Whereas Israeli officials have been threatening the Palestinians to frighten them away from a possible new confrontation, resistance groups in Gaza have shown their cards to tell the occupiers that they are ready to respond to any new adventure.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Whereas Israeli officials have been threatening the Palestinians to frighten them away from a possible new confrontation, resistance groups in Gaza have shown their cards to tell the occupiers that they are ready to respond to any new adventure.
Saraya Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad Movement, in Gaza said on Monday that Azm Al-Sadiqeen military drills have just kicked off. Several units of Saraya Al-Quds Brigades have taken part in the drills. The exercises, attended by rocket and artillery units, are aimed at increasing the level of readiness of Palestinian forces against foreign threats, according to the movement.
They come at a time the Israeli activity near Gaza and in West Bank have increased in recent weeks. Therefore, at a time Tel Aviv is trying to test the military capabilities of the Gaza Strip, the resistance groups’ exercises bear important messages.
The Palestinians seek to Tel the Israelis they are ready for possible new clashes and that they have great potentials with which they can ground their enemy. The resistance forces have repeatedly warned the Israelis if Tel Aviv starts a war against them, their response would be resolute, with Operation Sword of Al-Quds of 2021 would be “nothing compared to it.” Sword of Al-Quds was an operation Gaza-based Palestinian forces launched in response to Israeli atrocities in Al-Quds and in it they showed off unprecedented rocket capabilities targeting the heart of the Israeli regime. During the 11-day battle, more than 4,000 missiles were fired at the occupied territories, and given the recent defense achievements of the resistance in Gaza, the number of these missiles in any new battle will be way larger than before. This time, Gaza would have the decisive support of the Axis of Resistance in the region and can achieve a great victory on the battlefield. Axis of Resistance is a bloc of regional states, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, and Palestine, that is opposed to Israeli and Western policies in West Asia region.
Since the 11-day war , the Gaza resistance groups have made substantial strides in rocket and drone power that proved worrisome to the Israelis who are conservative about picking a new fight with the Palestinians. Downing the Israeli spy balloon over Gaza a couple of days ago showed off the progress the Palestinian resistance forces have made in the electronic warfare and telling the Israelis they no longer can easily fly drones over Gaza to gather intelligence as their drones are not safe against the Palestinians air defenses.
The Gaza exercises come three weeks after a major Israeli military exercise in Cyprus, and the Palestinians are working to increase their readiness for any conflict. The Israelis tried to show the combat readiness of their forces by holding “Chariot of Fire” exercises. The Palestinians responded with similar maneuvers to show that they are at the highest level of military readiness.
From another aspect, the Palestinian exercises are part of an effort to advance missile systems and secure all the power instruments and improve them quantitatively and qualitatively for constant preparation to any war. The exercises test the range, precision, and destruction power of the rockets for better performance in real combat situations.
Additionally, given growing Israeli crimes in the West Bank and Al-Quds, and that many Palestinians are worried about losing their homes to the Israelis in forced evacuations, the resistance groups want to reassure the Palestinians that they stand by them and will not allow the occupiers carry out their destructive plans in the Palestinian territories.
Moreover, amid the repeated Israeli actions in Al-Quds that regularly take lives of Palestinians and injure them, the exercises warn the Israelis that if they miscalculate again and escalate, the resistance forces have the power to make them regret their actions.
With political gaps widening in Tel Aviv and there are news of imminent government collapse and parliament dissolution, it is not unlikely that Prime Minister takes adventures in Gaza to save his cabinet for longer stay in power. Therefore, by their drills, the resistance groups prepare for any enemy scenarios and make it clear to the Israeli enemy that they would not sit on their hands in future war, rather they would fulfill their promises of support to the Palestinian people.