Gaza War: Two State Solution, Trump Plan „Deal of the Century“ or Friedman Plan as One State Solution like Puerto Rico

Gaza War: Two State Solution, Trump Plan „Deal of the Century“ or Friedman Plan as One State Solution like Puerto Rico

The international community, including the Biden administration wants as long term goal a two state solution. Iran, Hisbollah, the Houthis nand Hamas reject it and the Knesset also rejected it with 99 of 120 votes- means Not only Netanjahu, Ben Gvir and Smotrich reject it, but also Gantz, Liebermann and Lapid—with the exception of the Mapai/Labour Party and the Israeli Arabs. Can there be any solution facing such extreme different positions or only Victory Israel? After Biden and Gantz demanded  a postwar plan, Netanjahu published a “plan”. What is the content? Former German NATO- General Domroese compared it to the post war order of the Allied in German after WW 2. Others think this plan was not realistic, whole other expert think Netanjahu´s plan just wants to buy time and that the plan is that there is no plan except to prevent a two state solution.

However, there is now speculation and talk about a Freidman plan (one state solution , Palestinians having no voting right like in Puerto Rico)  which should replace trump´s deal of the Century with its  2 state solution:

 It’s time to make Judea and Samaria great again – opinion

Unlike the “Deal of a Century” promoted by Trump, Friedman’s plan rejects Palestinian statehood. He argued that after October 7, giving Palestinian Arabs a sovereign state would reward terrorism.

By TULY WEISZMARCH 7, 2024 05:39

 THE WRITER stands with former US ambassador to Israel David Friedman at the annual conference of the National Religious Broadcasters, last month in Nashville. (photo credit: ISRAEL365)

THE WRITER stands with former US ambassador to Israel David Friedman at the annual conference of the National Religious Broadcasters, last month in Nashville.(photo credit: ISRAEL365)

A little over a week ago, a resounding call to strengthen Israel’s Biblical heartland went forth from the American heartland. National Religious Broadcasters, representing over 1,100 member organizations, gathered last month for their annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee. While always pro-Israel, this year NRB sharpened its message on account of the war: Israel is God’s land, and the Jewish people must keep it all.

With 5,000 attendees, the NRB convention is America’s largest gathering of faith-based communicators. Many programs and panels were dedicated to the Hamas war and featured Israeli speakers. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a video message and Tourism Minister Chaim Katz and MK Ohad Tal spoke at different sessions. Two of the largest Israel events at the NRB centered around the importance of Judea and Samaria.

Appalled at the dramatic increase in media bias against Israel, National Religious Broadcasters took a leading role in countering the false, anti-religious narrative. NRB president and CEO Troy Miller adopted the Accuracy in Media Biblical Heartland Resolution drafted by the Israel Allies Foundation and Israel365, the organization I founded. The resolution states that “NRB opposes using the erroneous term ‘West Bank’ to describe the Biblical heartland of Israel and calls on its members to refer to the region by its historic name of Judea and Samaria.”

Liberal media often adopt hostile rhetoric and misleading terminology to craftily deny Jewish legitimacy to their land. There is no more egregious example than Israel’s heartland that is often called “occupied territory” or the “West Bank,” but which Israel refers to as “Judea and Samaria.” The NRB’s adoption of the Accuracy in Media Biblical Heartland Resolution demonstrates a commitment by American religious broadcasters to Israeli sovereignty over the land God promised to the Jewish people. Israeli sovereignty is not a question of politics, but a matter of faith.

A new movement to uphold the land

The efforts to uphold Israel’s right to the entire Land of Israel continued with the launch of Keep God’s Land, a new movement of Christians and Jews on behalf of Judea and Samaria. Prominent politicians, rabbis, pastors, and media personalities addressed the attendees alongside the keynote address by former US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.

FOR THE first time, Friedman publicly presented an alternative to the two-state solution that the White House has championed despite Israel’s opposition. Israel’s government has made it crystal clear that after October 7, rather than a solution, Palestinian statehood is a delusion. Israel’s cabinet rejected Palestinian statehood unanimously and in a wider vote; some 99 Knesset members did the same. 

