu.
Politico newspaper published an interview with the former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak He said in it, “The rhetoric of American officials has begun to change due to the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Gaza strip“, pointing out that Israel may have to accept American demands within a short period as it is the guarantor of Israel’s security.
Barak pointed out that “the sour global public mood, especially in the United States, regarding the ongoing attacks in Gaza may allow Israel only weeks to eliminate the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).”
An article published by the New York Times stated that officials in the administration of President Joe Biden are secretly criticizing the nature of the Israeli attacks on Gaza. The article states that concern in American circles stems from the fact that Israel is using many American weapons in its war on Gaza.
The article points out a focus in the discourse of Israeli officials on justifying the high toll of civilian deaths in Gaza caused by the US wars.
As for the newspaper “Le Figaro”, it highlighted statements by former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin in which he stressed that “ensuring Israel’s security lies in stopping what he described as Netanyahu’s suicidal logic in Gaza and the Israelis leaving theFor the West Bank “And establishing a real state in which Palestinians can live in dignity.”
Planning to occupy Gaza
The Wall Street Journal focused on Netanyahu’s statements regarding “an Israeli security role in Gaza after the war.” The newspaper wrote that these statements “contain an early indication that Israel is planning to occupy the Strip, which raises more questions about the exit strategy from it, and leaves questions unanswered.” Including whether Israel plans to control all of Gaza or parts of it.
While the Guardian newspaper saw that Netanyahu’s view of Gaza after the war is “ambiguous, and may open a new chapter of violence,” highlighting that “Netanyahu’s plans regarding the security situation in the Strip may turn into an occupation that will impose responsibilities on Israel towards the Palestinians, and will not bring it security.” Therefore, victory in the war against Hamas may be much better.”
In an editorial, the Israeli newspaper “Haaretz” talked about Netanyahu linking the Hamas attack to the reservist soldiers joining protests against his government, and wrote, “Netanyahu planted a knife in the hearts of fighters during wartime, and it is certain that Israel will pay a heavy price in light of the continuation of his rule.” The newspaper demanded The Israeli political class has to find a way to put an end to it.