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The Sustainability of Fascism: Israel’s Aerial Bombardment

Updated: Aug 13, 2023

Israel has been one of the countries renowned for uncontrolled military usage. The government had made a breakthrough recently, involving contradicting their democratic introduction to foreign policy. Human populations have always encountered inconvenient news of attacks on low-budget countries such as Palestine, Nigeria, and Syria. The current state of the agenda lends assistance to see Israel's place among these, which leaves us to underline Israel’s military policy through this awareness.

Israel's perspective on militarism could be evaluated at similar levels to Türkiye’s. Both countries, Israel and Türkiye, have a fully equipped army ready just in case, not hesitate to wake them whenever needed, and not to bother to be domineering during the attacks or defenses, despite diplomacy being preferred first in conflicts. Palestine mainly experienced Israel's composure and unshrinking attitude toward its authority. The history of disputes between the two dates back to 1897. The sequence, as it seems, began to occur before 1948, the founding date of Israel. After the Second World War, the gun trigger is pulled when the union that hosts the surviving Jews buys land from Palestine. It would not be absurd to call this a deep-rooted tension, considering it managed to last until the century we live in. Even though there is no visible ceasefire or peace treaty, there was no public shock from 2021 until the last few weeks. Israel was once again the one to shake the agenda from top to bottom in the Jenin refugee camp on the occupied West Bank.

The aerial bombardment which started at late hours on July 3rd was considered nearly the most extensive air strike in almost two decades. “The camp is a war zone in the full meaning of a word,” said Muhammad Sbaghi, a foremost member of the local committee that helped administer the camp. “The occupation army is vindictively targetting us, people are terrified,” he added. According to the Israeli government's declaration, the attack using drone-fired missiles and ground troops merely targeted militant forces in an area of less than a quarter of a square mile abutting the city of Jenin. It was claimed that they struck a joint operations center used by militants of a group known as the Jenin Brigade and maintained to justify their actions by saying military forces targeted not only the group but also a facility for weapons production/ explosive device storage. On the contrary, the Palestinian health ministry announced at least ten unarmed Palestinians, including five teenagers, lost their lives. Armored vehicles went in without permission with the sound of nothing but gunfire echoes. Then, soldiers who got out of vehicles tended to locate and confiscate caches of weapons, hundreds of explosive devices, and an improvised rocket launcher.

Although it has promised both expanded Jewish settlements in occupied territory and a tougher response to violence, the way the authorities have not kept their word proves they neither look at their consciousness nor the other side respectfully. The rejection and ignoring of the negotiations with the Palestinian leaders throughout the whole process also ground the mentioned trump card. In conflicts between duos with such unstable military strength, the growing fear is the lack of recognition of borders and non-compliance with the principles of war. While this is the case in the eyes of the folk, whether the promises at the conclusion are not kept, the following are the things left behind: a trust union with a probability of zero to be reconstructed, people who deeply feel like they are living their whole life on a thin rope...

Works cited:

The New York Times, Israel Launches Biggest Air Attack on West Bank in Nearly Two Decades by Isabel Kershner

Edited by:

Yağmur Ece Nisanoğlu


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