Yet even Israel’s most loyal allies, including influential Republican leaders, have repeatedly stated their support for a two-state solution because of a lack of other options. After all, who doesn’t want a solution to a seemingly endless and bloody conflict? This is why the “Friedman Plan for Lasting Peace” is so significant.

Unlike the previous “Deal of a Century” promoted by the Trump administration, Friedman’s plan rejects Palestinian statehood. He argued that after October 7, giving Palestinian Arabs a sovereign state would reward terrorism, and called for Israeli sovereignty throughout Judea and Samaria’s areas A, B, and C. (A is under full Palestinian Authority control, C is under full Israeli control, and B is militarily controlled by Israel and civilly controlled for Palestinians by the PA.) The former US ambassador proceeded to outline the biblical, historical and legal basis for his plan.

Friedman explained that Arabs would have limited voting rights so as not to overrun Israel demographically. “There is enough room in the world for one Jewish state,” he said. His out-of-the-box solution for limited voting rights is not without precedent. The ambassador explained that the United States controls several territories such as Puerto Rico, whose residents enjoy legal rights but not the right to vote in federal elections.

The significance of Friedman’s peace plan was not only in substance but in its context, coming right before the NRB’s Presidential Forum featuring former President Donald Trump. The currently leading Republican candidate dedicated a significant portion of his address touting his accomplishments on behalf of Israel, to rousing applause and standing ovations.

Although America’s most prominent pastors and Conservative media leaders were present, former President Trump called just one person out of the massive crowd to join him on stage: his long-time attorney and former ambassador. Friedman walked up the steps and shared heartfelt and personal remarks on behalf of the Israeli hostages, showing Trump and the more than 2,000 audience members the dog tags around his neck.

Will the Friedman plan for Judea and Samaria become policy in a Trump second term? Many of the broadcasters at the NRB were wondering exactly that. Trump’s invitation to his former ambassador to join him onstage in front of such a large and influential audience is a strong signal that Friedman could once again occupy a key position with policy-making influence, should his old boss win reelection in November.

Between the NRB adopting the Accuracy in Media Biblical Heartland Resolution and the presentation of the Friedman “Plan for Lasting Peace” at the Keep God’s Land launch event, it is clear that Christian media is deeply committed to Judea and Samaria. The message that emerged from Nashville is that many Americans are ready to make Judea and Samaria great again.

The writer is the founder of Israel365 and editor of The Israel Bible, which are both dedicated to strengthening relationships between Jews and Christians in support of Israel. He also serves on the leadership committee of www.KeepGodsLand.com.

It’s time to make Judea and Samaria great again – opinion – The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)

South Africa charged Israel at the ICJ of “genocide”. According to the Hamas “health ministry” 29000 Gaza Palestinians have been killed by the IDF- which cannot be called a “genocide”. However, as the war is fought on a tiny stake with no exit opportunities and no humanitarian aid, the international communities fears mass starvation of the Gaza civilians, enormous causalities and a mass slaughter. Is there any possibility to prevent such an outcome? It looks like that Biden after the UN spoke of a humanitarian catastrophe, mass chaos with deads around aid delivery trucks, marginal airdrop which also caused more chaos, wants to prevent mass starvation, mass slaughter and allegations of assictance or support of a “genocide”.

“US military to build emergency port on Gaza shore to offset hunger crisis

“The aid flowing into Gaza is nowhere near enough and nowhere near fast enough,” US officials said.

By TOVAH LAZAROFFMARCH 7, 2024 19:06Updated: MARCH 7, 2024 20:59

 Israeli flags at the beach in the northern Gaza Strip, during an Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip, November 16, 2023.  (photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)
Israeli flags at the beach in the northern Gaza Strip, during an Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip, November 16, 2023.(photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)

The United States military plans to build an emergency port off the Gaza coast to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the 2.3 million Palestinians in Gaza and help alleviate the hunger crisis in the enclave.

