Israeli forces that have entered the Gaza Strip are leaving a path of destruction, targeting a significant number of residential buildings, and are expected to face street fighting upon exiting their armored vehicles, according to Palestinian Islamic Jihad Deputy Secretary General Mohammed al-Hindi.
"The Israeli army is shooting from tanks in Gaza, but as soon as they get out of their armored vehicles, street battles and losses await them," reports Al-Mayadin channel, citing al-Hindi's statements. Despite the ongoing conflict, al-Hindi underscores the Palestinians' resilience, citing the 35-day struggle as evidence of their steadfast ability to resist the occupying forces now present in the enclave.
The sustained resistance reflects the determination of the Palestinian people amid challenging circumstances. "Israel not only bombards schools, hospitals, and mosques, it uses weapons of hunger against our people in Gaza and attacks bakeries, the water supply system, and destroys solar panels," alleges al-Hindi, characterizing these actions as crimes comparable to those witnessed since the end of World War II.
Al-Hindi asserts that the release of hostages, taken during the October 7 operation, faces intentional delays by Israel in potential prisoner exchange negotiations. Despite initial reluctance from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, al-Hindi remains confident that mounting pressure will compel Netanyahu to eventually agree to the proposed exchange.
"Netanyahu will sooner or later be forced to agree to this agreement," asserts al-Hindi, addressing Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's initial refusal to engage in the exchange. The unexpected refusal by Netanyahu has sparked speculation about his true motives, with some suggesting that the hostages may not be the primary concern, and that a broader objective, such as ethnic cleansing in Gaza, may be at play.
As tensions persist, the situation raises concerns about the humanitarian impact and broader implications of the conflict in the Gaza Strip, with the focus on Israel's military actions and the potential motivations behind its strategic decisions.