The Middle East May Never Be the Same
BY: JAMES M. DORSEY
Hamas' attack on Israel, akin to Israel's 9/11, shifts Middle East geopolitics regardless of the outcome.
Hamas attack and Israel's response raise doubts about the sustainability of regional de-escalation efforts.
The attack challenges Netanyahu's idea that Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands can be sustained indefinitely.
Iran sees Palestinian offensive as vindication and warned against normalizing relations with Israel, predicting harm.
Hamas received support, possibly from Iran, but their actions align with their goals, not just Iranian interests.
Hezbollah fired rockets at Shebaa Farms, provoking Israeli retaliation with armed drones after a border incident.
Saudi statement links Hamas attack to conditions for recognizing Israel in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israel's minister's Saudi visit and climate conference attendance halted by the ongoing fighting.
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