Gaza war’s repercussions and options

The long-term effect of the Gaza war is hard to predict

Nathalie Lees

Gaza war’s repercussions and options

Following weeks of the Israeli war on Gaza, three significant observations have emerged. Firstly, the retaliation war launched by Israel against the civilians in the Gaza Strip, alongside the negotiations for a prisoner exchange deal between Israel and Hamas. Secondly, Tehran and Hezbollah have refrained from engaging in an all-out war to support Hamas, choosing instead to challenge the US and Israel within established rules of engagement. Thirdly, the existence of Arab options that continue to focus on the future and advocate for a just resolution to the Palestinian issue.

But what if the war continues for a long time despite ceasefires and prisoner exchange agreements? What political and military regional consequences could unfold in the Middle East? What will be the fate of settlements, red lines and rules of engagement in this scenario?

The cover story for Al Majalla December issue will explore these questions in depth, with insights from subject matter experts and journalists. The October issue focused on the "October 7 Surprise," highlighting the moment when Hamas took Israel by surprise. The November edition delved into the aftermath of the war and its repercussions on the Palestinian cause, the human suffering and the concerns about a potential "second Nakba." The forthcoming issue aims to scrutinize the regional consequences of the Gaza war.

1- What's the endgame of Israel-Hamas war? By Ibrahim Hamidi

2- Escalation of Gaza war raises risks to the Middle East By Andrew Tabler

3- There will be no day after if Hamas isn’t dismantled By John Jenkins

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