Worldwide, the business community could see a significant impact because of the ongoing Israel and Gaza War and other related crises. On that note, the global security industry should optimize profit protection for entities and their clients because of various factors that could occur. In the posting on its impacts, one can view the ISIO Timeline of specific tailing threats over the last few days.
Following this, we remind the security practitioners to conduct themselves with the utmost ethics. Remarkably, such as those fostered by nurses, doctors, and surgeons. This means that regardless of their religious beliefs, moral code, or political affiliations, they must find and stop the crime—protect the less privileged, safeguard the war zones, secure the management sites, and save lives.
Equally important, reputational damage could be aligned to a company when the employees vent their opinions about the war online or elsewhere. Be that as it may, security practitioners can create language-based short video clips and suggested methods with protocols to consider. As a rule of thumb, strategic security providers must remain neutral and focus on their jobs to save lives!
Furthermore, it has occurred in the past that security officers have killed and maimed innocent people for various reasons mentioned above. Although we may not reference particular cases, it’s worth noting that if it happened in one location, it could be a copycat issue elsewhere. On that note, it’s worth discussing a little bit about the origins of the Gaza–Israel War and its global impacts.
Understanding The Israel And Gaza War And Other Related Crises Conflict Origins
The Palestinian Islamist militant group conducts a series of coordinated attacks—Hamas—from the Gaza Strip onto bordering areas in Israel. It commenced on Saturday, 7 October 2023—a Sabbath day and date of several Jewish holidays. These attacks are referred to as Operation Al-Aqsa Flood (or Deluge) (Arabic: عملية طوفان الأقصى, romanized: ʿamaliyyat ṭūfān al-ʾAqṣā) by the Hamas group.
Hamas, other Palestinian armed groups, and Black Saturday in Israel effectively initiated the 2023 Israel–Hamas war. Notwithstanding, this is nearly fifty years to the day after the Yom Kippur War that began on 6 October 1973. Technically, the attack started in the early morning with a rocket barrage of at least 3,000 rockets against Israel and vehicle-transported incursions into its territory.
Unfortunately, Palestinian militants breached the Gaza–Israel barrier, killing civilians in neighboring Israeli communities and attacking military bases. In a single day, over 1,200 Israelis, primarily the lives of civilians, including women and children, ended. They were killed in several towns and kibbutzim and at a music festival near the kibbutz of Re’im, where over 270 party-goers were murdered.
Generally, around 200 Israeli civilians and soldiers were taken as hostages in the Gaza Strip—the number of kidnapped children is slightly under 30. In particular, the day was described by multiple spectators and public figures as the bloodiest in Israel’s history and the deadliest for Jews since The Holocaust. Consequently, the review includes the likes of the current US President — Joe Biden.
The Notable Israel And Gaza War Impacts On The Communities Plus Economy
In other words, we can term terror alert as a possible worldwide occurrence because all citizens and immigrants will feel fearful and terrorized regardless of location. For instance, the resultant Israel and Gaza War and the following crises coincided with Shabbat and the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah. Ultimately, the ongoing attacks appeared to have been a complete surprise to the Israelis.
As a result, the day is considered the bloodiest in Israel’s history and the deadliest for Jews since The Holocaust. Shortly, demonstrations will increase, evolving into riots with a high probability of life-impacting and fatal incidents. Our professional crisis management team wishes that all love their fellow humans more than they hate others to foster safe communities and global peace.
Realistically, the IDF closed roads around the Gaza Strip—the streets of Tel Aviv were also locked down. Following the assault, Israel declared heightened preparedness for potential conflict. The IDF assured a state of readiness for war, and Netanyahu convened an emergency gathering of security authorities. Additionally, the IDF reported their initiation of targeted actions in the Gaza Strip.
On 7 October, Israel’s Security Cabinet voted for a series of actions to destroy the military and governmental capabilities of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The Israel Electric Corporation—supplies up to 80% of the Gaza Strip’s electricity—cut off power to the area. As a result, the power supply was reduced from 120 MW to only 20 MW, forcing it to rely on Palestinian-paid power plants.
