“Every war has its own narrative.” The Gaza war and the international system.






Amjad Ismail Al Agha || Writer and political researcher.



The Gaza war and the data it produced were not only a space for multiple discussions centered around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the necessities of searching for a sustainable settlement for this conflict, but there are deeper debates identified by a number of questions related to the nature of the international system and its main actors, and are there really multiple poles that govern this system? Or is there one pole that holds the titles of the international system? And within that, most of the questions and their debates are no longer within the theoretical framework, especially since the declared and explicit desires of many regional and international countries reject the continuation of American hegemony and its monopolization of the threads of solutions to crises, and to act unilaterally framed by alliances and the imposition of Sanctions and interference in the internal affairs of countries. However, from the previous lists of rejection presented by Russia, China and Iran, these countries did not strive to invent new solutions, or impose strategic visions that would be a reason to confront American exclusivity, so the state of debates and headlines of rejection of American policies remained in the media framework, which was directly reflected in the file. The Palestinian and other regional issues, and the causes of crises and wars remain unresolved.

Although Russia, China, and Iran acknowledge that American hegemony is one of the causes of the war in Gaza and its prolongation, it is an acknowledgment that lacks action by various means to stop the war in Gaza, first, and lift the grievances to which the Palestinian people are exposed, second. These grievances had to be dealt with and stopped, according to a settlement that guaranteed the establishment of a Palestinian state and guaranteed the rights of the Palestinian people, but American hegemony neutralized the other roles in the context of major settlements, until the components of the Palestinian state began to erode due to the continuation of Israeli policies supported by the global hegemonic system, and the continuation of more. Of the settlement operations and their legislation, and accordingly, the international momentum declined and Moscow, Beijing, and the countries that raise the slogan of liberating Palestine were content with issuing statements of condemnation and emphasizing the necessity of putting an end to the continued American hegemony as a cause of crises and wars. All of this gave the Israeli narrative in Palestine legitimacy, strength, and an implicit mandate to continue the policies in their current form.

In this sense, the Palestinian people have no choice but to resist injustice and repeated Israeli attacks. In this matter, there is a Russian, Chinese and Iranian consensus regarding the resistance of the Palestinian people to Israeli practices, regardless of the descriptions of that resistance according to each party, but there are contradictory interpretations regarding the resistance of the Palestinian people. For example, Francesca Albanese, the UN Independent Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, described the Israeli occupation as “an instrument of Western colonialism, brutality, arbitrary arrest and detention, and summary executions against the Palestinian people.” Albanese returned to adopting the Israeli narrative that what is happening in Gaza is a response to the operation of October 7 last year. The Israeli narrative itself is implicitly accepted by Russia, China, and the entire international community. As for Iran, it has its own perceptions about it, within the determinants of its regional policies, and raising the slogan of liberating Palestine, as a means of political investment, collecting gains, and strengthening its role in the region.

The Israeli narrative was adopted by Washington and the West in general, which made a ceasefire out of reach, and the draft Security Council resolutions collapsed in the face of the American and Western logic of the events in Gaza, which confirms that the world order is governed by specific theses according to a clear hierarchy. This hierarchy, the majority of which is dominated by the United States, angered Russia. The translation of the Russian position came through the Russian delegate to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzia, who said, “During these weeks, one very inappropriate fact has become clear. For the West, the Palestinians are people.” “Second-class. He is not concerned with defending their interests. This is the main reason for the problems the Council faced when making decisions.” It is therefore not surprising that Martin Griffiths, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, says that people in Gaza have lost confidence in humanity. Once again, Francesca Albanese described the international community’s response as irresponsible, and considered that Western countries continued to act biased.

Russian President Vladimir Putin clearly rejected the state of bias and duplicity regarding the approaches towards Gaza and the Israeli aggression, and Putin found in the debates that framed the United Nations regarding Gaza an opportunity to correct those policies, when he addressed those he described as “shocked” by what his country is doing in Ukraine, asking them Questions related to the bombing of civilians in Gaza, doctors being forced to perform surgeries without anesthesia, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations describing Gaza as turning into a cemetery for children. In the same context, Putin wondered whether this would shock them as well. The Russian delegate to the United Nations was clear in describing the West’s dealings with the Palestinian people, especially when compared to Western behavior towards Ukraine, considering that the matter is related to blatant double standards. He continued to ask the Western delegations: Where is your appeal to the International Criminal Court to issue arrest warrants? Where are your efforts to establish all kinds of investigation committees and courts?

In contrast, the American narrative was completely clear in terms of emphasizing Israel’s right to self-defense, and at the same time, the United States thwarted attempts at a ceasefire until the Israeli goals were implemented. This confirms that every war and the debates it contains has its own narrative. The American and Israeli narratives, as well as the Russian ones, confirm beyond any doubt that what is happening in the United Nations and societyThe international system as a whole is linked to complex issues governed by deep debates in the international system. Justice and the standards for its application in the global system are governed by the problem of realistic and real application, as well as the role of international organizations, led by the United Nations, in international affairs. Justice, among the above, relates to what each party sees as Justice, and with regard to double standards, there are questions directed at those who criticize American and Western behavior regarding what is happening in Gaza, and comparing it to what is happening in Ukraine.

The Palestinian event has become like a major match in which regional and international players seek to score the largest number of goals in the Palestinian goal. This is linked to the right of each party to prove its point of view and implement its strategies in a manner consistent with its goals and interests, from the United States to Israel, Russia, China and Iran, where each team has Its players, and each team has its own policy in investing in the Palestinian event, but in depth, the Palestinian issue has never been far from the debates of the international system, and within this reality, this system and those forces that revolve in its orbit will not do justice to the Palestinians, so the most prominent question remains: Will this

happen? Do the Palestinians have to suffer more from the injustice they are accustomed to? Especially since the United States is still able to stop all UN resolutions that could do justice to the Palestinian people, in exchange for Russian, Chinese and Iranian inability to confront American capabilities.


Potrebbe piacerti anche
Le opinioni espresse nei commenti sono degli autori e non del italiatelegraph.