Fri 08 Dec 2023 2:27 pm - Jerusalem Time
Israeli General: We will not succeed in eliminating Hamas
An Israeli general confirmed that the war waged by the Israeli occupation army on the Gaza Strip will not succeed in eliminating the rule of the Hamas movement.
In an interview with the newspaper "Haaretz", former deputy staff of the occupation army, Yair Golan, said: "It will not be possible to eliminate the rule of the Hamas movement, at least in the near future."
Golan, who announced yesterday, Thursday, his intention to form a party to compete in the upcoming elections, added that "pressure on Hamas will not lead to stripping the movement of its 'military' power permanently." He pointed to the time factor as one of the obstacles to achieving the goal of eliminating Hamas, pointing out that Israel has a few weeks to end the ground operation throughout the Gaza Strip.
Golan demanded that Israel focus its efforts on trying to return the soldiers and settlers who were captured by the “Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades,” the military wing of the Hamas movement, during the “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation last October 7, and work to prevent the smuggling of weapons and weapons into the Gaza Strip, and provide Solutions to the humanitarian crisis there, adding that even if these goals are achieved, “this does not mean that the battle is over.”
He stressed that Israel cannot replicate the military operations it launched in its aggression in the northern Gaza Strip against the southern Gaza Strip, due to the high population density due to the exodus movement there, in addition to the fact that estimates indicate that most of the Israeli prisoners are located there.
He pointed out that prolonging the war for more than several weeks would be met with American rejection, pointing out that eliminating the Hamas movement requires that the Israeli occupation army implement what it carried out in the West Bank during Operation “Defensive Shield,” which began in April 2002 and continued for several months. After that, Israeli military operations continued throughout the West Bank for years.
Source: Alaraby Aljadeed