|[ 07/02/2011 - 01:17 PM ]|
GAZA, (PIC)– Analysts say Israeli threats to restore control of the Salahuddin axis are only mind games, assuring that the occupation would pay a hefty price for such a move.
Analysts specializing in Palestinian affairs say Israel is too weak to occupy Salahuddin, known by the Israelis as Philadelphi, a belt separating Gaza and Egypt. It is only trying to break the Palestinians’ high morale stemming from popular protests in Tunisia and Egypt, they said.
”Israel has many scenarios for attacking the Gaza Strip and Arab lands, but has no chance to succeed,” political analyst Mohammed Abdo tells the PIC, adding that military action would be answered with resistance and a new wave of disapproval on the international level.
”Occupation would be impossible at this stage,” he said, “because the strip is narrow and long and the enemy can be easily targeted there. Also, the future Egyptian regime is expected to be more wary of normalization of affairs with the enemy and will therefore not give Israel the green light to attack Gaza or re-occupy part of it.”
Another analyst Dr. Hassan Adwan said in statements to the PIC that Israeli leaders are trying to trigger confusion break Arab morale that flared following events in Tunisia and Egypt, and instill fear in the ranks of those who try to change the existing strategies with it, especially in Egypt.
Similarly, Hamas spokesman addressed the threats saying Israel would pay a hefty material and political price if it tried to materialize threats without making significant gains.
The Palestinians stand ready for any coming aggression, he said.