Military expert Major General Fayez Al-Duwairi said that the amount of explosives thrown by the occupation army on… Gaza strip -Over the past two weeks- it has approached the size of the atomic bomb that the United States dropped on a city Hiroshima Japanese during World War II.
Al-Douri explained – during an analysis on Al Jazeera – that the weight of… Hiroshima bomb It was 15 thousand tons, while the volume of what Israel dropped on Gaza reached 12 thousand tons of explosives, but he pointed out that the development that occurred in increasing the effectiveness of the bombs, along with the stability of the amount of explosives, may make this quantity equivalent to 1.5 the size of the Hiroshima bomb.
According to an information report broadcast by Al Jazeera, when explosives are distributed over a larger area, their power becomes greater than when they fall on one place.
Over the past two weeks, the occupation army has bombed many areas in the north, center and south of the Gaza Strip.
Al-Duwairi said that the explosives dropped on Hiroshima were TNT, while what Israel dropped on Gaza was a mixture known as RDX, which is called “the complete science of explosives,” and its strength is equivalent to 1.34 T. NT”, which means that the destructive power of the explosives dropped on Gaza exceeds what was dropped on Hiroshima, noting that its area is 900 square kilometers, while the area of Gaza does not exceed 360 km2.
In addition – as Al-Duwairi believes – the bomb used in the bombing of Al-Baptisti Hospital was an MK-84, with a destructive radius of up to 360 metres.
He also said that this bomb is a modified version of the MK-82, where the size of its outer casing has increased by one inch, which means that it splits into 17,000 fragments upon explosion, and the size of each fragment ranges between 2-6 grams, which… It means it makes hell, as he put it.
The military expert pointed out that this bomb had its “fuses” modified so that it would be shocking or destructive and used to strike depths, or timing so that it would explode at a certain height.
Al-Duwairi suggested that the bomb that targeted “Al-Maamdani” had a timing fuse that caused it to explode at a distance of 15 to 25 meters.
Regarding the cause of the unusual injuries that doctors in Gaza are talking about, Al-Duwairi said that they are caused by the use of different types of bombs, for example White phosphorus Internationally prohibited Even against soldiers and military sites during wars, according to The Hague Convention.
According to the military expert, white phosphorus bombs ignite in the air and cause burns that reach the bone, damage to the body’s systems, and damage to the respiratory system because they release heat of up to 1,300 degrees Celsius.
In addition to white phosphorus, Israel is currently using – according to Al-Duwairi – depth bombs (concussion bombs), which have the ability to reach up to 50 feet (15 meters) underground and 6 meters into the floor of concrete blocks, pointing out that these bombs are the same ones that the United States used in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. .
As for the reason why the buildings collapsed at once, it is due to their being struck With vacuum bombs (137) Its main incubator consists of two containers, one for flammable fuel and the other for explosives, with fuses capable of detonating the two containers separately, according to Al-Duwairi.
These bombs – if they are directed – can enter through the window of the building, such that the first explosion occurs, spreading the flammable liquid, then the second explosion (explosives), where oxygen is absorbed, causing what is called the “internal explosion,” then the external explosion, so the results are double, Al-Duwairi says.
Regarding the infiltration operations that took place from the sea, which Israel announced, it means – from Al-Duwairi’s point of view – that the theory of absolute security no longer exists in the Gaza envelope, and that infiltrations are possible from land and sea, and we may witness operations by elite resistance forces inside the envelope.
But more importantly – in the opinion of the military expert – these operations confirm that the General Staff’s command Islamic resistance movement (Hamas) is still capable of controlling the rhythm of the battle, selecting goals and preparing the necessary means to achieve them.
Al-Duwairi indicated this by targeting the resistance to the heart of occupied Palestine more than once in one day. This, in his opinion, is a message to the Israeli side that it can reach, engage, and confuse in the required place and time, and that it is still capable of operating behind enemy lines, which imposes additional restrictions on the start of the ground operation. Which Tel Aviv is planning.
Regarding the delay of this ground operation, in Al-Duwairi’s opinion, it is due to reasons, some of which are due to Israel and others to those behind it, specifically the United States, which sent a 3-star general from the Marines with a staff to the operations room in Tel Aviv, which means that it wants to be part of the operation. Make decisions and have an influence on the course of the upcoming battle.
The military expert concluded by saying that the Israeli army does not have experience in urban warfare, which prompted the United States to send a general who has experience in this type of war, as he supervised it in Iraq.