After repeated warnings from countries in the region to Israel against any attempt to displace the population of the Gaza Strip, the United States has also begun to exert pressure on Israel, demanding that it pay greater attention to protecting civilians and minimizing damage to infrastructure, if it launches an offensive in southern Gaza to avoid further displacement that will be difficult for humanitarian efforts to counter.
The American vision sent by the White House administration to the Israeli government sets red lines for the Israeli military operation in the southern Gaza Strip:
- The first condition is to stop the displacement of Palestinians and to protect civilians in the southern Gaza Strip, namely Khan Yunis and Rafah.
- Second: Avoid casualties, including civilians, during the continuation of the military operation in the Gaza Strip after the end of the truce.
- Third: The United States warns Israel not to approach safe places in the southern Gaza Strip, such as hospitals, schools, and all sites where Palestinians have sought refuge from the northern Gaza Strip, as well as to keep aid from entering through Rafah, which is not part of the truce, according to the White House.
The United States' plans to operate an airlift to deliver aid to the Gaza Strip through Sinai to avoid any humanitarian catastrophe as winter approaches, remain a pressure card thrown into the arms of the Israeli government to think carefully about putting an end to this escalation in Gaza in order to spare the blood of innocent people.
Will Israel bow to calls and warnings of the forced displacement of Gazans? Or will it proceed with its military plan once the truce ends?
Speaking to the newsroom on Sky News Arabia, Emad Gad, advisor to the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, said:
- The events between Israel and Hamas, including the exchange of prisoners and hostages, and the temporary truce, are the result of external and internal pressures on the Israeli scene at the same time.
- Some of the positions that supported Israeli military action changed, including the American position.
- The dangers remain despite the truce, especially in the face of Israel's insistence on exploiting everything available to achieve its goals of war.
- Record the absence of a vital American administration capable of acting and influencing the course of events.
- It is in the interest of the United States and the countries of the region not to resume fighting.
- Demanding that the United States develop a vision similar to that set by former US President Bill Clinton at Camp David 2 in 2000.
- Placing Gaza under an interim international administration.
- The disarmament of Hamas is within the timetable that defines the two-state solution.
- Washington has a historic role in resolving issues in the Middle East.
- Fear that the war will expand into a regional war and change the data from a border conflict to an existential conflict.
- The urgent need for a political role that puts forward positive and effective ideas.
Former U.S. diplomat Lincoln Bloomfield said:
- Israel was subjected to unexpected psychological trauma, which caused it all this destruction in the Strip.
- The need for a great strategic vision after Israel takes over the hostages to ensure that there is no return to military action again.
- Although Washington has a strategic vision, its main concern is how to calm Israel and stop the conflict.
- Israel's truce depends on how much support it receives from Washington.
- President Biden can develop a broad strategic plan by assuring security for Israel.
- The need for the United States to act to reduce casualties among Palestinians.
- Hamas was the reason Israel launched war in the Strip.
- The need for the US administration to ensure calm between the two parties.