Israel, Hamas and Erdogan’s visit to Athens

An Israeli soldier directs a tank amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, near Israel's border with southern Gaza, on December 4, 2023. [AMIR COHEN/REUTERS]

Citizens in Israel are terrified and speechless, trying to understand the inability of the army and its secret services to confront Hamas terrorism, while Greece and Turkey are working on mutual respect and cooperation based on NATO military confidence building measures.

Israel's security system appeared to be faltering, failing to provide strong guarantees of safety and security within its sovereign borders.

Terrorism and surprising attacks remain central themes in the the global debate since Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran contest Israel's right to exist.

According to Hamas' biased doctrine:

• No one is permitted to establish relations with Israel.

• Mediation efforts to improving intra-Palestinian relations are hindered if they do not comply with Hamas' extreme demands.

• Hamas' electoral victory (2006), despite being contested by the...

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