The brutal attack by Hamas on Israel on October 7, 2023, presents a challenging situation. However, it may have unforeseen consequences, such as weakening Iran's influence, potentially leading to a change in leadership in Gaza, and creating a more favorable political environment for peace and prosperity in the region, including for Palestinians.
Hamas's attack on Israel can be seen as an attempt by Iran,
using one of its proxies, to disrupt the progress and success of the Abraham
Accords. These Accords offer modernization, economic prosperity, and peace to a
region that has been plagued by bitter conflicts with no hope of resolution for
Iran's opposition to the Accords is driven by its desire for
regional hegemony. Iran is a theocracy governed by totalitarian mullahs,
leading a population of 90 million people with the intent to remove the U.S. presence from the Middle East and dominate its Sunni Muslim neighbors. Their leaders
aspire to “restore a sense of “greatness” reminiscent of ancient Persian empires.” Iran uses
proxies across the region to pursue its strategic goals with plausible
Contrary to the outcry from Hamas supporters worldwide and
distorted intersectional views on U.S. college campuses, the attack was not about
a continuing cycle of violence or a righteous anti-colonial struggle of the
oppressed. Its purpose was to prevent the Abraham Accords from uniting Israel
and Sunni Muslim states in the Middle East.