The intelligence failure that led Israel to misread Egypt in 1973 is, in fact, the same as that which led it to believe Hamas was not looking for war.
In its stated goal to eradicate Hamas, Israel has vowed to hunt down its leaders across the world. Al Majalla profiles the long list of Palestinian figures killed by Israel.
Besides the war in Ukraine, Gaza has been a defining foreign policy challenge for the Biden administration and larger US interests in the Middle East
The festival kicks off with the world premiere of the Saudi film "Inheritance", directed by Yasir Al-Yasiri, along with 35 other Saudi films.
Israel has allocated $8bn for the war, which is a loss to its economy, while the war drains an additional $260mn per day from the Israeli economy.