The port “can receive large ships carrying food, water medicine, and temporary shelters,” top US officials told reporters in a background briefing.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government welcomed news of the plan, an Israeli official said, while others in the Defense Minster expressed surprise.

US President Joe Biden is expected to announce the initiative during his annual State of the Union speech on his domestic and foreign policy.  

Biden faces pressure to help those in Gaza

It comes as Biden’s re-election campaign for the White House is kicking into full gears and as he is under pressure to do more to help Palestinians in Gaza, particularly in light of United Nations reports of hunger and possible starvation in the enclave.

The Biden administration’s decision to jump into hyper gear over humanitarian aid to the enclave was taken as American officials worked with Egypt and Qatar for a hostage deal that would include a six-week pause to the Israel-Hamas war and allow for Palestinians to return to northern Gaza. 

The Biden administration has been blunt in the last week about its frustrations with Israel, charging that the IDF could and should do more to ensure that humanitarian aid is distributed within Gaza, a move that has been complicated by the IDF’s military campaign to destroy Hamas. 

“The aid flowing into Gaza is nowhere near enough and nowhere near fast enough,” US officials told reporters, as they explained that Biden now wanted to take matters into his own hands.

“The President has directed that we look at all options [and] that we do not wait for the Israelis. We are pursuing every channel possible to get assistance into Gaza. So we will do it by air by sea by land however we can get the maximum amount in as possible,” the US officials said.

In his State of the Union address, “The President will make clear … that we all need to do more and that the United States is doing more. We are seeking to use every channel possible to get additional assistance into Gaza,” the officials said.

„This is a moment for American leadership, and we are building a coalition of countries to address this urgent need,” the officials stressed.

They clarified that the plan, which also involved the use of a port in Larnaca, was worked out with Israel, the Cypriots, and other like-minded countries involved in the project.

“Initial shipments will come via Cyprus enabled by the US military and a coalition of partners and allies,” the officials explained.

“The main feature, which is a temporary pier, will provide the capacity for hundreds of additional truckloads of assistance each day. 

The logistical aspect to bring aid into Gaza

“We will coordinate with the Israelis on the security requirements on land and work with the UN and humanitarian NGOs to understand the distribution of assistance within Gaza,” the officials stated. 

They added that the plan did not involve US troops on the ground in Gaza itself, but the officials did not elaborate as to how the US would build an offshore pier and ensure distribution without such a step.

Gaza does not have a port big enough to allow cargo ships to dock, a fact that has complicated the development of maritime routes in the past. Donor countries have been loath to contribute to a permanent port, fearing that it would bombed during a war.

The plan to open a maritime route follows the US military’s initiation last week of an airdrop program of ready-made meals over Gaza. Officials told reporters that together with the UN and Israel, a crossing will be opened directly into the northern part of the enclave through a pilot program that would begin in the coming days. The US will “continue to work to increase the amount of aid flowing through existing border crossings” at Egypt’s Rafah and Israel’s Kerem Shalom.

Israel has also increased the number of trucks traveling into Gaza from Jordan, from 48 trucks a week to 50 or more trucks a day, the officials explained.

“We have and will continue to press Israel to allow more aid into Gaza by land. We believe that land routes can be the most efficient, cost-effective way to get assistance,” the officials said. 

The move is particularly important because the successful distribution of humanitarian assistance in the northern part of the enclave is key to allowing Palestinians to return to that area from the south where they have sought shelter. 

Biden, officials explained, is expected to affirm Israel’s right to self-defense but also stressed that the IDF has a responsibility to protect civilians in Gaza despite the fact that Hamas hides behind and operates among non-combatants.

Hamas has asserted that close to 31,000 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza war, while Israel has stated that over 11,000 of the fatalities have been combatants.

Biden, in his speech, will mention the “horrific” October 7 attack, the officials said, as they referred to the Hamas-led invasion of southern Israel in which 1,200 people were killed and another 253 were seized as hostages.It was that invasion that sparked the IDF’s military campaign in Gaza to destroy Hamas.

