Israel-Palestinians Conflict: November 20. 2012 – News n Analysis by Dr. Raj Baldev, Cosmo Theorist, on the issue why Israel has held on ground operation on the Gaza Strip? What would be your message for Palestinians?
The Israeli Govt., composed of a group of nine key ministers of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,have decided not to give an effect to the ground operation for the time being so as to give reasonable time to the Egyptian-led-truce talk.
Israeli Govt. principally believe in peace and is opposed to unnecessary conflict, battle or war. If the truce can take place in the right spirit, I believe their Govt. would lend every support to help establish peace on both sides.
The Israeli ministers, in fact, discussed in length the state of the diplomacy as well as military operation, and to give preference to peace, they decided to have a temporary hold on the ground invasion; it is a good chance given to the diplomacy, who have been urging to establish peace. This hold on has proved that Israel is indeed a peace loving nation.”
The Israel’s viewpoint which they decided in late night – in their words:
“A decision was taken that for the time being there is a temporary hold on the ground incursion to give diplomacy a chance to succeed.”’
An Egyptian plan for cease fire is going on and in this connection, indirect negotiations are also taking place in Cairo between Israel and a Hamas as the first step.
In the morning, even Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a concrete talk with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.
The Prime Minister told the German Minister that Israel was looking to secure a “long-term” agreement to ensure that rockets were not smuggled into the Hamas-run territory for eventual use against Israel. He said:
“I believe that Germany can play a positive role in finding a solution to the conflict based on a long-term arrangement that ensures that such weapons do not again enter the Gaza Strip.”
“I prefer a diplomatic solution,” he added. “I hope that we can achieve such a solution, and if not, we have the full right to defend ourselves with other means and we shall use them.”‘
UN chief Ban Ki-moon, who is currently in Cairo, is also scheduled to meet Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday, and Netanyahu and others on Wednesday.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is also to reach Cairo and she shall meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday morning.
In my analytic view and also being a humble Chairman of National Integration Assembly (NIA), World Peace Mission Body, I would like to say that it is a golden opportunity for Palestinians to come to reasonable peace terms suitable to for both sides.
If they fail it shall be a blunder on their part, the escalation could be beyond one’s guess.
The Israeli Parliament has already authorized its Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee to accord permission to Defence Minister Ehud Barak to call up 75,000 Army Reservists, which issue is already approved by their cabinet.
So much so to meet the developing situation, out of 30,000 reservists 16,000 were mobilized by the end of the week as per the previous authorization.
In short, Palestinians should try to be reasonable to their own people, don’t push in the risk of massive death tragedy and should seek for peace beneficial for both countries.