According to a media report, Israeli soldiers have raised their flags on the coast of the Gaza Strip: an ancient symbol of occupying a territory. The footage of the flag-raising ceremony is largely seen as a provocation by Palestinians. The propaganda war continues, the situation remains serious.
An Israeli media reported that Israeli flags were “proudly waving off the coast of Gaza”: a traditional sign of occupying a foreign territory or claiming it for one’s country with symbolic significance. A video is also circulating on social networks, showing a flag-raising ceremony on a beach in Gaza, in which an Israeli soldier says: “We are fighting for the land of Israel, this is our land. And this is victory, we returned to our country.”
The other side sees this as a big provocation. It is no secret that there are forces in Israel that want to integrate the entire Gaza Strip into the state – and there is likewise considerable enthusiasm on the “Palestinian” side.
The war and propaganda continues
Meanwhile, the advance of Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip, especially Gaza City, continues unabated. Just as there is a propaganda war from both sides, as happens in such conflicts. After the Western mainstream has mindlessly spread the fairy tales of the terrorist organization Hamas several times (for example in the alleged attacks on a hospital and an ambulance), it has already become clear that Israel appears to be the inferior in this propaganda war. It happens.
Israel is once again on target in the media. While the Palestinian side accuses Israel of targeted attacks on hospitals and civilians in Gaza, Israel says Hamas has tunnels under hospitals where weapons are stored. There is also the headquarters of Hamas in the basement of Al Shifa Hospital, which is said to be attacked last night. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Hamas for the dead civilians: the terrorist organization prevents them from escaping to safe areas and uses civilians as “human shields”. Hamas rejects this allegation.
The question arises what will happen next. Israeli troops are likely to capture large areas. Similarly, capture the northern part of Gaza Strip. Israeli politicians have already made clear that they want the area to be populated by Jewish settlers. However, this also leads to allegations from the opposition that they are planning “ethnic cleansing”.
The situation remains serious. More importantly, however, is where Israeli troops should go if they expel all residents of the Gaza Strip southwards. Will they eventually be forced to storm the Egyptian border?