The story of the current Israel-Hamas conflict happens to be extremely simple.
Hamas is a genocidal Jew-hating organization that openly seeks the extermination of Israel. This makes it only the latest and most radical iteration of a radical Muslim movement that has sought Israel’s destruction since long before Israel was born. That mission has not waned in the 76 years of modern Israel’s existence. Unfortunately, that mission also happens to be the passionate belief system of a vast majority of Muslims living in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
Israel is a democracy, the world’s only Jewish state, and has repeatedly sought to make land-for-peace deals with Arab countries and organizations. Those concessions have bought Israel no friends in the West Bank or Gaza Strip. Far from