Experts: Israel's policy in the West Bank portends a comprehensive confrontation

Experts: Israel's policy in the West Bank portends a comprehensive confrontation Experts have warned of the repercussions of continuing Israeli policies in dealing with the West Bank, which depend on the continuation of settlements, "economic peace", the absence of any political horizon, and reliance on military security solutions.  In separate statements to Anadolu Agency, experts said that Israel's continuation of its current approach may lead to an "imminent" explosion of the situation.  They saw that the recent operation of the Israeli army in the city of Nablus, which resulted in the killing of 3 Palestinians, including activist Ibrahim al-Nabulsi, and the wounding of about 40 others, heralds an escalation of the situation in the West Bank.  And on Tuesday, the Israeli army said on its Twitter account that it had launched an operation aimed at liquidating the wanted activist Ibrahim al-Nabulsi, who accused him of carrying out several shooting attacks on settlers and soldiers in and around Nablus.  The attack in Nablus came one day after an attack launched by Israel on the Gaza Strip, which lasted for 3 days (from Friday to Sunday night - Monday), which ended with reaching a ceasefire, brokered by Egypt, and resulted, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, in the "martyrdom" of 44 Palestinians, including 15 children, and injuring 360 others.  "The explosion is coming"  An expert on Israeli affairs, Khaldoun Barghouti, expects that Israel will continue its pressure on the West Bank, which threatens to cause a "general explosion" of the situation.  But Barghouti said, "When will the explosion happen? And how? It's hard to say."  He continued, "Pressures are increasing in the West Bank. Settlement is escalating, not because the settlers want this, but because settlement is an official decision by the occupying state to serve the settlers, and there is no separation between the settlers and the Israeli government, and the latter implements settlement policies and recruits the police and army for that."  He continued, "The latest operation in Nablus, and before it in the Gaza Strip, is an attempt to prove by the current government, which comes from a non-military background, that it is capable of ruling before the upcoming elections," referring to Prime Minister Yair Lapid, who comes from a "journalistic" and not a military background. .  Barghouti said that Israel "invests Palestinian blood for electoral goals."  The observer believes that "field matters in the West Bank are moving towards escalation, and Israel believes that it has achieved a victory in the Gaza Strip, and therefore the factions may not interfere in Gaza if Israel launches an attack on the West Bank."  According to Barghouti, Israel seeks to break the Palestinian model and morale, and divide it by opening separate fronts.  "Economic Peace Failed"  Palestinian writer and analyst Talal Okal believes that Israel's policy in the West Bank, which is based on economic peace, in exchange for continued settlement construction and lawn mowing, based on constantly weakening the capabilities of the Palestinian resistance, "will not succeed."  He told Anadolu Agency: "Israel tried an economic peace with the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and it proved to be a failed policy."  He added: "Israel, by virtue of being an occupying state, has the responsibility to meet the needs of the population, but without a political horizon, the matter is difficult, and the state of conflict will continue."  He pointed out that the tension caused by the occupation feeds the Palestinian resistance in all its forms, especially in the West Bank. He said: "All the Israeli attempts, including killing and arrest, did not end the resistance, but on the contrary generated a new generation of resistance."  He added: "Israel came out of the battle of the Gaza Strip, and escalated in the city of Nablus, and before that in Jenin and Jerusalem, and the reason is not the resistance, but the policies of the Israeli governments, which aim at apartheid and kill any possibility of a solution."  He pointed out that the current government wants to tell its public ahead of the elections that it "is not lenient with the Palestinians, and that it is more extremist than its predecessor."  An attempt to resolve the conflict  The director of the Yabous Center for Political Studies (private) Suleiman Bisharat believes that Israel's policies in the West Bank are aimed at trying to resolve the conflict, by controlling the largest possible amount of land and providing economic facilities to the Palestinians, without "any political horizon", in addition to a policy of " Lawn mowers".  Bisharat pointed out that this comes in light of the "lack of any political horizon for resolving the conflict, ending the Israeli occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state."  And he indicated that the use of these strategies is linked to a set of determinants, most notably: "the international and regional political movement towards the Palestinian cause, which is required to open a political horizon and return to political negotiations, which is what Israel is trying to respond to by offering options and alternatives represented in economic peace, by granting a group of of economic privileges, in return for the continuation of the occupation and the continuation of the implementation of Israeli plans on the ground.”  Parallel to "economic peace", Israel continues to "carry out military attacks, whether by arrest, assassination or killing," according to Bisharat.  He also indicated that Israel seeks to "create facts on the ground through settlement, in preparation for any future political proposals."  But Basharat believes that "Israel has not been able to resolve the concept of the conflict in its favour."  In this regard, he said: "(Israel) may succeed in achieving some goals, but on the other hand, the resistance and popular rejection of its plans are still present, and this means that Israel realizes its inability to achieve its goals completely and strategically, but it may achieve interim goals related to certain circumstances and can to change according to those circumstances.

