Hamas Urges Al-Quds Youth to Assemble in the City Starting Saturday to Confront “Israeli” Settlers Encroachments

16/07/2021

Hamas Urges Al-Quds Youth to Assemble in the City Starting Saturday to Confront “Israeli” Settlers Encroachments

Translated by Staff, Agencies

The Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas called on the youth of al-Quds [Jerusalem] “to mobilize and assemble at the gates of the Old City, as well as in the neighborhoods and streets of al-Quds starting on Saturday, July 17 [or the 7th of Dhul Hijjah], to confront the bullying of the [“Israeli”] settlers and their arrogance”.

Hamas also warned “the juvenile ‘Israeli’ government not to try to test the patience of the Resistance and its men, who have pledged to Allah not to tire or give up in defending their most precious al-Aqsa Mosque”.

The resistance movement urged the “honorable people and valiant Resistance in the Gaza Strip to stay alert until the ‘Israeli’ occupation understands that our persistent Strip is the shield of al-Aqsa Mosque and a drawn sword for [the protection of] al-Quds [Jerusalem]”.

“The juvenile ‘Israeli’ government is playing with fire once again by allowing its settler thugs to storm the al-Aqsa Mosque and launch their frenzied campaigns by gathering on the streets and gates of al-Quds [Jerusalem] on the occasion of what they called ‘the destruction of their temple’, disregarding Muslim religious occasions, especially the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, the Day of Arafa and Eid al-Adha,” Hamas concluded.

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“حماس” تدعو إلى الرباط غداً في القدس المحتلة للتصدّي للمستوطنين

16 تموز 2021

المصدر: الميادين نت

في ظل مواصلة حكومة الاحتلال سياستها التهويدية في القدس، وردّاً على استفزازات المستوطنين للمسجد الأقصى والقدس، حركة “حماس” تدعو في بيان إلى “الرباط” في القدس يوم غد دفاعاً عن المدينة وعن المسجد الأقصى.

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“حماس”: المقاومة ستواصل رباطها في القدس حفاظاً على المسجد الأقصى بكل ما تملك من قوة

دعت حركة “حماس” في بيان لها، اليوم الجمعة، إلى “الرباط” في القدس المحتلة، والتصدي للمستوطنين.

وقالت “حماس” في البيان إن “حكومة الاحتلال تُمعن في سياساتها التهويدية في مدينة القدس، عبر إصرارها على تفريغ المدينة من أبنائها الأصليين، وترحيلهم عنها عبر تكرار سيناريو حي الشيخ جراح، باستهدافها لأحياء البستان وبطن الهوى، ووادي حلوة، في بلدة سلوان الحامية الجنوبية للمسجد الأقصى المبارك”. 

وأشار البيان إلى أنه “وبينما لم تفهم حكومة الاحتلال بما آلت إليه آخر جولة في معركة سيف القدس، من دروس وعِبَر، ها هي تلعب بالنار من جديد بعد سماحها للمستوطنين باقتحام المسجد الأقصى المبارك، وإطلاق حملاتهم المسعورة بالحشد والتجمهر في شوارع القدس وعلى أبوابها، بمناسبة ما يُسمى (خراب هيكلهم) المزعوم، ضاربة بعرض الحائط المناسبات الدينية للمسلمين، وخاصة أيام العشر الأوائل من شهر ذي الحجة ويوم عرفة وعيد الأضحى المبارك”.

“حماس” لفتت إلى أن “الحركة في مدينة القدس تراقب هذه الإجراءات”، محذّرة الحكومة الإسرائيلية من “محاولة اختبار صبر المقاومة ورجالها الأبطال، في الدفاع عن أغلى ما يملكون والمتمثل بالمسجد الأقصى المبارك”.

كما أكدت الحركة في البيان أن “المقاومة ستواصل الرباط والمواجهة، ومن مسافة صفر مع المستوطنين ومن يدعمهم من قوات الاحتلال وجيشه”.

بيان “حماس” دعا أيضاً شباب القدس “للرباط على أبواب البلدة القديمة، وفي جميع أحياء مدينة القدس، وشوارعها ابتداءً من يوم غدٍ السبت، والتصدي للمستوطنين وعربدتهم”.

كما دعت الفلسطينيين في الضفة الغربية والداخل الفلسطيني، إلى شدّ الرحال نحو المسجد الأقصى في يوم عرفة، “لنجعل منه يوماً للحشد والرباط في ساحات المسجد الأقصى وعلى أبوابه وتحت محرابه”.

وشدد البيان على الاستمرار في تنظيم الفعاليات والنشاطات الداعمة والمساندة لقضية بيت المقدس، والمسجد الأقصى.

هذا، وتصدّى الفلسطينيون في هذه الأثناء لاعتداءات قوات الاحتلال داخل قرية كفر قدوم شرق قلقيلية، وفي بلدة بيتا جنوب نابلس.

وكان جنود الاحتلال قد أطلقوا فجر اليوم الجمعة الرصاص المطاطي، وقنابل الغاز بكثافة تجاه المشاركين في فعاليات الإرباك الليلي في بلدة بيتا.

وأشعل شبان بيتا النيران قرب البؤرة المقامة على أراضي الجبل. كما يواصلون مه أهالي البلدة فعاليات الإرباك الليلي، للتصدّي لمحاولة المستوطنين الاستيلاء على أراضي جبل صبيح، وإقامة بؤرة استيطانية جديدة على رأس الجبل.

ورفع نشطاء فلسطينيون في القدس المحتلة أعلام فلسطين على أسوار القدس المحتلة، في خطوة أثارت غضب قوات الاحتلال. 

وتناقل رواد مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي مشاهد  تظهر أعلام فلسطين على الأسوار القديمة في منطقة باب العامود.

شاهد | أجواء متوترة تسود محيط #باب_العامود هذه اللحظات pic.twitter.com/B6GYFB8RfH— المقدسي للإعلام (@AlmakdesyMedia) July 15, 2021

تكبيرات العيد #باب_العامود #القدس pic.twitter.com/GdT2T7FQQv— rami si (@rami150) July 16, 2021

وكانت مدينة القدس قد شهدت حالة من التوتر في أعقاب استيلاء مستوطنين على قطعة أرض وغرفتين سكنيتين في حيّ وادي حلوة ببلدة سلوان.

مدير مركز معلومات وادي حلوة جواد صيام قال إنّ مساحة قطعة الأرض تبلغ نحو 250 متراً مربّعاً، متحدّثاً عن وجود تسريب لشقة سكنيّة على بعد مسافة قليلة من قطعة الأرض.

“سيف القدس” وإخراج دمشق من الفخّ الكارثيّ

تموز 9 2021

أحمد الدرزي

المصدر: الميادين نت

لم تكن فلسطين في العقل السوري في أي يوم من الأيام إلا جزءاً من البيئة الجغرافية السورية.

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قد تكون دمشق الرابح الأكبر بعد الفلسطينيين في معركة “سيف القدس” باعتبار أنها كشفت دورها السابق والمستقبلي تجاه فلسطين.

تلقَّفت دمشق نتائج الانتصار الكبير للمواجهة الأخيرة بين “إسرائيل” والمقاومة الفلسطينية، التي توحّدت بمستوويها المدني والعسكري، وبقطاعاتها الثلاثة في غزة والضفة الغربية والأراضي المحتلة العام 1948، بسعادة كبيرة، لظهور نتائج موقفها الداعم للمقاومة الفلسطينية الذي لم ينقطع، رغم كل ما أصابها من بعض حركة “حماس” أثناء قيادة رئيس مكتبها السياسي السابق خالد مشعل، ما دفع الرئيس الأسد إلى استقبال قادة المقاومة بشكل علني، والتركيز على ضرورة إبراز الدور السوري في كلِّ الانتصارات، بما في ذلك الانتصار الأكبر، عملية “سيف القدس”، التي غيرت المعادلات داخل فلسطين، وأظهرت مدى هشاشة الكيان الذي لا جذور له في هذه الأرض، حتى تاريخياً، والَّذي تشبه خرافة قوّته خرافة وجود يهوذا و”إسرائيل” ومعبد سليمان في أرض فلسطين. كما أدركت دمشق بحسها السياسي الخبير بالشؤون الدولية أنَّ هذا الانتصار سينعكس عليها إيجاباً في المدى القريب إقليمياً ودولياً.

لم تكن فلسطين في العقل السوري في أي يوم من الأيام إلا جزءاً من البيئة الجغرافية السورية، التي حدَّدها أغلب الجغرافيين العرب بمصطلح بلاد الشام، ومنهم الإدريسي الأشهر، باعتبارها المناطق التي تمتد من شمال وغرب السويدية، التي تشكل الحد الفاصل بين بلاد الشام وبلاد الأرمن، إلى العريش أو رفح جنوباً. وقد قُسِّمت إدارياً في عهد السيطرة العثمانية في القرن التاسع عشر إلى 3 ولايات، هي دمشق وحلب وبيروت.

ولَم يكن الفلسطينيون يتعاطون مع دمشق إلا باعتبارها مركزهم السياسي والاقتصادي، وهو ما دفعهم إلى الاشتراك في مؤتمر سوريا الأول في دمشق في العام1918 ، بوفدٍ مؤلف من 17 شخصية فلسطينية، على رأسهم ممثل نابلس الباحث والمؤرخ عزة دروزة، الذي اختير نائباً لرئيس المؤتمر وقام بتلاوة بيانه الختامي، الذي عبَّر فيه عن رؤية مشرقية للهلال الخصيب ضمن إطار عربي.

لَم تغب هذه الرؤية عن أغلب الفلسطينيين من الناحية الفعلية، حتى بعد تشكّل المقاومة الفلسطينية بفصائلها المتنوعة، واختيارها دمشق مركزاً وحاميةً لها أثناء احتلال بيروت وإبّان تحريرها من العدو الإسرائيلي، والأهم من ذلك، حركتا “حماس” و”الجهاد” الإسلاميتان، رغم التناقض الأيديولوجي بينهما. وخير من استطاع أن يعبر عن هذا التوجه العام، رغم كل ما شاب المواقف السياسية، هو الشهيد نزار بنات الذي عرّف عن نفسه بأنه سوري فلسطيني.

هذا ما يفسّر دوافع العقل السياسي السوري بالتعاطي مع القضية الفلسطينية، ففضلاً عن كونها قضية حقوقية أخلاقية إنسانية ذات بعد عربي وإنساني، فإنها قضية احتلال لأرض سورية تشكّل بعداً استراتيجياً للتواصل مع مصر وادي النيل وقارة أفريقيا بأكملها، وهي أهم منطقة سوريَّة يقتضي التركيز عليها أكثر من لواء إسكندرون وبقية المناطق المحتلة، كما أنَّها قضية وجودية بسبب طبيعة الكيان التوسعية وأبعاد سياسات الهيمنة والاستعباد التي تشكّل من أجلها ضمن دوائر متعددة، أقربها إليه سوريا ومصر.

