Did Tel Aviv fall victim to Netanyahu’s political defeat?

Did Tel Aviv fall victim to Netanyahu’s political defeat?

By Pooya Mirzaei

The appearance of the events in the territories occupied by Israel is based on the confrontation of the right-wing Jews with the Muslim worshipers in Jerusalem. The fire of a military confrontation between the resistance battalions and the Israeli army ignited them.

The firing of rockets at Tel Aviv for the first time in history and then the war crimes of the Zionist military in killing civilians and blowing up residential buildings in Gaza is now the image that is being broadcast by many of the world’s main stream media. But there seems to be a very key point and a medium-term scenario behind these images of fire and blood, an issue that is likely to have a fundamental impact on political developments within the Occupied Territories in the coming months and perhaps years.

Israel has been unable to constitute a lasting government since 2 years

Since 2019, four elections have been held in Israel to determine the new Zionist government, but although Netanyahu’s right-wing government has claimed victory, none of these elections have produced a lasting government. In practice, Netanyahu’s rivals, although trying to form a coalition, failed to form a government.

From the outset, both sides have summed up in their media the impact of the presence of Arab Muslim parties and politicians in the Knesset on determining the final election results and the formation of the government. Left-wing Zionists have often referred to this as a demonstration of democracy and conflict of interest in the occupied territories.

Netanyahu failed in achieving governing majority in Knesset

Now it is better to look carefully at what happened in Israel two weeks ago.  Exactly after the president of Israel declared that Netanyahu was incapable of re-forming the government, and handed over the mission to his rival, groups of extremist Jews first began to disrupt public order in various cities, especially in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. 

At the same time, a regime court ordered the evacuation of Palestinian homes in the Sheikh Jarrah area around Al-Aqsa Mosque, and before the court’s seal had dried, some Jews started to enter the houses with the support of the police, taking possession of Palestinian houses without the owner’s permission.

The origin of legal claims and judgment itself is very questionable, but its issuance at this point in time leads the minds to a much more crucial point. Muslims, who have been worshiping and praying in the Al-Aqsa Mosque for hundreds of years during the tradition of Ramadan, are attacked by the same extremist Jews which had attacked the Sheikh Jarrah area and then were covered and supported by the police. 

Arab parties influential for government formation

Now maybe the issue will be a little clearer. Extremist Jews are putting pressure on Arab citizens living in the occupied territories, who are the voting base of the same Arab parties and politicians. All Zionist groups agree on the influence of these parties and politicians for the formation of the Israeli government.

In Netanyahu’s view, the plan is complete. Israel seeks to oust the influential power of Muslim parties in determining the fate of the government. But he seeks a way to destroy the voting base of these parties.  A look at the incitement of Muslims in other cities confirms this scenario.

For example, radical Jews have attacked Muslim shops and homes in cities where there had been no previous reports of Muslim resistance, seeking radical eradication and ethnic cleansing within the occupied territories. A striking example for this occurred in the city of Acre, which is also a key city in the Baha’i faith.

It is still too early to judge how successful this scenario will be. But there is no doubt that the events that took place, as well as the significant increase in the ability of the resistance forces, especially in Gaza, will create new and irreversible equations within the occupied territories.

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January 2022