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Israel’s War on Terror: Involvement of UNRWA Employees in October 7 Attacks Prompts Funding Freeze
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Israel’s War on Terror: Involvement of UNRWA Employees in October 7 Attacks Prompts Funding Freeze

Israeli intelligence alleges that 10% of UNRWA employees in Gaza have connections with terror organisations such as Hamas or the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Israel has alleged that at least 190 UNRWA workers were involved with Hamas or Islamic Jihad, a claim that underscores Israel's concerns about the misuse of humanitarian resources for terror purposes.Addressing allegations of collusion with terror outfits and misconduct within aid organizations is a crucial step toward achieving lasting peace in the region. Recently, Israel presented a detailed document accusing a dozen U.N. employees, primarily from the UNRWA, of direct involvement in Hamas' October 7 terror attack. The comprehensive document alleges that seven UNRWA staff members not only breached Israeli territory during the ...
From Protests to Politics: Navigating the Gaza Quandary in the Heart of the UK
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From Protests to Politics: Navigating the Gaza Quandary in the Heart of the UK

While the Conservative government has sought to strengthen relations with Israel, there remains a conspicuous disjunction in public sentiment. A recent parliamentary vote laid bare this disparity, with only 13 per cent of MPs supporting a ceasefire, despite a resounding 76 per cent of the British public favouring such a measure. The overall direction of Western nations, including the UK, raises concerns about the enduring suffering in Gaza amid the persisting conflict. In recent times, the United Kingdom has borne witness to a notable surge in civic activism, encompassing a spectrum of events from gatherings and demonstrations at various locations to protests staged at factories and academic institutions. This wave of engagement has been galvanized by the unfolding events in Gaza, ...
The Hindu’s ‘Frontline’ Turns Frontline For Hamas And Glorifies Them
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The Hindu’s ‘Frontline’ Turns Frontline For Hamas And Glorifies Them

The latest interview given by Moussa Abu Marzouk who heads Hamas’ international relations office based in Doha, Qatar to Frontline magazine is a new low in woke-liberal journalism that absolves the terror group’s wrongdoings. It is amazing how the left liberals and Islamists normalize and legitimize violence under the cloak of the apostle of peace and use Gandhi as their means to an end. We can now see that in India the universal brotherhood supported by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind who said that Hamas is not a terrorist organization but a ‘resistance movement’ ably supported by those who want to turn Muslim ghettos into mini Gazas. (This article was first published in The Commune Mag. Republished with permission) After the advent of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) at the centre under t...
Israel Terror Attack and the Lessons for Bharat
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Israel Terror Attack and the Lessons for Bharat

Today a terrorist may rejoice in killing Jews in a holy war, tomorrow it could be any other community that might find itself in a situation similar to the one the Kashmiri Pandits were in the 1990s.The foot soldier of Islam can easily be directed in any way his master wants, one who will serve his own interests and this becomes extremely dangerous when the abettors are sovereign nations.Bharat's confused self-image along with the twisted understanding and the crude imitation of the concept of European secularism has led to many unspeakable injustices carried out in the country, which is not the case with Israel which proudly identifies itself as a Jewish state. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself."- Eleanor Roosevelt As the co...
The Multiple Shades of the Israel-Palestine Conflict
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The Multiple Shades of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

The Israel-Palestine Issue is one of the cornerstones of this region that has shaped the past and present.West Asia, fundamentally, is a complex region whose geopolitical dynamics are decided by a number of players not only in West Asia but also across the globe. For now, the third intifada is on the rise from Hamas, which will have lasting consequences for West Asia. The geopolitical contours of West Asia have often reflected clashes and conflicts. The players in this region share a complicated history. Their relationship is an expression of geopolitical rivalry, the rise of nationalism and national interests that are often at loggerheads. The Israel-Palestine issue, in this regard, stands fundamental to this region. On 7 October 2023, Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel...
Wrecking Beyond Intelligence – The Strategic Failures of Israel’s Security Apparatus
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Wrecking Beyond Intelligence – The Strategic Failures of Israel’s Security Apparatus

