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Analysts have confirmed that the starvation policy pursued by Israel against the Gaza Strip is linked to the truce negotiations and prisoner exchange in the French capital, Paris, and aims to put pressure on the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and attempt to subjugate it, in addition to displacing Gazans.

The first researcher at Al Jazeera Center for Studies, Dr. Liqaa Makki, said that the goal of starvation is to destroy the morale of Palestinian fighters and destroy the ability to fight, indicating that the world is mostly conspiring and complicit in this war and condones what Tel Aviv is doing, and is arming it as well.

Makki pointed out - during the program “Gaza... What Next?” - that in wars circumstances may force the right holder to withdraw, especially the Palestinian resistance movements, which he said are in a battle with the world, stressing that any decision you take at this historical moment must be understood and be legitimate.

He pointed out that everyone is pressuring Hamas, not Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to accept a temporary truce and then continue the war, noting that the starvation war aims to pressure Hamas “because Washington wants the hostages, so that US President Joe Biden can brag about them to voters.”

He pointed out that Egypt can do a lot, especially since there are 1.5 million displaced people on its borders, and he considered the failure to supply them with food under the pretext of the occupation’s threat to be an insult to Cairo, to which Gaza had previously belonged administratively, stressing that it is an Egyptian national, religious, historical, geographical and humanitarian responsibility.

"gain time"

In turn, the expert on Israeli affairs, Dr. Muhannad Mustafa, agreed with Makki, and said that the Israeli starvation policy is to displace the residents of Gaza and to pressure and subjugate Hamas in parallel with the truce talks.

Mustafa added that one of the goals of the starvation war is for Israel to obtain concessions regarding the truce that serve its goals, indicating that Tel Aviv may know in advance that it will not succeed, but it is trying to buy time, because time is an important issue for Netanyahu and he is trying to procrastinate these negotiations.

He added that Israel expects from this pressure - in light of the majority of its citizens’ support for the starvation policy and the war on Gaza, in parallel with Western complicity and Arab impotence - that Hamas will back down from its demands and be subjugated.

Regarding the positions of the occupation and opposition leaders, Mustafa confirms that War Council Minister Benny Gantz wants to complete the truce and exchange deal first, while Netanyahu wants to immediately begin the Rafah operation because he linked the concept of victory to the invasion of the border city with Egypt, at a time when the opposition leader, Yair Lapid, confirms that the priority is to remove Detained prisoners.

Terrorism and systematic practice

As for researcher and political analyst Hossam Shaker, he confirmed that there is international complicity that supports the starvation policy in Gaza, and it cannot continue for the fifth month without external cover, especially with the lax international positions.

Shaker explains that the goal of this policy is “to starve the Palestinian people, humiliate them, humiliate them, and deprive them of their dignity,” describing what is happening as terrorism and a systematic practice that the occupation cannot continue without external cover.

Regarding the Paris negotiations, he asserts that Netanyahu is manipulating everyone with his insistence on invading Rafah even if a deal is concluded, before saying that there are no indications of the possibility of coming out with a specific agreement within the current situation, especially since pressure on the occupation is not available.

While he stressed that the resistance had no options but to protect its people and adhere to its conditions, he stressed that the absent Arab world should not be neutralized, especially the decisions of the Arab-Islamic summit in Riyadh, specifically the clause of breaking the siege and the necessity of implementing it, in light of the mobilization supporting the Palestinians from Latin American countries, South Africa, and others.

Source: Al Jazeera