BY: GARY GRAPPO
This Is Not an “Ordinary” Israel–Hamas Conflict
On October 7, Hamas launched a surprise air, land, and sea attack on Israel during Sukkot celebrations.
The Israeli-Hamas conflict continues, with significant casualties on both sides and reports of hostages taken.
Past Israel-Hamas conflicts often ended quickly, mediated by Egypt, but the current war's outcome is uncertain.
Recent Hamas attack surpasses prior conflicts, PM Netanyahu's resolve hints at a prolonged war.
Iran's support to Hamas in stockpiling weapons implies a potentially more brutal and prolonged conflict.
Hamas' attack stems from ongoing issues, but skepticism is needed considering past lopsided outcomes.
Israel maintains a substantial military advantage over Hamas, despite arms influx, backed by the US.
Political dynamics shifted, US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia negotiate normalization and security agreements.
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