ورغم خروج سوريا من معظم الفخاخ التي نصبت لها، وخصوصاً في الفترة الفاصلة بين العامين 2006 و2011، بفضل حرب تموز في جنوب لبنان، التي ساهمت بها بشكل كبير وواسع، واعتبرتها نصراً كبيراً لها، ما دفع الولايات المتحدة إلى نصب فخّ اقتصاديّ، برفع اتهامها المزوّر بقتل رئيس الوزراء اللبناني رفيق الحريري عنها، وتوجيهه إلى “حزب الله”، ودفع دول السّعودية وقطر والإمارات العربية المتحدة وتركيا ومصر إلى الانفتاح على سوريا، ومحاولة تغيير تموضعها الجيوسياسي بين الشرق والغرب بالسياسات الاقتصادية الليبرالية التي يغلب عليها الطّابع الخدمي والنمط الاستهلاكي.

ورغم ما تحقَّق من ذلك، فإنَّ دمشق عندما وُضعت بين خياري الشرق والغرب في مشاريع نقل الغاز القطري إلى تركيا عبر الأراضي السورية، ودعم المقاومة لأجل فلسطين وتسليمها كي يتم ذبحها، فإنها رفضت المساومة، ما تسبّب بتعرّضها لأكبر كارثة في تاريخها، باستخدام نمط الجيل الرابع من الحروب لتدميرها (حروب الوكالة)، والذي أدّى إلى حدوث صدع اجتماعيّ كبير، بفعل النجاح في إثارة الهويات الفرعية لدى طيف واسع لا يُستهان به من السوريين.

تدرك دمشق، أياً كان صاحب القرار فيها، عمق القضية الفلسطينية في وجدان وعقل السوريين الذين اندفعوا للتطوع في حرب 1948، رغم تنوع الهويات الفرعية بأشكالها القومية والدينية والمذهبية والقبلية والعشائرية والمدينية والريفية، وهي تشكّل القاسم المشترك الأكبر القادر على تجاوز هوياتهم الفرعية نحو إبراز هويتهم السورية الجامعة. وقد تجلت خير تجلٍ أثناء حرب تموز، باندفاع كل السوريين لاستقبال اللبنانيين الذين لجأوا إليهم بعد العدوان الإسرائيلي الواسع التدمير للجنوب اللبناني، وهي الآن بأمسِّ الحاجة لرأب الصدع الاجتماعي الكبير والعميق الذي تسبّبت به الحرب الكارثية على سوريا والسوريين.

تأتي أهمية معركة “سيف القدس” الأخيرة التي لا تُقدر قيمة نتائجها الكبرى حتى الآن لسوريا والإقليم، وقد تكون دمشق الرابح الأكبر بعد الفلسطينيين فيها، بأنها كشفت دورها السابق والمستقبلي تجاه فلسطين، واختبرت من جديد مدى قدرة الالتزام بالمواجهة الحقيقية المباشرة مع “إسرائيل” وإيقاظ وجدان أغلب السوريين للعودة إلى سوريّتهم، على الرغم من كوارث الحرب والحصار، وعقوبات “قيصر”، وتغوّل اقتصاد الظلّ وسيطرته على معظم مفاصل الاقتصاد، والانحسار الكبير لدورة الحياة الاقتصادية الطبيعية، وهي الآن تحتاج إلى الخروج من الكارثة بمعالجة 3 مسائل أساسية مترابطة وعاجلة، لا يمكن الفصل في ما بينها، أولها الملف الاقتصادي الذي تتطلَّب معالجته إرادة وإدارة وعقلية جديدة، ورأب الصدع الاجتماعي، واستعادة الدور الإقليمي الحامي لها واللائق بموقعها الجيوسياسي الأخطر.

وقد وفَّر انتصار عملية “سيف القدس” عاملين مهمين للخروج الناجح من الفخ الأخطر، وهما الدور الإقليمي الذي سيعود إليها إلى حد كبير، ودور عامل الرفض لبقاء “إسرائيل” ومقاومتها بإزالة الصدع الاجتماعي.

ويبقى العنصر الأهم والضاغط الذي يتعلَّق بإعادة الدورة الاقتصادية الطبيعية، وفقاً للموارد المتاحة ومساهمة الحلفاء والأصدقاء، وتحجيم اقتصاد الظل إلى الحدود القصوى، وهو ما ينتظره السّوريون بعد السابع عشر من هذا الشهر، كي يتابعوا تحرير ما تبقّى من أراضيهم المحتلّة في الشمال السوري من الاحتلالين التركي والأميركي، فهل تتحقَّق آمالهم بذلك؟

Hezbollah Officially Announces Providing Palestinian Resistance with Decisive Intelligence Reports during Al-Quds Sword Battle

July 8, 2021

Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem
Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem

Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem stated that the Resistance in Lebanon provided the Palestinian resistance factions with decisive intelligence reports during “Al-Quds Sword” battle, adding that this informational coordination changed the course of the confrontation with the Israeli enemy.

Sheikh Qassem told Al-Mayadeen TV Channel that the intelligence reports Hezbollah provided the Palestinian resistance with exposed the Zionist tricky announcement about launching a ground offensive.

It is worth noting that this is the first time Hezbollah officially announces this coordination with the Palestinian resistance during “Al-Quds Sword” battle.

The editor-in-chief of the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, Ibrahim Al-Amin, said during an interview with Al-Manar TV Channel on May 28 that Hezbollah, IRGC, and Hamas established a chamber of military operations in Beirut during the recent Israeli aggression on Gaza.

Al-Amin added that officers from Hezbollah, IRGC, and Hamas coordinated the military confrontation in Gaza, adding that the Commander of IRGC’s Al-Quds Force, General Esmail Qaani, visited Lebanon twice to attend the chamber meetings.

Hezbollah transmitted weaponry and ammunition to Gaza and moved a number of Palestinian Resistance officers out of the Strip during the aggression, according to Al-Amin.

Al-Amin noted that the Islamic Resistance also provided the Palestinian factions with the needed data about the movements of the Israeli occupation military, which frustrated the enemy’s plot to ambush the Palestinian fighters near Gaza border, adding that drones were employed to reach this goal.

On May 10, 2021, the Palestinian resistance waged its battle against the Israeli enemy in response to the Zionist attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosue and plots to expel the Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Al-Quds, firing thousands of missiles at the Zionist settlements in most of the Palestinian cities and inflicting heavy losses upon the Zionists. The Zionist enemy insisted on its violations and launched an aggression on Gaza, killing 232 of its civilians and injuring around 1900 others. After an 11-day confrontation, the Palestinian resistance managed to defeat the Zionist aggression and provide Al-Quds City and its sanctities with a considerable protection from the Israeli attacks and violations.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

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TV report on Muslim Brotherhood’s varying stances towards Israel

June 27, 2021

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A TV report on the divergent political stances towards Israel of the Muslim Brotherhood’s various branches across the Arab and Islamic world.

Source: Al Mayadeen TV (You Tube)

Date: June 7, 2021

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Transcript:

UAE’s foreign minister Abdullah Bin Zayed put the name of the Muslim Brotherhood next to (the names of) Hezbollah and Hamas in a striking statement in which he attacked both resistance groups.

The Muslim Brotherhood movement however, no longer has a unified (political) direction, as it has undergone radical shifts following the so-called Arab Spring, especially when branches of (the movement) came to power in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. (The movement( was also strongly present in the Syrian crisis. (During this time), the objective of the US and the West in general was to support the movement’s branches in order to develop a new policy that accepts Israel, then normalizes (relations) with it.

It is normal for the branches of the movement in different countries to have their differences. However, with its rise into positions of power and its need to deal with projects such as the “Deal of the Century” and the subsequent surrender (to Israel) agreements,  the movement has witnessed a deep divergence in attitudes and (political) positioning.

In Morocco, for example,  the Justice and Development Party faced a dilemma in relation to its convictions (on the one hand), and the needs of the government (on the other), but this did not prevent it from normalizing (relations) with Israel.

In Tunisia, the Renaissance movement (Ennahda) has stifled – on many occasions – the (parliamentary initiative) to criminalize any normalization with the Israeli occupation, despite Ennahda expressing its support for the Palestinian people and its opposition to normalization.

While in power, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt adhered to the Camp David Accords, (thereby) obliterating the history of the movement, However, after losing power, it rejected the American Deal of the Century and its implications.

The harm caused by the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood to the current fighting against the submissive (‘peace’) projects (with Israel), and the provocative stances of some of its leaders against the Palestinian resistance factions during the “Sword of al-Quds” battle also goes without saying.

Many labels have been used (by the movement) to justify abandoning (its) principles, such as rationality and keeping ‘in touch’ with the (changing) circumstances. In fact, Qatar and Turkey acted as the supporter and the model for some of the Brotherhood branches, in that Doha maintains strong relations with Tel-Aviv, while Ankara has official relations with the Israeli entity.

However, unlike the aberration and illusions of the aforementioned branches of the Muslim Brotherhood, other branches in Algeria and Jordan have taken honorable positions against normalization (with Israel) to the point where they called for direct confrontation against the ‘Deal of the Century’ and the Gulf normalization projects with Israel. 


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Palestine: Hamas defeats Israel

THE SAKER • MAY 25, 2021

Just like in 2006, when both Ehud Olmert and George Bush declared that the “invincible IDF” had, yet again, achieved a “glorious victory” and the entire Middle-East almost died laughing hearing this ridiculous claim, today both the US and Israeli propaganda machine have declared another “glorious” victory for the “Jewish state of Israel” cum “sole democracy in the Middle-East”. And, just like in 2006, everybody in the region (and in Zone B) knows that the truth is that the Zionist entity suffered a huge, humiliated, defeat. Let’s try to unpack this.

First, a few numbers. The combat operations lasted two weeks. All other missile numbers are in dispute. Rather than trust this or that source, I will simply say that Hamas fired many thousands of missiles into Israel. Some, probably less than 50%, were truly intercepted by the Israeli air defenses, others hit in no man’s land, and some actually landed and caused plenty of destruction and at least 12 deaths. The Israelis executed hundreds of artillery and airstrikes causing massive destruction in the Gaza strip and killing about 250 Palestinians. Again, these numbers are guesstimates and they don’t really tell the full story. To understand the story, we need to forget about these numbers and look at what each side was hoping for and what each side achieved. Let’s begin with the Israelis:

The Israeli scorecard

To understand Israel’s goals in this war, we first need to place this latest war in its context, and that context is that Israel was comprehensively defeated in Syria. To substantiate this thesis, let’s remember the goals of the Zionists when they unleashed a major international war against Syria. These objectives, as listed in my July 2019 article “Debunking the Rumors About Russia Caving in to Israel” were:

The initial AngloZionist plan was to overthrow Assad and replace him with the Takfiri crazies (Daesh, al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, ISIS – call them whatever you want). Doing this would achieve the following goals:

  1. Bring down a strong secular Arab state along with its political structure, armed forces, and security services.
  2. Create total chaos and horror in Syria justifying the creation of a “security zone” by Israel not only in the Golan but further north.
  3. Trigger a civil war in Lebanon by unleashing the Takfiri crazies against Hezbollah.
  4. Let the Takfiris and Hezbollah bleed each other to death, then create a “security zone,” but this time in Lebanon.
  5. Prevent the creation of a Shia axis Iran-Iraq-Syria-Lebanon.
  6. Break up Syria along ethnic and religious lines.
  7. Create a Kurdistan which could then be used against Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.
  8. Make it possible for Israel to become the uncontested power broker in the Middle-East and force the KSA, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and all others to have to go to Israel for any gas or oil pipeline project.
  9. Gradually isolate, threaten, subvert, and eventually attack Iran with a broad regional coalition of forces.
  10. Eliminate all centers of Shia power in the Middle-East.

