A new in depth six-part podcast series has revealed previously often unknown and shocking facts about the current terrible war in Gaza.
Researched and narrated by a contributor to North East Bylines, journalist David Keys, the series suggests that, as well as being an appalling terrorist attack against Israel, the 7 October Hamas onslaught was also a coup d’état by Hamas’s military wing against the organisation’s political leadership.
The entire series can be accessed via Spotify
or via the episode links, below.
The podcasts also explain that there was a much less lethal and much less destructive alternative course of action that Israel could have pursued in response to Hamas’s 7 October terrorist onslaught.
“The fact that Israel chose the most destructive option, when there were alternatives, crucially shows that the Gaza war can’t really be regarded as a war of self- defence,” David Keys told North East Bylines.
Fascinatingly, the series also provides evidence suggesting that Israeli intelligence knew that a major Hamas terrorist attack was imminent, but that senior officials refused to believe the information they were given.
David Keys’ new podcast series is one of the most comprehensive accounts available dealing systematically with all the key issues relevant to the war.
So far, well over 30,000 Palestinians and more than 1400 Israelis have been killed.
The six episodes are as follows:
Episode 1: Explains the long-term historical background to the Israel/Palestine conflict as a whole.
Episode 2: Tells the 20th and 21st century history of Gaza itself.
Episode 3: Sheds light on why Hamas launched its October 7 terrorist attacks against Israel.
Episode 4: Sheds light on why Israel reacted as it did
Episode 5: Investigates whether or not Israel had any other choice as to how to react to the Hamas attack
Episode 6: Examines the likely and potential global and other consequences of the Gaza war