The French magazine Le Point said that the Belgian House of Representatives refused to show a video in the halls of Parliament entitled “The Massacres of October 7th,” as documented by the Israeli authorities, in a rare gesture that deserves to be highlighted, “because Israel is a special case and not a state like other countries,” but the request Its ambassador collided with fierce opponents. The Speaker of Parliament was unable to obtain the required consensus due to the opposition of the Belgian Labor Party on the far left.
Although the magazine rejected the attack by the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitation) On the seventh of last October, and considering it shocking to a large portion of the planet’s population, she saw – in an article written by Jamila Ben Habib – that the Israeli army’s response made public opinion more concerned about the fate of the Palestinians, after weeks of bombing that did not spare hospitals. Nor ambulances, nor even the places of refuge belonging toTo the United Nations.
The images coming from Gaza of dead children and thirsty and hungry women became so unbearable that many saw it as an act of mass revenge targeting the defenseless civilian population and questioned the effectiveness of the method used by the Israeli army, especially since the death toll among journalists and humanitarian workers is very high.
Although there is no war without casualties, the question asked today – according to the author – is how many additional casualties are required to achieve the goals of the Israeli government, which failed miserably to protect its population on October 7, and for what goal is emptying Gaza of its population? Especially since Hamas, if defeated militarily in Gaza, will become more powerful in the West Bank, where the Palestinian Authority is very weak.
She said that the West Bank is boiling; While the settlers rejoice in doing what they want and enjoy impunity and revenge, the Palestinians are left to face their fate alone and are expelled from their lands, while bombings continue in Lebanon.
While Belgium calls for an immediate ceasefire for humanitarian reasons, respect for international law, and the release of hostages, and while its Foreign Minister reminds Need a lover Given the place of civilians in wars and the necessity of relaunching the peace process as quickly as possible, bringing all opponents together around the table is extremely difficult, especially after Washington lost its position as a mediator, as the author puts it.
Ben Habib believed that Washington’s loss of credibility in the region had reached the point where no one was willing to “follow” the road map drawn up by it.
Therefore, the author stressed the importance of the European diplomatic role, and praised the efforts of the French President Emmanuel Macron Who is trying to maintain his relationship with Israel and the Arab countries, and at the same time seeks to reach a settlement, as heads of state who are much more experienced than him have failed, according to her opinion.
The writer concluded that more voices are rising every day to condemn Israel’s transgressions, and thus we are witnessing the conflict turning into an internal political issue in Europe as well as in the United States and Canada, because the Middle East is unique, and it is a very hot region that can ignite the entire planet. Is there a way to avoid this dilemma? The author asks at the end of her article.