About 100 thousand Palestinians, including martyrs, wounded, missing and detained, are the result of 100 days of continuous Zionist aggression against the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank.
There is no doubt that this outcome is part of a larger outcome and a broader and ongoing aggression initiated by the Zionist terrorist gangs, such as the Haganah and Stern, which preceded the establishment of the Zionist entity, before these gangs were integrated into an entity recognized by the world and gave its terrorism a false legitimacy based on the usurpation of the land and the displacement of… The people.
However, this aggression did not succeed in erasing the terrible defeat that the entity suffered on October 7, while its defeats at the hands of the resistance continue, depriving it of achieving the image of victory that it seeks.
Under the most extremist government in the history of the entity, the occupation launched a war of ethnic cleansing, carried out many crimes against humanity, and caused unprecedented destruction in history on a small geographical area that does not exceed 365 square kilometers.
According to the statistics of the Palestinian Ministry of Health regarding the outcome of 100 days of aggression, the toll of the continuing Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip has risen to 23,968 martyrs and 60,582 injuries since the Battle of “Al-Aqsa Flood” on October 7, 2023. (We add to them about 350 martyrs in the West Bank, and about 4 Thousands were wounded, including 593 children, and about 5,822 were arrested, according to institutions specialized in prisoner affairs. Note that there are still thousands in Gaza under rubble, and on the roads, ambulance and civil defense crews cannot reach them.
“By all accounts, Gaza is already a severe campaign of civilian punishment,” said the American military historian and author of Bombing to Win. “It will go down in history as one of the heaviest operations ever conducted using conventional weapons.”
The Ministry of Health confirmed that 70% of the victims of the aggression were children and women, and that the occupation committed more than 2,000 massacres against Palestinian families in the Gaza Strip. Hundreds of Palestinian families were announced to have disappeared from the civil registry, meaning they were completely annihilated.
The bombing – in which 65,000 tons of explosives were dropped – also forced about two million Palestinians to flee in harsh conditions, increasing the risk of famine and the spread of diseases and epidemics.
The health spokesman noted that 337 health personnel were martyred and 99 others were arrested in harsh conditions, due to bombing and attacks by the occupation forces, and that “the occupation deliberately targeted 150 health institutions, putting 30 hospitals and 53 health centers out of service, and destroying 121 ambulances.”
According to the Euro-Mediterranean Observatory, one million and 955 thousand Palestinians were forcibly displaced from their homes and residential areas in the Gaza Strip, without the availability of safe shelter, i.e. 85% of the total population.
Statistics published by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics document that 290,000 housing units in the Gaza Strip were damaged to varying degrees. Due to the occupation's land, air and sea bombardment. (About 70% of the sector’s housing). 65,000 housing units were destroyed, while 25,010 buildings were leveled, in addition to 145 mosques and 3 churches.
The occupation bombing led to the complete destruction of 95 school or university buildings, in addition to the partial destruction of 295 schools and universities, and 130 facilities belonging to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Refugees were directly damaged in the occupation bombing, including schools. According to the Ministry of Public Works, more than 35% of urban areas have been wiped off the face of the earth, and more than 40% of infrastructure has been completely destroyed, including roads, water and sewage networks, and electricity and communications lines.
In this context, a report by the British newspaper “Financial Times” on December 4 said: The extent of the destruction inflicted on the northern Gaza Strip alone as a result of the ongoing Zionist aggression exceeds the amount of destruction inflicted on German cities bombed by the Allies in World War II, and that compared to the cities The stricken German state at the time, and over the course of two years, between 1943 and 1945, not two months, the Allied bombing of 61 major German cities led to the destruction of an estimated 50% of their urban areas.
A US military review conducted in 1954 estimated that 7,100 tons of Allied munitions were dropped on Dresden, severely damaging 56% of non-industrial buildings, half the homes, and killing about 25,000 people.
“By all accounts, Gaza is already a severe campaign of civilian punishment,” said the American military historian and author of Bombing to Win. “It will go down in history as one of the deadliest operations ever conducted using conventional weapons.”
