The US is orchestrating the Israel-Palestine War by fully supporting the Israel army’s armed offensive against Palestinians and concealing the genocide carried out by its right-wing Israeli ally in Gaza.
Ground operations by Israel have started in the Gaza Strip. According to the Financial Times, Israel is keeping most of these military actions under wraps to keep Iran and Hezbollah out of the conflict.
Israel’s military operation against the Gaza Strip is currently being directed by the United States. Although it cannot guarantee it, Washington feels that this will increase the likelihood of accomplishing both US and Israeli aims without the war turning into a major regional confrontation. There’s a good chance that the US-managed, -funded, and -armed Israeli war on Gaza will escalate into a regional conflict.
Since October 7, when Israel awoke to a nightmare known as the “Al-Aqsa Flood,” Tel Aviv has set impossible-to-achieve goals for itself:
Prominent Israeli officials, including Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, declared in Tel Aviv that Israel’s first stated objective is to completely eradicate the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas.
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They are aware that it is nearly impossible to accomplish this. According to former army chief of staff and defense minister Ehud Barak, it is impossible to eradicate Hamas since the organization’s ideology is ingrained in people’s thoughts and emotions.
The only conceivable method to accomplish this goal is to exterminate every person residing in the Gaza Strip. In Tel Aviv, this issue was discussed. It initially caught our notice when Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi declared he would not accept an Israeli plan to permit Gaza inhabitants to overrun the Sinai Peninsula.
Ayman Al-Safadi, the foreign minister of the Kingdom of Jordan, who is located next to the occupied West Bank and does not physically connect to Gaza, similarly rejected a similar Israeli request to permit Palestinians to flow into Jordan.
The US is quietly expanding a classified military base named Site 512 atop Mt. Har Qeren in the Negev in Israel.
These Israeli plans to forcibly remove and relocate millions of Palestinians were not only idle threats. An official Israeli Ministry of Intelligence paper that suggested the relocation of over 2.4 million Palestinians from Gaza to Egypt was leaked to the Hebrew media source Mekovit.
Not only are these two Israeli objectives nearly unachievable, but they have the potential to spark unrest throughout West Asia and beyond. The Axis of Resistance in the area has made it known on multiple occasions that it is prepared to join the conflict if Israel and its allies attempt to either displace Palestinians or jeopardize the resistance movement’s existence and capabilities.
Since October 8, regular operations against Israeli army sites along the Lebanese-Palestinian border have been carried out by resistance organizations in Lebanon, including Hezbollah and allies including Al-Fajr Forces, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).
To date, more than twenty missile and drone attacks have targeted US occupation military bases in Syria and Iraq. Missiles are periodically fired from Syria into Israeli army positions in the Golan Heights.
Three batches of missiles and drones fired by the Ansarallah opposition movement from Yemen are said to have been intercepted by Israeli and US air defense systems.
Thousands of supporters of the resistance have assembled on the Iraqi-Jordanian border, raising the prospect of crossing and moving toward the West Bank’s occupied Palestinian territory. Generally speaking, the Axis has made it clear that it will not hesitate to join the conflict if it is necessary to support the Palestinian resistance forces.
Washington, leading Israel’s Gaza war
Washington, on the other hand, has intervened in the dispute to fully support the occupying army’s armed offensive against Palestinians. In the Mediterranean Sea, the US has so far sent out two aircraft carriers and other navy ships. Jordan, the occupied Palestinian territories, and the Arab states bordering the Persian Gulf have all seen upgrades to their Patriot and THAAD air defense systems. To further “assist” the Israeli army in its attack on Gaza, the Americans have also stationed 2,000 special forces soldiers in Palestine, bolstered their forces and boosted the number of combat aircraft at all of their military sites in West Asia, and recruited military advisors.
In actuality as well as in public, the US military and government are in charge of this Israeli war.
First, Washington persuaded Israel to tone back its goals by abandoning preparations for a massive ground invasion of the Gaza Strip in favor of more focused, smaller-scale operations with clear goals.
