The recent conflict – May 2021 – with the Palestine which claimed well over 250 Palestinian lives – of which dozens of children (66 per latest report) – needed not be. But in Netanyahu’ eyes, nothing short of a war would take the pressure of personal and political failures he’s experiencing. Because Israel has larger arsenals than the Palestinian fighters, Mr. Netanyahu can easily use his war approach as a protective measure against Hamas or any group in Palestine with grievances towards Israel. War, constant war, permanent war seems the only card Netanyahu has left to play. His slipping grip on power leaves him no other alternative. In his view, criticism of indiscriminate killing of civilians (without any punishment or rebuke by the international community) is a small price to pay to keep himself afloat and in power.