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Surprisingly, while Ben Gurion Airport and Ramon Airport remained operational, multiple airlines canceled flights to and from the Israel airports. Israel Railways suspended service throughout the country and replaced some routes with temporary bus routes. At the same time, some communal manned cruise ships removed their operational ports, such as Ashdod and Haifa, from their itineraries.
Eventually, it means that countries in the Middle East could be drawn even more into theatre because of civil unrest or terror groups targeting Western interests. The oil prices research during conflicts in the Middle East displays the rise in cost! Besides the current state of the economies, this additional expense will escalate the expenditures. Therefore, it is essential to stay safe and vigilant.
Markedly, some war tactics displayed were severe compared to past Hamas actions—torture and extreme violence. At one Kibbutz, first responders stated that of 280 bodies recovered, around 80% showed torture. Some children were allegedly tied up and burned alive. At the music festival, there was mass killing. Approximately 70% of dead bodies were claimed to have been shot in the back.
At least 1,400 Israelis were killed, including 1,033 civilians, 299 soldiers, and 58 police officers. Likewise, it’s worth mentioning that the attack left over 3,400 wounded, with 200+ soldiers and civilians taken hostage. On 19 October 2023, Israeli officials reported an additional 100 to 200 missing. Israeli casualties include about 70 Arab Israelis, predominantly from Negev Bedouin communities.
As mentioned, the resultant Israel and Gaza War has been described as the bloodiest in Israel’s history and the deadliest for Jews since The Holocaust. Furthermore, the event is even further described by the Washington Post as being on par with the worst atrocities that al-Qaeda, al-Qaeda in Iraq, or the Islamic State ever perpetrated. One thing is sure: The war is quite devastating.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog said the country faced “a challenging moment.” He offered strength and encouragement to the IDF, other security forces, rescue services, and residents under attack. In a televised broadcast, Netanyahu stated: “We are at war.” In addition, he said that the IDF would reinforce its border deployments to deter others from ‘making the mistake of joining this war.’
In a later address, Isaac threatened to “turn Gaza into a deserted island” and urged its residents to “leave now.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant conducted security assessments at Israel Defense Forces (IDF) headquarters in Tel Aviv. Gallant later approved the mobilization of tens of thousands of army reservists and declared a state of emergency.
Specifically for areas within 80 kilometers (50 mi) of the Gaza border. He also said Hamas “made a grave mistake” after launching its attack on Israel. However, the Prime Minister pledged that “Israel will win.” The IDF declared a “state of readiness for war.” At the same time, it also said that the reservists were to be deployed in Gaza, the West Bank, and along the borders with Lebanon and Syria.
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Following this, residents around the Gaza Strip were asked to stay inside, while civilians in southern and central Israel were “required to stay next to shelters.” Specifically, this occurrence is under what is called Operation Swords of Iron (or Iron Swords) (Hebrew: מבצע חרבות ברזל, romanized: Mivtsá charvót barzél). Israeli Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai announced that a “state of war” existed.
More so following “a massive attack from the Gaza Strip.” On the same note, he also clarified the closure of the entire southern region of Israel to “civilian movement.” As well as the deployment of the Yamam counterterrorism unit to the area. Still, the IDF’s chief spokesperson, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, said four divisions were deployed to the site, augmenting 31 preexisting battalions.
In layman’s language, there will likely be some ongoing attacks on the Jews, Jewish communities, Jewish businesses, and daycare centers for children and senior citizens besides schools. At the same time, all neighbors to the above are at high risk. It is advised that the neighborhood watch groups increase their level of security, and all should use authentic and experienced security services.
By all means, it’s advised that all security practitioners comprehend suggested methods to profit and protect themselves and their clients. With that in mind, the security industry suggests using technologies and intelligent management in the workforce for profit protection. Furthermore, profit protection (security-styled) for securing companies and their clients is vital in providing knowledge.