June 15, 2024

The Root of the Israeli-Hamas War: 2008 Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields


In the article below, Michel Chossudovsky discusses the relationship between military actions in Gaza and the control of offshore gas reserves. It mentions the 2008 Israeli invasion of Gaza and the recent “Operation Al-Aqsa Storm” by Hamas in October 2023, which led to Israel declaring an illegal war on Palestine. The article suggests that Israel’s military operations are planned in advance and questions whether Israel had foreknowledge of the Hamas attack.

It includes a look back to the January 2009 article written by Chussodovsky a few weeks after the December 2008 military operation launched by Israel to gain control over Gaza. Chussodovsky alleges that Operation Cast Lead (2008-2009) was an attempt to control Palestine’s maritime natural gas reserves.

Editor’s Note: This article is important because it gives us a background of the tension between Palestine and Israel, which has led to the “surprise” attack against Israel. In the next few days, we shall endeavor to unravel the causes of the war in the Middle East, and why it does no one good to take sides. Instead of calling for support for any one of the countries involved, we must support the end of all fighting and violence, and countries like the US, Russia, and China, must exert all they can to negotiate peace.

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