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The international press continues to shed light on the developments of Israel's war on the Gaza Strip and the difficulties facing its forces there, as well as the possibility of the confrontation spreading to other fronts in the region.

An article in Foreign Policy questioned Israel's ability to win what it called a "tunnel battle," noting that the destruction of Gaza's tunnel network is a cumbersome and slow process.

The article pointed to questions that began to be raised by experts and analysts questioning the success of the Israeli occupation army in its struggle with the tunnels, and calling for lessons to be drawn from this "campaign."

The French newspaper Le Monde, in a report from occupied Jerusalem, said that the extreme right in Israel is disrupting the war government, and making it unable to identify options other than continuing a war that seems endless.

The newspaper added that the past few days have brought out into the open all the contradictions of Benjamin Netanyahu's government, pointing to the intensity of the pressure of nationalists in the government on Netanyahu, which forced him to cancel some meetings.

Writing in the Jerusalem Post, columnist David Breen said the most important lesson in the Gaza war is that absolute victory is no longer possible as it was in 1967.

Brin added that Israel's adversaries are now very strong and geopolitical conditions are very complex: "Unfortunately, the next day for Israel in Gaza means the beginning of dealing with Lebanon as the next battlefield."

Amos Harel argued in an article in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that military confrontation may be the only option left in the north.

The article warned that the situation on the northern front is no less complicated than in Gaza, and that it is likely to deteriorate further, "not only because Hezbollah and Hamas will seek revenge for the killing of Saleh al-Arouri, but because Israel is already in a complex situation, which could push it for broader military action."

The Wall Street Journal quoted an unnamed senior US official commenting on the tension in the Red Sea as saying that Washington was walking on a tightrope in the region.

The official called on regional actors to use their influence to avoid escalation, stressing that the United States will defend its ships and crews transiting the region.

He predicted that his country's talks with Israel on Gaza would be difficult, reiterating that there are differences between the two sides over who rules the Gaza Strip after the war.

The British magazine The Economist analyzed what it called the confusion of European diplomacy over the war in Gaza, concluding that Europe is divided, and that this happens whenever the EU needs to deal with a crisis outside its space.

Worse than the division of opinion, she said, is the inability of Europeans to make their voices heard, and "the war in Gaza has reminded them of this fact again."

Source : Al Jazeera + American Press + British Press + French Press