Serangan Israel di Damaskus dan Gaza Menunjukkan Kelebihan dan Keterbatasan Akurasi

At approximately 5 p.m. on Monday, Israeli warplanes conducted a targeted strike on an embassy building in Damascus, eliminating a group of senior Iranian military commanders with exceptional precision. This operation showcased the Israeli military’s ability to execute precise attacks with accuracy, solidifying their reputation of fear and respect in the Middle East.

Hours later, the same Israeli military made a grave error by launching missiles at an aid convoy on a coastal road in the Gaza Strip, resulting in the deaths of seven foreign aid workers. This botched operation severely damaged Israel’s reputation, forcing its leaders to acknowledge a series of fatal errors and misjudgments.

The stark contrast between the successful strike in Damascus and the tragic incident in Gaza has raised significant concerns about how the Israeli military enforces rules of engagement in their conflict against Hamas. While Israeli officials attributed the Gaza incident to the complexities of war, including combatants mingling with civilians, reduced visibility due to nighttime conditions, and a moving target, military analysts in Israel and the United States have questioned the explanations provided.

The attack on the aid convoy, operated by World Central Kitchen, led by chef José Andrés, has drawn international condemnation and calls for accountability. The Israeli military chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi, admitted to the mistake, attributing it to misidentification in a complex war environment. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to prevent such incidents from reoccurring.

This incident has further isolated Israel diplomatically, with global outrage over the loss of innocent lives. The pressure on Israel to prevent civilian casualties amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza has intensified, with calls for tighter rules of engagement and improved target identification.

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The deadly strikes on the aid convoy have highlighted the challenges of conducting military operations in populated areas like Gaza, where the line between combatants and civilians is often blurred. While the Israeli military has faced similar incidents in the past, the urgent need to prevent such errors in the future remains a top priority for Israeli authorities.