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Military expert Major General Fayez Al-Duwairi said that the occupation army redeployed its forces in Abasan and began a limited escalation there, noting that the resistance and Israel benefited from the first phase of the ground operation and reformulated their plans accordingly.

He added - during his daily analysis on Al Jazeera - that the main Israeli effort is currently heading towards the heart of the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, because it - Israel - hopes that storming Khan Yunis will lead to obtaining information about the leaders of the Al-Qassam Brigades - the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas - or About the prisoners.

Regarding the joint operations carried out by Al-Qassam and the Al-Quds Brigades - the military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement - in the vicinity of Palestine University, Al-Duwairi said that the resistance established a joint operations room in order to unify, direct and economize the effort so that there is no repetition of operations.

He pointed out that this joint effort included even small resistance factions, which helped contain the Israeli ground operation over the course of 3 months.

Benefits of the first phase of ground war

Currently, Al-Duwairi adds, both teams benefited from the first phase of the ground operation after losing part of their forces, indicating that the occupation benefited more, which prompted it to reduce its forces in the south to reduce its losses.

As for the resistance, it mainly formed the joint operations room and was activated in order to further unify efforts, Al-Duwairi says.

Currently, Israel continues its attack in the south, and there are ongoing clashes on the part of the resistance, which constantly announces specific operations, according to the same source.

Regarding the Israeli escalation on the Lebanon front, Al-Duwairi said that it reflects the political escalation on the part of Israel, which demands the removal of Hezbollah beyond the Litani River, even if it stops its attacks on the occupied territories.

On the other hand, Hezbollah continues to respond in a limited way so as not to give Israel the opportunity to expand the war because it knows that it is trying to reach this point, according to Al-Duwairi.

Source: Al Jazeera