2023 Israel-Hamas war: Micah's Idol (Part 2)

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Continued from:

With Israel now having Hamas firmly on the defensive, the two have had to resort to negotiating for hostages and prisoners on the basis of a ceasefire.
Iran and Hezbollah seem to be out of the fight and both seem to have resorted to sabre-rattling rather than any concrete actions of support.

Meanwhile the Yemeni Houthis are launching a piracy campaign against ships in the Red Sea.

Now that things seem to be levelling out, and with the apparent plight of the civilians in Gaza being shown around the world, will we see a slowdown in fighting or back to an aerial bombing campaign?

Will the UN push for a peacekeeping force, will Israel tolerate it, and will the UNSC allow it?

Let's begin.

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Do you not agree with my summary.

just seems strange that if you have your enemy on the defensive, that you would give them respite

how many said before that Hamas must be completely eliminated, and there should be no possibility for them re-organising themselves
 
Yoh.


More than 4,000 French people involved in the Israeli army which is committing war crimes in Gaza!

A survey carried out by Europe 1 indicates that 4,185 soldiers of French nationality are currently mobilized within the Israeli army on the front in Gaza. This is the largest contingent after that of the United States.

Given the war crimes committed by the Israeli army, both in Gaza and the West Bank, it is unacceptable for French citizens to participate.

While the UN, through several of its special rapporteurs, warns of genocidal risks, that more than 17,000 Palestinians have been killed, the presence of citizens of French nationality dishonors France.

France must condemn with the greatest firmness this participation in war crimes.

I ask the Minister of Justice that people of French nationality (including dual nationals) guilty of war crimes be brought before French justice. As colonization constitutes a crime against humanity, citizens of French nationality who participate in it in the Palestinian territories must also answer for their actions before the courts.

Not going to happen.
 
Continued from:

With Israel now having Hamas firmly on the defensive, the two have had to resort to negotiating for hostages and prisoners on the basis of a ceasefire.
Iran and Hezbollah seem to be out of the fight and both seem to have resorted to sabre-rattling rather than any concrete actions of support.

Meanwhile the Yemeni Houthis are launching a piracy campaign against ships in the Red Sea.

Now that things seem to be levelling out, and with the apparent plight of the civilians in Gaza being shown around the world, will we see a slowdown in fighting or back to an aerial bombing campaign?

Will the UN push for a peacekeeping force, will Israel tolerate it, and will the UNSC allow it?

Let's begin.
You kinda left out a connected point, even though there are other threads.

Radical support for Palestine has also seen many countries rethink their immigration polices.

;)
 
I guess this is where the case will rest. Not much more will be made about it.


IDF: Soldiers who shot hostages 'will be hugged' after 'terrible mistake' and military will 'learn lessons'​

The IDF soldiers who mistakenly killed three Israeli hostages yesterday are being "supported" after the "terrible mistake", a spokesman has said, without confirming if they had been removed from duty.

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Hecht told Sky News the killings were not "intentional".

"It was a terrible and tragic mistake," he said, adding that he would not share the details of discussions held with the soldiers after the incident.

"I can tell you first of all we're going to hug them. I'm sure they're feeling terrible after this tragedy," he said.

Asked what the incident means for the Israeli military's professionalism, Lt Col Hecht said the IDF has been "in a very hard battlefield" fighting against what he described as "Satan's army".

"They are not fighting like regular soldiers, they are wearing civilian clothes, they're doing very manipulative actions on the ground, popping out of tunnels, firing from behind civilians," he said.

The officer said the IDF had provided "full transparency" over the hostage killings which "not a lot of militaries" do.

"We will learn our lessons - we said this is against our rules of engagement," said Lt Col Hecht.

He pointed to a "very complex" battlespace in Gaza and said the IDF is doing "everything it can" to minimise casualties.

"There's been multiple successes and there will also be mistakes," he said.

Questioned on whether the hostages were still a priority, Lt Col Hecht said: "Absolutely."
 
The first thread has a different title. The first was also about the October 7 event.

These last 2 have been about the actual war.

The war was already well and truly underway in the first thread.

If a mod could perhaps retitle these threads to something more sensible like the Russian Ukraine war threads, thanks.

@bwana
 
The reporting on the war has slowed down. Not much new to be read anywhere, situationally, other than sentiment. For those wanting up-to-date war movements, ISW have good overviews:


Interactive map by ISW and Critical Threats:


For clash reports (accuracy pending):

 
The war was already well and truly underway in the first thread.

If a mod could perhaps retitle these threads to something more sensible like the Russian Ukraine war threads, thanks.

@bwana
I don't remember the Ukraine war starting in April and yet Part 1 starts 2 months after the beginning of the war.

 
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