The Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), revealed that its fighters have destroyed more than 1,108 Israeli military vehicles with “Al-Yasin 105” missiles since the beginning of the current war on the Gaza Strip .
Al-Qassam indicated in a statement that the Israeli vehicles destroyed included 962 tanks, 55 personnel carriers, 74 bulldozers, 3 excavators and 14 military vehicles, “resulting in a large number of occupation officers, soldiers killed and injured.” Have become.” “Mercenaries.”
In this context, Major General Faiz Al-Duwairi, military and strategic expert, said that for the first time, the effectiveness of the “Al-Yasin 105” missiles during the war was disclosed with accurate data, emphasizing that These numbers are in part due to the fact that not all resistance operations were documented and photographed.
He reported that the complete or partial destruction of 1,108 Israeli vehicles is equivalent to 3 Israeli armored divisions, as each division consisted of 315 tanks from the 5 divisions Israel had pushed into the strip.
Al-Duwairi explained that the “Al-Yasin 105” missiles were the main weapon in the Gaza war, and they are the trump card of the resistance that caused heavy and extreme damage to the occupation, which he was not accustomed to, even if reaching this level of expertise. conditions of personnel or equipment after preparing the human cadre to deal with them. To fight.
He explained that the “Al-Yasin 105” is equivalent to the “TBG” missiles, but the latter are designated to deal with buildings and fortifications, noting that the tank – which carries a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10 people – The level of vehicles during the war far exceeded that of most target tankers. Soldier.
He pointed out that the occupation had committed folly in the first phase when it pushed armored divisions unprotected from mechanized infantry units before recovering them during the Battle of Khan Yunis.
With regard to humanitarian losses, al-Duwairi believes that the numbers announced by the occupying forces' spokesman Daniel Hagari include neither mercenaries from different parts of the world, nor Druze, nor dual nationalities, but rather single nationalities. Are specific to. Referring to the number of mercenaries fighting within the Israeli army, such as the US and fighters coming from France, Britain, Germany, Ukraine, and others.
Despite the effectiveness of the resistance's weapons in ground combat, al-Duwairi said that there are obvious weaknesses and gaps in the resistance's air defense weapons, and their shortcomings give the Israeli Air Force the opportunity to do what it does best. Intensive and systematic bombing.