Israel is ‘surprised’ by the strength of Hamas

Last Updated on June 3, 2024 9:18 am

The Israeli army was ‘surprised’ to see a cache of Hamas weapons after recently taking control of the Philadelphia Corridor on the Gaza-Egypt border. As a result, Israel’s hopes of eliminating Hamas from Gaza may not materialize. However, it may take several months.

After the capture of the Philadelphia Corridor, Israeli military spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said as many as twenty tunnels had been found there that Hamas used as secret hideouts to receive arms shipments. Freedom fighters used these tunnels to smuggle weapons from Egypt, although Egypt has denied such claims.

Israeli army officials believe that the organization will be able to fight for many more days with the weapons in the hands of Hamas. The Al Qassam Brigades has built up a huge stockpile of weapons over the decades. As a result, even if the Philadelphia corridor is closed, Hamas will use weapons stored elsewhere.

Middle East peace experts say Hamas never shows its full potential. Shakra waits for a long time for the right time to attack. Also during special operations they use their best weapons. Hamas has no shortage of weapons. There are still many areas of Gaza that Israeli forces have not been able to enter. There are also large caches of weapons in those places.

Although Israel has sought to oust Hamas, which has ruled Gaza since 2007, Israeli forces are daily surprised by Hamas’ ability to fight on the ground. They (Hamas) are a real army; Which has been developed over the years just 50 minutes drive from Tel Aviv.

According to Israeli media reports, Hamas tunnels and weapons caches are so extensive that it is almost impossible for Israeli forces to find them. Even after Israeli forces destroy all Hamas battalions, the organization has the potential to become more deadly. The Al Qassam Brigades resistance attacks in Gaza bear witness to that reality.

Western experts have said that Hamas has also trained in weapons production for a long time. Several types of weapons can now be manufactured by Hamas itself. As a result, the organization will not lack weapons. Also, the picture of how many rockets and mortars Hamas has is not clear. Israel will be able to continue the war only with ideas, but if the war is prolonged, Hamas will win in the end.

It should be noted that Hamas broke the Israeli border and attacked on October 7 this year. About 12 hundred people including Israeli soldiers lost their lives in that attack. In response, Israel started indiscriminate attacks on Gaza from that day. In that attack, the number of people killed in the Israeli attack on Gaza has increased to about 36 thousand 400 people. More than half of which are women and children. The number of injured is about half a million. More than 82,000 Palestinians were injured. In addition, more than two million residents have been forced to leave their homes due to Israeli aggression.

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