The Abu Jarad family, displaced by Israel’s attacks, bake bread at a makeshift tent camp in the Muwasi area in southern Gaza, January 1, 2024 (Fatima Shbair/AP)

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I joined BBC Radio Wales on Sunday to analyze the latest developments in Israel’s “open-ended” attacks on Gaza.

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Three months after Hamas’s mass killings inside Israel started the current cycle of violence, I explain how the Israeli declaration that it has “cleared” Hamas from northern Gaza is a fig leaf that does not cover up the expanding attacks on both fighters and civilians across the Strip, as well as the ongoing block on essential aid to more than 2 million displaced Gazans.

I take apart an assertation of a “plan” by Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant to govern Gaza after a purported defeat of Hamas. And I reiterate why the US — perhaps the only actor in the international community who could have restrained Israel — did not so.