As we all know, this is what actually happened:

  1. The Syrian state has survived, and its armed and security forces are now far more capable than they were before the war started (remember how they almost lost the war initially? The Syrians bounced back while learning some very hard lessons. By all reports, they improved tremendously, while at critical moments Iran and Hezbollah were literally “plugging holes” in the Syrian frontlines and “extinguishing fires” on local flashpoints. Now the Syrians are doing a very good job of liberating large chunks of their country, including every single city in Syria).
  2. Not only is Syria stronger, but the Iranians and Hezbollah are all over the country now, which is driving the Israelis into a state of panic and rage.
  3. Lebanon is rock solid; even the latest Saudi attempt to kidnap Hariri is backfiring. (2021 update: in spite of the explosion in Beirut, Hezbollah is still in charge)
  4. Syria will remain unitary, and Kurdistan is not happening. Millions of displaced refugees are returning home.
  5. Israel and the US look like total idiots and, even worse, as losers with no credibility left.

Seeing their defeat in Syria, the Zionists did what they always do: they used their propaganda machine to list an apparently neverending victorious strikes on supposed “Iranian targets” in Syria. While a few civilian simpletons with zero military experience did buy into this nonsense, the truth about Israeli operations in Syria is simple: the Syrian air defenses have successfully prevented the Israelis from striking at important, sensitive, targets, and they Israelis have been forced to declare as major victories the destruction of empty barns as “destruction of important IRGC headquarters” thereby “proving” to a few naive folks in Zone A and to themselves (!) that the IDF is still as “invincible” as it “always was”. As for the Neocons, they doubled-up on that and declared that 1) Russian air defenses are useless 2) that Russia and Israel work hand in hand and 3) that the Israelis are still invincible. Yet if any of that was true, why has Israel failed to achieve a single one of its goals? And why are both the Russians and the Iranians still in Syria were the Russians just finished a 2nd runway at Khmeimim and they have just deployed a group of Tu-22M3 at that air base from where they can now threaten any ship sailing in the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. In their otherwise “free time” they can deliver tons of bombs and missiles to the remaining Takfiri forces in Syria.

As I have been saying for many years now, the truth is that the IDF is a poor fighting force. Why? First, they have the exact same problem as the USA (and the KSA, for that matter): they rely on expensive technology, but don’t have good combat-capable “boots on the ground”. That is now how modern wars are won (see here for a list of popular misconceptions about modern wars).

In its recent history, the entire gamut of Israeli “elite” forces (including the air force, the navy, the artillery and even the Golani Brigade) got its collective butt handed to them by about 1000 and only lightly armed regular Hezbollah fighters in 2006: keep in mind that the elite Hezbollah forces were deployed only north of the Litani river to protect Beirut against a possible land invasion by Israel. Instead of taking Beirut or “disarming Hezbollah” (that was an official goal!), the Israelis could not even control the small town of Bint Jbeil located right across the official Israeli border! So much for being “invincible”!

What the IDF is very experienced at is terrorising Palestinian civilians and executing what could be called a slow-motion genocide of the Palestinian people. The problem with Gaza now is the same that the failed invasion of Lebanon in 2006 has revealed: just like the Lebanese in 2006, the Palestinians of 2021 are not afraid of the Zionists anymore. Furthermore, with a great deal of help from Iran and others, Hamas in Gaza is now much, much better armed than in the past. True, some of its missiles are decidedly low tech and not very effective (low accuracy, small warheads, simple trajectory, limited range), but Hamas also has shown some pretty decent UAVs too. Most importantly, from now on for Hamas it is only one way: up the “quality ladder” (just like the Houthis did in Yemen, starting with modest drones but eventually getting very capable ones).

The other major goal of the Israelis in this war was to prove to the world (and, even more importantly for the always narcissistic self-worshipping Israeli cowards, to themselves!) that their “Iron Dome” air defense network was the “super-dooper most bestest” in the world (no doubt, due to the famed “Jewish genius”!). It now appears that at best, the Israelis intercepted somewhere around 30-40% of the Hamas missiles. The way the Israeli hid this is by claiming that their fancy shmancy Iron Drone did not even try to engage missiles which were not deemed dangerous. But in the age of the ubiquitous smartphone, that kind of silly nonsense can easily be debunked (including by showing the total chaos in the Israeli skies or, for that matter, the missile strikes on Israeli military objectives). While the full Iron Dome air defense system probably works marginally better than the quasi-useless US Patriot, the Israeli air defenses are clearly at least a generation behind the Russian ones, including the S-300s the Russians sold to Syria (again, in the age of of the ubiquitous smartphone, this is not hard to prove).

It is crucial to remember that Hamas’ missiles are much inferior to those of the Houthis and the Syrians, and even more inferior when compared to Hezbollah or Iranian drones and missiles! In other words, the “invincible” IDF can’t deal with even its weakest, least sophisticated enemies (Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad) and the grotesquely expensive Iron Done cannot protect the Zionists from any determined missile attacks by the Resistance coalition (Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Hezbollah, Iran and Russia).

In their utter despair, the Zionist entity did what the AngloZionists always do when they fail to defeat a military forces: they will turn their wrath on the civilian infrastructure and murder as many as they can. They will also strike highly symbolic targets such as the International Press Center in Gaza or a Red Crescent hospital (under the pretext that Hamas, which is the democratically elected local government) has offices there (this is clearly a F-you to those who condemn Israel for violating international law). To a normal human being, this sounds both obscene and ridiculous. But remember, the Israelis are first and foremost narcissists and they have no means of imagining how normal human beings think or feel. All these guys can feel is self-worship and hatred for all “others”.

We could say that in this war, the Palestinians defeated both military high tech and truly medieval type of genocidal hatred.

In other words, far from showing how “invincible” the Zionist entity is, this latest war against the Palestinians has shown beyond reasonable doubt that the IDF cannot deal with any of its enemies.

Besides missiles and bombs, the Israelis love to use terror, as their ideology has convinced them of two things: the Arabs only understand force and we, the Israelis, are invincible. But this begs the question of why the Israelis did not dare to move into Gaza, not even symbolically. Yeah, I know, the official doxa of Zone A is that “Biden called Netanyahu and told him to stop”. As if “Biden” could give orders to the Israelis!

The truth is that even with a casualty rate of 10:1 in the IDF’s advantage and no armor or artillery, the Palestinians are much more willing to engage in street battles than the IDF. Would the IDF eventually win a ground battle against Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad? Maybe, probably, the objective advantages in everything (except courage!) for the Israelis is so huge that no amount of skills and courage can forever negate the immense superiority in means of the Israelis.

However, as most people in the West tend to forget, wars are but means towards a political goal. If the IDF decided to basically flatten Gaza and kill many thousands of Palestinians at the cost of casualties probably in the hundereds, then this would be politically suicidal for the Zionist regime. This is why I offer this very basic conclusion:

During the latest Gaza war, deterrence did work. But only in the sense that the Palestinians successfully deterred the Israelis from launching a ground attack against Gaza.

There is another crucial political development which should also be noted: while both Iran and Hezbollah did give their full political support to Hamas+Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the latter did not request any assistance. In other words, not only did the Palestinians defeat the Israelis, but they did so absolutely alone, with no help from the other Resistance members.

Again, those Zone A civilians who believe that Israel is scoring huge victories in Syria on a quasi daily basis won’t get it, which is par for the course. But you can be darn sure that at least most of the IDF top commanders know the true score and for them it is yet another huge disaster.

There is also a political factor to consider. While there have been coordination resistance actions by the Palestinians in Israel (proper, as defined by the UN), this is the first time when the Palestinians from Gaza, those from the Occupied Territories and those in “Israel” truly fought, if not side by side (yet!), then at least at the same time and in a common cause. This is a major political victory for Hamas+Palestinian Islamic Jihad and a major problem for Fatah and the Zionists. Now let’s look at the rest of the Palestinian scorecard:

The Palestinian scorecard:

Let’s start by the obvious one: the Palestinians were not defeated. This victory can be further subdivided in the following:

  • The Palestinian leadership has mostly physically survived, it still exists as a local authority. Plenty of Palestinians were murdered, but that did not affect the operational capabilities of the Palestinian forces (any more than the IDF succeeded in affecting Iranian operational capabilities in Syria).
  • The Palestinian leadership has also survived politically. It was not blamed by the “Palestinian street” for starting the war, nor was it blamed for how it executed it. As for Fatah, it is now, by all accounts, lost somewhere in a political no man’s land which, admittedly, it richly deserves for its incompetence, corruption and subservience to Israel and the USA.
  • Militarily speaking, the Palestinian missile strikes were not nearly as effective than, say, Hezbollah (nevermind Iranian!) strikes would have been, but, hey, they made huge progress and we can all rest assured that the Palestinians of Gaza will, sooner or later, catch up with the Houthis and, further down the road, maybe even Hezbollah.
  • By many accounts, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad have made major political inroads into the Palestinian political scene outside Gaza. Even in spite of a truly immense hasbara effort by the Israelis, the international public opinion was blaming Israel for the orgy of violence.

It is interesting to note here that the famous Israeli journalist Gideon Levy has written an article for Ha’aretz entitled “Israeli Propaganda Isn’t Fooling Anyone – Except Israelis” which was further subtitled “’Hasbara’ is the Israeli euphemism for propaganda, and there are some things, said the late ambassador Yohanan Meroz, that are not ‘hasbarable.’ One of them is Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.” This is how Levy’s article began:

And propaganda shall cover for everything. We’ll say terrorism, we’ll shout anti-Semitism, we’ll scream delegitimation, we’ll cite the Holocaust; we’ll say Jewish state, gay-friendly, drip irrigation, cherry tomatoes, aid to Nepal, Nobel Prizes for Jews, look what’s happening in Syria, the only democracy, the greatest army. We’ll say the Palestinians are making unilateral moves, we’ll propose negotiations on the “settlement bloc borders,” we’ll demand recognition of a Jewish state and we’ll complain that “there’s no one to talk to.” We’ll wail that the whole world is against us and wants to destroy us, no less.

Now comes the best part: Levy wrote this on Jun. 4, 2015 and updated it on Apr. 10, 2018 – years before the current disaster! Since then, things have only gone south for the IDF and the Israelis in general. Just the blowback from the war in Syria is, for the IDF, a true disaster.

