Following the events in Gaza from afar gives the impression that there is a war between two states or two armies battling on the border areas. But the truth, in my view, id that it is an unequal war; on one side there is the Israeli war machine and on the other side 1.8 million innocent civilians among them some Palestinians fighters armed with light weapons which are no match against the stronger army.
The current Israeli policy that aims to crush Hamas and relies on collective punishment and the confiscation of Palestinian lands amid tightening the blockade on the Gaza Strip will fail, I believe. This foolish policy inevitably will lead to catastrophic consequences for all, I feel.
Killing the peace camp
There are of course some inside Palestine and Egypt who would not be happy to see the emergence of a stronger HamasDr. Naser al-Tamimi