Tag: Palestine

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, ...
Israel-Palestine Dispute – Need For A Multifaceted Approach To A Regional Discord
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Israel-Palestine Dispute – Need For A Multifaceted Approach To A Regional Discord

The continued control of Hamas over the region could potentially exacerbate the existing economic challenges, leading to detrimental ramifications for the populace. An unequivocal demarcation of the two regions seems imperative, rendering the successful implementation of a two-state model unfeasible and prompting consideration for a three-state framework. Any solution entailing the legitimisation of Hamas's authority over the Gaza Strip will pose a potential threat to Israel's national security and territorial integrity. The conflict between Israel and Palestine has undergone several phases, each imbuing it with distinctive complexities. Originating as a dispute between Zionism and Palestinian nationalism, the conflict primarily revolved around land ownership. Over time, the Palest...
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 ...
How China is Duping the World by Projecting Itself as a ‘Peace Broker’
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How China is Duping the World by Projecting Itself as a ‘Peace Broker’

While China is chanting for peace and realignment in West Asia, "Chinese Wisdom" is producing conflicts in South and Southeast Asia through infiltration, acquisition, piracy and spying. It is time the world recognises this design of Chinese double standards of preaching peace worldwide and infiltrating neighbouring states simultaneously. There is no confusion that China is a revisionist state famous for using 'salami-slicing' tactics which it is using in territorial expansion in the South China Sea and the Himalayan region. On 14 June 2023, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas undertook an official and noteworthy visit to China. This marks his fifth official trip to China, and the invitation extended by President Xi Jinping demonstrates the significance attached to this visit. Presi...
Israel’s Military Campaign against Islamic Jihad in Gaza – Can it Change the Dynamics of the Region?
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Israel’s Military Campaign against Islamic Jihad in Gaza – Can it Change the Dynamics of the Region?

This campaign comes at a time the Israeli government is at a political crossroads and is struggling to implement judicial reform while the cost of living keeps rising. Members of Netanyahu's cabinet have steadfastly demanded that the IDF continue operations until all of Israel's adversaries have been defeated. In order to lessen the threat Iran and its allies pose, Israel is perfectly content to use limited and asymmetrical attacks. Although "Operation Shield and Arrow" used modern tactics, it was reminiscent of a more traditional style of warfare. A targeted strike on targets in northern and southern Gaza was started by forty Israeli aircraft early on Tuesday. The attacks claimed the lives of ten people, including three senior commanders of the extremist Palestinian Islamic Jihad...
Why is the Al-Aqsa Mosque a flashpoint in the Israel-Palestine relations?
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Why is the Al-Aqsa Mosque a flashpoint in the Israel-Palestine relations?

Background The strenuous relations between Palestinians and Israelis reared its head again after Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque premises in East Jerusalem, as admirers gathered for early daytime prayers last month. According to Al Jazeera, Israeli police captured more than 300 Palestinians and harmed around 170 others on April 15. Al-Qibli Mosque and the Dome of the Rock are situated on a 14-hectare (35-section of land) site. Israeli police asserted they entered the site to permit visits to the sacrosanct site by a wide margin of Jews.This spot in Jerusalem's Old City has turned into a hotbed of contention among Palestinians and Israeli officers and fanatic gatherings for a really long time, and is at the focal point of opponent verifiable cases. One of Jeru...