Failed in the face of resistance
It is clear that the occupation, with its brutal campaign against civilians in the Gaza Strip, was trying to put pressure on the popular incubator of the resistance and push it to demand that the resistance fighters surrender, but that did not succeed at all. Rather, we saw multiple examples of steadfastness and defiance of the occupation, and an emphasis on continuing support for the resistance, despite the heavy losses that it suffered. incurred by the Palestinian people.
We still see cohesion and support for the resistance, the latest development of which is the Palestinian tribes and families’ rejection of the Israeli plan to hand them over the Gaza Strip after the end of the war. These tribes confirmed in their statement issued in this regard that they adhere to the resistance and that they are the decision makers regarding who represents the Palestinian people.
The occupation says: It succeeded in killing about 8,000 resistance fighters, and destroyed a wide range of resistance infrastructure, including tunnels.
It seems that this number is exaggerated, and the occupation was not able to prove it in any way, in addition to the fact that resistance operations continued in the northern areas that the occupation claimed to have controlled, in addition to the continued launching of missiles targeting the areas occupied in 1948, including the entity’s capital, Tel Aviv.
The resistance fought the misleading Israeli narrative by broadcasting videos of its operations against the occupation soldiers, which included clashes from point zero and firing Al-Yassin 105 shells against Israeli armor and tanks, as well as destroying them with commando devices, as well as sniping operations against soldiers with the Ghoul rifle, bombing concentrations of occupation soldiers, and luring a number of them into ambushes. In houses or tunnel openings.
In this context, the independent Israeli military analyst in Yedioth Ahronoth, Ron Ben Yishai – who previously held several positions in the occupation army – spoke of: “The Israeli forces were surprised when they discovered that the group of tunnels and columns belonging to Hamas is 500% to 600% larger than Its estimates,” and that “if the army previously believed that there were 500 kilometers of tunnels and about 1,000 wells throughout the entire territory of the Gaza Strip, now – and it is known – there are thousands of kilometers of tunnels and thousands of columns, these are unimaginable numbers.” The writer also spoke, based on statements by field military commanders, about “complex and violent fighting in Shuja’iya, north of Gaza, from alley to alley, as well as in the centre,” and that the heaviest fighting is in Khan Yunis.
Heavy losses for the occupation
The occupation spoke about the killing of 1,200 Israelis in the October 7 attacks, while it said: The number of soldiers killed has exceeded 500 so far, including those killed on October 7, while it is still talking about only about a few thousand wounded, which is belied by the resistance videos and statistics. . Al-Qassam spokesman Abu Ubaida said 100 days after the Al-Aqsa Flood: About 1,000 tanks, armored vehicles, and personnel carriers were destroyed, with the number of soldiers in each tank being about 4 soldiers, and more than 10 in an armored vehicle.
The occupation did not announce the death of any of the seriously wounded, while reports speak of the participation of mercenaries in the ranks of the occupation army, and their deaths are not announced, of course.
The occupation government has practiced an unprecedented amount of lying to cover up the resounding failure of its army, guided by its leader, Netanyahu, who scooped up the American culture of lying on which he was raised!
But this was exposed by testimonies from health care institutions in the occupation. The most prominent of which is what the American Associated Press reported last month about Aidan Kleiman – who heads an organization for the care of disabled veterans – that the number of army wounded as a result of the current war may reach 20,000 “if we include those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder,” and he added: “ “I have never seen a scale of combat of such scope, such intensity.” Kleiman said: His organization has tripled its workforce, employs therapists and staff to help veterans, and cares for more than 50,000 soldiers who were injured in the current and previous wars.
Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported that 12,500 soldiers will be recognized as disabled in the occupation army, and that the volume of applications is expected to reach 20,000 (the Ministry of Defense has recognized two thousand soldiers as disabled so far!).
Meanwhile, a report published in the newspaper “Israel Today” about the health care organization “Clalit” confirmed that “every person in Israel will need some type of psychological treatment!”
According to a report by the Hebrew newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth on December 31, 2023, the “Al-Aqsa Flood” attack added at least 300,000 people in the entity to those in need of psychological treatment!
As for the material losses, the occupation army purchased spare parts for tanks worth $275 million, which means that the parts available in stores have run out. Of course, this is in contrast to the tanks that were out of service or completely destroyed, in addition to the airlift of military aid and ammunition that the United States provided to it. United.
One of the important repercussions on the entity is the significant increase in negative migration since October 7. The newspaper “Israel Today” reported a detailed report issued by the Israeli Population and Immigration Authority (governmental), stating that there is currently negative migration of about half a million people, and this does not include thousands of workers. Foreigners, refugees and diplomats who left the country!
Tens of thousands of Zionists have also abandoned their homes around the Gaza Strip and in the north of the entity, and their return is still far away, unless a ceasefire is reached and a settlement is arranged that secures their return without being exposed to attacks and bombing in the future.
Regarding the economic issue, the Israeli Ministry of Finance said: Israel recorded a budget deficit amounting to 4.2% of GDP in 2023, compared to a surplus of 0.6% in 2022, and attributed the matter to an increase in government spending to finance the war on Gaza.
As for the Governor of the Central Bank of Israel, Amir Yaron, he expected that the cost of the war on Gaza would reach 210 billion shekels ($56 billion) for defense and compensation for those who were displaced from their homes in the south. Because of the Palestinian resistance operations, or the north; Because of the missiles targeting them from Lebanon.
Effective resistance and failure to the occupation
Thus, despite the heavy losses among the Palestinians, especially among civilians, the Palestinian resistance remains steadfast and effective and inflicts heavy losses on the ranks of the occupation forces, which indicates the continued effectiveness of its command and control system, and the effectiveness of its fighting brigades indicates the possibility of its steadfastness for months.
The entity says: It will continue to pursue the resistance according to the “third phase” arrangements with the United States, which include the withdrawal of the occupation forces, their focus on the resistance, and reducing the targeting of civilians.
The entity suffers from failure to achieve its two goals: eliminating Hamas and recovering prisoners, and the Netanyahu government struggles to maintain its cohesion in light of the rivalry between its two poles: Netanyahu and Gantz, and the differences between Netanyahu and his Defense Minister Gallant, in addition to the escalation of the dispute with the American administration regarding dealing with the authority. Palestinian or post-war plan.
In this context, Martin Indyk, the former US ambassador to the occupation, says: “Israel is witnessing a turning point today, with prominent journalists beginning to tell their audiences what their prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will not tell them.” He pointed out in a post on the X platform that “what he does not say Netanyahu said, “Hamas is bruised, but it will not be defeated,” considering that the best thing that “Israel can do now is to negotiate the return of the prisoners at a high price.”
As the Knesset member of the Yesh Atid party, the well-known writer Ofer Shelah, said in an interview with Hebrew Channel 13: “Continuing the fighting in the current manner will not lead to achieving the goals of the war, neither the destruction of Hamas nor the recovery of the kidnapped.” He adds: “This is not only due to the decline or loss of the cover of international legitimacy, but because it is wrong for anyone who believes that the army, with the remaining time (the American deadline until the end of the month to reduce the targeting of civilians), is capable of moving from place to place, and killing this “saboteur” or That, and destroying a tunnel opening here and a tunnel there. This is not possible, in addition to the high cost of the war. This will not be achieved, and the entire history of Israeli wars confirms this conclusion.
As for the head of the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University, the former head of military intelligence, Reserve General Tamir Hayman, he said in an article published on the Hebrew Channel 12: “The war on Gaza will be long, and any result will not erase the shame of October 7,” stressing that Strengthening Israeli national security will only be achieved through a long-term political settlement.”
All of this confirms the impossibility of the occupation achieving victory over the resistance, and that, in light of its failure to release any prisoner by force, it will ultimately be forced to accept an exchange deal.
This is indicated by the behavior of the occupation government in searching for a truce or a temporary ceasefire under pressure from the families of the prisoners, former leaders of the entity, well-known opinion writers, and veteran military personnel, in light of the resistance’s adherence to its position that there is no release of prisoners except with a ceasefire.