The US President is expected to stress the importance of a hostage deal and the return of the remaining 134 captives in Gaza, of which six have dual Israeli-American citizenship. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met on Wednesday with relatives of the hostages, some of whom were invited to attend the State of the Union address.

Yonah Jeremy Bob and Reuters contributed to this report.

US to build emergency port on Gaza shore, increase humanitarian aid – The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)

Biden wants a reformed PA controlling Gaza and the Westbank, while Netanjahu wants to exclude the PLO and Abbas. However, Abbas is a dead man walking and who should replace him? After the PA prime minister retreated, there seem to be successor discussion, but there also ware debates in the secular PLO that Islamists like Hamas and Islamic Jihad could become member of the secular umbrella organization: Wouldn´t change this the former character of the PLO and be the official end of the Oslo Accord, the two state solution and mean a reradicalization of the terrorist and armed struggle of the earlier Fatah and PLO?

After his engagement in Ukraine and Mariupol US urban warfare expert John Spencer (West Point) visited Gaza and analysed the Hamas tunnel system. Spencer comes to the conclusion that the tunnels are designed not for military, but political purposes. Not territorial gains or the conquest of Israel were the purpose, but to engage Israel in a asymmetric fight to exert international pressure that it gives in the political demands of Hamas. The purpose was not “Free Palestine form the river to the Sea”. Is that true? However, if the tunnels are not constructed for the reconquest of Israel, but Hamas, Hisbollah and Iran wanted to destroy the security feeling of the Israelis as a safe haven, terrorize and destabilize the country, drag it an asymetric war with heavy costs and international isolation and pressure, sanctions to divest, etc., that Israelis would leave the country and that the erosion of Israel´s economy and security feeling would lead to the collapse of the “Zionist entity”. In the Tehran Times there were repost about  allegedly 200 000 Israelis who would have left the country. And also bring the rest of the world against “the West” and the USA.

Before the Hamas war in Gaza, Iran and Hisbollah spoke of a final Intifada starting from the Westbank and Lebanon, but then they became silent and then came the surprise attack of Al Aqsa Storm from Gaza. At the moment Iran is also very silent, held its fake elections the main attacks come from the Houthis, but Iran tried to get a naval base in Sudan, but the Rapid Support Force resisted such demands. There are also nearly no news anymore about its nuclear program except in the Tims of Israel. It looks like, that Biden doesn´t  want to risk another conflict with Iran as it be also good propaganda stff in the US elections for Trump who has been relatively silent about the Gaza war, the Middle East and Iran till now. Therefore only a “comprehensive report” about Iran´s uranium enrichm3nt activities is planned.

“US slams Iran for ‘stonewalling’ IAEA probe into unexplained uranium traces

Washington says it will seek a ‘comprehensive report’ on Tehran’s nuclear activities if it won’t cooperate with UN watchdog, then may ‘take appropriate action’

By FRANCOIS MURPHY7 March 2024, 4:08 pm

File: Rafael Grossi (C), director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) opens the IAEA’s Board of Governors meeting at the agency’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria on November 22, 2023. (Joe Klamar / AFP)

VIENNA (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday threatened future action against Iran at the UN nuclear watchdog if Tehran keeps “stonewalling” the watchdog by denying it the cooperation and answers it seeks on issues including long-unexplained uranium traces.

At a quarterly meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35-nation Board of Governors, Washington again told Iran to cooperate with IAEA inspectors who for years have been seeking explanations from Tehran on the origin of uranium particles at undeclared sites.

The US has stopped short, for now, of seeking a resolution against Iran, however. Diplomats have cited the US presidential election in November as a reason Washington has been reluctant to do that. Tehran bristles at such resolutions and often responds by stepping up its activities.

“We believe we have come to the point that we and the broader international community must consider anew how to respond to Iran’s continued stonewalling,” the United States said in a statement to the board meeting. “We cannot allow Iran’s current pattern of behavior to continue.”

