A report published by the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth stated that the war in… Gaza It has created unprecedented challenges and difficulties IsraelCommunities are boiling, reservists are in pain and longing to return to their homes, the world is applying incredible pressure to mitigate civilian casualties in Gaza, and the economy is being hit one blow after another.
The report explained that Israel has now spent 3 months in one of its most important wars since its founding, and the effects have become clearly felt in all aspects of life: personal security, economic prospects, society as a whole, and more. There are many challenges that Israel has never faced.
The lengthy report took a look at the situation in which Israel has now become, and addressed it in several aspects, as follows:
Military objectives that have not yet been achieved: –
None of the listed military objectives were achieved.
- The first is the dismantling of the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitation) as a governing body in Gaza and the recovery of detainees. It is worth the government first to “eliminate” Hamas.
This time, the Israeli army reached places in Gaza that it had not been able to reach even in the years before 2005, when Israel left the Strip completely, including Jabalia and the city Khan YounisThis is why the Israeli military is considered a major contributing factor to the pressure that led Hamas to agree to the first round of detainee releases.
But since then, there have been no meaningful negotiations on another round of detainee exchanges, despite attempts Qatar AndEgypt Dedicated. The Israeli army believes that many detainees are still underground.
- Another goal that remains elusive is the killing of senior Hamas leaders. While the division and battalion commanders have achieved their goals, the biggest goals, themselves Yahya Al-Sanwar AndMarwan Issa AndMuhammad DhaifThey are still at large.
It is estimated that they are hiding underground somewhere in central or southern Gaza, which means that the Israeli army's approach is more systematic and complex. There's a reason IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy says there are no shortcuts or magic solutions to this war. After all, this is a movement that has had 14 years to insert itself deeply into every aspect of daily life in the Gaza Strip.
The goal of military control of northern Gaza is about to be achieved. Every day, quantities of Hamas ammunition are found among olive groves and destroyed homes, and dozens of militants continue to rush into the tunnels and emerge from them at will. This will likely take more than a month, since Hamas militants are either posing as civilians or are still hiding underground where they are difficult to reach.
From the beginning of the ground offensive, the focus has been on deliberate and tactical advances and the result has been a relatively low number of IDF deaths, at around 170 so far. The troops proved more adept at identifying and dismantling booby traps, as well as adept at maneuvering to avoid ambushes and evacuate the wounded.
Many reservists have returned home after 3 months of the most intense deployment of their lives, but many are still there now. Officers worry about making false promises about when they will be able to reunite with their families, as the dynamics of war eliminate predictability. Even if they are allowed to return home, it is only a matter of time before they are summoned again, and perhaps this time they will be deployed in the north to confront… Hizb allahor in West Bank To deal with many armed cells in Jenin and Ramallah.
The cost of war in numbers
The cost, after tabulating every aspect of the war so far, is about $60 billion.
Each day costs the Army about $272 million, with each reservist receiving $82 per day, and the total of these payments alone has reached $2.5 billion.
On the civilian front, compensation amounts to tens of billions, but they are declining as the Israeli public gradually adapts to the “war routine.” Companies whose income decreased significantly will be compensated by $2.7 billion for the three months.
It is clear that a large part of the damage was caused toKibbutzim Around the Strip, where entire communities were destroyed and local infrastructure burned, damage is estimated at $5.5 billion. The same thing is now unfolding in the north, with Hezbollah's ongoing bombing campaign, with the financial loss amounting to about $1.6 billion.
The number of evacuated residents, from the north and south, is about 125,000 people, and caring for them costs billions. It appears that returning home is not possible for many of them for at least a few months, so the cost of caring for them is expected to rise.
The state budget projects a deficit of $30 billion, which will require budget cuts and tax increases amounting to more than $18 billion, severely affecting the quality of life and reduced services for the Israeli public in general.