Of course, “Israel” is still worshipped and faithfully served by many ruling classes worldwide (that is one of the functions of the Empire, to enforce this), but that officially lauded Israel is viewed with disgust and revulsion on most of the planet. Hence the inevitable failure of the truly galactic PR effort to brainwash the regular people into believing that Israeli is a polyyanish country, a “place without people for a people without country”, etc. etc. etc. This “Ziolatry”, if you wish, was effective when the PLO was blowing up Jewish grade schools in Western Europe, but today it has lost almost all of its traction, especially amongst thinking people.

The sad and disgusting reality about the Zionist entity is truly coming out, seeping under the propaganda walls of the Empire, and slowly but inevitably resulting in a common reaction of outrage and utter disgust for what is nothing else but the last officially racist country on the planet, the only country with an open air concentration camp it surrounds on all sides, the only country which truly, openly and sincerely does not give a damn about international law or about the lives of non-Jews (while calling their own lives sacred, of course!). This is a state which constantly repeats the mantra about the supposedly “sacred” blood of Jews while, at the same time, committing a slow motion (but very real) genocide of the Palestinian people while using non-stop terrorist attacks against any country daring to defy the order of the latest, and hopefully last, wannabe “superior race” in human history. This is also why the “crime of crimes” for politically correct and successfully brainwashed people is to declare that Israel has no right to exist. This is such a major crimethink that I want to conclude by committing it right now and asking others to join me in this “crimethink”!

Israel has no right to exist whatsoever first and foremost because it is an artificial creation of West European imperialist powers. Second, it is a country which has always engaged in atrocities and massive violations of international laws and norms. Instead, Israel is based on a racist ideology which is, for all practical purpose, indistinguishable from Hitler’s Nazi ideology (both National Socialism and Zionism have the same roots in both time, space and culture, both being products of European secularism and nationalism). For these reasons, Israel, and the Zionist ideology which supports it, are both a clear and present danger for international peace and stability (for details on Zionism as an ideology and its toxicity, please see here). Furthermore, the only possibly way for the Palestinian people to ever recover their land and their rights under international law is for the Zionist “regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time” (to quote the often mistranslated sentence by Ayatollah Komenei). By the way, this awareness also presupposes a clear understanding that the so-called “Two State Solution” (2SS) is an impossibility. Yes, I know, the 2SS is currently the only one under international law, but that is hardly surprising since the state of Israel was created with not only many of the trappings of “being an internationally recognized state” but also with the shameful complicity of the country which won WWII. There is one thing which Israel has in common with the so-called “Republic of Kosovo”: they will be the very first to be liberated as soon as the AngloZionist Empire finally crashes visibly (of course, it has already crashed, hence the many disastrous outcomes for the USA and Israel on the international scene, but that is still denied officially in Zone A and,of course, by the AngloZionist propaganda and those who pay attention to it.

In truth, there is only one true “solution” to this war: the so-called “One State Solution”, meaning that those who live in this land will get to choose their leaders and lifestyles according to the old “one person, one vote” principle. All other “solutions” simply perpetuate the current genocide!

As for those Jews who still want an ethnically pure state of Israel, they can either grow up and get real, or they can choose to colonize some other planet. As long as they don’t persecute local lifeforms, that might work. But if they do this will all happen again, over and over.

Conclusion: “Gaza” and the future of the Zionist entity

I want to end here with what I believe is a glance at the future (or lack thereof!) of Israel. The website Islamic World News Analysis Group (which I highly recommend!) recently posted what it claims to be a video of a new Iranian combat drone named “Gaza” described as so: “The Gaza drone, capable of carrying 13 bombs and 500 kilograms of equipment, as well as 35 hours of flight up to a radius of 2,000 kilometers, is capable of carrying out a variety of combat and intelligence operations. According to the published images, it seems that the Gaza drone uses the Rotary Bomb Launcher mechanism under its fuselage, which can carry up to 5 bombs. This is the first Iranian drone to use this mechanism. 8 bombs are also installed under the wings and in total this drone is capable of carrying 13 bombs”. Here is the footage of this new drone. Take a look for yourself and imagine what the next round of this campaign to liberate Palestine might look like.

Palestinian Activist Nizar Banat Assassinated After Raid on His Home by PA Officers

24/06/2021

Palestinian Activist Nizar Banat Assassinated After Raid on His Home by PA Officers

By Staff, Agencies

Nizar Banat, a leading Palestinian activist and critic of the Palestinian Authority [PA], has died after a raid by PA security forces on his home in Dura in the al-Khalil area early on Thursday.

In a statement, the Governor of al-Khalil Jibreen al-Bakri claimed “during the arrest his health deteriorated,” however Banat’s family said he had been subjected to a beating while being detained.

The arrest took place as the PA stepped up its security crackdown on political opponents and social media users in the occupied West Bank.

Banat was well known for his criticism of the PA leadership and had been arrested several times in the past by Palestinian Authority security forces.

The Middle East Eye cited Muhannad Karajah, from Lawyers for Justice, as saying that Banat had phoned him on Wednesday and told him that he was being subjected to threats by the PA’s intelligence service, who had demanded that he stop his criticism of the authority.

Banat has for months been posting videos on Facebook on which he lambasted PA President Mahmoud Abbas and other senior PA and Fatah officials.

Ammar, a cousin of Banat and a spokesman for the family, told MEE that about 25 officers and a member of the Preventive Security and General Intelligence, stormed the house around 3.30am in the morning after detonating its doors.

He said the officers stormed the room in which Nizar was sleeping and immediately began to attack him by spraying him with gas in his mouth and nose.

The cousin said they beat Banat severely with iron and wooden batons.

He added that Nizar had been in a fainting state, so they dragged him, stripped him of his clothes, and transported him away in military vehicles.

The death has been met with anger on the streets and criticism from human rights organizations and Palestinian factions who have called for an independent investigation.

In a statement, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine [PFLP] held the PA responsible for Banat’s death.

“The arrest and then the assassination of Nizar again raises questions on the nature of the role and function of the PA and its security services, and its violation of the democratic rights of citizens through the policy of silence, prosecution, arrest and murder,” said the PFLP

Additionally, Sami Abu Zuhri, a member of Hamas’ political bureau, said: “We consider that [PA] Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh bears the primary responsibility for the murder of activist and parliamentary candidate Nizar Banat, and we call for the killers to be prosecuted.”

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No Signs of ‘Israeli’ Intentions to Solve Gaza’s Humanitarian Crisis – Sinwar

22/06/2021

No Signs of ‘Israeli’ Intentions to Solve Gaza’s Humanitarian Crisis - Sinwar

By Staff, Agencies

Leader of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance movement Hamas in the besieged Gaza Strip, Yehya Sinwar, expressed dissatisfaction with “bad” talks with United Nations diplomats supporting an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with ‘Israel,’ saying the Zionist regime has no will to end the humanitarian crisis in the enclave.

UN Middle East peace envoy Tor Wennesland arrived in Gaza on Monday for talks with Hamas leaders, one month after the fragile Egypt-mediated ceasefire ended 11 days of onslaught by the occupying entity on the coastal enclave.

“The meeting was bad, it was not at all positive,” Sinwar told reporters.

“They listened to us attentively. The roots of the problem must be resolved and unfortunately, there are no signs that there are intentions towards solving the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip,” Sinwar added.

Meanwhile, a source in Hamas, who asked not to be identified, also said the UN envoy had delivered a “negative message” from the Tel Aviv regime to Hamas, without giving further details.

The UN declined to make any comment about the meeting.

The Tel Aviv regime claimed Monday that it had allowed the “limited export” of farm produce to begin and trucks carrying clothes and fabrics to leave.

However, Sinwar rejected the claim and said the occupation regime did nothing to change the situation in Gaza.

The occupation regime continues to block international aid, as well as critical fuel deliveries needed for the electricity plant, and restrict movement, including fishermen in the Mediterranean, the Hamas official added.

“It is clear that the occupation continues to practice its policies against us and our people in the Gaza Strip,” Sinwar said.

“We told the representatives of the United Nations that we will not accept this matter.”

Tel Aviv launched the bombing campaign against the besieged Gaza Strip on May 10, following Palestinian retaliation against violent raids on worshipers at al-Aqsa Mosque and the regime’s plans to force a number of Palestinian families out of their homes at the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East al-Quds.

Apparently caught off guard by the unprecedented barrage of rockets from Gaza, the Tel Aviv regime announced a unilateral ceasefire on May 21, which Palestinian resistance movements accepted with Egyptian mediation.

According to Gaza’s Health Ministry, 260 Palestinians were martyred in the ‘Israeli’ offensive, including 66 children, 40 women and 16 elderly while 1,948 others were wounded.

In response, Palestinian resistance factions fired more than 4,000 rockets and missiles into the occupied territories, killing 12 Zionist settlers.

Bibi and the One State Solution

 BY GILAD ATZMON

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By Gilad Atzmon

I am slightly amused by the many voices who celebrate what is perceived as the end of the Netanyahu era. Of course, I am not a Netanyahu supporter, far from it, but I will give Netanyahu credit where he deserves it.  ‘King Bibi,’ as his Jewish supporters often refer to him, was actually a crucial factor in the rise of Palestinian resistance and Palestinian unity.  Bibi was a pragmatist who managed to pull his nation, the region and even the entire world into a chain of disasters in a desperate but relentless attempt to save himself. Bibi is not a conspirator. He did it all in the open, and despite this, he is still the most popular politician in Israel.

As I have pointed out many times before, Israel is not politically divided. The vast majority of Israeli Knesset Members (MKs) are to the right of Netanyahu. Israel’s political establishment is divided over Netanyahu, but primarily due to personal rifts.

Israel is now governed by a very weak coalition unlikely to hold together for very long. One minor border clash in Gaza or a Jewish right-wing march in Jerusalem could topple the government and bring to an end to the ‘spirit of change’ in Israel. Since the current government enjoys a majority of just one Knesset member, every member in the coalition possesses the power to topple the government, or alternatively to mount significant pressure on the leader. The Government is practically paralyzed.  

But the issue is far deeper. Netanyahu’s potential disappearance (be it through retirement from politics or shelter from his legal issues in a friendly country) will see the immediate collapse of the current coalition in favour of an ultra-right government. Such a government would enjoy the support of at least 80 Knesset members. It would include whatever is left out of the Likud party, the rabbinical Orthodox parties and of course around 20-25 of Netanyahu’s right-wing rivals who happened to end up (momentarily) in the so called ‘change coalition’.

In the complicated political stalemate that emerged due to the unresolved tension between Netanyahu and his rivals within the Right (such as Naftali Bennett, Gideon Sa’ar and Avigdor Lieberman), the Islamist party and its leader Mansur Abbas became kingmakers. On the face of it, the success of Abbas could bring many more Israeli Arabs to the polls. If Arabs in Israel see a benefit in their political participation and decide to go to the polls at a similar rate to their Jewish counterparts, they could almost double their representation in the Knesset. Israeli Arabs could easily become the most significant political bloc in the Jewish State.  Yet Netanyahu’s disappearance would lead a shift in the complete opposite direction. With a right-wing Jewish coalition comprised of 80 MKs, no one would be dependent on the support of Ra’am or any Arab party.

