Military and strategic expert Major General Fayez al-Duwairi said that the tax paid by Israel in its ground battle inside the Gaza Strip is 10 times what he declares from Tel Aviv, warning that the latter cannot prevent Israelis from watching the heroic resistance operations against the occupation army.

Al-Duwairi pointed out – in his military analysis segment on Al-Jazeera – that the bodies of Israeli army soldiers and wounded are piling up in Ashkelon hospitals, according to pictures published on social media platforms, noting that Tel Aviv announced the death of only 30 soldiers in the Gaza Strip since the start of the ground incursion.

He pointed out that the official authorities in Israel deliberately conceal the real losses suffered by its army in Gaza, fearing the expansion of the pressure demonstrations in Tel Aviv and other cities to stop the war, and to demand the release of prisoners detained in Gaza.

He stressed that the more fighting and the intensity of the ground battle, the greater the pressure within the Israeli street.

He asserted that Tel Aviv cannot hide the visuals of the Qassam Brigades – the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement "Hamas" – which show commando and qualitative operations and ambushes against the soldiers of the occupation army, believing that they reach every Israeli home, and spread all over the world in the era of globalization of communications, despite the Israeli decision to ban their broadcast.

Al-Duwairi described the scenes that the Qassam Brigades used to publish as terrifying for Israelis and those who support them, especially those that show a fighter placing the Hamas flag on an Israeli bulldozer or explosive device inside a Merkava tank, or hitting it with "Yassin 105" shells at very close range.

Field developments

Regarding the situation on the ground, the military expert confirms that the fighting is still in the first 200 meters from the outskirts of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, and that the occupation army was unable to reach the outskirts of Beit Lahia 12 days after the start of its ground operation.

Given this slow progress and based on the goals Israel has set to achieve, such as eliminating Hamas and its military capabilities, the fighting will continue for months and even years.

He pointed out that the Qassam fighters prefer to fight from the zero distance, which is a maximum of 150 meters, where the confrontation inside the built-up areas, and explained that they then come out of the tunnels and from the rubble "to restore life," stressing that the more Israel advances, the more difficult the battle becomes, and enters into the trap set by the resistance elements.

Qassam fighters told Israeli soldiers, he said, "Advance to built-up areas where "you will find what you don't like."

Al-Qassam deals with Israeli forces entering undemolished buildings with the TBG mechanism, while they resort to adhesive filling to deal with fixed vehicles, as well as Al-Yassin 105 shells to hit mobile vehicles and tanks, he said.

He explained that prolonging the battle is not in the interest of the occupation army as well as the residents of Gaza, in light of the increasing massacres committed by Israel, but he added that the European position in support of Tel Aviv has begun to decline.

He referred to Israel's continuous attempts to conduct a double maneuver in order to enforce the siege on the northern sector and separate it from the southern Gaza Strip, noting that the Israeli forces succeeded in effectively cutting off Al-Rashid Street after they had cut it off by fire.

He reiterated that the soldiers of the occupation army did not extend control in the areas where they penetrated, where fighting is still ongoing, in addition to the retreat of some of these forces in several areas due to losses in order to reposition, and request more troops and fire belts.