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Hamas made Israel pay major price for aggression on Gaza, says analyst

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Giorgio Cafiero, the CEO of the Gulf State Analytics

Giorgio Cafiero, the CEO of a US-based geopolitical risk consultancy firm, says the Palestinian resistance managed to make Israel “pay a major price” for its military aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip.

“During the latest Gaza-Israel war, Hamas’s rockets managed to put Israelis all over the country in danger, resulting in Israel coming to a standstill. Economically, that situation wasn’t sustainable for Israel. Therefore, despite the Iron Dome system, Hamas managed to make Israel pay a major price for its military actions against Gaza,” Cafiero of the Gulf State Analytics told Press TV.

Cafiero ruled out other Arab governments following the lead of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco to normalize relations with Israel due to last month’s bloodshed in Palestine.

“The reaction from many people across the Arab/Islamic world to last month’s violence in Israel/Palestine was a reminder to all Arab regimes that the unresolved issue of Palestine remains near and dear to the hearts of many Arabs,” he said. 

“Put simply, all Arab governments have been reminded that the Palestinian cause is not one which can be liquidated or buried,” which was an assumption made by advocates of former US president Donald Trump's so-called deal of the century, a hugely pro-Tel Aviv scheme, Cafiero added.

The Israeli aggression on Gaza, which began on May 10, killed over 260 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,900 others, before a ceasefire came into effect on May 21.

The aggression followed weeks of Israeli harassment of Palestinians in Jerusalem al-Quds and attempts to appropriate Palestinian lands in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

Cafiero also ruled out that the possibility that countries, which reached normalization agreements with Israel last year such as the UAE and Bahrain, would sever ties with Tel Aviv over the latest Israeli aggression on Gaza, noting that they want to advance their own interests.

The UAE and Bahrain signed normalization deals with Israel in a ceremony hosted by Trump at the White House last September. The event was joined by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Palestinians have condemned the accords as a stab in their back and a direct affront to their cause to liberate their lands from Israeli occupation.


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