“Operation Al-Aqsa Flood” revealed the true criminal nature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his aggressive stance against peace and stability in the entire Middle East region. His consistent policies aimed at further destabilizing the region and undermining security have become evident. The bloodshed in his war on Gaza is a stark example of this. Human history has rarely witnessed such genocidal campaigns, yet he managed to rally major nations to his side, leading them to abandon their principles to support and sympathize with his state.
This man, who leads the Israeli Likud Party, simultaneously holds the record for the longest-serving Prime Minister in Israel’s history, with over 15 years in office. He first assumed the position between 1996 and 1999, then held it from 2009 to 2021, and returned to it on December 29, 2022.
Netanyahu is known for his hardline and racist stance, which is evident through the massacres and criminal acts committed against innocent civilians in occupied Palestine. This has become apparent in the ongoing war on Gaza, with indications of further escalation, as there seems to be no prospects for ending this war or any successful humanitarian initiatives or goals.
It should be noted that Netanyahu is trying to act indifferently towards the political and popular campaign targeting him and the policies he follows, even if it leads to his trial. It’s noteworthy that there is an increasing public anger rejecting his decisions, especially concerning the attack on Gaza, given the large number of Israeli hostages whose fate remains unknown and who face the possibility of harm or even death as a result of this attack, especially since he hasn’t made any effort to secure their release or take care of their destiny.
Furthermore, the escalating criticism directed at him and his government has forced him to apologize to the security officials after accusing them of failure in a social media post regarding the lack of warning about the attack launched by Hamas. However, he later deleted the post and reaffirmed his full support for Israeli security leaders. It was revealed that his wife, Sara, was behind Netanyahu’s initial tweet.
What’s remarkable is that the newspaper “Haaretz” considered Netanyahu’s blaming of the security officials for what happened on October 7th as a declaration of war against Israel itself, not just Gaza. The newspaper believes that Netanyahu is no longer fit to govern Israel and cannot remain in office for even one more day; he must depart immediately. Additionally, leading international and American newspapers, in particular, have raised questions about what this war has achieved since its inception. They cast doubt on Israel’s ability to achieve Netanyahu’s goal. Moreover, voices of criticism against him from various levels within Israeli society have grown, labeling his government as a “government of shame.” Some have called on Israel to consider releasing all 6,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the return of all Israeli captives in Gaza.
All of these factors confirm that the role of the Israeli Prime Minister is now in jeopardy. This means that the upcoming phase following the war in Gaza will be significantly different from the current situation. Netanyahu’s exit from the Israeli political scene would have positive implications for the situation in the Arab region, the peace process, and consequently, Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab relations. Through the positive atmosphere that could develop, the Palestinian people may have their rights recognized, especially as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is expected to play a crucial role in this regard. Saudi Arabia is a supporter of the peace principle based on Arab and Islamic interests as a priority and is actively working in various ways to defuse the tensions in the region for the advancement of Arab nations and their people, above all else.