What are the chances of Netanyahu disappearing? It depends how his trial evolves. But despite some calls to replace him within the Likud party, every grassroots Likud activist knows that Likud’s future and its electoral survival are totally dependent on Netanyahu and his charisma. Not only did he fail to prepare a successor, he worked tirelessly to undermine every gifted politician around him. He turned every rising right-wing alternative into his bitter enemy, and to a certain extent owes himself his own demise.

 

Unlike the naïve voices who speak for Palestine in the West but hardly understand the region and are too scared to ask what is it that drives the Jewish State, Hamas’ strategists see it all. They helped Bibi stay in power: he let them win, they let him paralyze Israel and let it spiral down. I also believe that Mansour Abbas can read the map. He knows that the Israeli Left is a comical compromised act. He knows that Meretz and the Labour party have removed themselves from the conflict and are solely concerned with climate issues and  Identitarian matters  (LGBTQ in particular). Mansour Abbas made a strategic effort to bond with the Jewish right wing, to form a coalition with the Orthodox parties. Bibi was happy to take Abbas into his coalition but Abbas failed to achieve his goal because the ultra-right Jewish parties identified his strategy and worked hard to undermine it.

I would have thought that in light of the above, those who wish for one state between the River and the Sea should consider accepting that Bibi may be the safest and fastest route towards such a goal. 

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ISRAEL DEPLOYS IRON DOME TO HOLD NATIONALIST MARCH IN JERUSALEM, HAMAS WARNS OF CONSEQUENCES

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Israel Deploys Iron Dome To Hold Nationalist March In Jerusalem, Hamas Warns Of Consequences

On June 15th, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has deployed Iron Dome air defense batteries and raised its level of alert ahead of the Jerusalem Flag March.

Hamas warned it would respond to the right-wing march if it goes through as planned, potentially with rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

Omer Bar-Lev, the newly sworn-in public security minister after a meeting with Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai and representatives of several Israeli defense agencies allowed the march to go on as planned.

“I was under the impression that the police is well prepared and that a great effort has been made to safeguard the delicate fabric of life and public safety,” Bar-Lev said in a statement.

Hamas warned Israel that the march will renew unrest, less than a month after the two sides reached a cease-fire following 11 days of fighting in Gaza.

“We are calling on Palestinians in Jerusalem and within the Green Line to halt the march tomorrow,” said Hamas spokesman Abdulatif al-Qanua on Monday. He dubbed the march, in which right-wing groups parade through the Old City carrying Israeli flags, a “fuse for a new explosion for the protection of the al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem.”

Assailing the march as a “provocation”, Palestinian factions have called for a “Day of Rage” in Gaza and the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

“We warn of the dangerous repercussions that may result from the occupying power’s intention to allow extremist Israeli settlers to carry out the Flag March in occupied Jerusalem tomorrow,” Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Twitter.

The original march was re-routed to avoid the walled Old City’s Muslim Quarter on May 10th in Jerusalem.

Israeli rightists accused their government of caving into Hamas by changing its route. They rescheduled the procession after an Egyptian-mediated Gaza truce took hold.

A route change or cancellation of the procession could expose Bennett’s patchwork coalition to accusations from Netanyahu, now in the opposition, and his right-wing allies of giving Hamas veto power over events in Jerusalem.

Palestinian protests were planned across the Gaza Strip, and Hamas and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction have called on Palestinians to flock to the Old City to counter the march.

“Tensions (are) rising again in Jerusalem at a very fragile & sensitive security & political time, when UN & Egypt are actively engaged in solidifying the ceasefire,” U.N. Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland said on Twitter.

“Urge all relevant parties to act responsibly & avoid any provocations that could lead to another round of confrontation,” he said.

The formation of Bennett’s alliance of right-wing, centrist, left-wing and Arab parties, with little in common other than a desire to unseat Netanyahu, capped coalition-building efforts after March 23 elections, Israel’s fourth in two years.

Minutes after meeting Bennett, 49, on his first full day in office, Netanyahu repeated a pledge to topple his government.

“It will happen sooner than you think,” Netanyahu, 71, who spent a record 12 straight years in office, said in public remarks to legislators of his right-wing Likud party.

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At the end of Israel-Palestine conflict: The acquisition of Hamas

June 8, 2021 – 14:13

By Rakib Al Hasan 

After series of devastating Israeli airstrikes for more than 10 days, a ceasefire was declared by both Hamas and the Israeli regime. The fighting cost more than 248 Palestinian lives. It also led to massive destruction of properties in the Gaza strip.

Now with the end of the conflict, both sides are measuring their costs and successes. Both sides are claiming major victory. According to the Israeli leadership, the offensives have achieved their goals and they can measure these as successes. On the other hand, Hamas is also claiming that it has successfully defended the Palestinian people.

Hamas is an armed resistance group that Western powers consider it as a “terrorist” organization. On the other hand, Israel is a regime with massive military strength. Thus, the objectives of a conflict between such two actors depend mainly on military and political grounds.

If we talk about the Israeli side, the government and military claimed that Hamas can be dealt with in two ways. One, by completely conquering it, and two, by destroying its combat capability. So, have Israel achieved these two goals so far?

First of all, militarily Israel has destroyed many civil targets. In the latest fight against Hamas, they killed at least 63 children, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.  Although Israel could intercept some of 340 rockets launched from Gaza, Israel’s Iron Dom showed that it is incapable to work in any possible clash. They also destroyed a key research and development center claiming that it was a Hamas base.

In terms of the political achievements from the latest fight, Israel has gained lesser. The fight could have given a lifeline domestically for the Israeli PM Netanyahu but it has cost Israel a lot diplomatically. The international support for the Palestinians has gained new momentum.

If we go to war, there will be casualties. Many people have to give their lives. No war has ever taken place without revenge. So, the main issue is who has won the war and whose objective has been achieved more than the loss in the war. So, the achievements of Hamas in this war can be seen by analyzing a little.

• In this battle, the Iron Dome was seen playing a little. If too many rockets or missiles are fired at once, the Iron Dome cannot properly detect it. About 60% of Hamas’s 4,000-plus rockets have been detected. This weakness of the Iron Dome became known, which would later make Hamas more practical.

• For so long, everyone believed in the exclusive Western narrative. Even the barbaric attacks on Muslims in the name of self-defense did not deter the Western world. CNN, New York Times, Guardian, Reuters, etc. also blindly believed such a narrative. But international media outlets such as Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, TRT, Anadolu have been able to unmask the West against this propaganda. As a result, although the name of Israel was not mentioned in the beginning, now almost all the Western media is mentioning the name of Israel.

After a loss in the media war, Israel demolished the Al Jazeera building in Gaza. Had it not been for the AP in the same building, they might not have hesitated to kill the Al Jazeera team. 

• Palestine has received unprecedented support in this war. Many figures and leaders, including the Irish MP, the Austrian MP, Mark Ruffalo, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Ayatollah Khamenei and Erdogan were in favor of Palestine. There have been small and large rallies in almost all countries, including London, the United States, Paris, Turkey, and Qatar. A fund has been set up in distant Bangladesh at the initiative of the Palestinian embassy. In the outside world, it will play a huge role in increasing the acceptance of Palestine and Hamas as well as motivating the fighters.

• The project that the West has undertaken to make Hamas a terrorist group has come to naught. They have also shown through their protests the mischievous attempts to portray Hamas as a terrorist group and to show the world who the real terrorists are. 

• It has become clear to the Muslim world, including Hamas, who are the friends and who are the enemies of the Muslims. Who incites the killing of innocent children by uttering the words of humanity. Israel lacks moral right to talk about this issue, especially when it violates international human rights law. 

• Israel has been portrayed in recent times as invincible or irresistible, but in practice they are not. The death of an Israeli citizen is a very sensitive issue in Israel. The politicians of that country do not want to take that risk. So, they are also a bit timid. This idea has now been established with Hamas. Hamas now believes that only a good range of missiles can stop Israel.

• The Muslim world is growing angry and uneasy over, day after day, of bombings and civilian casualties in Gaza. An emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation called OIC was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Israeli security analysts believe that the so-called “Abraham Accord” peace agreement, following the Israeli attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and the subsequent deaths in Gaza, will be under more pressure.

• Iran has helped Hamas with technology. Several other Muslim countries are helping with the intelligence team. Training in Syria. As a result, a strong bond will be formed between these countries because of Palestine. Together, they can do everything possible to help rescue Gaza, as Turkey has done to Azerbaijan.

• From now on, Muslim children may want to be as brave as Palestinian children in the way the protests of Palestinian children in Gaza have sparked worldwide discussion. Maybe this Palestinian issue can reunite Muslims around the world.

• The most important event in this conflict is that for the first time Hamas has been able to provoke the Arab population inside Israel. This is a big strategic achievement for Hamas and a big headache for Israel. Hamas has now successfully hijacked the protests that erupted between Palestinians and Israeli police in Jerusalem in the beginning of Ramadan. Mohammad Deif, Hamas military wing leader, issued a threat against Israel over protests. Many Palestinians even in Jerusalem began chanting slogans and praised Hamas. 
Hamas decision to fire rockets at Jerusalem has enabled it to present itself as a very credible Resistance Group. They present themselves as those people who would do anything to support the Palestinians in Jerusalem. They say they are protecting Al-Aqsa Mosque compound from being Judaized. 

• Hamas has been successful to draw attention to President Mahmoud Abbas and his incompetence. Hamas showed him as a weak leader. Now Hamas has achieved the center stage in negotiations with Egyptian, Qatari and United Nations mediators. It is said that Hamas lost the power to show its influence through the ballot box after the elections were postponed by Mahmoud Abbas. They were set to take place on May 22 and July 31, 2021. Now through these current events Hamas has shown that it is the leading player in Palestinian arena and is popular among the population. 

It is expected that when the next elections would take place Hamas would enter the fray with an upper hand. It is also expected that Jerusalem would be the main theme of Hamas in contesting the next elections. It would be acting as a defender of Al-Aqsa Mosque and a liberator of Jerusalem.

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ألقى قائد حماس في غزة خطاباً يوم السبت الماضي، جاء اقرب إلى حديث مطول مع مجموعة مختارة من الأكاديميين، ومثل فرصة مهمة لمعرفة الشخص الذي قاد الحرب الأخيرة، وأصبح الاسم الأبرز فلسطينياً، معرفة مباشرة لشخصه وأسلوبه وفكره وسياسات حركة حماس خصوصاً، والمقاومة عموماً. فالحديث هو وثيقة سياسية بامتياز، يمكن اعتمادها لزمن آتٍ.

