Israel confirmed on Sunday evening that it had consented to an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire that would end Operation Breaking Dawn. Above all, this operation constituted additional proof of the colossal failure of Israeli policy in the Gaza Strip. The vicious rounds of fighting have become more frequent, Israelis’ daily lives have been repeatedly disrupted and Palestinians’ lives in Gaza have become an ongoing nightmare.
But beyond the immediate needs of reconstruction, Israel must change its strategy on Gaza. One good option would be to adopt the two-stage plan proposed by the person who was foreign minister in September 2021 and is now prime minister – Yair Lapid. That plan was called “Economy for Security.”