Hamas’ invasion of Israel was the largest military operation ever undertaken by a terrorist organization against a Jewish state. This attack was planned months ago by the Hamas terrorist group in Tehran, where most of the money used to train and arm the fighters came from.
Hamas is not a “freedom fighting” group. Anyone who calls it that should have their heads examined. The terrorists have kidnapped and held dozens of innocent civilians – infants, elderly people, women – somewhere in Gaza. While the IDF tries to repel the terrorists that have infiltrated seven different areas of Israel’s South, it must also prepare for a possible Hezbollah assault in the North.
Israel and Hezbollah have already exchanged artillery, while the terrorists’ masters in Tehran have praised Hamas for its attack.
Hezbollah could join Hamas to attack Israel in the North, while the IDF occupies the South.
Sarit Zehavi is the founder of Alma Center in Israel, a research center dedicated to understanding the national security situation. He told the Washington Examiner there was a possibility that Hezbollah would attack Israel soon, as the focus was on the southern part of the country.
It’s up to Hezbollah whether they want to join or not. “I believe that this decision has not been made, which is why we are not yet there, but we may not be that far away,” she said. “Here in Israel, we are preparing ourselves for a scenario of war from the north, because we know that it is in the interests of Iran and Hezbollah if the Israeli-Lebanese borders escalate. We can see that what’s happening in the south is part of a larger plan to attack Israel, weaken Israel on multiple fronts and this is probably what the Iranians are now trying to create.”
Iran’s motivations are very clear. The Iranians want to stop the peace movement between Israel and its Arab neighbors that Donald Trump started. Tehran, quite correctly, sees peace as a loss of massive influence for Iran.
The Abraham Accords (a series of normalization deals between Israel and a number of Arab states) have brought a new wind of change to the Middle East. This is a threat to Iran, in particular, as it threatens the power dynamics that are currently in place. Iran, recognizing the potential Israeli-Saudi deal as a direct threat to its hegemonic goals, made the brave decision to mobilize its terror proxy in Gaza.
The Hamas invasion and the possible Hezbollah attack show that Iran might see a coordinated strike by their proxy forces as the only option to prevent Israel from achieving something that was unthinkable just a few decades back: Peace between Arabs and Israelis. The Arab street could prevent their governments from reaching peace if they can provoke Israel into a bloody response. The Arab mob is not pacified by seeing a lot of dead Palestinians in the news.
Was it just a coincidence Biden gave Iran billions in the last few months, leading to Hamas’ audacious attack?
The Biden administration’s approach toward Iran has complicated the situation. The administration’s attempts to reintegrate Iran into the international political system through a renewed nuke deal are a grave strategic mistake despite the obvious evidence of Iran’s malicious intent. This approach ignores not only the security concerns that U.S. Allies in the Middle East have, like Israel, but it also strengthens a terrorist-supporting regime.
Israel’s reaction to these attacks will not be like anything else. Joe Biden and other members of the American left will no doubt be thinking about ways to criticize Israel’s “disproportionate response” to these attacks. When the crackdown against Hamas begins, the criticism in the West will be unprecedented.
You have to ask yourself if Israel is going to punish Iran for this attack directly. Maybe Prime Minister Netanyahu will take this opportunity to destroy Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.
Iran cannot claim that it was not warned if it does.