Military expert Major General Fayez Al-Duwairi said that the Israeli occupation army began a broader ground operation north of Gaza in implementation of the warnings of Prime Minister Herzi Halevy a few days ago, in which he spoke about the possibility of restoring the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitation) Building its combat power.
Halevy had confirmed a few days ago that Hamas is capable of rebuilding its combat capabilities in the north, indicating that this matter may require implementing a broader operation than the previous one.
According to Al-Duwairi, Israel began this broader operation that the Chief of Staff spoke about, as the occupation forces attacked the Al-Daraj and Al-Tuffah neighborhoods during the past 48 hours with a force consisting of an armor battalion supported by the “Nahal” battalion, an artillery company, and an engineering effort, a force approaching an entire brigade.
Currently, fighting is raging in the northern sector, extending from Street 10 to the fence area, as Israeli forces are trying to penetrate the Tawam and Intelligence Towers areas, but they are taking place to a lesser extent than at the beginning of the ground operations, according to Al-Duwairi.
Israel also pushed a similar force into the Jabalia area, but Al-Duwairi said that it is difficult to know whether this is a new force or whether the force that tried to penetrate into the north during the past two days failed to achieve any goal and was directed to another area.
Regarding the resistance’s handling of this new attack, Al-Duwairi said that it will continue to rely on the idea of lone wolves that surprise the forces in a specific place and time, according to the available information.