It is now more than a year since the last board resolution against Iran, which ordered it to cooperate urgently with the investigation into the particles. Tehran dismissed the resolution as “political” and “anti-Iranian” even though only China and Russia opposed it.

The US and its three top European allies — Britain, France, and Germany — again opted against seeking a resolution against Iran at this week’s meeting but Washington said that if Iran did not provide the necessary cooperation soon, it would act.

“It is our strongly held view that Iran’s continuing lack of credible cooperation provides grounds for pursuing further Board of Governors action, including the possibility of additional resolutions and consideration of whether Iran is once again in noncompliance with its safeguards obligations,” it said.

In 2018 then-president Donald Trump pulled the US out of a 2015 deal under which major powers lifted sanctions against Iran in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear activities. After sanctions were re-imposed, Iran expanded those activities far beyond the deal’s limits.

It is now enriching uranium to up to 60 percent purity, close to the roughly 90% of weapons-grade and far above the deal’s cap of 3.67%. Western powers say there is no credible civil explanation for enriching to that level and the IAEA says no country has done so without producing a nuclear bomb.

Iran says its aims are entirely peaceful and it has the right to enrich to high levels for civil purposes.

The United States said Iran should provide the IAEA with cooperation including access “for the purposes of collecting environmental samples… and it must begin to do so now.”

If it did not, it would ask IAEA chief Rafael Grossi to provide a “comprehensive report” on Iran’s nuclear activities more wide-ranging than his regular quarterly ones, it said.

“Then, based on the content of that report, we will take appropriate action in support of the IAEA and the global nuclear nonproliferation regime,” it added.

US slams Iran for ’stonewalling‘ IAEA probe into unexplained uranium traces | The Times of Israel

While Iran lays back, had its fake elections , the Mullahs are relatively silent like Hisbollah ,while  the Houthis with their attacks on Western ships in the Red Sea are at the moment the most active proxy, but might not be responsible or capable for everything:

“Houthi rebels deny severing three Red Sea underwater cables

Mar 4, 2024 12:21 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Three Red Sea underwater cables providing internet and telecommunications around the world have been cut as the waterway remains a target of Yemen’s Houthi rebels, officials said Monday. Meanwhile, a suspected Houthi attack set a ship ablaze in the Gulf of Aden.

What cut the lines remains unclear. There has been concern about the cables being targeted in the Houthi campaign, which the rebels describe as an effort to pressure Israel to end its war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The Houthis have denied attacking the lines, however.

While global shipping has already been disrupted through the Red Sea, a crucial route for cargo and energy shipments from Asia and the Middle East to Europe, the sabotage of telecommunication lines could further escalate the monthslong crisis.

The cut lines include Asia-Africa-Europe 1, the Europe India Gateway, Seacom and TGN-Gulf, Hong Kong-based HGC Global Communications said. It described the cuts as affecting 25% of the traffic flowing through the Red Sea. It described the Red Sea route as crucial for data moving from Asia to Europe and said it had begun rerouting traffic.

HGC Global Communications described the Seacom-TGN-Gulf line as being two separate cables when it is actually one at the area of the cut, according to Tim Stronge, a subsea cable expert with TeleGeography, a Washington-based telecommunications market research company.

Responding to questions from The Associated Press, Seacom said that “initial testing indicates the affected segment lies within Yemeni maritime jurisdictions in the Southern Red Sea.” It said it was rerouting the traffic it was able to change, though some services were down.

Tata Communications, part of the Indian conglomerate and behind the Seacom-TGN-Gulf line, told the AP it “initiated immediate and appropriate remedial actions” after the line was cut.

“We invest in various cable consortiums to increase our diversity and hence in such situations of a cable cut or snag, we are able to automatically reroute our services,” Tata said.

Other firms behind those lines, which provide data to Africa, Asia and the Middle East, did not immediately respond to queries Monday from the AP.

