The Israeli occupation army continues to bleed as a result of the high number of deaths and injuries among its soldiers, despite the war of extermination it is waging against civilians in Gaza (Getty)

{And do not lose heart in seeking the people, if you are suffering, for they are suffering as you are suffering, and you hope from God what they do not hope for. And God is Knowing, All-Wise} [Surat An-Nisa: 104]

This noble verse was revealed in circumstances that the Mujahideen fighters went through, while they were in a state of attack in pursuit of the people.

They were in great pain from the ordeal of fighting.

So that their pain does not lead them to weakness and despair, the verse was quick to show them, through a correct assessment of the situation, that their enemy suffers as they suffer, that is, in a way that leads him to weakness, weakness, and despair.

Then the verse reminds them that they hope from God what their enemy does not hope for.

Which indicates that the balance of power is in their interest, and not in the interest of their enemy.

Thus, the war between the “two factions” became an hour’s worth of patience, whoever screams first in pain and despair.

This is what awaits their enemy, while the resistance’s patience is greater than their patience, and increases its hope, the like of which they do not hope for.

Kill and destroy

The aggressive war waged by the Zionist entity on Gaza is extremely painful for the people of Gaza, its resistors, and its leaders.

Specifically, due to the mass killing of civilians and the almost complete destruction of residential neighbourhoods.

With a strong determination to continue this killing and this destruction on the part of Netanyahu and his partners, as well as with continued support for him from America, which is pressuring him, at the same time, with the truce agreement drawn up in Paris.

But it was returned to circulation, after strong amendments by the leadership of Izz al-Din al-Qassam and the Al-Quds Brigades, and the resistance in Gaza and outside it.

Netanyahu's decision came, threatening to continue the aggression and focus on killing civilians and continuing the destruction, and even extending it by opening the Rafah front.

Which means continuing what hurts the most.

This is due to the mass killing of civilians, and the destruction of residential homes, institutions and hospitals.

Which requires the resistance and its leaders, and the people inside and outside Gaza, at the Palestinian level, to be guided by the above noble verse, not to allow their pain to be exaggerated, without being certain that the enemy is suffering as they are suffering, and even more severely.

Now, how do we read the given reality, that the enemy is suffering more than we are suffering? He will scream first and be defeated, and will inevitably acknowledge his defeat in the next moment, God willing.

Resistance steadfastness

First: The most important dimension that will decide the fate of this aggressive war is embodied in the ground war taking place in the field of military confrontation.

The past four months until today have confirmed that the resistance has the upper hand in this war, for 139 days (hour by hour in a row).

Second: The brutal, genocidal war directed against civilians and urban areas could not achieve its goal of bringing the resistance and the people to their knees before the horror of a massacre that continues around the clock, for nearly five months, without stopping.

Rather, with a declared determination to continue it by Netanyahu, and with exposed coverage, by Biden, by demanding “care for civilians,” and not to stop it.

However, the results of this genocidal war brought back the worst reputation for the Zionist entity as a war criminal, a genocide criminal, and a criminal of comprehensive destruction, which led to the faces of the entity’s leaders and settlers becoming worse.

This destroys his reputation and future in Palestine, the region and the world.

All of this is confusing and detrimental to the enemy, and is strategically more dangerous for him than the pain it causes us.

Because it is pain imposed on us on one hand, and our dead are martyrs and our wounded are rewarded, and they hope for recovery.

Third: The entity’s relations with the countries of the world, even allied and friendly countries, stand against it in demanding an end to the massacre and a ceasefire.

Political isolation is more painful and weaker for the enemy than it is for the resistance and the Palestinian people, when the pressure on the enemy does not reach the point of forcing him to stop his crime.

This is because his isolation will contribute, in the end, to forcing him to a truce that he does not accept, or a ceasefire that declares his defeat in front of the Gaza resistance and people.

Pain and defeat

Fourth: The demonstrations and protests expressed by global public opinion, especially in America and Europe, have become a force pressuring it and the Biden administration.

This deepened the contradiction in the position that increases the Zionist entity’s political pain and internal contradictions even within the entity itself.

This is whether at the level of pressure to complete a prisoner exchange deal, or overthrow the Netanyahu government, which is heading the entity towards destruction by continuing a war, with heavy losses for it, or absurdity from a military perspective, as it will not be possible to achieve a military victory over the resistance, as experience has proven over four years. Months.

Fifth: His move to open the Rafah front will increase his internal and external contradictions, worsen his relationship with Egypt, and will benefit nothing from it, except for his continued fighting, killing civilians, demolishing homes, and sabotaging the remaining hospitals.

In addition to the army's losses on the battlefield in the Gaza Strip.

Here too, his “pain” (the reasons for his defeat) must be considered more severe than the pain he will cause to the people of Rafah.

Not to mention the resistance.

Sixth: The pressures and confrontations exerted by the axis of resistance began to escalate, militarily, politically, and morally, especially on the open front in southern Lebanon, as well as the American-British military clash with the Yemeni forces, which began to intensify the bombing of Umm al-Rashrash, and also bombed ships going or departing to the Zionist entity. .

Of course, in addition to the resistance in Iraq, the open battle with Syria, and the Iranian position in strong support of the resistance in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the axis of resistance in general.

Correct reading

The military, political and moral “pain” caused by the axis of resistance on the enemy front, both Zionist and American, is supposed to be placed in an important position when assessing the situation and calculating the balance of power, which the Noble Verse requires to focus on pain in the ranks of the enemy, in exchange for enduring pain in the ranks of the resistance.

Conclusion: These six dimensions confirm the importance of the verse that states:

“And do not lose hope in seeking the people, if you are suffering, for they are suffering as you are suffering, and you are hoping from God what they do not hope for.”

This is through a correct reading of the balance of power between the enemy and its allies on the one hand, and between the resistance and the people on the other hand, during the heat of war, when optimism about victory and rejecting pessimism are decisive in the outcome of the battle, as for the supporters of each team.

Focusing on the pain of the controlling power, and examining its weaknesses and crises, constitute the correct methodological line in assessing the situation.

As for focusing on the negatives and crises on our front, and dealing with the dominant force, with the power, control and power it enjoys, it is a path to pessimism and low morale, especially in the stage of near strategic balance, when each team needs to prepare for the general attack, especially in the stage of The decisive clash, and the people's desire.

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