MembersDoes the Gaza Strip have a future?

The “day after” the war in Gaza concerns everyone: politicians, military staff, Israeli society and across the Atlantic in the White House.

By Aviel Schneider | | Topics: Gaza, Hamas
Destroyed buildings after an Israeli airstrike in Khan Yunis, December 2023. Photo: Atia Mohammed/Flash90
Destroyed buildings after an Israeli airstrike in Khan Yunis, December 2023. Photo: Atia Mohammed/Flash90

What’s next?

On the Security Cabinet’s table are several political and strategic plans for what will happen to the Gaza Strip and how Israel will push Hezbollah back from the northern border. Israel’s home front will probably have to pay a high price for this and the number of reservists called to duty will double. In addition, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized several times that he would not allow the Gaza Strip to be handed over to the Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas, nor a two-state solution. Since the outbreak of war, Netanyahu has avoided a proper debate on these matters. Israel’s military staff is demanding decisions from the government and warns: “If we don’t know what the aim of the war is, we will end up in a mess.” If Israel doesn’t act wisely, it will be drawn into a war of attrition. The former Philistine territory remains a thorn in Israel’s side. At the time of the judges, Samson, toward the end of his life, stood in Gaza and said, “My soul shall die with...

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3 responses to “Does the Gaza Strip have a future?”

  1. Susan says:

    Most often our choices boil down to pleasing Ha Shem or going against His will. He already gave the answer to this dilemma when He set Israel’s boundaries. It is time for israel to truly believe He meant what He said.

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