In early February, Yemen’s internationally recognized government in exile alleged that the Houthis planned to attack the cables. The lines appeared to have been cut on Feb. 24, with the organization NetBlocks noticing internet access in the East African nation of Djibouti suffering from interruptions two days later. Seacom serves Djibouti. There have been disruptions in Bahrain as well, a Persian Gulf island kingdom also served by the lines.

But for their part, the Houthis have denied targeting the cables. The rebels blamed the disruptions on British and U.S. military operations but did not offer evidence to support the allegation and have made false claims in the past.

“The hostilities on Yemen by the British and U.S. naval military units caused a disruption in the submarine cables in the Red Sea, which jeopardized the security and safety of international communications and the normal flow of information,” the Houthi-controlled Transportation Ministry in Yemen’s rebel-held capital, Sanaa, alleged.

Since November, the rebels have repeatedly targeted ships in the Red Sea and surrounding waters over the Israel-Hamas war. Those vessels have included at least one with cargo bound for Iran, the Houthis’ main benefactor, and an aid ship later bound for Houthi-controlled territory.

Despite more than a month and a half of U.S.-led airstrikes, Houthi rebels have remained capable of launching significant attacks. They include the attack last month on a cargo ship carrying fertilizer, the Rubymar, which sank on Saturday after drifting for several days, and the downing of an American drone worth tens of millions of dollars.

The Houthis insist their attacks will continue until Israel stops its combat operations in the Gaza Strip, which have enraged the wider Arab world and seen the Houthis gain international recognition.

Meanwhile, the British military’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations center on Monday separately warned of a new attack in the Gulf of Aden. The private security firm Ambrey described the vessel targeted as a Liberia-flagged, Israel-affiliated container ship that sustained damage and issued a distress call.

“The container ship reportedly encountered two explosions of which the first occurred at a ‘distance’ off its port quarter, while the second damaged the vessel’s accommodation block and a container leading,” Ambrey said. “The explosion further led to a fire onboard and the crew’s firefighting efforts were underway.”

Ambrey said no crew member on the ship had been injured. The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, which patrols the Mideast, did not immediately respond to questions about the attack.

The Houthis did not immediately claim the attack, but it typically takes them several hours before they acknowledge an assault.

It remains unclear how the Houthis could attack subsea cables themselves. The rebels are not known to have the diving or salvage capability to target the lines, which sit hundreds of meters (feet) below the surface of the waterway.

However, subsea cables can be cut by anchors, including those dropped from some of the ships that have been disabled in attacks. A drifting ship with its anchor scraping the sea could be the culprit.

“Our team thinks it is plausible that it could have been affected by anchor dragging, due to the amount of marine traffic the region deals with and the low seabed in many parts of the Red Sea,” Seacom said. “This can only be confirmed once the repair ship is on site.”

There are 14 cables now running through the Red Sea, with another six planned, Stronge, the subsea cable expert, said.

“We estimate that over 90% of communications between Europe and Asia traverse submarine cables in the Red Sea,” he said. “Fortunately, telecom operators have built a high degree of redundancy into the system — there are many cables traversing the Red Sea.”

Houthi rebels deny severing three Red Sea underwater cables | PBS NewsHour

 While the international media focuses on the Gaza war, the war in Sudan with much more civilian victims, refugee wave and humanitarian catastrophe seems to be forgotten and nobody speaks of “genocide”. However the Sudan war will also affect Africa, the Suez Channel and Israel and there the danger of a new Islamist regime as Iran hopes for the “Islamist Movement” to become a powerful force. And Iran tried to get a naval base as Erdogan wants in Sudan, but its plan were rejected at the moment:

“Iran tried to persuade Sudan to allow naval base on Red Sea coast: WSJ

Ahram Online , AFP , Sunday 3 Mar 2024

sudan

FILE – Residents displaced from a surge of violent attacks squat on blankets and in hastily made tents in the village of Masteri in west Darfur, Sudan, on July 30, 2020. AP

Iran unsuccessfully pressed Sudan to let it build a permanent naval base on the African country’s Red Sea coast, something that would have allowed Tehran to monitor maritime traffic to and from the Suez Canal and Israel, a senior Sudanese intelligence official told the WSJ.

