The war in Gaza has been going on for three months now, and the death toll of Palestinians has reached over 17,000. Israel has expanded its offensive to the entire enclave after talks between Hamas and Israel broke down. The goal of Israel’s operation is to “eradicate” the Palestinian group, but how effective is it really? What will Israel do next?
In a recent interview on UpFront, Marc Lamont Hill challenged former Israeli army general, Yaakov Amidror, on Israel’s aims and military strategy in Gaza. The conversation focused on the civilian deaths and the impact of Israel’s military operations.
Hill questioned the high number of civilian deaths in Gaza and the impact of Israel’s military operations on the Palestinian population. He challenged Amidror on the morality and effectiveness of Israel’s actions in Gaza.
Amidror defended Israel’s military operations, arguing that they are necessary to protect Israeli citizens from Hamas rocket attacks. He also emphasized the efforts made by the Israeli military to minimize civilian casualties.
Hill pressed Amidror on the long-term impact of Israel’s military operations on the Palestinian population and the prospects for a peaceful resolution to the conflict. He also questioned the legality of Israel’s actions under international law.
Amidror reiterated Israel’s commitment to defending itself against Hamas attacks and emphasized the need for a political solution to the conflict. He also highlighted the challenges of dealing with a non-state actor like Hamas.
The conversation between Hill and Amidror highlighted the complex and contentious nature of the conflict in Gaza. It also raised important questions about the morality, legality, and effectiveness of Israel’s military operations.
As the war in Gaza continues, it is crucial to engage in open and honest discussions about the impact of Israel’s actions on the Palestinian population and the prospects for a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The conversation between Hill and Amidror is an important step in that direction.
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