The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) believe they have found a strategy to defeat Hamas in Gaza City, where the central command and logistical and organizational heart of the militant group are located. As a result, the IDF has launched a siege of the city, dividing it into North Gaza and South Gaza. Their objective is to destroy Hamas completely.
The IDF is carrying out an urban war to create various nuclei in the city and constantly raid Hamas’ tunnel and subway system. There is an emphasis on accelerating the exodus of the city’s civilian population, with more than 2/3 of Gaza City’s population already moving to different camps in the South.
These developments show that Hamas faces complete intelligence about their activities while their infrastructure is being dismantled by the Defense Forces. The IDF’s goal is clear and within sight: to destroy Hamas once and for all.
Meanwhile, tensions between Israel and Iran continue to escalate after attacks on American bases in the region prompted a U.S. response that included more than 30 missiles against units of Iranian Revolutionary Islamic Guard deployed in Syria and Iraq. The Pentagon attempted to deter these actions but was unsuccessful as Ayatollah Ali Khamenei launched more attacks, further weakening U.S.’ geopolitical standing in the region.
The Iranian regime knows that it can act aggressively because they see weaknesses in U.S.’ leadership, charisma, and decisiveness. As a result, Iran has become increasingly aggressive even launching its own nuclear missiles into neighboring countries, putting them at risk for war with global implications.
In contrast, Israel seems to be executing an effective strategy against Hamas after experiencing a strategic defeat last October