A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan has said that a new Israeli war against the people of Gaza will be “an adventure with consequences”. Although Zaki Bani Rasheid ruled out the inevitability of war, he said that threats made by Israel’s leaders must be taken seriously.
In an exclusive statement to Quds Press, Bani Rasheid said that the internal crisis in Israel won’t allow rhetoric to escalate: “I think that changes that have taken place with the Arab Spring will make the Israelis think twice before having another adventure in Gaza.” It is true that it might win the battle in Gaza, he added, but it would influence Israel’s peace agreements with Arab countries, especially the Camp David and the Wadi Araba accords. “That would provide the Arab peoples with new ammunition which would then be an integral part of the decision-making process.”
Bani Rasheid ruled out any possibility that aggression against Gaza would lead to war between Israel and the Arab Spring countries, but he warned that while the “first war” on Gaza provoked a response from around the world, “A new war would lead to a regional siege of Israel and even greater international isolation”.