The clarity of the objective of war as stated by both sides would push to ask two questions, the answers of which show the victorious and the loser and replace lengthy political analysis.
Why did that war that dragged on for 50 days stop now, and all of a sudden? What' are the main reasons for that?
This amounts to the military/war-time equivalent of holding a gun to someone’s head and saying “don’t make me shoot you,” then demanding that they give you their wallet, or else.
The rivers of blood will keep running the coming night. I can hear they have tuned their instruments of death. Please. Do what you can. This cannot continue.
The Israeli government’s strategic intention at this stage is to foil the reconciliation process among the Palestinians and to keep the Israeli coalition government intact.
Fearing intifada that would unite Palestinians, threaten PA, slow down illegal settlements, Netanyahu’s war on Gaza means to distract from the slowly building collective sentiment among Palestinians
"This war is not against Hamas or any faction but is against the Palestinian people," Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said.
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