Taking the bait? SB Asthana, Retired Indian Major General
For decades, Israel’s strategy of dealing with the Palestinian issue has been to bide its time, holding land and seeking regional support in the hope that the historical grievances would cease to matter along with the people who bore them. The response to Hamas’s raid made the attritional approach explicit, but did not make it more effective. Global sympathy for the Palestinian cause continues to grow as the Israeli offensive claims more lives and wreaks destruction. Has Israel become entrapped in the pursuit of its goals? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by SB Asthana, a retired Indian Major General.