After the ceasefire reached between Israel and Hamas, various commentators are exploring what stood behind the recent wave of violence during Operation Guardian of the Walls. In a recent webinar hosted by the Buffalo Jewish Federation, Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Eid proclaimed: “It was a huge storm of violence. For which reason this violence came out? What is the purpose of that storm of violence? And what do they want to achieve? There are more questions than answers.”
Another Palestinian source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, compared the recent violence that we witnessed to the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Indeed, right before the recent uprising began, Al Jazeera reported that there were protests in the West Bank and Gaza, speaking out against the cancellation of the PA elections. Wael Days from Hebron told Reuters: “As a young Palestinian citizen, I call for conducting elections, and I want my right to elect so I would see new faces, young faces, and see new political stances.” Not many in the Palestinian street bought the argument...
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