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Political analysts agreed - speaking to the program "Gaza ... What's more?" However, the announcement by the Israeli occupation army that the number of wounded during the war amounted to one thousand of its officers and soldiers does not represent the real toll that they believe is much higher, stressing that the state of concealment of information in this war is unprecedented.
In conjunction with statements by IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi acknowledging the failure of the army and intelligence on October 50, the IDF admitted more than 1000 days after the beginning of the war that 202,<> of its officers and soldiers had been wounded during the war, <> of them seriously.
The announcement came days after the head of the Association of the Handicapped in the occupation army, in which he said that the war on Gaza left 1600,<> disabled people, expressing in statements to the Israeli Army Radio, his expectation that the following days will reveal thousands of others suffering from psychological disorders as a result of the horrors of the war.
The most discreet
Dr. Muhannad Mustafa, an expert on Israeli affairs, said that this war is among the confrontations of the occupation throughout its history, which has witnessed the most secrecy and preventing the delivery of information to the Israeli people, both in terms of the course of military operations and the losses resulting from them.
Mustafa attributed this to the attempt of the political and military leadership to maintain the morale of the street and the survival of support and confidence in the army, which was clearly disturbed after the failure on the seventh of October, where the historical trust between society and the military institution was hit, as he put it.
In this context, he pointed out that the Israeli media appeared in a crude complicity with the official narrative, and adopted the announcements of the army spokesman, who proved to be lying more than once, and relied on inaccurate information, and that the media avoided confronting him with real and objective questions about what is happening in Gaza.
It doesn't represent the truth
Maj. Gen. Fayez al-Duwairi, a military and strategic expert, said that the figures announced by the Israeli occupation do not represent the truth or half of it, expressing his conviction that its losses are much more than that, based on data, most notably what Abu Obeida, spokesman for the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, revealed, and documented it with video clips that did not cover all the confrontations.
Among those data, on which Duwairi relied to question the Israeli narrative, were statements by journalists from inside the occupied territories, some of which talked about more than two thousand Israeli deaths and 11,<> wounded, without talking about those affected by the psychological trauma of the war, according to him.
Al-Duwairi opposes Israeli analysis that the truce period and the release of Hamas detainees would raise the morale of Israeli soldiers, which would enhance their performance if the fighting continued, due to the fact that no military objective on the ground was achieved and that the detainees were not released by a military operation, but by a truce and negotiation.
Dr. Khalil al-Anani, a professor of political science and international relations, believes that the US administration has become fully convinced that it is difficult for Israel to achieve its main stated goal, which is to get rid of Hamas, as well as the difficulty of releasing hostages through a military operation, so it is pressing for negotiations to release the rest of the hostages.
He pointed out that the American media recently began talking about the possibility of moving from a temporary truce to a permanent one and then a complete ceasefire, which is a major shift in discourse, pointing out that there is an American awareness that fears that the war will turn into an open conflict regionally if it is protracted.
Al-Anani believes that there is an unannounced internal American review regarding the search for a way out of this crisis based on two things: one is to save face for Israel with it, and the other is to prevent Hamas from being given the euphoria of victory.
At the same time, however, he believes that a clear American vision regarding the post-war situation in Gaza and the necessary security arrangements at the time have not yet been reached, which could be within the framework of creating a security zone and the presence of international forces such as UNIFIL in southern Lebanon.
Source : Al Jazeera