By Afshain Afzal
Much of the drama has unfolded; in the latest move, the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) has not approved the declaration of war on Palestine, announced by the Israeli Cabinet on 7 October. One wonders if such was the case why such a drama of International level was to be stages? Probably, the article by The Orient News, “Behind the 7th October Attack on Israel?” has exposed Tel Aviv’s horrifying plot against the Palestinians. In this drama, Qatar is playing the same role, which it played in Afghanistan by assembling surrendered fighters and posing as Taliban and in the present case surrendered Palestinian fighters as representatives of Palestinians and Hamas to negotiate release of Israeli hostages.
It is strange that soon after the claimed attacks by the Palestinians’ Hamas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked mayors of border towns to "stand steadfast because we are going to change the Middle East". On night 7/8 October 2023, Israeli warplanes, helicopters, guided drones carried out attacks on more that 610 pre-designated targets in Gaza. Israeli Ministry of Defence reported targeting of Hamas’ eight Command & Control Centres, multi-story buildings having Hamas offices and private homes and long tunnels built to malign Palestinians for their involvement in terrorism. In couple of hours there was complete blockage of Gaza.
On 9 October 2023, Israel's military troops took full control of Hamas-ruled communities along the border with Gaza. Israel's Defence Minister earlier is said to have ordered to carryout "complete siege" of Gaza. In a separate statement by Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, claimed that the Israel Defense Forces carried out combing operation and house-to-house search and was in the control of Gaza on 8 October. Israeli authorities claim that Hamas kidnapped and made hostage over 100 Israelis including women and children which they took along to Gaza while Islamic Jihad is holding more than 30 of the captives. Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant threatens, "The price the Gaza Strip will pay will be a very heavy one that will change reality for generations."
It is quite disturbing that Israeli TV channels is reporting that the death toll inside Israel exceeds 700 and around 2,400 people have been wounded. Same was reported by Haartez and CNBC. But international media has hardly shown any glimpse to authenticate what is being reported, as if nothing or very little has happened. Seen of mass killings and dead bodies taken to the hospitals are totally missing. Probably the western their Journalism is confined to Islamic countries. On 8 October 2023, Reuters reported, Islamist group Hamas killed 700 Israelis and abducted dozens more while in response, Israeli air strikes hit housing blocks, tunnels, a mosque and homes of Hamas officials in Gaza, killing more than 400 people, including 20 children. Other news agencies including: BBC, CNN, AP, ABC, Aljazeera and numerous news channels did not cover either the Israeli causalities.
To authenticate the drama of attack by Hamas on Israel killing several hundred of its soldiers and kidnapping women and children to pose them as terrorist and inhuman, London reported that 10 British citizens are feared dead or missing in Israel while a White House National Security Council spokesperson confirmed several American national were killed. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered the USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group to the eastern Mediterranean as a show of support to Israel. Washington has warned the other nations not to get involved in the Israeli-Palestinian recent skirmishes.
In a swift move, the UN appealed for the creation of humanitarian corridors to bring food into Gaza and said at least 70,000 Palestinians in Gaza are seeking shelter in schools it runs. Other sources said that the displaced Palestinian numbered over 120,000. Meanwhile, the United Nations and International INGOs have started moving in schools and other building to give humanitarian aid and health facilities to the Palestinians. One of the Indian Air force Aircraft C17 has taken off with 58 MT of emergency humanitarian aid, including crucial medical and food supplies for the Palestinians. No doubt, it is a drama in real life as part plot against ingenious Palestinians to be deprived of their homes and holy religious places by keeping them on refugees’ status for generations while carrying out genocide of selected communities.
Tel Aviv initially claimed 100 killed but cannot prove more than 26 dead including 10 military officers. It is time that the United Nations Organizations must detail a fact finding mission to find of truth in large scale attack by Hamas, killing of 1200 Israelis and serious injuries to over 3000 and similar in Gaza. UNO and International Human Rights organization must visit Israel to investigate the existing on ground evidences of loss to human lives and property as well as if genocide of orthodox Muslims like Hamas is really taking place. More so, Indo-Israeli nexus and the fact whether large scale Indian nationals settlements in Israel and Gaza etc is taking place, whether New Delhi transported rockets, missiles and other weapons from another country to Lebanon and in Gaza and role of Indian Embassy Beirut, Lebanon in it.