 President Sisi discusses regional, int’l issues with Sudan’s Burhan in Cairo

 Sudanese refugees face gruelling wait in overcrowded S.Sudan camps

 US names Tom Perriello envoy for Sudan crisis

Iran has supplied Sudan’s military with drones to use in its fight with the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, and offered to provide a helicopter-carrying warship if Sudan had granted permission for the base, said Ahmad Hasan Mohamed, an intelligence adviser to Sudan’s military leader.

The intelligence official stated that the base would have allowed Iran to “gather intelligence” and “station warships” near the vital Suez Canal and Israel.

He said Khartoum turned down Iran’s proposal to avoid alienating the US and Israel, with whom the country has recently sought to improve relations, according to the WSJ.

On Friday, the UN rights chief said that Sudanese civilians are living in „sheer terror“ due to the „ruthless, senseless conflict“ that is upending the country and posing a risk to regional peace.

Volker Turk said the crisis in Sudan was marked by an insidious disregard for human life.

Fighting broke out in April last year between Sudanese Army Chief Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, his former deputy and commander of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.

Turk said that at least 14,600 people had been killed and 26,000 others injured, though the true toll would be much higher.

Around 25 million people – more than half the population – need aid, including nearly 18 million who face acute food insecurity, according to UN numbers.

„The crisis in Sudan is a tragedy that appears to have slipped into the fog of global amnesia,“ he told the UN Human Rights Council.

The warring parties „have manufactured a climate of sheer terror, forcing millions to flee“, he added

The UN rights chief noted that both sides had consistently acted with impunity for multiple rights violations, while any talks towards peace have stagnated.

Besides heavy artillery, „sexual violence as a weapon of war, including rape, has been a defining – and despicable – characteristic of this crisis,“ said Turk.

Iran tried to persuade Sudan to allow naval base on Red Sea coast: WSJ – Region – World – Ahram Online

Netanjahu like Putin might hope for a reelected Trump as political gamechanger. Different from Ukraine, Trump doesn´t claim that he could end the war within 24 hours with a Hamas deal, the opposite is likely that he gives Netanjahu free hand to finish the “job” even with civilian mass casualties. Some Democrats demand that Biden should impose an arms embargo against Isarel like Reagan did in the Lebanon war 1982 when he stopped to deliver cluster bombs and other weapons to the IDF to exert pressure on Begin. But would Biden or rump act like Reagan?

Abbas met Erdogan in Istanbul while some Hamas leaders also have their residence in Turky as in Quatar. Erdogan supports a two state solution, officially wants Abbas as leaders of the Palestinians, a international peace conference and NATO member Erdogan´s Turkish troops as peacekeepers in Gaza and the Westbank after the war. Does Hamas supporter and Muslimbrother Erdogan want to expands his neo Ottoman Empire now by other means on his road and way to Jerusalem and Mekka and is he really supporting a dead man walking like Abbas? Maybe just tactics as Israel and the West won´t support it.

There are now reports that the military leader of Hamas in Gaza Sinwar was responsible for he Al Aqsa Strom while the political leadership and polit bureau of the Hamas in Turkey and Qatar , including Haniyeh were not informed. Is this scapegoating, do you believe this and what is the intention of such news? Good cop, bad cop, make the “innocent” part of Hamas a negotation partner? However, hard to believe that they didn´t know or support it. They also didn´t distance themselves from the Al Aqsa Storm massacre, but praised it like Iran, Hisbollah and the Houthis and not only at the beginning, before Israel stroke back.

