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As Operation “Guardian of the Walls” draws to an end one can hear among former security officials and on the airwaves that Israel must act to promote a prisoner exchange in accordance with the practice that at the of a military campaign each party releases the other party’s soldiers and civilians that it captured. Additional argument heard was that framework of such transaction must be in a manner similar to prior prisoner exchange deals Israel was a party to with Egypt, Jordan, and Syria (e.g. Yom Kippur War, the War of Attrition, the Six Days War, etc.).
2020 will be written down in history as a turning point year. It is hard to predict where the global pivot will be, however, one thing is clear – what used to be will be no more. The healthcare and economic challenges will change, tourism, work and daily routines will change, international, bilateral and multilateral relationships will change and similarly the security and counterterrorism challenge will be shaped accordingly. The COVID-19 pandemic has been wielding great influence on the above as well as many other global processes.
First published in EICTP Research Study: Key Determinants in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond. Trajectory, Disruption and the Way Forward. Volume II, available here.