Military and strategic expert, Major General Fayez Al-Duwairi, downplayed Israel’s claim of starting a second phase of its ground attack inside Gaza stripIt was considered that there were losses among the ranks Al-Qassam Brigades The military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movementagitation“Logically, but it is not as effective as Tel Aviv claims.
Al-Duwairi stated in his military analysis on Al-Jazeera that the words of leaders Israel Regarding the second phase of the ground operation in Gaza, “it is not consistent with reality,” indicating that what actually happened was a development and expansion of the first phase.
He noted that the line of clashes expanded to 30 and 32 kilometers with the entry of the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood (east of Gaza) and the Jabalia camp (north of the Gaza Strip) onto the ground battle line, and they were attacked from two directions, which explains the intensity of the battles, citing the numbers revealed by the Al-Qassam Brigades yesterday, Sunday, of striking 29 vehicles. Which means there were approximately 150 dead and wounded.
Regarding the significance of the presence of Israeli ambulances and evacuation helicopters, Al-Duwairi said that it is logical in light of the serious injuries incurred by the occupation army that must be dealt with quickly.
He stressed that the second phase of the ground operation requires new forces and targets, noting the decline in the intensity of fighting and clashes on Monday. He asked, “Does this come from a desire to avoid the mistakes of yesterday, Sunday, in light of the heavy losses among the ranks of the occupation army?”
Regarding the most prominent challenges for both sides, with the difference in their respective capabilities, the military expert said that the deeper the occupation army went into Gaza, the more intense the clashes became, and the more losses on both sides increased.
But at the same time, Al-Duwairi denied the occupation army’s claims that the strikes received by Hamas fighters were strong and devastating, and pointed out that “if they were like this, they would have affected field performance and battle management.”
Regarding what is being raised about new American military support for Israel, Al-Duwairi stressed that the supply process has been continuing since the eighth of last October, and indicated that there is Israeli exaggeration and excessive use of ammunition. This is evident from the widespread destruction in Gaza.
He added that this excessive use affected stocks, and America began to compensate for what was lost and strengthen it, before reviewing some of the weapons being talked about, such as the Hellfire missile that is used on drones and Apache helicopters.
At the end of his analysis, he touched on the “Burkan” missile that he used Hizb allah The Lebanese Army bombed one of the occupation army barracks on the northern border with Lebanon. He said that its range reaches 10 kilograms, and the weight of its explosive head is between 300 and 500 kilograms. It is also launched from platforms installed on trucks or from underground.