Experts have warned of the repercussions of continuing Israeli policies in dealing with the West Bank, which depend on the continuation of settlements, "economic peace", the absence of any political horizon, and reliance on military security solutions.

In separate statements to Anadolu Agency, experts said that Israel's continuation of its current approach may lead to an "imminent" explosion of the situation.

They saw that the recent operation of the Israeli army in the city of Nablus, which resulted in the killing of 3 Palestinians, including activist Ibrahim al-Nabulsi, and the wounding of about 40 others, heralds an escalation of the situation in the West Bank.

And on Tuesday, the Israeli army said on its Twitter account that it had launched an operation aimed at liquidating the wanted activist Ibrahim al-Nabulsi, who accused him of carrying out several shooting attacks on settlers and soldiers in and around Nablus.

The attack in Nablus came one day after an attack launched by Israel on the Gaza Strip, which lasted for 3 days (from Friday to Sunday night - Monday), which ended with reaching a ceasefire, brokered by Egypt, and resulted, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, in the "martyrdom" of 44 Palestinians, including 15 children, and injuring 360 others.

"The explosion is coming"

An expert on Israeli affairs, Khaldoun Barghouti, expects that Israel will continue its pressure on the West Bank, which threatens to cause a "general explosion" of the situation.

But Barghouti said, "When will the explosion happen? And how? It's hard to say."

He continued, "Pressures are increasing in the West Bank. Settlement is escalating, not because the settlers want this, but because settlement is an official decision by the occupying state to serve the settlers, and there is no separation between the settlers and the Israeli government, and the latter implements settlement policies and recruits the police and army for that."

He continued, "The latest operation in Nablus, and before it in the Gaza Strip, is an attempt to prove by the current government, which comes from a non-military background, that it is capable of ruling before the upcoming elections," referring to Prime Minister Yair Lapid, who comes from a "journalistic" and not a military background. .

Barghouti said that Israel "invests Palestinian blood for electoral goals."

The observer believes that "field matters in the West Bank are moving towards escalation, and Israel believes that it has achieved a victory in the Gaza Strip, and therefore the factions may not interfere in Gaza if Israel launches an attack on the West Bank."

According to Barghouti, Israel seeks to break the Palestinian model and morale, and divide it by opening separate fronts.

"Economic Peace Failed"

Palestinian writer and analyst Talal Okal believes that Israel's policy in the West Bank, which is based on economic peace, in exchange for continued settlement construction and lawn mowing, based on constantly weakening the capabilities of the Palestinian resistance, "will not succeed."

He told Anadolu Agency: "Israel tried an economic peace with the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and it proved to be a failed policy."

He added: "Israel, by virtue of being an occupying state, has the responsibility to meet the needs of the population, but without a political horizon, the matter is difficult, and the state of conflict will continue."

He pointed out that the tension caused by the occupation feeds the Palestinian resistance in all its forms, especially in the West Bank. He said: "All the Israeli attempts, including killing and arrest, did not end the resistance, but on the contrary generated a new generation of resistance."

He added: "Israel came out of the battle of the Gaza Strip, and escalated in the city of Nablus, and before that in Jenin and Jerusalem, and the reason is not the resistance, but the policies of the Israeli governments, which aim at apartheid and kill any possibility of a solution."

He pointed out that the current government wants to tell its public ahead of the elections that it "is not lenient with the Palestinians, and that it is more extremist than its predecessor."

An attempt to resolve the conflict

The director of the Yabous Center for Political Studies (private) Suleiman Bisharat believes that Israel's policies in the West Bank are aimed at trying to resolve the conflict, by controlling the largest possible amount of land and providing economic facilities to the Palestinians, without "any political horizon", in addition to a policy of " Lawn mowers".

Bisharat pointed out that this comes in light of the "lack of any political horizon for resolving the conflict, ending the Israeli occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state."

And he indicated that the use of these strategies is linked to a set of determinants, most notably: "the international and regional political movement towards the Palestinian cause, which is required to open a political horizon and return to political negotiations, which is what Israel is trying to respond to by offering options and alternatives represented in economic peace, by granting a group of of economic privileges, in return for the continuation of the occupation and the continuation of the implementation of Israeli plans on the ground.”

Parallel to "economic peace", Israel continues to "carry out military attacks, whether by arrest, assassination or killing," according to Bisharat.

He also indicated that Israel seeks to "create facts on the ground through settlement, in preparation for any future political proposals."

But Basharat believes that "Israel has not been able to resolve the concept of the conflict in its favour."

In this regard, he said: "(Israel) may succeed in achieving some goals, but on the other hand, the resistance and popular rejection of its plans are still present, and this means that Israel realizes its inability to achieve its goals completely and strategically, but it may achieve interim goals related to certain circumstances and can to change according to those circumstances.
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