The war in Gaza, which began on October 7, is getting more intense day by day, and the number of dead and missing is increasing every minute. Although there are differences of opinion between the international institutions, the West and the East, each wants the same goal - peace in the region.
But why all this remains only in words and not in practice?
The answer to these questions was given in the past 3 months. It is worth reminding that at the G20 summit held in September in New Delhi, India, an interesting project was put forward in cooperation between the United States and Israel. Within the framework of the summit, the idea of a project related to the creation of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) was put forward. The essence of this idea was to eliminate the "One Belt, One Road" project presented by China and create a business in which Israel could play a key role. This alternative idea not only creates very ideal opportunities for the West, but by taking India into this project, it has the potential to deal a great blow to the Russian-Chinese duo. The Ben Gurion canal, which was put forward in the 1960s, is responsible for the implementation of this whole project.
The Suez crisis in 1956, followed by the complete closure of the canal in 1967, was one of the main reasons for the emergence of this project. Great Britain, France and the United States also had to find an alternative way to ensure shipping trade under these conditions. According to the project, the road to the Mediterranean Sea would be opened through the Gulf of Aqaba, located in the Red Sea basin, between the Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia. Thus, the Suez Canal will not be used for ship trade, and this canal will operate as an alternative. The plan was temporarily averted by the reopening of the Suez Canal.
The interesting thing is that the blockage of Suez in 2021 was brought up again by a Syrian blogger with the pseudonym Naram Sargon, and it was said that the USA did this blockage on purpose. But Ran Porat, a research fellow at the Australia/Israel and Council of Jewish Affairs, later dismissed the claims as fantasy. Especially the events that happened at that time (2021) do not play a sound basis for bringing this plan to the agenda again. Now the situation is completely different. Together with BRICS, the Eastern bloc has risen to a very strong position since the summer months, and one of the most ideal opportunities to destroy this multipolarity was the Gaza conflict.
But why Gaza and why this particular plan?
At the last BRICS summit, it was decided that Egypt will become a member of the Union from January 1, 2024. Of course, the closest countries to this region were Israel and Palestine. The idea of a multi-polar new order created by Russian-Chinese cooperation, in order to break the US position in South-West Asia, it is necessary for U.S. to eliminate Palestine to prevent this idea. The victory of Israel and the promotion of this plan can undoubtedly cause a serious panic in the region and the Arab countries' orientation towards BRICS. However, the possibilities that the IMEC project that I mentioned above can bring forward may change opinions.