| 4 December 2023, Monday |

Has Russia entangled America in Israeli conflict’s quagmire in Gaza?

Amid the conflict, bombardment, destruction, and the crimes committed in Israel’s relentless war on Gaza, in the eyes of the international community, which has yet to reach a ceasefire agreement, there is a focus on analyses and speculations about what is happening in Gaza. Discussions revolve around what Hamas accomplished on October 7 and the harsh lesson it taught Israel.

Behind the political scenes, it is rumored that “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ was carefully planned and executed with a high level of professionalism. Regardless of whether this operation originated from a Palestinian decision, some experts and observers argue that, contrary to the initial reports, the decision was Russian. This has raised eyebrows and left many wondering whether Russia was indeed behind “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’.

Observers via “Sawt Beirut International” suggest that even if the decision was Russian, the operation was carried out by Palestinians who have the right to defend their occupied land. They are the ones risking their lives today in defense of their cause, while their land is being destroyed, and their people are being displaced.

As for whether Russia truly stands behind “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’, experts say, “In politics, there is nothing surprising about it.” Russia is a major power capable of altering the dynamics, just like the United States. Russia may view America’s support for Ukraine in cooperation with the European Union as a move that has entangled Russia in the Ukrainian quagmire. Russia has been unable to resolve the situation militarily in Ukraine up to this point, which represents a significant drain on Russia’s military and economic capabilities.

The experts add, “If we look at the rush of the United States, Germany, and Britain to provide absolute support to Israel from the very first day of the ‘Aqsa Tempest’ operation, we find that these are the same countries that support Ukraine in its confrontation with Russia. Here, Russia may have considered that it is capable of creating another front to divert America’s attention from the Ukrainian front and engage it in an open battle on multiple fronts, such as the southern front in Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, and Syria. All of these fronts are prone to ignite at any moment. In other words, Russia wanted to convey that Ukraine is equivalent to Israel. We must not forget that Russia supports the Axis of Resistance and supplies it with weapons, including Russian-made Kornet missiles.”

  • Sawt Beirut International