قدّم السنوار تحليلاً متماسكاً لظروف ما قبل الحرب وشرح كيف تدحرجت الأحداث لتصل إلى المواجهة، إذ اعتبر أنّ تراجع السلطة عن التفاهمات الوطنية التي جرت بين حركتي حماس وفتح ثم مع باقي الفصائل، وقدمت بها حركة حماس التنازل تلو التنازل، في سبيل الوصول إلى هذه التفاهمات والشروع ببناء نظام فلسطيني جديد وإنهاء الانقسام، فتراجعت عن إصرارها على تزامن الانتخابات التشريعية مع الرئاسية وانتخابات المجلس الوطني، لتقبل بكامل وجهه نظر السلطة بأن تجري انتخابات المجلس التشريعي أولاً وقبلت بتغيير قانون الانتخابات ليصبح قانون النسبية الكاملة والقوائم، إلا أنّ السلطة في رام الله، ما لبثت أن تراجعت، والسلطة لم تغادر موقعها الذي لا يرى أية بدائل للتفاوض، ولا يرى أنّ العملية الديمقراطية هي أساس الحكم ومصدر شرعيته، وإنما الحكم يقوم ويستمر بالإيفاء بالالتزامات التي قررها اتفاق أوسلو وما تلاه من ملاحق أمنية، يرى السنوار أنّ الوصول إلى هذه الحالة من الخلاف الفلسطيني – الفلسطيني، قد صنع شعوراً زائفاً لدى الاحتلال، بأنه يستطيع والحالة كذلك تمرير مخططاته بالقدس، فكانت أحداث باب العمود وتلتها أحداث حي الشيخ جراح والمسجد الأقصى، تحرك الشعب الفلسطيني بكلّ أطيافه وتشظياته على قلب رجل واحد، وهنا اضطرت المقاومة للتدخل، واضعة القدس تحت جناحها وحمايتها، بعد أن خذل المدينة الجميع بمن فيهم عمان ورام الله.

اتسم حديث السنوار بالشعبويّة والتعبويّة والدعم النفسي، وأدى ولا ريب إلى إكمال دور الصواريخ في إنعاش الحالة المعنوية لعموم أهل فلسطين، بعد مرحلة من الإحباط وانعدام اليقين وانحدار الثقة بالنفس، وأكد في السياق على المكانة التي منحتها الحرب والمقاومة لمن يقاتل ويقاوم، وعلى امتلاك قراري الحرب والسلم، ثم تحدّث في تفاصيل المعركة ومقدار القوة التي استعملتها المقاومة ومقدار القوة التي لا زالت تملكها، فيما الضعف والوهن لم يتسلل إلى النفس المقاومة والى المواطن الغزيّ، في حين انكشفت أكذوبة المشروع المعادي الذي لا تستطيع التكنولوجيا والقوة المجردة التمويه على مقدار ضعفه وهشاشته، فهو ليس إلا بيت عنكبوت. الحصار سوف يُرفَع – أو أنّ ظروف الحصار ستكون أقلّ صرامة – وأنّ ازدهاراً سيلمسه أهل غزة بالقريب، فيما إعادة إعمار ما دمّرته الحرب سيكون سريعاً، بإشراف المقاومة التي لا تحتاج لمدّ اليد لأموال الإعمار، فلديها كثير وسيأتيها كثير من أصدقائها وشركائها في محور المقاومة والممانعة الذي أكد الانتماء له، وإعادة الإعمار لن يكون لرام الله دور فيها، وهو الأمر الذي يؤيده بقوة عموم أهل غزة، بمن فيهم اتحاد المقاولين، ومعهم من اكتوى بنار الخلاف بين غزة ورام الله التي دفّعتهم ثمن خلاف ليسوا مسؤولين عنه.

عبر الطريقة الشعبوية، تحدث السنوار في عمق السياسة، أكد على استقلالية القرار – الحرب والسلم – وعلى ولاية المقاومة على القدس وعلى شرعية تمثيلها للشعب الفلسطيني في كافة أماكن انتشاره، الأمر الذي كان جلياً في الالتفاف حول المقاومة، – وكأنه يقول – بما يمثل تصويتاً وانتخاباً وتفويضاً للمقاومة، وأبلغ مستمعيه من أكاديميين ومشاهدين بما ستعرضه حماس في لقاءات القاهرة يومي السبت والأحد المقبلين، مؤكداً أنّ تفاهمات ما قبل الحرب التي تراجعت رام الله عنها، لم تعد قائمة، فما بعد الانتصار ليس كما قبله، وقدّم نصيحة شبه مباشرة لرام الله، بأن تكفّ عن طرح مبادرات وأفكار من مثل حكومة وفاق، أو قيادة مشتركة، فهذا ليس إلا كلاماً فارغاً ومضيعه للوقت، ولم يعد وارداً في أجندة المقاومة التي أصبحت صاحبة اليد الطولى، وأشار إلى أنّ منظمة التحرير بتركيبتها الحالية عاجزة وغير جامعة وهي تحتاج إلى إعادة بناء تبدأ بانتخابات مجلس وطني أولاً ومن ثم تستكمل هيئاتها بموجب الانتخابات، وأن لذلك أهمية وأولوية تفوق انتخابات المجلس التشريعي، وكانت رسالته الأخيرة للمجتمع الدولي – والتي يُقال إنه أرسلها سابقاً عبر مصر وقطر – عن قبول حركة حماس باتفاق وطني، كما ورد في وثيقة الأسرى، ثم في التفاهمات الوطنية، يقضي بقبول دولة فلسطينية على حدود الرابع من حزيران وعاصمتها القدس، وهو شرط المقاومة البديل لشروط الرباعية الدولية.

إطلالة السنوار ولا شك موفقة، ضرورية وبالغة الأهمية لمعرفة الرجل وما يقول أولاً، والأهمّ لمعرفة برنامجه وسياسته ثانياً، ولكن، ولكي يستمرّ هذا التوفيق وتبقى للرجل صورته التي شاهدها الناس السبت الماضي، لا بد من تسجيل بعض الملاحظات :

أثبت السنوار منذ اليوم الأول للمعركة أنه صادق الوعد والفعل، وذلك منذ الساعة السادسة من مساء العاشر من أيار الماضي حين انطلقت الصواريخ في موعدها الدقيق من غزة للقدس، ونتمنى على الرجل أن يبقى دائماً كذلك، مصداقاً قولاً وفعلاً – وهو تمنّ مصدره الاحترام لا سوء الظنّ – فالأيام المقبلة سوف تكون أطول وأكثر أهمية من الأيام التي انقضت، والمعارك الآتية ولا بدّ، سوف تكون عديدة وأكثر ضراوة في نارها، وأشدّ أثراً في مفاعيلها ونتائجها السياسية، الأمر الذي يتطلّب دقة في القول وعدم الانسياق في مسارب الحماسة.

أطلقت المقاومة على المعركة اسم «سيف القدس»، وهي بلا ريب نقطة مركزية في الوجدان القومي والديني والسياسي، وكان حافز الحرب الدفاع عنها، وإعلان المسؤولية عنها والرعاية عليها، وحمايتها تتطلّب أدوات وجهوداً سياسية واجتماعية واقتصادية وحقوقية صادقة ومخلصة، تسير في موازاة العمل العسكري وتمثل رديفاً كفاحياً يتكامل معه. من هنا، فإنّ المقدسي أولاً والفلسطيني ثانياً ينتظر من المقاومة تطوير برامجها وتفعيل هذه الأدوات، وإيلاء المسائل المذكورة الأهمية التي تستحقها.

إنّ كثيراً من جمهور المقاومة ومناصريها، يتمنون على السنوار، أن يذكر دائماً أنّ الفضل في المعركة المجيدة، للمقاومة بكل عناصرها، وأنّ المقاومة هي من أنزله مكانته الرفيعة في السياسة وفي القلوب، الأمر الذي يدعوه أن يتحدث ويتعاطى مع موقعه بصفته الأكبر وبأنه قائد للمقاومة، ورمز من رموزها، لا قائداً لفصيل، فالعمل وإن تحقق بجزء مهم منه على يد حركة حماس، إلا أنّ جميع تشكيلات المقاومة كانت شريكة في هذا الإنجاز المجيد، ومعهم توحّد الشعب الفلسطيني من أعالي الجليل إلى أقاصي النقب ومن ساحل المتوسط إلى أعماق الأغوار ومن ورائهم الأمة بأسرها والعالم بأجمعه في لحظة تاريخية فارقة، تمثل فرصة فريدة لقائد وطن لا قائد فصيل.

* الكفير ـ جنين ـ فلسطين المحتلة

Nasrallah: Gaza’s victory paves the way for the total Liberation of Palestine (full speech)

Date: 9 June 2021

Author: lecridespeuples

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 25, 2021, on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the Liberation of Lebanon.

Note: This is not a literal translation of Nasrallah’s speech, but a detailed summary of its content.

Source: video.moqawama.org

Translation: resistancenews.org

Transcript:

Praise be to God. Greetings on the Prophet and his family. Peace be upon you, as well as the Mercy of God.

I apologize for having given no speech since Al-Quds Day, I was a bit sick and I still am [Nasrallah clearly had difficulties breathing and was coughing; it was a pneumonia, not Covid, despite the usual Israeli propaganda about a terminal disease, as proven by his ability to make a 2-hours live speech on May 25, and by his healthy looks on his June 8th 1-hour-speech].

The days gone by have seen historical events which I have followed closely, but I could not speak publicly despite my will. I will speak extensively about the events in Gaza in this speech. Quranic verse: « And slacken not in following up the enemy: if ye are suffering hardships, they are suffering similar hardships; but ye have hope from God while they have none. » (S. IV, v. 104).

The month of May saw some unhappy events (the Nakba) and other happy ones (the Liberation of Lebanon on May 25, 2000). Congratulations to the people of Palestine who have added a new victory, from Gaza to Jerusalem to the territories occupied in 1948. Condolences to the families of martyrs and best wishes for recovery to the wounded. Congratulations in particular to the cadres of the Resistance & the people of Gaza who patiently endured Israeli barbarity.

I also congratulate the Lebanese on this Liberation Day. I want the Lebanese people, especially the new generations, not to forget that this Liberation of May 25, 2000 is the result of long years of sacrifices by many Lebanese and Resistance factions, not just Hezbollah. Let us recall the memory of the martyrs of Hezbollah, Amal movement, other nationalist movements, the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance fighters, as well as the Lebanese Army and the martyrs of the Syrian army. Let us not forget the Lebanese civilian martyrs, men, women and children, victims of the civil war and of the Israeli massacres. Finally, we should mention the martyrs of the Resistance and the people’s support for this Resistance. I don’t speak only of southern Lebanon, but of the Bekaa, cradle of Hezbollah, and all over Lebanon. May 25, 2000 (the date of the expulsion of the last Israeli forces occupying Lebanon) was the victory of all of Lebanon, of Beirut, of the North, of every place in Lebanon. The whole country helped shape this victory.

I recall in particular the martyr Sayed Abbas Mousawi (former Hezbollah Secretary General), assassinated by Israel with his wife and child; the martyr Sheikh Ragheb Harb; the martyr Imad Moghniyeh; the martyr Sayed Zulfiqar. A whole caravan of Hezbollah martyrs.

