Commenting on the recent operation “Flood Of Al-Aqsa” launched by Hamas against the Israeli occupation, the German magazine Spiegel has emphasized that what transpired with a military force once dubbed the “most powerful in the region” is a significant disgrace and a colossal failure.
This failure, as per Spiegel’s commentary, stems from the inadequacies in intelligence and a failure to foresee the unfolding events.
The renowned German magazine suggests that there is no imminent end in sight to this war, which erupted suddenly, quite the opposite.
The possibility of this escalation evolving differently from any previous Gaza war is clear.
In recent years, Israel had attempted to “manage” its conflict with the Palestinians. In previous wars, neither Hamas nor the Israeli military could secure clear gains; often, it was a matter of appearing victorious to their societies.
Public relations also played a role. However, Israel may now find itself compelled to launch a decisive campaign against Hamas. With Israel’s deterrence capabilities significantly diminished, there appears to be no fear of an Israeli ground intervention, raising numerous questions.
The combat effectiveness of the Israeli army is in decline. According to Spiegel, Israel has appeared weaker than ever in recent weeks and months.
The internal political crisis surrounding planned judicial reforms, which aimed to blur the democratic separation of powers, has torn apart Israeli society.
Hundreds of thousands of Israelis took to the streets to resist the most right-wing and racist government in the history of the Israeli occupation.
The consequences were visible early on: the economy started to suffer, as did national security. Hundreds of reserve soldiers, including many pilots, refused reserve duty due to anger over government plans.