Days of Palestine – Gaza
Israeli occupation forces continues to impose restrictions on movement around the Gaza Strip, which are still continuing for the fourth day, for fear of Islamic Jihad carrying out its threat to launch operations on the Gaza border in retaliation for Sheikh Bassam Al-Saadi, who was arrested by the occupation forces in Jenin last Monday.
The Islamic Jihad movement imposed a curfew with its threats on 5,000 Israelis in the Gaza envelope, following the closure of central streets in that area and imposing a curfew in the towns of “Kerem Shalom” and “Nahal Oz” during daylight hours by preventing residents from leaving their homes, and preventing any activity In open spaces in the towns near the security fence surrounding the Gaza Strip, many of its residents have also left, according to Israeli media.
Haaretz’s military analyst, Amos Harel, pointed out that Islamic Jihad is establishing a new equation with a passing threat.
He added that the current situation reveals the weakness of the refuted claim of the Israeli occupation forces leadership about the overwhelming victory that it claims to have achieved in the “Guardian of the Fences” operation (the aggression on Gaza 2021).
If the Palestinian factions have been very weak and deterred since that military operation, why do they dare to threaten and why do you feel Does Israel need to retreat? But there are limits to the possibility of tightening nerves, and this requires a way out close to the current situation,” he stated.
Yesterday, the Israel Hayom newspaper reported that the Israeli occupation army prepared yesterday for three possible scenarios. The first, and least likely, is the end of the state of tension in the wake of pressure exerted by Israel on Hamas through Egyptian intelligence and the closure of the crossings.
The second scenario is that Islamic Jihad tries to launch an anti-tank missile or a rocket-propelled grenade towards Israel, and Israel responds strongly to that.
The third scenario, which was circulated according to the newspaper, is a preemptive Israeli attack before Islamic Jihad attempts to carry out any operation.
According to Yossi Yehoshua, a military analyst in the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, Islamic Jihad did not suddenly decide to “bring Israel to its knees” following the arrest of a leader in the movement.
Over the past year, the Israeli army killed 20 Islamic Jihad activists in Jenin, in several operations, and they were not There is, at any stage, a threat to link Gaza and the West Bank.
Commenting on the imposition of restrictions in the Gaza envelope, an Israeli political official said according to Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper that if a few more days pass since the current state of alert for attacks and warnings from Gaza, the Israelis will have to move from words to missiles.
Israeli Major General (Res.) Amos Yadlin added that, “Israel should not be blackmailed by a terrorist organization, jihad should not be given this achievement, because it will impose on us an equation that after every military action in the West Bank will impose such a threat on us, we should not accept the continuation of this situation any longer.” of a few days.”