Al Jazeera broadcast new exclusive footage of the ground battle between the al-Qassam Brigades – the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) – and Israeli occupation forces in the Tal al-Hawa neighborhood, west of Gaza City.
The Israeli military also announced the killing of a second officer with the rank of major from the elite “Shaldag” unit, bringing the total number of deaths to two officers and two soldiers, and 10 wounded, in fighting that took place during the past 24 hours. ,
In this context, Major General Faiz al-Duwairi, a military and strategic expert, commenting on the new al-Qassam video, said that the Tal al-Hawa area was where the occupation was present in the first weeks of the widespread ground offensive. before a temporary ceasefire, emphasizing that the occupation had failed to control it but had instead succeeded in penetrating and establishing itself. before being forced to retreat.
He said the video clearly and accurately indicates that the al-Qassam Brigades has reorganized its forces in the northern region, noting that the region is considered safe for the occupation army because its officers have taken steps to destroy the organizational structure. Has claimed. Hamas countered the fighters and killed thousands of them, “but the reality says the opposite.”
He reported that the Qassam had entered western Gaza through the Sheikh Ajlin and Tal al-Hawa neighborhoods 48 hours earlier – in accordance with the third phase of the war – suggesting that the Qassam footage was taken yesterday, Tuesday, or today, Wednesday. I went.
Regarding the losses suffered in the Shaldagh unit, al-Duwairi confirmed that the occupation had deployed a large armored force at the beginning of the ground campaign to fight the cities, before reinforcing the infantry forces at the expense of the armored forces. I was not special. An attempt to change the nature and direction of the fight.
He said the occupation maintained 3 combat brigades and one battalion in northern Gaza, noting that the area could not accommodate more than one brigade – according to the military perspective – so it withdrew one reserve brigade and two brigades. Kept.
In a related context, strategic experts criticized the occupation forces' videos, saying that they were being filmed in an area where the operation had ended, were covering one side of the battle, and were not presenting the truth. Was, believing that they were being presented to extremes. The right wing, represented by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich and National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir.
He pointed out that the captured videos are different from those broadcast by al-Qassam or al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement, stressing that they spread a sense of hope and provide a miniature picture of reality. Fights are taking place.