Considering that the finish of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, the predominant line of thinking concerning Middle Eastern terrorism is the fact that it had been a result of Israeli “occupation.” Even as such terrorism have been happening long before that war, the idea of “vocation” grew tremendously hip in international circles and drowned out all other explanations. It also offered a tantalyzingly approach that was easy to peace: Israel could trade land for peace.
The “Occupation Theory” triumphed, in part, as the alternative of an existential fight was much worse to consider. Such a basic foundation of battle is far more immune to diplomacy. Recent events have all but doomed the Occupation Hypothesis. Instead, it has become ever more clear that Islamist rejectionism–an unyielding rejection of Israel’s legitimacy and right to exist on what has been defined as religious grounds –is what drives Middle Eastern terrorism.
He also warned, “There could be lulls in the fighting… But those periods of calm will be just respites.” The existential fight will continue and Israel’s enemies will raise the banner of their radical interpretations of Islam and push ahead with their objectives to build a brand new Middle East that excludes Israel. That’s the reality which is driving Middle Eastern terrorism, also it has little to do with “occupation.”
If “occupation” were the origin of the terrorism, one might have anticipated Hezbollah to disappear in Lebanon and Qassam rocket attacks to stop from the Gaza Strip. Instead, Hezbollah used the following six years to obtain more powerful arms using a longer-range. From the Gaza Strip, Palestinian terrorists fired more than 500 Qassam rockets into Israel. The so-called “profession” was over, but the terrorism most certainly was not.
An evaluation of the statements from the terrorist groups’ leaders, their activities, along with the rejectionism that underpins these groups is vividly highlighted by the Hamas Charter. Recent katyusha strikes on Haifa and Nahariya carried out by Hezbollah have been extensively described as assaults to the “Haifa, Nahariya settlement.” Both cities lie within Israel’s 1948 borders and are not, at all, post-’67 War resolutions.