– Israel’s response? Yes, we expected this. But what we see is America coming into play. We did not expect this – said Ali Barakeh, a member of the Hamas leadership outside Gaza, in an interview with the Financial Times.
In response to Hamas terrorist attacks on October 7 that claimed the lives of 1,400 people. People, mostly civilians, decided Washington would send two strike groups centered on aircraft carriers to the eastern Mediterranean. In addition, the United States provided Israel with additional air and missile defense equipment and sent additional troops to the region.
Ali Barake expressed no remorse or remorse for the deaths of Israeli civilians in terrorist attacks by Hamas. At the same time, he openly acknowledged that they would not be achieved without the support of Iran and Hezbollah.
Iran’s role and the risk of conflict contagion
The US also began to act – On Friday, October 27, they launched two strikes against targets in Syria allegedly linked to Iranian-backed militias. (Tehran is one of the main allies of Hamas and Lebanon Hezbollah – ed.)
The recent resurgence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict raises serious concerns about the stability of the entire region and the risk of a major conflict erupting due to the strong involvement of Iran and the powers it supports. However, according to Barakeh, coordination of operations by Hamas and Hezbollah will only begin after the October 7 attack.
Another war started by Hamas
The ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict began with Hamas attacks on border towns and military bases. The fighters of this terrorist organization appeared on the territory of Israel on October 7, where they killed about 1.4 thousand people. people – most of them civilians – and at least 222 were kidnapped in Gaza.
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In response, Israel announced demobilization and began preparations for ground operations in the zone. Based primarily on the bombings that killed more than 7,000 people. People. According to reports, among others: From Jordan, Israel on October 27, after days of preparations based on, among others, small forces deep in Gaza launched a ground offensive in nighttime attacks. Tel Aviv has now denied this information. Importantly, hours earlier, he had announced his intention to intensify ground operations in Gaza.
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The goal of Israel’s operation, as the country’s Defense Minister Jove Gallant has openly admitted, is to “eliminate” and “drop” Hamas.Israeli responsibility for the Gaza Strip will lead to a new security situation in the region.
However, in an interview with “FT”, Ali Barake warns that Hamas is ready to give war to the Israelis. The forces of this terrorist organization are said to be up to 40,000. Armed militia. Hamas is holding more than 200 hostages taken during the attack, including civilians and American, Thai and European citizens.
Hamas politburo member Izzat al-Rishq expressed similar words in a comment posted on Telegram. — If Netanyahu decides to enter Gaza tonight, the opposition is readyA Hamas representative said.
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