Longstanding Peace in Gaza Couldn't Be Achieved Through Economic Development

Oct 01, 2023 11:48 am
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This article discusses the day-to-day clashes that have been taking place along Gaza's eastern borders for the past two weeks. According to the author, recent days have seen intensive contact between Hamas and Israel via the United States of America, Egypt, and Qatar to de-escalate the situation.

The writer suggests that the events along the borders are linked to Hamas's attempt to solidify its position in the Palestinian arena and its demands from Qatar and the Israeli occupation. They are seeking a complete transfer of Qatari aid and an increase in the number of workers allowed to work in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The writer views this as a maneuver by Hamas, which understood the political crisis of Netanyahu's government and took advantage of its inability to engage in military escalation at the moment. Additionally, improving the economic situation has not deterred Hamas from continuing its resistance.

One of the facilitations being discussed is the increase in the number of Gaza workers allowed to work in the occupied territories to 20,000 workers. This is aimed at improving the lives of Gaza residents and putting pressure on Hamas to avoid violating the ceasefire. However, despite the fact that Gaza is losing around 10 million shekels a day since the entry of workers was halted, they have not backed down yet.