West News Wire: On International Quds Day, large-scale anti-Israel protests take place all around the world. On the final Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of Iran, established the day of solidarity with Palestine.
Israeli colonialism is coming under increasing attack, most noticeably in the past year from the occupied West Bank.
The days when Israeli army could freely assault West Bank towns and villages and rout the local Palestinian population are long gone.
Today, freshly organized armed resistance groups led by West Bank youngsters are changing the dynamic and engaging Israel’s occupation forces head-on.
They are carrying out armed reprisal actions against the regime’s occupation, notably at the numerous military checkpoints it has erected throughout the West Bank. Tel Aviv, in the center of the seized territory, has been hit by these punitive actions.
Additionally, they are resisting the regime’s nearly daily dawn invasions of Palestinian towns and villages. Instead, young kids are engaging in armed battles with special forces that typically last several hours.
The high number of Palestinian deaths is explained by their refusal to give up. So far this year, Israeli forces have killed about 100 Palestinians.
It makes sense that Israel would want to deal with the West Bank resistance by establishing a “National Guard” a group that some have criticized as a settler militia. That is how Israeli media characterized a picture of a meeting between Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of the Hamas political bureau, and Sayyad Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, that was published on April 9, 2023.
In view of Israel’s recent acts of terrorism at the al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied city of al-Quds (Jerusalem), the two leaders met on Saturday in Beirut to discuss “the readiness of the axis of resistance” and to further advance their cooperation.
The security apparatus of the Zionist state will be extremely concerned about the meeting between the Hamas movement and Hezbollah from Lebanon to improve and expand their cooperation.
Palestinian refugee camps in Southern Lebanon and the Gaza Strip launched a barrage of missiles in retaliation to Israel’s desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque (Islam’s third holiest site) indicated one key element:
In response, the regime carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip for one night and attacked fields in Lebanon. It took care not to kill anyone in each of the attacks because it cannot afford to engage in a protracted confrontation with the Palestinian resistance.
Additionally, it is unable to start a conflict with Hezbollah because it is well aware of the resistance group’s arsenal, which includes precise missiles that are capable of striking targets deep inside all of the occupied territories, including Israel’s Dimona nuclear weapons complex.
The Gaza Strip fits into the same category. In the blockaded coastal enclave, Israel cannot afford a fight with the Palestinian resistance because it is armed with rockets that may destroy critical Israeli infrastructure and degrade the government.
Israel is unable to launch a war in order to deflect attention from the internal crisis the entity is experiencing as a result of the resistance’s powerfully increasing positions in Gaza and Lebanon.
Israelis have protested in large numbers against the new coalition’s plans to reform the so-called judicial system of the dictatorship.
In opposition to the policies that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ultra-orthodox and fascist government has proposed, hundreds of thousands of Israelis have come to the streets and engaged in street combat with police.
Netanyahu’s cabinet was obliged to postpone the plans for a month due to the intensity of the conflict within Israel and threats of a “civil war” from the regime’s President and other leaders.
He is, however, stuck between a rock and a hard place, as the English say.
If Netanyahu abandons his reform proposals, he may be imprisoned on corruption charges and his shaky coalition may break up, which would terminate his majority in the Israeli Knesset.
Another record-breaking fifth election in less than five years would follow in that case. In its 75-year occupation of Palestine, the entity has never experienced such internal strife. Netanyahu must, however, do everything is takes to maintain his cabinet. This explains why, in a last-ditch effort to placate the settlers, savage attackers stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque and terrorized innocent worshipers.
Video of the occupation army ruthlessly attacking men and women within the al-Aqsa Mosque is the one thing that makes settlers grin. But once more, this has consequences that Israel will soon have to deal with.
Almost all of the regime’s military formations and units withdrew from necessary training due to divisions over Netanyahu’s intentions to revamp the court, which Israeli military leaders claim poses a direct threat to the continuation of the occupation.
The United States has lost its influence in West Asia, as evidenced by the recent detente between Iran and Saudi Arabia as well as the progressive restoration of connections between Syria and the Arab world, which is another big setback for Israel, which is its staunchest supporter.
In a sign of how developments are quickly changing in West Asia, a Saudi delegation travelled to the Yemeni capital Sana’a for talks with the head of the popular Houthis revolution, not the other way round.
Two decades earlier, when Washington dominated the region, this was not the case. The nations of West Asia themselves are now beginning to feel that effect.
Along with that, the U.S. has been obliged to break a decades-old tradition by no longer inviting a new Israeli Prime Minister to the White House within two or three months due to the fascist terminology being publicly broadcast by the minister in Netanyahu’s cabinet.
Netanyahu, who retook office in January, is still awaiting a meeting request from President Joe Biden. He might even have to wait longer.
The relationship between the current White House and the Israeli occupation is tight, as evidenced on March 28 when President Biden emphasized he would not be inviting the Israeli prime minister to Washington “in the near term”. In response, Netanyahu openly retaliated against the president.
But it all starts with the local native population.
Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria, noted on Sunday that the persistence of the Palestinian people has brought the occupying administration dangerously close to disintegrating.
Israel has never been in such a precarious position as it is right now, dealing with several internal issues, regional developments, and pressure from the international community while pushing through with its blatantly racist program.