Israel’s ‘killing rage’ in Gaza to fuel conflict for 50 years: Ex-UK defense minister
Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “killing rage” in Gaza poses a threat to the regime and will fuel conflict for another 50 years, the former UK defence secretary Ben Wallace has warned.
The statement by the senior Conservative MP goes further than any other front-rank British politician in its criticism of Israel’s war against Palestinians.
Israel is “obliterating vast swathes of Gaza” and committing “collective punishment and forced movement of civilians”, he wrote in the Daily Telegraph.
He also criticised Israel’s new generation of “bull in a China shop” politicians for “crashing from one crisis to another”.
“If he (Netanyahu) thinks a killing rage will rectify matters, then he is very wrong. His methods will not solve the problem. In fact, I believe his tactics will fuel the conflict for another 50 years,” Wallace added.
Israel waged the devastating war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas resistance group carried out Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.
Since the start of the onslaught on Gaza, the Tel Aviv regime has killed over 19,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured 51,000 others.
Thousands more are also missing and presumed dead under the rubble in Gaza, which is under “complete siege” by Israel.