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I previously posted a proposal for Gaza: simply lay siege, allow all who want to live to walk out, and anyone who chooses death over surrender is welcome to die from dehydration or disease.
Since Israel has not yet taken my idea (or indeed, committed to any other!), there is still a window of opportunity that was minimize the loss of innocent life. But because of events that have happened since my original proposal, I want to adjust it as follows: Instead of setting up temporary housing in Israel for those who surrender (and have committed no acts of terror), Israel can use Gaza instead. It should be done in a few steps.
Here is how it works:
1: Gaza itself is about 25×6 miles in dimension. But the middle of Gaza is basically empty. So Israel starts by bisecting Gaza: cut it in half with the army, sealing off the North entirely.
Then Israel besieges the North. Cut off all power, food, water, and especially, communications. Stop all images, video, text… everything. All who want to live just need to go through a checkpoint from North to South, and pass a security check. Then they can go live temporarily in the bottom half of Gaza, while Israel waits for everyone in the North who chose not to surrender, to die.
2: Once the North has no living people left, Israel flips the script. It turns on power and water and food to the North. Israel besieges the South, allowing all who want to live to walk to the North. Same rules of engagement: the checkpoint(s) have strict rules and any violators are shot.
Israel then besieges the South, with as much Egyptian support as can be secured. Take as long as it takes, but do not send troops in except for hostage-release commandoes on a case-by-case basis.
This would end up ridding Gaza of Hamas. All who want to live can do so. And Israel does not have to send troops into urban hellscapes.
In all steps, Israel seeks to block absolutely all communications in and out of Gaza: without video and images, Hamas loses its most potent weapon. Any journalists in a besieged part of Gaza are to be treated the same as anyone else. Walk out and live, or stay and die.Published in