Analyst for Hamas’ official newspaper claims balance of power has changed since 2021 operation.
Hamas newspaper: Israel will pay a heavy price in next military conflict
Apr 30, 2023, 12:09 AM (GMT+3)
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Arab analyst Ahmad Abu Zouhari has written that the balance of power between Israel and the “opposition axis” has changed, and Israel will pay a very heavy price in the next military conflict.
In an article in Hamas’ official newspaper, Falastin, Abu Zouhari writes that Israel is currently in a fearful situation in several respects: diplomatic, security, and military, all relating to the increase in military threats and concerns that the next conflict may include multiple parallel attacks conducted from Gaza, Judea and Samaria, Lebanon, and Syria, similar to what took place during Ramadan in 2021.
According to him, faced with this situation, which may bring about a collapse of the internal front and extremely heavy damages, Israel may act to thwart the threat or reduce its influence, by reaching a quick conclusion.
Abu Zouhari suggested that Israel may attempt to do this by, among other means, initiating the first strike, eliminating senior officials, massive aerial strikes, destruction of infrastructure, and intentionally harming civilians.
Abu Zouhari emphasized that Israel will pay a very heavy price for any mistakes it makes while dealing with the “resistance organizations,” since the equation of the relationship between the sides has changed since Operation Guardian of the Walls in 2021.