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The military and strategic expert, Major General Fayez Al-Duwairi, said that the return of qualitative resistance operations against the occupation forces in the northern Gaza Strip comes as a translation of redrawing the lines of contact to develop the defensive battle.

Al-Duwairi explained - during his analysis to Al-Jazeera - that the resistance, according to its new tactic, allows the occupation forces to enter and go deeper into the areas of northern Gaza, before confronting them with a new reality based on luring, ambushes, and killing.

Despite their withdrawal from the northern Gaza Strip, the occupation forces - according to Al-Duwairi - remained in a state of combat readiness through systematic bombing from a distance or pushing forces into Gaza, indicating that the first option is bad for the resistance because it will receive strikes without any reaction.

He pointed out that there are two brigades in northern Gaza that include 12 battalions with a ratio of 800 to 1,250 fighters per battalion, indicating that the Al-Qassam Brigades - the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) - have returned with combat readiness that enables them to successfully manage the defensive battle, “although not with the same absolute readiness before.” October 27, which makes sense.”

But he said that the talk about rehabilitation applies more to the Israeli 36th Division, which was withdrawn from northern Gaza, where it is currently in a defensive standby position, and the damage it sustained is being compensated.

Regarding the Al-Qassam video east of the Al-Tuffah and Al-Daraj neighborhoods in Gaza, he said that it is linked to the entry of an Israeli armored battalion, stressing that the video shows that the management of the battle changed and became dependent on defensive complexes and lures. He also praised the accuracy of the filming and monitoring of the projectile’s movement until the military vehicle was hit.

Commenting on Israel's return to demolishing entire residential squares in Beit Hanoun in the north, Al-Duwairi stated that the step came after the reactivation of the Beit Hanoun Al-Qassam Brigade and restoring its combat readiness so that it would be similar to other Al-Qassam brigades.

Regarding what was stated by Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant, who said that there is no complete solution to pockets of resistance in Gaza, Al-Duwairi described the statements as “a rare moment of honesty with himself,” in defiance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who uses his convictions to serve personal purposes in order to avoid going to prison.

It should be noted that the Al-Qassam Brigades announced - throughout the day, Thursday - several specific operations in the northern Gaza Strip, such as the bombing of an Israeli troop carrier with an “Al-Yassin 105” shell near the Eastern Cemetery, east of Jabalia, as well as a clash with an Israeli foot force of 12 soldiers, and the killing of 4 soldiers. From a distance of zero near the same area.

Al-Qassam also announced that it had targeted a second Israeli force barricaded inside a building in the Sheikh Ajlin area, southwest of Gaza, with an anti-fortified shell and clashed with it, in addition to blowing up a tunnel mouth with an Israeli foot force east of the Al-Tuffah neighborhood in Gaza.

Source: Al Jazeera