Former Israeli PM: Hamas is far from collapsing

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. (Photo: Twitter/X)
TEL AVIV – Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak believes that the Hamas movement is far from collapsing in the southern Gaza Strip and notes that the movement still retains its capabilities in the north.اضافة اعلان

As reported by Khaberni, Barak stated in an article published by "Haaretz" newspaper on Tuesday, "After about two months of war, Israel is approaching a decisive crossroads. The forces have made significant gains in the north of the Gaza Strip, but Hamas is far from collapsing in the south of Gaza and still retains its capabilities in the north as well."

He added, "If we want to stay in our harsh environment, completing the task of dismantling Hamas's military and governmental capabilities is of utmost importance. Even in the face of external pressures, it will take months, and perhaps more, to achieve that."

However, Barak warned that international support for the war "is quickly running out, and tensions behind closed doors may escalate, including with the United States."

He said, "It is the responsibility of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to synchronize these critical hours and get the necessary time, but he has failed in this mission, so we are at a decisive crossroads."

He added, "Netanyahu ignores the fact that the relationship of trust with the White House is of utmost importance for Israel to achieve its goals."

He explained that "Netanyahu's failure in leading the war lies in his denial of the understanding that in this situation, victory cannot be achieved without a clear position on the day after (the war) and a plan to implement that vision."

He concluded, "Certainly, anyone who knows Netanyahu and observes him today has serious doubts about his competence to lead such a complex campaign. His supporters should also stop for a moment to think; is he really up to this task?"

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