Israel’s Eyes on the North, Six Months After Start of War

Stand for Israel  |  April 8, 2024

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Soldiers during an Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip on December 28, 2023. (Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

It’s been six months since Hamas attacked on October 7. It’s been six months of a brutal and long war. And it still isn’t over.

Israel just pulled troops out of the ground operation in southern Gaza, and now the army is shifting its focus to the northern border with Lebanon, leaving many wondering what will happen next, reports The Jerusalem Post:

Israel’s eyes are now on the northern border, a place where the tensions and attacks have been simmering. As the war in Gaza became more visible, tangible, and quantifiable, the concerns of many began to shift northward, with an eye to Hezbollah in Lebanon and further east to its proxy patron, Iran.

While our attention was understandably split, the IDF withdrew its largest battalion from the Gaza Strip. The move, and lack of immediate explanation by the military, sparked a sense of unease and fear among Israelis, for two reasons: They see the Gaza operation as incomplete, and fear that troops are being taken out of the enclave because the “real” war is about to break in the North.

In reality, however, the IDF had announced that it concluded the active invasion stage of the war – for now. This does not mean that a future new invasion of Rafah in deep southern Gaza is off the table…

Whether you support the operation’s continuation to “completion,” however that is interpreted, or you demand an immediate ceasefire, the nuance relating to the military’s actions is critical.

Read the full article from The Jerusalem Post here.

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