‘Israel must occupy Gaza to deter Hamas’ – Middle East Monitor
According to an Israeli security research institute, the repeated failure to deter Hamas is forcing Israel to occupy the Gaza Strip and overthrow the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement.
According to Sama News Agencyin an article written by Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and SecurityAccording to Israeli security expert Omer Dostri, Israel has the right to: “Take a gradual approach to the various threats it faces.
In his article, Dostri states that Israel “should address each threat separately, from the lightest to the heaviest, focusing as much as possible on the most serious threat it faces, namely Iran’s nuclear program. “.
Dostri believes: “This approach requires moving first to Hamas’ deterrence policy, with the aim of overthrowing its power, as a step towards the next threat.” He argues:
The threat posed by the Gaza Strip is of secondary importance compared to other threats such as the Lebanese and Iranian fronts, but the continued arming of Hamas and Israel’s inability to deter it over the years increases the threat over time, and it can morph into an equally significant threat to the Lebanese front.
The Israeli researcher asserts that in a multi-battle war: “Israel should fight on three main fronts – Lebanon, the Golan Heights and Gaza, while airstrikes carried out by long-range missiles or explosive devices from the iraq and Yemen provide fertile ground for Iranian military bases, through Iraqi militias and the Houthis in Yemen, and in such a situation Hamas could be a force multiplier for Iran’s efforts to harm Israel.”
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After overthrowing Hamas, Dostri insists: “Israel should turn to strengthening its deterrence against Hezbollah in Lebanon, and then focus exclusively on the threat of Iran’s military nuclear program. In order to reduce threats against it, Dostri explains, Israel must first eliminate Hamas: “Because over the past decades it has become an important government force responsible for the Gaza Strip and its inhabitants, the making him vulnerable to deterrence due to his fear of losing control.”
He argues that Hamas still sticks to its “radical Islamic ideology” and that the movement ignores the price of military casualties. Dostri argues that Israel must: “Reply to Hamas with much more firepower against much better targets, and with a much greater number of attacks, to any rocket launched from Gaza.”
Dostri insists that Israel must also: “Apply this policy to the flight of incendiary balloons and explosive gliders, or send militants to commit acts of violence near the fence.”
Dostri concludes that Israel must move to a “more deterrent strategy, beginning to implement the ‘battle between the wars’ strategy in Gaza.”
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