Gaza: stories of power and money

Gaza: stories of power and money

Image: Wafa

Although now more than 1.200 people died, a ceasefire is still not in sight. Meanwhile, Israel’s head of government Netanyahu gives the most prudent country father and Hamas explores the liberation organization

In none of the two previous Gaza wars in November 2012 and at the turn of the year 2008/2009, not in Lebanon War 2006, came on the Arab side as many people live as in the current conflict. At least 1.200 people were until Wednesday evening in the Gaza Strip; 56 Israeli soldiers and at least three civilians died on the Israeli side.

In addition, the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip are now largely in the dark: On Tuesday, the only power plant went up in flames. The United Nations also increasingly advised between the fronts: Already for the third time, unwree missiles were found in institutions of the UN escape ailfswerk. Two times UN systems were attacked by the Israeli Air Force.

Between Jerusalem and Washington, open dispute now broke out: a television station published an alleged transcript of a telephone council between Israel’s head of government Benjamin Netanyahu and US Prassident Barack Obama; Both sides swap apart peaks, while diplomats try to save what to save.

The spindospheres

There he is again. Quotely to the afternoon coffee Shortly after four, he walks in the cafe, the briefcase under his arm, asks if there is still a place free, while he’s already set, a peak bubious laughing in the face. It is now a game: he thrives out of facts and fragments on the table and looks like the result in the opposite matters, as it works on the opposite, whether it is "Narrative" influenced.

David, a man around the 35, academics, politics, Mostadioscientists, spoken, works with one of the many, many, many organizations that exist in the region. His is more of a scientific Think Tank he says, but his job is there to create knowledge rather than science. David is a professional spin doctor and his job is to have opinion.

For many journalists, it’s enough if you let them live a rocket alert, show them a tunnel dug up by Hamas or let them touch an Iron Dome system. For those who have already seen all those who are already a long thing, which may also work analytically, there must already be sharp-protected ran: they have to explain the politics, as they liked to understand them.

Who pays for it? It does not necessarily have to be the government. Even political parties or lobby organizations pay for such services. "Narrative", This is the word that stands and falls if the clients reach their goal: the view of things.

Two people can understand one and the same event in a completely different way. Example: For Judische Israelis, the year 1948 was the year of independence of the state. On the other hand, the year of the Nakba, the catastrophe.

And then as today, the narrative does not necessarily mean that one of the two sides is wrong. That the untruth is said, facts also cracked out of the context or just let go away to adapt an event to his own narrative, stands on a separate sheet.

Today it’s about Qatar. Because Qatar is suddenly very important here in the region. Some time ago, the Gaza war had just started, the governments of Qatar and Turkey have presented a joint proposal for a ceasefire (yes. no. Maybe). In it, it is called that the blockade of the Gaza Strip is released, the limits opened, the infrastructure develops and, of course, the fighting should be set.

Israel’s government rejected that immediately because they are included in strong traces of Hamas. The paper disappeared in the meanwhile quarry stack of initiatives, fire letters, resolutions, reminders and messages to the Gaza war.

The narrative

Until US Augab Minister John Kerry presented its own ceasefire initiative on Friday, which pretty much demonstrates the Doha / Ankara design. Since then, the earth is burning: Israeli politicians and media throw Kerry realitate loss, Kerry gives offended ("I voted 100 percent in the congress for Israel") And US Prasident Barack Obama called on Sunday at head of government Benjamin Netanyahu: It should have been a very hard phone call.

And at this point the narrative come into the game. From the point of view of the United States, Qatar is pradestinated to convey in the region. According to US diplomats, there is no other mediator, which finds access to Hamas and the Essedin Al-Cassam Brigades and could break through very far-reaching constituents in return for very far-reaching keynities.

Gaza: stories of power and money

Image: Wafa

Because in Qatar is not only the Politburo of Hamas approached. The country also traditionally searches, sometimes more, sometimes less, the dialogue with Islamist groupings – and accordingly has access to governments in countries like Egypt anymore. There you have banned Hamas over the past few months, confiscated their possessions in Egypt and cut off the cash flow. Israel liked to act as an agent. But Hamas does not want to do anything to do with the local government.

The more agypal narrative to make a very short swinger goes in the direction that Qatar and Turkey Cairo fell in the jerking. In Team Kerry, however, believes that there was never a ruckgrath: it was unrealistic to believe in an initiative that one side is completely empty out empty.

The Israeli view, on the other hand, is that a response to the statements of Israel has been made in front of massive problems: the concerns are mainly economic nature – and, as well as Spin Doctor David, homemade. The total cost of the war is so far, with militar expenditure and economic damage, in converted at least ten billion euros in Israel.

The money

This is a sum of the central bank employees in Jerusalem for far too low: the impact on the economy was calculated from the experience of Lebanon war 2006. At that time, however, the initial presumptions have been others: economic growth before the beginning of the war was at the age of six percent. For this year, a maximum of 2.5 percent were predicted. In addition, this time, above all, the tourism industry was strongly suffering – at that time the center of the country had not been affected by the war at all. This also increased unemployment, which increases the costs indirectly.

According to Israeli reading, after the end of the war, it is expected with very coarse sums of money, which will spread from abroad in the Gaza Strip. By opening, so you can see it here, with the attitude that this money swem is putting prere on the Israeli Schekel and thus further deteriorating the economic situation. The Israeli preservation is also also means of payment in the Gaza Strip.

But: Through the ongoing blockade there is a rough scarcity of cash in the Gaza Strip. Nobody knows exactly how roughly the amount of cash is in circulation; Israel’s Central Bank also has been calculating the cash quantities for years without the Gaza Strip, which is why the cash quantity in the Schekelraum measured at the inhabitants anyway too low anyway.

And the introduction of your own preservation fails already in the presentation. If you only imported your own money in the Gaza Strip, this was meant that at least in cash has been created a three-state solution, which is unacceptable for the palatinian guided in Ramallah. The introduction of its own preservation in total Palastina is, on the other hand, for Israel taboo, because this is another step towards the palatinean state of state. And about all this, the Palastinians then had to hope that their own economy had such a preservation.

Alternatively, the rendering is that funds are used for the reconstruction of Hamas or groupings such as the Islamic Jihad for the reorganization or the rule of Hamas is thousanded at least again. But Israel’s Premier wanted it when Prassident Mahmoud Abbas and his autonomous deeds / government of the State of Palastina were taken over again in the realitat the power. The time blown away is the time when there was no battle for Gaza, but against the UN treasure of Abbas and his government: "Abbas is Netanjahus again founding love", Suckled a few days ago a commentator of the newspaper Jedioth Ahronoth.

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