In addition to the Lebanese Resistance and the Lebanese people, we must salute the official Lebanese position embodied by President Emile Lahoud, Nabih Berri and Salim al-Hoss, as well as the majoritary position of the Lebanese government which supported the Resistance and its legitimacy. All this made it possible to obtain the Liberation, and to avoid the civil war that Ehud Barak was preparing (to devastate Lebanon after the departure of the Israeli troops).

I also praise the Syrian support of Hafez al-Assad and Bashar al-Assad, and the support of Iran, of Imam Khomeini and Imam Khamenei. And I especially salute Qassem Soleimani’s role in the 2000 victory, even though his name and role were kept secret at the time. This Liberation ushered in the era of victories for the Arab-Muslim world. On May 25, 2000, I dedicated this victory to the Palestinian people, with the Liberation of Palestine and Al-Quds (Jerusalem) being the ultimate goal. This victory opened a new culture, new values, imposing new clear strategic equations. In 2000, many Zionist leaders spoke of the dire consequences this humiliating retreat would have. Yithzak Shamir, at Ben-Gurion’s grave, spoke of Hezbollah’s victory as something that could lead to Israel’s demise. Then took place the first Intifada in 2000, and the Liberation of Gaza in 2005.

The Popular Armed Resistance established two strong bases in Lebanon and Gaza, which the enemy wanted to destroy. He failed, accumulating defeats and strengthening the Resistance, whether during the 2006 war against Lebanon, or the 2008, 2012 or 2014 wars in Gaza. The siege of Gaza for more than 15 years, assassination campaigns, etc. have also failed. The last 11-day war is very different. But all these wars won by the Palestinian and Lebanese camp have confirmed and strengthened the path of the Resistance.

I now come to the last battle named “Sword of Al-Quds” by the Palestinian Resistance. I will not go into detail, but explain why this is a great victory and what it announces for the future of the struggle against Israel. The beginning was in Al-Quds (Jerusalem), with Israel’s insistence on ethnically cleansing Al-Quds and the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, attacks on Palestinians, preventing worshipers from praying at Al-Aqsa during Ramadan (the Palestinians from the territories of 1948, 1967 and Jerusalem itself). Israel did its best to prevent worshipers from going to Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa, and repeatedly assaulted those who did manage to get there.

There was a real threat to Al-Quds, which caused the Resistance in Gaza to issue a historic ultimatum to Israel: cease your ethnic cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah and your assaults on believers in Al-Aqsa, or we will intervene militarily. The threat was carried out by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, who launched their rockets/missiles at the promised time.

This whole crisis was caused by the stupidity of Netanyahu & the Israeli leaders, their arrogance, hubris, contempt and underestimation of Arabs, traits which are a constant in the history of Israel. All previous wars had the same cause, and this enemy will remain blind, arrogant, stupid, making mistakes and miscalculations that will lead to its downfall and demise. Imam Khomeini said “Praise be to God who made our enemies stupid”. Netanyahu and the Israelis believed they could take over Jerusalem and Judaize it, expel Palestinian families, replace them with Jewish settlers, assault the Muslim/Christian worshippers, without anything happening, just empty protests. They did so, deeming the Arabs defeated and having normalized their relations with Israel. They believed that the Arab world had abandoned the cause, that the Palestinians of the territories occupied in 1948, of the West Bank and of Gaza were powerless.

The enemy never even imagined that Gaza could intervene militarily in defense of Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa. It hadn’t occurred to anyone within the Zionist entity, neither the political leaders, nor the military leaders, nor the security services. But Gaza surprised both the enemy and the friend. Israel did not imagine such a thing, and therefore persevered in its indiscriminate aggression in Al-Quds (Jerusalem). That’s why Israel was surprised and defeated.

Gaza’s decision is historic, and its lessons must be understood. Previously, all the wars in Gaza had causes linked to Gaza: reaction to assassinations or Israeli aggressions in Gaza, struggle against the severe siege of Gaza, etc. The Resistance’s calculations were still purely Gazan, protecting only the residents of Gaza. But what happened in this last round is that Gaza intervened to protect Al-Quds (Jerusalem), Sheikh Jarrah, Al-Aqsa. This decision is historic, exceptional, and turns things upside down. The Resistance knew it was heading for war, massacres, destruction of Gaza. But the Gaza Resistance was ready to sacrifice itself to defend Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and Al-Aqsa.

Gaza and all of its inhabitants sacrificed themselves to preserve Islam’s 3rd holiest site, considering themselves to be in charge and responsible for it. It was a decision of a high level of jihad and sincerity, and that is why it had this enormous influence, rocking the Palestinians all over occupied Palestine, with the support of the refugees and the whole world, except the minority of zombies (Arab dictators) who normalized their relations with Israel. The protests on the Lebanese-Israeli, Jordanian-Israeli border and all around the world, the popular support and final victory were exceptional, commensurate with this exceptional decision of the Gaza Resistance.

The Zionists must understand this, as must the Muslim community and the Resistance Axis, but I am addressing the enemy and its leaders: this experience must lead you to redo all your calculations. You should know that laying your hands on Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa is a red line. Assassinations here or there, expropriations here or there, besieging here or there has nothing to do with laying your hands on Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa, our holy places, as demonstrated by what Gaza has done, the promises made and kept by the Resistance in Gaza. They were sincere and will stand ready to do what they did again if Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa are threatened or desecrated again.

All the factions of the Resistance Axis (Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, Irak’s PMU & Yemeni Resistance) were in constant contact, hour by hour during this war. In the future, we will ensure that touching Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa will not only involve Gaza but the entire Resistance Axis. The Resistance in Gaza has imposed a new equation: if Israel lays its hands on Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa, Gaza is going to war. What we must now impose is that if Israel lays its hands on Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa, then there will be a regional war!

The whole Resistance Axis must be ready and make this clear to Israel: we will never allow the Al-Aqsa Mosque to be endangered. For the outcome of any regional war can only be the eradication of the Zionist entity. It is this new equation that will allow us to protect the holy city of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and its Muslim and Christian holy places. We are working very seriously on it. When our holy places are in danger, there is no more red line, no more calculation (= it will be total war).

I will not analyze all the consequences of this war, but highlight a few of them:

1/ The soul of the Resistance resurfaced in all the Palestinians, who all united and rose up as one man, in Gaza, the West Bank, the territories occupied in 1948, the Palestinians refugees all over the world, etc. The decades-long division and dislocation is over: the Palestinian people are united.

2/ The Palestinian cause has been revived all over the world. It was deemed buried once and for all by Trump and normalization, but this cause has reclaimed its prominent place all over the world, in all media, all minds and all consciousnesses.

3/ The Palestinian identity and the dream of Liberation have been brought back to the fore.

4/ Belief in the Armed Resistance and the Intifada has once again become the best choice to obtain Liberation. The soul of Resistance has returned to our peoples.

5/ The failure to locate (and assassinate) the main military leaders. Israel came up with several names, including Hamas Commander Mohamed Dayf, but they failed to kill them. That some (minor field commanders) were killed is normal in a war, but it is far from what Israel wanted.

6/ Israel, both in terms of political, military and security leaders, was unable, as I said, not only to anticipate, but even to imagine that Gaza would enter the scene militarily to protect Al-Quds, Al-Aqsa and Sheikh Jarrah, just as Israel was unable to anticipate or imagine that all of Palestine would rise up in the face of Israeli aggression at Al-Quds.

7/ The Deal of the Century is definitely buried. The Resistance in Gaza and the Israeli failure to win made the Biden administration abandon Trump’s concessions. Biden put East Jerusalem back on the table and called on the Israelis not to expropriate the residents of Sheikh Jarrah. The heart of the Deal of the Century was to give all of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) to Israel, but that is forgotten now. Of course, Biden did not intervene for humanitarian reasons, but because he saw Israel’s helplessness and the risk of an explosion in the region, which thwarted his own international priorities.

8/ The true face of Israel, barbaric, bloodthirsty, slaughtering children, racist and Jewish supremacist, clearly returned to everyone’s eyes and mind, despite Israel’s grip on media and social networks. Israel couldn’t care less about the opinion of the Arab world, but not that of the Western world, and we have seen that even EU countries were forced to condemn Israel in one way or another, and put it in an awkward position.

9/ One of the most important political results is that the compass of conflict in the region has settled again on Israel, after years of civil wars, creation of bogus enemies like Iran, etc. Today, it is clear to the whole world (and not just in the Arab-Muslim world) that the enemy of humanity, of justice, of truth, the racist and criminal entity is Israel and nobody else.

After discussing the political consequences of this Gaza-Israel war, I now come to the military consequences. We must take into account the scales (in this asymmetric conflict): on the one hand, Israel is the regular Army of a State, US-backed, which has the most powerful air force in the region, and on the other hand, Gaza, under siege for more than 15 years, is a tiny territory surrounded on all sides, with +2 million inhabitants, and an ungrateful geography (from the point of view of Resistance opportunities: no mountains, etc.). Some weapons from Gaza are imported and others are manufactured locally. But we can clearly see that despite their very limited possibilities, and Israel’s total control over information (Gaza is under constant surveillance by all means: drones, electronic surveillance, spies, etc.), Gaza has been able to demonstrate courage, sagacity and victorious struggle against one of the most militarily powerful States in the world.

I will quickly set out the military consequences of this conflict:

1/ The entry of Gaza into the protection equation of Al-Quds, Al-Aqsa and Sheikh Jarrah. In fact, Gaza has entered the issues of all of Palestine, shifting from defense to attack.

2/ Despite the severe siege, the Resistance was able to greatly improve its rocket/missile & fighting capacities. For 11 days, they continued to fire rockets/missiles despite Israel’s best efforts, its planes, drones, artillery strikes, etc.

3/ Gaza even proved its ability to fire rockets/missiles at times announced in advance, to the point that some brothers were surprised, advising not to give this information to the enemy (which would allow him to better defend itself), but it was a point of strength (psychological warfare).

4/ The number of rockets/missiles fired was very large, hundreds every day, which reflects very large stocks and great skill. The type of rockets/missiles fired, the targets hit, the damage done, it was all very powerful.

5/ All of this shook the Israeli State like never before. All countries can go through civil wars, very trying crises, and remain. But Israel is a fake, artificial State that has been shaken to the point that its very existence has been called into question. Israel is a State whose precondition for existence is security. If security is no longer there, all Israelis (who all have dual citizenships) will come back from where they come from: Europe, USA, Australia… At the first (serious) storm, Israeli society will pack up and leave! This sets Israel apart from all other countries: the Palestinians, despite 1948 and 1967, remained attached to their land. They are willing to sacrifice themselves by the hundreds of thousands to return there, until this day. They have not abandoned their territory! But Israel, no! The Israelis have their second passport ready, their suitcase ready, and they will leave at the first storm: if neither the government nor the military can protect them, why would they stay? This consequence, namely to shake Israel to such an extent, is unprecedented, even during the 2006 war. Never before has such a large area of ​​Israel been under rocket fire: Tel Aviv, Beer Sheva, Ashdod, airports, the Negev… 70% of Israelis were holed up in shelters for 11 days ! The worst for Israel was not the material losses, but the psychological losses: the warnings rang everywhere, introducing terror into their hearts. It doesn’t really matter if the rockets hit their target or not!

