Weekend long read

1) MEMRI analyses the pogrom in Dagestan.

“The riots at the airport are coming after an increase of anti-Jewish rhetoric spread online, which has been exacerbated after the start of the war in Gaza. A day before the riots on October 28, renowned Dagestani media personality Hasbulla Nurmagomedov posted a call on his Telegram channel to deny services to “Jewish refugees.” His post read: “We are against Jewish refugees! […] Do not rent them apartments, do not sell them housing, do not provide them with taxi services, do not serve them in your establishments. You are all witness to that gratitude Palestine received for granting them refuge. Today Palestinian kids die from their hands, tomorrow it could happen to our people.” Most of the reactions to this post were supportive.”

2) At WINEP, Hanin Ghaddar and Ahmed Sharawi provide a resource ‘Mapping Clashes Along the Israel-Lebanon Border’.

“Since war broke out on Israel’s southern frontier with Gaza last month, the country’s forces have also faced daily skirmishes with Lebanese Hezbollah to the north. Despite the limited geographical scope of these border clashes, many observers worry that their trajectory is one of dangerous escalation, with several Hezbollah attacks pushing beyond the normal rules of engagement, making greater use of advanced weapons (such as antitank missiles), or hitting different military targets (like the drone downed on October 29).”

3) An additional resource is an interactive map provided by The October 7th Geo-visualization Project.

“The October 7th Geo-visualization Project strives to provide a comprehensive representation of the atrocities committed by Hamas on that day. This interactive map serves as a reflection and an educational tool, promoting awareness of the gravity of the horrors.”

4) At the INSS, Pnina Sharvit Baruch and Tammy Caner explain ‘Israel’s Humanitarian Obligations Toward the Civilian Population in Gaza’.

“Much confusion surrounds the debate over the nature and extent of Israel’s obligations toward the civilian population in Gaza. Several important questions must be addressed: Is Gaza an occupied territory? Is it permitted to prevent the supply of electricity to Gaza? Can Israel lay siege to Gaza as part of its war against Hamas? Is there a duty to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza? Is advising civilians in Gaza to evacuate to the south a form of internal displacement?”

5) NGO Monitor documents ‘Amnesty International’s Propaganda on Gaza’.

“In the wake of the barbaric Hamas massacre of 1,500 Israelis and the kidnapping of more than 200, Amnesty has exploited these events to amplify demonization and delegitimization of the Jewish state. As with previous rounds of conflict with Palestinian terror groups, Amnesty has disproportionately focused on allegations of Israeli wrongdoing, as opposed to an intensive campaign regarding the murder, torture, rape, hostage-taking, and dismembering corpses that represent one of the most egregious human rights atrocities in the past 30 years.”

6) The ITIC analyses ‘The development of Iranian-Hamas-Hezbollah cooperation’.

“Since October 7, 2023, Israel has been waging war against the “axis of resistance,” led by Iran and two of its proxies, Hamas and Hezbollah. Iran’s support for Hamas and Hezbollah goes beyond the current war and previous rounds of conflict between Israel and the terrorist organizations in Gaza. It considers its network of proxies part of its military strength and deterrent capability. Controlling a network of armed terrorist organizations, which includes Hamas, the Islamic Jihad in Palestine (PIJ), and Hezbollah, allows Iran to act against its opponents, primarily but not exclusively Israel and the United States, with room for plausible deniability, reducing the risk of escalation to the point of direct military confrontation with its enemies.”

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