The media do not question Israel’s attempt to destroy Hamas by military force. It would have been done a long time ago if it were possible. The more Palestinians die in Gaza now, the more recruits Hamas will have. The more depriving conditions for Palestinians in Gaza will be, the more time they will have to make babies, who – time flies by fast – 20 years later will join the fight.
Israel lost against Hamas in the West Bank. More peaceful Palestinians there are systemically deprived of their land, their rights, and basic human dignity. If Israel allowed them to prosper, Hamas would have no support in Gaza.
The misery of Palestinians in the West Bank, in the eyes of Hamas, justified the barbarian attack on October 7. The ferocity of Israel’s response confirms Hamas’s contention that the Israelis are no better.