 “Hamas chiefs Sinwar and Haniyeh at odds over Gaza ceasefire deal – report

Sinwar is taking a hawkish stance, wishing to extort more concessions from Israel, while Haniyeh is willing to concede to a six-week pause.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFFMARCH 7, 2024 18:06Updated: MARCH 7, 2024 21:13

The son of senior Hamas terrorist Mazen Fuqaha sits on the shoulders of Hamas Gaza chief Yahya Sinwar (photo credit: REUTERS)

The son of senior Hamas terrorist Mazen Fuqaha sits on the shoulders of Hamas Gaza chief Yahya Sinwar(photo credit: REUTERS)

Hamas chief in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, is in disagreement with Ismail Haniyeh, leader of Hamas’s political bureau, on the demands the terror group should make in the ceasefire negotiations, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. 

According to the report, based on officials in the know, the two leaders hold conflicting opinions.

Sinwar is taking a hawkish stance, wishing to extort more concessions from Israel, while Haniyeh, who is leading the Cairo negotiations, is willing to concede to a pause of a month and a half in the war, during which a possibility of a durable ceasefire could be examined along with the IDF’s withdrawal from the Strip.  

Hamas’s demands for a ceasefire

Earlier on Thursday, Hamas announced in a press statement on its Telegram channel that its delegation was leaving the Cairo talks “for consultation with the leadership of the movement.”

Hamas’s exigencies for a ceasefire include installing a ceasefire before releasing any hostages, Israel’s withdrawal from the Strip, and allowing all Gazans to return to their homes. In addition, the terror group has stated it cannot ascertain which of the hostages are dead or alive. 

The allegations of strife between the two Hamas chiefs come amid a report published earlier this week by Sky News Arabia claiming that Sinwar was the object of heavy criticism by the Hamas leadership abroad for initiating the October 7 attack without prior consultation.

Only five Hamas leaders were aware of the decision to attack. Haniyeh was not among them, according to the news outlet. 

 Hamas’s Yahya Sinwar, Ismail Haniyeh clash over Gaza ceasefire deal – The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)

After the Tehran Times attacked Annalena Baerbock and the German embassy in Tehran to have ignited the mass protests in Iran, remembering German delivery of gas to Saddam Hussein who used it against the Kurds and Iranians like Zyklon B in Auschwitz, it also accused Germany in its propaganda to assist a new genocide, a “Gaza Holocaust” and that Germany was always on the wrong side of history. To free Palestine from German guilt would mean Free Palestine from the River to the Sea? What is  Iran hoping for from Germany? Sanctions against Israel, diplomatic support, influence on the EU?

Nicaragua has now charged Germany at the ICJ because of “assistance to genocide”-because its reduction of humanitarian aid to Gaza and arms export to Israel. What is the motivation to do that and why Germany? Why not the USA or GB or France? Maybe Ortega might fear to join the fate of Noriega? What will come next? And why is Nicaragua and South Africa bringing up such accusations while until now no Muslim state has started a charge against the USA, Israel or Germany at the ICC or ICJ?

As Israel is further expanding the settlements in the Westbank, Judith Butler, the mother of all postcolonial, postmodern woke gender feminism claimed that Hamas was not a terrorist organization, but an antiimperialist resistance force against Zionist colonialism. Hamas was not antisemitic, as it wouldn´t fight against Jews, but against Israelis.

„Oops, she did it again

Judith Butler und die Hamas: Oops, she did it again – taz.de

The further expansions of settlements in the Westbank and the talk about a One- State solution, a Friedman plan and Make Judea and Samaria Great Again might support such a world view as it be also questionable if the Muslim countries of the Abraham Accord or Saudi Arabia would accept it. But maybe Trump won´t support the Friedman plan, just doesn´t want to offend his Evangelical voters. but make his own plan and deal. But still Biden is in power, till 2025 it is still one year and hard to say how long the Gaza war will last.

At the G 20 Modi, the USA and the EU started the India-Middle East- European Economic Corridor as development and infrastructure project for a New Middle East and counterproject against China´s New Silkroad BRI. Maybe the Gaza war means an end of this project already at the beginning and if not the next question is if a reelected Trump would support it or if the project could be realized without the financial support by the USA, but only the EU, Middle East countries and India.

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