Controlling barren areas on the northern and central borders of the Gaza Strip, conducting raids to eliminate as many resistance fighters as possible and demolish as much of their infrastructure, and initiating operations to locate or free Israeli captives held by the resistance are just a few of these objectives.
Furthermore, Washington is exerting great effort to conceal the genocide carried out by its right-wing Israeli ally in Gaza by supplying meager amounts of humanitarian supplies. Simultaneously, through discussions facilitated by Qatar, the US aims to alleviate, if only little, the burden of Israeli hostages by releasing a number of Israelis and foreign nationals detained by the Palestinian resistance since October 7.
The resistance refuses to give up this power card, even though Tel Aviv would prefer to finish the prisoner file all at once. It wants to use it to negotiate the release of over 7,000 Palestinian prisoners detained in Israeli facilities, the reconstruction of Gaza after the war, or the lifting of Israel’s siege over the beleaguered territory.
What can the ground war achieve?
The Israeli army started seizing agricultural territory in northern Gaza on the night of October 27–28. From there, it moved into a sparsely populated area in the middle of the Strip.
By cutting off the northern portion of Gaza, which contains densely populated Gaza City, from the south, Tel Aviv hoped to exhaust its population by prolonged, intense pressure on the city and its environs. Palestine has never before experienced anything like the air and ground bombardment that accompanied this operation.
Palestinian resistance forces have fired missiles toward Israeli cities and military installations over the last two days, engaged the enemy with anti-armor missiles, conducted an operation behind enemy lines close to the Erez crossing, and stopped an Israeli armored vehicle infiltration into Wadi Gaza, a region in the center of the Strip.
The US is putting in extra effort to prevent Israel’s adversaries from interfering in the battle in the interim by threatening them with diplomatic messages, fleets, aircraft, and soldiers. This has effectively changed the nature of the armed struggle from being a large-scale, swift operation to a low-key, protracted conflict.
Washington has thrown everything at Israel, including weapons, operations management, military cover, and even engineering the theater of operations to support Israel’s efforts to regain its reputation as a deterrent. The United States is wagering that the military coercion and humanitarian sanctions imposed on Hamas would ultimately result in the Palestinian resistance making political compromises. Israel has murdered about 10,000 civilians in Gaza so far, and the majority of the civilian buildings in the Gaza Strip have either been damaged or destroyed entirely.
‘Israel lost the war’
Israel’s military position is more precarious than it has been in decades, notwithstanding the excessive US help. We lost the battle, as former Israeli Defense Forces Deputy Chief of Staff General Yair Golan pointed out in a startling tweet on October 27. Nothing can reverse the defeat of October 7, no matter how powerful or effective a step is. Nonetheless, a political triumph must follow this setback in order for the Gaza Strip to be disarmed in the end.”
Washington’s ultimate political objective is also this. However, in order to achieve this goal, the US will have to manage an endless array of factors, any one of which might ignite the region. A surprising number of regional armies and militias have joined the conflict in Gaza as a result of the US’s unconditional early war support for Israel, without even providing a glimpse of hope for a political solution to the Palestinian situation. These include the Israeli army, US fleets, marines, and special forces in the eastern Mediterranean and West Asia, 50,000 resistance fighters in Gaza, tens of thousands of resistance fighters in Lebanon, hundreds of thousands of fighters in Yemen, and naval vessels from Britain and other western nations stationed to ensure Israel’s security.
And that’s without even taking into account the revolutionary entry of Iran’s missile batteries and armed forces into the conflict.
Since the US is the primary participant in the fight, any one mistake might spark a regional war that would actually turn into a worldwide war amid the massive number of troops exchanging fire. This is like taking a herd of elephants into a china shop and continuing to believe that there is a force that can keep them under control the entire time.
The final word? While posing as a guarantee that Israel’s attack on Gaza will stay inside its borders, the US is actually escalating the crisis by introducing new elements that have the potential to escalate it into a regional conflict.