We read that the IDF has dropped pamphlets on Southern Gaza to urge the residents of Khan Younis to evacuate their homes. The problem is it is not that simple, they are hemmed in without anywhere to go to. Remember the same thing was done in Northern Gaza; then the bombing started and people were killed or injured as buildings were levelled.
Now we a hop, jump and skip closer to the red line that Jordan and in particular Egypt have warned of for a while now. Not to forget a war in the Middle East.
This act by Israel is illegal under international law. This is a war crime. One that could mean the displacing of civilians in their numbers.
As a result of this Egyptian president El Sisi has ordered his military to be ready to enter Gaza at a moment’s notice; to set up a no fly zone.
Obviously Israeli war planes will be the targets of such an action.
This means that should any Israeli war plane violate this airspace Egypt would have to stand ready to shoot it down.
Will the US come to Israel’s aid if this happens? Will the US then take on Egypt?
See the gathering storm clouds yonder? Breathe deeply.