New Anti-Israel Axis Pushes Netanyahu to ‘Brink’ of War.
Israel worries that a burgeoning anti Israel coalition in the Middle East could soon be powerful enough to start a war there.
While Benjamin Netanyahu’s disorganized right-wing coalition battles to preserve power in Israel, recent months have seen Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Iran, and Syria work together more than ever before.
Recent cross border skirmishes between the Israel Defense Forces IDF and Palestinian armed organizations in Gaza and Lebanon as well as conflicts with Hezbollah and Iranian proxies across numerous borders, have increased the likelihood of a localized war.
The topnewsplanet was informed by Brigadier-General Assaf Orion that Israel is on the brink and facing the abyss.
According to the Israeli military, an increase in low-level strikes in retaliation for Israel’s treatment of Muslims and their sacred sites shows growing cohesion among a number of terrorist organizations. The commander of Iran’s Quds Force allegedly received top Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Hezbollah leaders in Iran’s embassy in Beirut last month, during which time Hamas conducted rocket assaults from southern Lebanon toward Israel.
Since the Yom Kippur War this past week It is the worst week for Israel.
In the past, this axis of enemies has seldom worked together so openly.
Israel is now caught up in an unusual and dangerous scenario according to Orion a senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies INSS in Tel Aviv, and these clashes might turn into a battle.
According to him, the chances are growing as more and more proxies have larger arsenals and communicate and coordinate more closely. The theater was on the verge of a large scale conflagration, including the possibility of its spillover into Israeli territory, according to a growing body of evidence.
Israel has engaged in many cross border clashes with Hezbollah in Lebanon and Islamic Jihad in Gaza over the last few months. It has also launched multiple airstrikes against Iranian fighters in Syria.
Following the murder of Islamic Jihad hunger striker Khader Adnan, who was protesting his administrative detention, or imprisonment without trial, in an Israeli jail, Islamic Jihad in Gaza fired hundreds of rockets into Israel last month. Adnan was protesting his administrative detention.
That followed the launches from Lebanon in April which appeared to be carried out with the support of Iran backed Hezbollah. Those rockets were fired in response to the brutal invasion of Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque by Israeli security forces, during which worshippers were clubbed and beaten up.
“It seems the appetite for low-level skirmishes and challenges is growing because in the last two months we also saw Hezbollah carry out an ED [explosive device] attack in Israel,” said Orion.
Orion told the topnewsplanet that Iran was carrying out low level attacks through its proxies Hezbollah in the north Iranian militias based in Syria and Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza and the West Bank by supplying them with weapons and funds.
Another Brigadier-General in the IDF reserves, Udi Dekel, said last month that the recent escalation “demonstrated the convergence of the Palestinian resistance axis, which relies on Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, with the Iran-Hezbollah axis.”
Nasser Hadian, a professor of political science at Tehran University, told The topnewsplanet that Tehran was building up its presence in Syria and Lebanon by beefing up links to these Palestinian groups overseas, in order to create an “effective deterrence belt” around Israel.
“Israel knows that when this belt is completed it will be extremely difficult to attack Iran,” Hadian told The topnewsplanet. “The presence in Syria and Lebanon is to a large extent a defensive posture, deterring not only the Israelis but by extension the Americans from taking military action against Iran.”
Why Unite to Attack Israel Now?
The timing of the current wave of attacks is partly related to the current hardline Israeli government and its ability to unite Islamic groups across the region.
Israel’s extremist security minister, Itimar Ben-Gvir, who was convicted of incitement to racism in 2007, has encouraged Israel’s security forces to crack down brutally on Palestinians.
The rockets from Lebanon were fired in response to the attack on Palestinian worshipers in Al Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest shrine. The religious significance of the mosque is an essential component for all Muslims throughout the world and any violation of its holiness is considered an act of huge crime.
“The Israelis should know if they are going to attack Palestinians and continue with the occupation there is going to be retaliation,” said Haidan.
The second Palestinian Intifada, or uprising, followed a provocative tour of the same compound in 2000 by then-premier Ariel Sharon while violent invasions by Israeli security forces, including the storming of the mosque in 2021, sparked a 11-day military offensive with Gaza.
Ben-Gvir also exacerbated tensions recently when he joined a provocative march by far-right Israeli extremists through the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem’s old city to mark Jerusalem Day when Israelis celebrate the occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967.
Palestinians want to make Israeli occupied East Jerusalem the capital of their planned state while having charged Israel of Judaizing the city by encouraging illegal Jewish population in the city while also prohibiting Palestinians from constructing.
Dr. Mustafa Barghouti,
the secretary-general of Palestinian political party National Initiative, told The topnewsplanet that they would always respond to Israel’s provocation. “There is only one way to stop the resistance and that’s to end the occupation and end Israel’s system of apartheid,” he said.
Israel’s Spying on Palestinians Is So Pervasive It Would Shame Some Dictatorships
The timing of the united attacks on Israel is also a result of Israel’s internal strife which has been viewed as a weakness by the hostile neighbors surrounding the Jewish state.
Months of protests, by Israelis condemning the new extremist government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and proposed changes to the judiciary, have erupted all over the country with Israeli security forces accused of using excessive force in breaking them up.
Israeli military insiders said Hezbollah had decided it could expand its power over Israel by setting new rules of the game on the northern border, while remaining below the threshold of escalation to war, as long as it acted via Palestinian proxies.
Iran is also increasing support for pro-Palestinian proxies after several years of suffering regular Israeli military attacks on Iranian militias in Syria as well as assassinations which have targeted several high-profile Iranian military and nuclear experts.
Iran’s former ambassador to South Africa, Javid Ghorbanoghli, told The topnewsplanet that these Israeli attacks were acts of aggression against an independent and sovereign country but he made it clear that Tehran still wanted to avoid a direct conflict with Israel.
“Iran has been patient so far and has not retaliated,” he said. “I think Iran does not want to fall into this trap.”
For now the fight continues below the radar but it may only be a matter of time before the low level attacks spawn a more dangerous and deadly conflict.