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Military and strategic expert Maj. Gen. Fayez al-Duwairi said that the al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), sent wholesale messages behind the handover of Israeli detainees in Palestine Square in central Gaza City.

Al-Duwairi explained – in his analysis to Al-Jazeera – that the Qassam Brigades chose this place with the utmost intelligence to send messages that they still have their will and freedom of decision-making, and they are coherent in terms of managing the battle as well as the cohesion of their forces.

He added that al-Qassam handed over the Israeli detainees in Gaza with a military parade and its weapons in an area that had been reached by the tanks of the occupation army – during the current war – more than 3 times and then forced to retreat, stressing that the latter can penetrate but cannot control.

He pointed out that the move is a practical response to the Israeli government's speeches to eliminate Hamas, as well as a response to the visit of Israeli army chief of staff Herzi Halevi, who had visited the Gaza Strip during the ground offensive.

He stressed that after 46 days of an unprecedented battle, Benjamin Netanyahu's government submits to the will of the Qassam and accepts what it previously rejected, referring to the offer of Qassam Brigades spokesman Abu Obeida before the start of the ground offensive in late October.

He praised the Palestinian people in Gaza, saying that they "came out of the rubble and destruction to see scenes that inspire hope and life," praising the popular incubator of the resistance in return for popular resentment of the Netanyahu government, especially in the prisoners' file.

The strategist said that the temporary humanitarian truce after the end of its four days is likely to be extended by 60%.

Regarding the consequences of what happened, Al-Duwairi believes that there is a difference in the nature of the fighters of the Qassam Brigades and the occupation army, considering that the soldiers of the latter will feel deceived when they see these scenes and that the Israeli army does not have the tools and means to achieve the declared goals of destroying Hamas.

Source : Al Jazeera