Safadi exposes disturbing Israeli Strategy: systemically emptying Gaza

Foreign Minister Ayman Al-Safadi. (File photo: Jordan News)
DOHA Foreign Minister Ayman Al-Safadi stated on Sunday that the number of victims from the Israeli war on Gaza is increasing day by day. He mentioned not only the killing of innocent people and the destruction of their livelihoods but also a systematic effort to empty Gaza of its people.اضافة اعلان

Safadi expressed concern about the Israeli policy in the northern Gaza Strip, aiming to expel residents as part of a systematic strategy defended by Israeli government members such as Ben Gvir, Smotrich, and others who openly express their desire to eliminate Palestinians.

At the Doha Forum, titled "What Now for the Middle East," Safadi emphasized that the Israeli goal extends beyond "getting rid of Hamas" to create a new, destructive reality on the ground. 

He lamented the lack of international intervention to end what he defined as a war falling within the legal definition of genocide.

Safadi highlighted disappointment over the vetoed Security Council resolution for a humanitarian ceasefire and stressed priorities, including stopping aggression, providing humanitarian supplies to all parts of Gaza, and ensuring the protection of civilians.

He underlined the historical context of the conflict and pointed out disagreements with the United States on stopping Israeli atrocities, stating that Israel defies international law and institutions.

Regarding Israel's ability to declare victory in Gaza, Safadi doubted its success, calling the ongoing war a strategic defeat and expressing frustration that the world allows Israel to continue killing innocent people.

Responding to Arab efforts to influence Washington, Safadi urged the cessation of war and aggression, emphasizing the risk of conflict escalation. 

He questioned discussing the structure in Gaza post-war while the Israeli government defies the international community.

Safadi reiterated opposition to Israel going beyond Palestinian rights for its peace and emphasized the centrality of the Palestine issue in the region. He argued that peace is impossible unless the occupation ends, criticizing the increase in West Bank settlements and the impact on the Palestinian economy.

On the sidelines, Safadi discussed the Israeli war on Gaza with Algeria's Foreign Minister and met with the CEO of the International Crisis Group and the Australian Assistant Foreign Minister to address efforts to stop the conflict. He stressed the need for Israel to adhere to international law and humanitarian principles, calling for the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza.