Former Israeli military officials said that the fall Al-Shifa Medical Complex Doesn’t mean falling Islamic resistance movement (Hamas), stressing the importance of maintaining calm in the situation West BankThis is so that Israel does not find itself in a war on more than one front.
In this context, Reserve General Itamar Hayman, director of the National Security Research Institute, told Israeli Channel 2, “The Shifa Medical Complex is located next to a refugee camp, and we are now on the verge of attacking the camp.” He added, “Let me say something about Al-Shifa Hospital, because this hospital has become a landmark. Al-Shifa (complex) is not the point of defeat for Hamas, and if Al-Shifa falls, Hamas will not fall.”
Hyman continued, “There is a meaning to the fall of Al-Shifa, and this is true, and there are people who appear to be not the top leaders, but they are leaders, and this is an important thing that must be done.”
Regarding the situation in the West Bank, the former military official believed that the Council of Ministers did well when it paid attention to the situation in those areas, which he said were vulnerable to exploding at any moment due to the assassinations carried out by Israel against those he described as “saboteurs,” noting that Israel had By liquidating about 130 of them, which he described as “good.”
Hayman warned that the current time is the olive harvest season, during which friction between Palestinians and settlers is increasing, pointing out that many of them are in reserve and have left their homes and gone to the fronts. Therefore, he urged the Israeli government to pay attention and calm down in the West Bank, otherwise the situation will explode and Israel will find itself… In a war in Gaza strip And the West Bank together, “and this may also affect the Arabs inside Israel.”
For his part, the former head of the armored unit, Itamar Yaar, called for calm in the West Bank, stressing that the current time is witnessing what he called a state of awakening for what he described as “extremist Palestinians,” especially from Hamas and “those affiliated with it,” and this is being matched by intense activity from the Israeli army, so he stressed The importance of the Israeli government working to calm the situation in the West Bank.
Regarding the issue of detainees held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Ofir Shelah, a senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Research, said that it is illogical for the Israeli government to accept a retail prisoner exchange deal, stressing the need for Israeli officials to reject the pressure being exerted on them to accept such a deal. .
Shelah called on Israel to accept a deal that includes large numbers of detainees in exchange for calm, provided that the Israeli forces remain in place, calling on Israel to conclude an exchange deal that brings with it the image of “first victory.”
Oren Zakaria (the mother of one of the detainees) also rejected a retail exchange deal, stressing that this would mean sentencing the rest of the detainees to death in the Gaza Strip. She also rejected the idea of a truce, because that – in her opinion – gives Hamas an opportunity to rearrange its affairs and regain its strength to attack “all the people of Israel.” “, she said.