Following the exchange of thousand Palestinian prisoners for a single israeli abducted soldier, Israeli-Palestinian relations do not seem to go in a positive direction.
Israel’s willingness to repeatedly exchange thousands of Palestinian prisoners, legally accused, sentenced and incarcerated with several lifelong terms, against single or even deceased soldiers, is giving clear signals to future abductions as a modus operandi by Islamic terrorists. Escalating violence between Israel and the palestinian authority is almost inevitable, resulting from deliberate actions by the Palestinian side or in reaction to provocations of Jewish extremists. Should such clashes get out of control, it will become inevitable that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will have to intervene and then an armed engagement with the Palestinian police might not be far away, probably inflaming the entire region.
However, in his recent post, David Eshel points at another way, one, which could be regarded utopian by many skeptics with only doomsday scenarios in their future perception. Such plan could concern a “different Gaza”, which seems already in the making, In fact, while Mr Abbas seeks a virtual state at the UN, Hamas already controls a real one. (David Eshel’s Blog)