States divide as terrorism unites

States divide as terrorism unites

The Israel-Palestine issue is blazing with conflict, doubt and surveillance. Gaza, which is home to about two million people was bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, Israel and Egypt now have become the hotbed of war as tensions between Gaza and Israel escalated into the worst violence for several years. This had led the UN to warn of a full-scale war.  The Gaza fighting began after weeks of rising Israeli-Palestinian tension in occupied East Jerusalem that culminated in clashes at a holy site revered by both Muslims and Jews.

On 10 May Hamas began firing rockets after warning Israel to withdraw from the site, triggering retaliatory airstrikes. Exchanges intensified and hostilities quickly escalated into the worst violence between Israel and Gaza since 2014. Originally occupied by Egypt, Gaza was captured by Israel during the 1967 Middle East war. With time, Israel withdrew its troops and around 7,000 settlers in 2005. Currently, Gaza is under the control of the militant Islamist group Hamas, which ejected forces loyal to the then governing Palestinian Authority after a violent rift in 2007. The Hamas

 Group has been actively involved in attacking Arab countries and spreading rumours about them more than focusing on Israel. This is because they follow an extremist, hostile, brotherhood, and extremist agenda, regardless of the events in Gaza.

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Officials from Qatar and Turkey are acting hypocritically towards what is happening between the Israelis and the Palestinians. They are turning blind over the conflict as they have dual policies by raising slogans of support for Palestine while establishing relations with Israel secretly. Since then, Israel and Egypt have restricted the movement of goods and people in and out in what they say are security measures against militants.

However, countries are using the events in Gaza to harness slogans and misleading Arab people to incite. There has been a huge volume of calls for riots and violent demonstrations in countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Morocco, exactly the day after the outbreak of the events between the Palestinians and the Israelis. These countries purposefully do not want stability in the region.  Through social media accounts, the hatred for Iran’s militias and the Muslim brotherhood is spread for Arab peoples and the Palestinian people.