“…The Israel government’s actions seem less like a targeted campaign against Hamas and more like an attack on Gaza and anyone who lives there…
“Right now, the Biden administration should clearly state that Israel needs to defend itself and dismantle Hamas — in ways that try to minimize the suffering of Palestinian people as much as possible. And in the next few weeks, the Biden administration should articulate a broader policy vision for Israel and the Palestinian territories, one rooted in what’s best for Israelis and Palestinians, not grounded in Biden’s relationships with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders or anger at Hamas. The goal is a Middle East where Hamas has no power, but everyday Palestinians do, where Israeli civilians and Palestinian ones are safe and secure.
“’Israel has a right to defend itself’ is not a vision or a policy. We should come up with one — immediately.”
Qs: Is permanent removal of part of Gaza’s population part of internal discussions guiding the Israeli government’s operation to destroy Hamas? If so, what % of the population? What parts of Gaza need to be destroyed for Israel to achieve such an objective while reducing the likelihood of attacks from there in the future?