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October 12, 2023
Israel plans a ground assault in Gaza as Hamas holds a large number of Israeli hostages

Gilead Sher is an Israeli lawyer and former senior negotiator in the peace process with the Palestinians. He said that Hamas is violating international law by not disclosing the identity, location or health condition of the hostages. “There's also a real fear that Hamas will treat [sic] the Israeli abductees with other Palestinian terrorist organizations. It has already announced that 30 of them have been handed to the Islamic Jihad,” said Sher, who is also a fellow in Middle East Peace and Security at Rice University’s Baker Institute.

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October 9, 2023
In Foreign Policy: Over the Years, Netanyahu Led Failed Security Strategy on Gaza

“Over the years, [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] led a failed and misleading security concept,” said Sher. “He preferred … the status quo over in-depth political solutions—even transitional or interim—in the West Bank and Gaza. His policy attempted to nearly topple the PA [Palestinian Authority] and strengthen Hamas while fostering Hamas’s sense of impunity and capability.”

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June 10, 2021
A smooth transfer of power in Israel?
Seemingly taking a page from the Trump playbook, Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has assailed the incoming administration and called the election that defeated him “the scam of the century.” Middle East fellow Gilead Sher said the fact that “no transition [of power] has begun by the prime minister, his staff or most of his ministers, is extremely unusual and counterproductive. What Netanyahu and his [Likud] party members have been saying is shameful." Sher, the former chief of staff to prime minister and defense minister Ehud Barak, said Netanyahu should “not try to cling to power.”
Read more at The Media Line.