Hamas is neither a cohesive nor a conventional force. It is neither a nation, nor an armed force, and this is the reason why Israel needs to deal with them by developing robust and cohesive counter-insurgency measures.Though Israel has a clear conventional military superiority over its hostile neighbours, when it comes to counter-insurgency and prevention of attacks from terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, it has not been able to wipe them out or reduce them to insignificance.However advanced and state-of-the-art technology grows, complete reliance on technology and the downgrading of key aspects of human intelligence can be lethal for any modern combats. The recent surprise attack by the Hamas terror outfit in Israel, by the name ‘Operation Al Aqsa Flood’ has sent several ...
Islamic Terrorism and the Israel-Palestine Conflict
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Islamic Terrorism and the Israel-Palestine Conflict

The attack of Hamas must not be perceived by any means as an independence struggle by the people of Gaza. Instead, it must be seen as it is - an attack by an Islamic terrorist group and nothing else.Unless the world sheds political correctness and narrow-minded motives, there can be no long-lasting solution for terrorism and such inhuman attacks. Although the clashes between Hamas, a designated terrorist organisation and Israel are not new, the scale this time is unprecedented in recent history. With the development of technologies, the scale of destruction has increased exponentially. So, although the famous Iron Dome managed to protect them from most of the thousands of incoming rockets, the ones that managed to sneak through caused significant destruction and loss of life in Isr...
Hamas Targets Israel: Barbaric Attack on Common Citizens Angers the World as Israel Retaliates 
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Hamas Targets Israel: Barbaric Attack on Common Citizens Angers the World as Israel Retaliates 

The sheer size of this well-planned Hamas offensive, which seems to have been prepared over months, raises concerns about the possible collaboration with Iran-backed Hezbollah fighters. The very foundation of the Saudi Arabia-Israel normalization agreement appears to be hanging by a thread due to the unprecedented turn of events.The further destabilization of the Middle East could lead to a sharp increase in crude oil prices and cast a menacing shadow over the already fragile global economy. In an astonishing and alarming turn of events, the Palestinian Islamic terror group Hamas carried out a completely unexpected attack on Israel. This bold action involved launching an enormous barrage of more than 5,000 rockets from the Gaza Strip, causing widespread destruction in Israeli ...
The Israel-Palestine Conflict – Saga of Terrorism, Wars and Forsaken Roadmaps for Peace
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The Israel-Palestine Conflict – Saga of Terrorism, Wars and Forsaken Roadmaps for Peace

Tormented by decades of conflict and repeatedly failed resolutions, achieving any substantive progress towards peacebuilding has been a distant dream. This crisis might unravel a set of far-reaching implications, not only for Palestine and Israel but also for the entire region. The current episode, unprecedented in the history of the Middle East, has the potential to spiral into a larger geopolitical crisis.  The recent attacks by Hamas, leading to a full-fledged war have become one of the most dreadful clashes in recent times, between Israel and Palestine. Heavy casualties, resulting in the loss of hundreds of lives, most of them civilian casualties, have been reported. Perhaps it’s well known to the entire world that the Israel-Palestine conflict is a long-standing and complex di...
Current and Historical Antecedents of Israel – Palestine Conflict
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Current and Historical Antecedents of Israel – Palestine Conflict

Jerusalem is a sacred city where the three Abrahamic religions were born - Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. During ancient times following crusades and religious Wars, Jews were driven out of Jerusalem and for centuries this has become the homeland of Palestinian Arabs. Jews after losing out their homeland, were homeless for centuries and settled in different parts of the world. The conflict between Israel and Palestine started in the early 19th century with both claiming the same land. Then the region around Eastern Mediterranean which now includes Israel and Palestine had people belonging to Islam, Christianity, and Jews. This changed as people started developing the essence of being not just Arab but a distinct Palestinian. It gave them a distinct national identity. At the same...