October Disaster in the Mideast

(Thread) On 7 October 2023, Palestinian militant groups, mainly Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, with other groups such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, launched a major attack on Israel from the Gaza Strip (Wikipedia | Gaza-Israel conflict) … the multi-year conflict, now as expanding war, is delivering catastrophe and international impact


Conflict-War in Israel-Gaza, regionally and internationally:

As of 25 October, Gaza’s healthcare system in Gaza is in a state of complete collapse, according to its health ministry and international humanitarian organization.

At least 6,546 people in Gaza have been killed in Israeli attacks since October 7, the ministry says. Thousands of bombs have been dropped on the Gaza Strip.

Turkey’s President Erdogan says Hamas is not a “terrorist organisation” but a liberation group fighting to protect its homeland.

Qatar’s prime minister says negotiations on the release of hostages held by Hamas continue ….



War in Gaza-Israel


Thousands of bombs/missiles descend on Gaza


Update, October 24, 2023

Perspective, Opinion, Solutions to the War (and ‘Generational Conflict’) in Gaza-Israel


(Articles presented alphabetically)


Zack Beauchamp, “What Israel Should Do Now”https://www.vox.com/2023/10/20/23919946/israel-hamas-war-gaza-palestine-ground-invasion-strategy

Jonathan Chait, “Hamas, the Jews, and the Illiberal Left”https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-tangled-grief-of-israels-anti-occupation-activists

Thomas Friedman, “Israel is About to Make a Terrible Mistake”https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/19/opinion/biden-speech-israel-gaza.html

Masha Gessen, “The Tangled Grief of Israel’s Anti-Occupation Activists”https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-tangled-grief-of-israels-anti-occupation-activists

Jawaad Kaleem, “The left has really let us down.’ Why many American Jews feel abandoned”https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2023-10-23/israel-hamas-war-american-jewish-left

Jennifer Medina and Lisa Lerer, “On Israel, Progressive Jews Feel Abandoned by Their Left-Wing Allies”https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/20/us/politics/progressive-jews-united-states.html

Barack Obama, “Thoughts on Israel and Gaza”https://barackobama.medium.com/my-statement-on-israel-and-gaza-a6c397f09a30

Patriarch of Jerusalem, “Letter to the Entire Diocese”https://www.lpj.org/posts/letter-to-the-entire-diocese.html

Dahlia Scheindlin, “Shock at Attack, Fury at Failure: How Netanyahu’s Approval Ratings Have Hit Rock Bottom in Israel”https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-10-16/ty-article/.premium/how-netanyahus-approval-ratings-have-hit-rock-bottom-in-israel/0000018b-38b3-dd09-a1bf-3abb69c70000

Matthew Yglesias, “Israel, Palestine and the need for principled free speech”https://www.slowboring.com/p/israel-palestine-and-the-need-for




Strategic Demands’ associate, GreenPolicy360, looked to providing ‘popularized’ context of the Hamas-Israel war — and spread of the conflict across media and the nations, regions, and religions of the world


October 18, 2023

Online links with facts & perspective from Wikipedia, the most popular open-source ‘encyclopedia’ on the World Wide Web.


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October Disaster in the Mideast

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2023_Israel–Hamas_war


The violence in the Mideast is now focused, as of October 2023, in Israel and Gaza, after months of political turmoil and conflicts throughout the ‘West Bank’… and extending to Lebanon, Egypt, and Jordan… and to Iran and multiplying throughout nations, regions, and religions of the world.
The roots of conflicts in the Mideast continue into present times, escalating generational violence. The weapons of proliferation, including nuclear weapons, have produced more fear of catastrophe, “Armageddon”, and talk of the “End Times” as seen by extreme religious voices — orthodox, reform, evangelical, west and east, north and south.

The region called a birthplace of religion has come to project beliefs counter to most faith’s professions of peace, even as we now see outliers in faith denominations going nationalistic. What is being said is that the result of seeming perpetual conflict and war is ominous. The results of the current conflict, spread across the media, are visible in every corner of Earth.

Now let’s go online with the most popular open-source ‘encyclopedia’ on the World Wide Web.

Via Wikipedia, let’s consider perspectives of critical issues…









https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eschatology (“End Times”)




October 25, 2023

Another Day in Gaza / News







Gaza, which is 10km (6 miles) wide and 41km (25 miles) long, is home to 2.3 million people who have been under an Israeli land, sea and air blockade since 2007. They have faced five military offensives since Israeli soldiers and settlers withdrew from the enclave in 2005.

The humanitarian situation in Gaza has become “catastrophic”, UN agencies say, because Israel has cut off supplies of food, water, fuel and electricity.


* https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/10/23/how-israeli-bombing-turned-gazas-desperate-situation-into-a-catastrophe