June 1, 2024 | Commentary

The Policies That Are Killing Israeli Soldiers

June 1, 2024 | Commentary

The Policies That Are Killing Israeli Soldiers

Excerpt

Three soldiers from Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were killed on May 28, when they encountered a Hamas booby trap in a building in Rafah. In a separate incident, three other soldiers were killed in a Hamas improvised explosive device (IED) attack on May 18.

The Hamas terrorist organization is undeniably the culprit. And the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hamas’s top military patron, bears significant responsibility, too. But this is also the unfortunate result of Biden Administration policies that have put Israeli soldiers in greater danger.

Jonathan Schanzer is senior vice president for research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Follow him on X @JSchanzer.

Issues:

International Organizations Iran Iran Global Threat Network Iran-backed Terrorism Israel Israel at War