Israel calls for Gaza TRUCE after coming up short on “munitions, motivation and troops”

 Despite claiming strength and success publicly, Israel's army leaders are in a state of fear and trembling over their failed operation in the Gaza Strip coupled with what is now coming down the pike from Lebanon.

According to reports, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are privately pushing for a comprehensive ceasefire in Gaza as the "best way" to recover the more than 100 hostages that still remain. A Gaza ceasefire will also help Israel to "reach a deal with Hezbollah" to prevent any further expansion of the war.

Six current and former security officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to The New York Times revealed that Israel's top brass is scared of getting stuck in a "forever war" that can never be won because Israel's "army is short of spare parts, munitions, motivation, and even troops."

"Under-equipped for further fighting after Israel's longest war in decades, the generals also think their forces need time to recuperate in case a land war breaks out against Hezbollah," reported the Times.

"Fewer reservists are reporting for duty ... [and] officers are increasingly distrustful of their commanders," the report reads, further explaining that some of Israel's tanks in Gaza "are not loaded with the full capacity of the shells that they usually carry." 

Netanyahu can't keep his house in order

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly made it clear that his goal is to only leave Gaza once Hamas is destroyed. Netanyahu's top security officials, however, have a different plan in mind as some of them are now coming out publicly to call for an immediate end to the genocidal war. 


"This business of destroying Hamas, making Hamas disappear – it's simply throwing sand in the eyes of the public," said army spokesman Daniel Hagari on June 19.

"Hamas is an idea; Hamas is a party. It's rooted in the hearts of the people – anyone who thinks we can eliminate Hamas is wrong."

Israeli National Security Council head Tzachi Hanegbi echoed this in stating that Hamas "as an idea" cannot be eradicated no matter how much Western taxpayer cash and weapons are thrown at it.

"We need an alternative idea," Hanegbi further said.

Former Israeli national security adviser Eyal Hulata further told the Times that the Israeli military "is in full support of a hostage deal and a ceasefire."

"They understand that a pause in Gaza makes de-escalation more likely in Lebanon," Hulata further said. "And they have less munitions, less spare parts, less energy than they did before – so they also think a pause in Gaza gives us more time to prepare in case a bigger war does break out with Hezbollah."

The "least worst [sic] option for Israel," according to the same Times report, involves "keeping Hamas in power for now in exchange for getting the hostages back."

Tel Aviv seems to be on board with the plan as well as it recently announced a "wind down" to the fighting in Gaza so Israeli military forces can be redeployed to the north to fight Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Regardless of which direction it all takes, there will continue to be a noteworthy presence of Israeli troops in Gaza to maintain control over both the Netzarim and Philadelphi corridors.

"The U.S. always supplies both sides of any war and has since at least the Civil War," one of our readers wrote on a story about the "failed" Gaza humanitarian aid pier project and how major wars have typically unfolded throughout history.

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