Israel Must Re-Examine Their Approach
Israel’s current military operation in Gaza is a human tragedy, leading many to ask, isn’t there a better way? The following playlist of videos exposes some areas of Israeli conduct that require review.
The first is an excellent documentary by ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap, exposing some troubling views within Israel, manifested by the composition and support of their leading soccer team, Beitar Jerusalem F.C. I highly recommend this video, it is very enlightening.
Sometimes It’s Best to Simply Watch The Videos
The remainder of the video playlist is about current events in Gaza, they speak for themselves. Particularly disturbing to me is the video from CNN with analyst Diana Magnay reporting from a hilltop within Israel. The cheering is shocking and certainly contrary to our expectations of decency.
HOPE is The Better Way for Israel to Ensure Peace in Gaza
I believe there is a better way, and that’s for Israel to offer hope, progress, and resources to the Palestinians in Gaza, so much so that the general Gaza population will reject extremist Hamas tactics.
As long as Israel brings death and destruction, they are playing into the extremist’s hands, enabling them to rally the general Gaza population—who normally simply want to live in peace—against them.
Too much damage may have already been inflicted, but if Israel truly wants a peaceful Gaza neighbor, they are certainly going about it the wrong way. Only through offering progress and hope will Israel initiate the collapse of Hamas from within.
Mark G Capolupo