Netanyahu And Gaza.
When I think of the Netanyahu government, I think of missed opportunities and of his previous term in office which resulted in less than nothing happening.
Netanyahu has always struck me as a rather incomplete politician, seemingly smooth on the surface, but riddled with indecision, political incompetence and the need to seem like a strongman.
I suppose that better explains the recent incursions into Gaza, because I can’t think of any meaningful reason why they should occur.
Firstly, they don’t stop the missiles.
Secondly, they normally lead to wasted deaths, Palestinian civilians, Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers.
Thirdly, they only achieve the goal of stirring the pot, nothing more, except possibly providing Hamas with more opportunities to fire missiles at Israeli civilians.
Fourthly, Hamas loved these nonsensical incursions as they provide plenty of propaganda and bolster support for Hamas, but don’t do much more.
All in all negative and unproductive, which seems to me to sum up Netanyahu’s achievements.