From Conflict to Calm: Israel's Troop Withdrawal in Gaza

From Conflict to Calm: Israel’s Troop Withdrawal in Gaza

A catastrophic atrocity occurred six months ago when armed terrorists broke out of the Gaza Strip and into Israel, killing 1,200 people and taking over 250 more captive for Hamas. What has happened is that everyone seems to be losing the war that has followed.

The health ministry of the Palestinian enclave reports that over 33,000 individuals have died as a result of Israel’s conflict in the Gaza Strip, the majority of them were women and children.

Israel claims to have two main objectives: first, to liberate the 130 captives, most of whom are Israeli; and second, to destroy the Hamas militant organization, which is accused of being too ambitious or impossible to carry out the attack on October 7.

After a months-long campaign in the city of Khan Younis, the Israeli military said on Sunday that it had lowered the number of ground troops in the southern Gaza Strip.

In order “to recuperate and prepare for future operations,” the IDF announced that it was withdrawing its 98th commando division; nevertheless, it was unclear whether this action represented a change in Israel’s approach.

With even its closest friend, the United States, pressuring it to do more to safeguard Palestinian civilians in Gaza, where over a million people are currently believed to be in danger of starvation, Israel has grown more and more isolated on the world scene.

Tensions have increased after seven World Central Kitchen aid workers were killed, with relief organizations blaming the IDF’s protection of humanitarian workers in the Gaza Strip for structural shortcomings.