6/ In addition to all the economic losses and the feeling of insecurity at home, it is the same abroad: who is going to come and invest in Israel without guarantee of security for their investments, without stability? Israel’s dream of becoming an economical/financial hub in the Mediterranean is over!

7/ For the first time, the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948 entered into revolt. It’s not just Gaza and the West Bank anymore. All Israeli leaders recognize that this is an existential threat for Israel!

8/ The Gaza Resistance was also exceptional: the way they carried out the fight, the way they prepared for a ground invasion, to the point that the enemy did not dare to set foot in Gaza, all of this is a huge victory.

9/ The Resistance was able to present to its people, to the whole world and to its enemies a brilliant image of victory.

On the other hand, let us see the failures of the enemy, as admitted by their officials and experts:

1/ Failure to achieve any strategic success after 11 days. Nothing!

2/ Israeli officials speak of tactical successes, but these are insignificant for such a powerful army: destroying some tunnels, killing some cadres, it’s negligible! The rocket fire could not be stopped, and Israel did not even know where it was coming from. Even when they knew the time of the rocket salvos in advance, their planes and drones were unable to locate them. The Iron Dome was also a failure. The 90% interception figure is a lie, it’s more like 50-60%. The damage proves that their 90% figure for the Iron Dome is a lie. The proof of the failure of the Iron Dome is also the fact that Netanyahu asked for military aid from Biden, who immediately granted it. The rockets kept hitting all of occupied Palestine!

3/ The failure of the trap set for the Resistance in Gaza, which Israel had been preparing to neutralize for years, but the Israeli Army proved to be powerless.

4/ The failure to prevent weapons from reaching the Resistance. The rockets did not stop and could have been launched at this rate for months on end. Israel is incapable not only of knowing where the rockets are, but has no idea how many they are, which is a colossal failure of their intelligence.

5/ The failure to locate (and assassinate) the main military leaders. Israel came up with several names, including Hamas Commander Mohamed Dayf, but they failed to kill them. That some (minor field commanders) were killed is normal in a war, but it is far from what Israel wanted.

6/ Israel, both in terms of political, military and security leaders, was unable, as I said, not only to anticipate, but even to imagine that Gaza would enter the scene militarily to protect Al-Quds, Al-Aqsa and Sheikh Jarrah, just as Israel was unable to anticipate or imagine that all of Palestine would rise up in the face of Israeli aggression at Al-Quds.

7/ The worst part is that Israel found itself completely taken aback, lost, not knowing what to do with this unforeseen explosion on all sides.

And now I ask a question to the Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army, Aviv Kochavi, this so-called “philosopher” who for 3 years has been rethinking Israel’s strategy, organizing colossal maneuvers, etc. His main thought was that the infantry was the basis for achieving victory. But this great strategic thinker [irony] bit the dust against Gaza, despite all his measures, all his maneuvers, all his preparations. There was not even a land incursion into Gaza! It’s a humiliating mark of their defeat.

I am not claiming that Israel is incapable of carrying out a major ground operation, no, but I am claiming that the morale of the Israeli troops is shaped by fear: they are terrified at the idea of a ground operation, whether in Gaza, Lebanon or anywhere. Despite their technology, weaponry, planes, tanks, etc., they are scared to death to conduct a ground operation. They are still haunted by their bloody debacle in 2014 in Gaza (+60 soldiers killed), with soldiers they did not even know if they were alive. That the so-called most powerful army in the region is so afraid is a major strategic failure.

Lastly, Israel has failed to present even an image of victory, short of a real victory! Polls indicate that no more than 20% of Israelis consider Israel to have won. So much for the description, consequences and lessons to be learned from this confrontation in Gaza.

I come now to Lebanon. On this day commemorating the Liberation of Lebanon, I assure the Lebanese people that Hezbollah has never been better off than today. We are more powerful than ever (weapons, numbers, experience, preparation, faith, courage, morale, etc.). I tell the Israelis not to be stupid, not to be arrogant, not to miscalculate against Lebanon. The rules of engagement remain valid (the slightest aggression against Lebanon will trigger a response). You made a big miscalculation with Gaza and saw what it cost you, so imagine what it would be like with Hezbollah, which is in a much better situation than Gaza! Despite the sanctions and the difficulties, we are not under siege! We will not tolerate any aggression against our territory or population!

Third point, the masses who support Hezbollah remain firmly attached to the Resistance despite the economic difficulties, which will not change the massive support of our popular base. The President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun, continues to support the Resistance and the rights of Lebanon. The same goes for the government and the Parliament. All US sanctions and threats weaken neither the Resistance nor those who support it.

Fourth point, in terms of our pending accounts with Israel, we add (to our 2 martyrs in Damascus to avenge) the martyr Mohamad Tahan, killed on the Lebanese-Israeli border while demonstrating unarmed for Palestine. I renew my congratulations and condolences to his family. This blood will be avenged: we had the patience not to avenge it immediately, but we add it to the pending accounts (and he will be avenged sooner or later).

Tahan

Fifth point before the conclusion: the formation of a new government is the key to everything. There is no need for the resignation of President Aoun, nor the resignation of Prime Minister Hariri charged with forming the government, nor the simultaneous resignation of both. What prevents the formation of a government are purely internal obstacles.

There are two solutions:

– either Hariri sits down with Aoun for as long as it takes to achieve the formation of a government. Lebanon is in your hands.

– or a friend intervenes to help you, like Nabih Berri, the President of the Chamber of Deputies. Everyone must help them to achieve the formation of a government to save the country. There is no other solution. Because the country must move forward: the dire economic, social situation can’t stand the vacuum.

In conclusion, looking back on all that has happened over the past few days, months and years, the Middle East has gone through the 10 most difficult years it has ever experienced. Entire countries were targeted for destruction. But the Resistance Axis thwarted these plans. The Resistance Axis not only preserved the Middle East, but also enabled Palestine to stand tall and achieve victories. If it hadn’t been for Iran who faced ISIS alongside the local forces in Irak and Syria, where would we be? What would have become of Lebanon, of the other countries? Iran has overcome the threat of (US) war, triumphed over sanctions, and is heading towards presidential elections. ISIS is almost eradicated in Iraq. All of Iraq supported Gaza and the Resistance. Syria is recovering from ISIS, and will also hold presidential elections tomorrow. Lebanon is holding on despite everything. But imagine what the situation would be in Palestine if Iran, Syria and Lebanon had been defeated? Where would we be, with all the regimes having normalized with Israel? Today, the Arab-Muslim world stands alongside Palestine, from one end to the other, and joins the Resistance camp at least at the level of the populations.

And in terms of political and military forces, Yemen has joined the Resistance Axis, and it is ready to share its bread with Gaza despite the famine there (Nasrallah is moved to tears): the solidarity of famine-stricken Yemen with Palestine, ready to share the very bread it lacks, while the billionaire oil monarchies normalize with Israel! This is a basis that makes you optimistic about the future.

The Liberation of Al-Quds is closer than ever, and the demise of Israel is very near. Independence, stability, noble and dignified peace are the future of our region.

I thank all those who have supported the Resistance, in one way or another, first and foremost the Islamic Republic of Iran & Sayed Khamenei, as well as the soul of Hajj Qassem Soleimani who has dedicated more than 20 years to strengthen our region. When he came to our help, he had not a single white hair on his head, and when he left, all of his hair was white. I salute the soul of this great martyr, Soleimani, who sacrificed everything for the region and Palestine, tireless even when others got tired.

Peace be upon you, as well as the Mercy of God.

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Israeli General: 11-Day Gaza War Just ‘First Stage’ of Wider Campaign

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Israeli soldiers work at an artillery unit as it fires near the border between Israel and the Gaza strip, on the Israeli side May 17, 2021

Morgan Artyukhina
After the Second Intifada uprising and the 2006 election victory of Hamas in Gaza, Israel was forced to pull all its settlers out of the Gaza Strip, at which time it imposed a cordon sanitaire around the territory that has dramatically impacted access to basic necessities by its more than 2 million Palestinian inhabitants.

During an interview with Israel’s Channel 13 on Thursday, Maj. Gen. Eliezer Toledano, head of the Israel Defense Forces’ Southern Command, said that the IDF limited its recent war in Gaza due to civilian pressure “on the home front,” but noted the military is “totally prepared” to continue if necessary.

“The operation ended, or at least its first stage did. The next stage will happen if we see that the security situation has changed,” Toledano said, according to the Times of Israel. That “first stage” involved roughly 1,500 airstrikes on targets in the Gaza Strip, which the IDF said targeted members of Hamas and the group’s facilities. The group’s militant wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, fired more than 4,300 rockets and mortars at Israel during the 11-day war.

While most of Hamas’ projectiles were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system, Gaza has few air defenses and the bombs fell on apartment buildings in the densely populated city, killing 254 people, 67 of whom were children and 80 of whom were militants, according to local health officials and Hamas. In Israel, 12 civilians, including two children, were killed by Hamas rockets.

Toledano said the IDF tried to “make the most” of the conflict while public opinion in Israel was on their side.

“We don’t have operations like this every week or every month because we understand the burden that this puts on civilians, especially on the home front. And therefore when we launched this operation, we had to make the most of it,” he said, adding that “these wars are complicated in terms of the rockets.”

“We are totally prepared to continue from the 11th day, with the 12th day, with the 13th day. It’s all contingent upon the security situation,” he continued. “If we succeeded with this first stage, that’s great. If we didn’t, we’ll have to continue.”

Israel’s previous major military operations in Gaza, in 2009 and 2014, each lasted several weeks and killed thousands of people, the vast majority of them Palestinians in Gaza, but also saw significantly increased numbers of Israeli civilians killed and injured as well.

In the aftermath of the May 20 ceasefire, both the IDF and Hamas have claimed victory. Hamas called the operation “Sword of Jerusalem” and said its intent was to halt the attacks by Israelis police against worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque and in the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, where several Palestinian families are at risk of being evicted after an Israeli court ruled in favor of Jewish settlers.

However, while the IDF claimed to have destroyed large numbers of stockpiled rockets and Hamas infrastructure and shot down some 90% of the rockets launched, the Times of Israel said after the conflict that the IDF’s “Operation Guardian of the Walls” had not been the resounding victory Jerusalem hoped for.

The wildcard now is the Wednesday formation of a government with New Right chief Naftali Bennett at the helm. While the right-wing figure recently referred to the bombardment of Gaza as part of Israel’s “just war against terrorism,” the kingmaker United Arab List, a small Palestinian party that helped the coalition to reach a majority in the Knesset, could be a moderating factor on some of Bennett’s more aggressive intentions.

A Palestinian party has never before been part of an Israeli government, and leader Mansour Abbas said on Wednesday that he only agreed to join the coalition after reaching “critical agreements on various issues that serve the interests of Arab society,” including education, welfare, employment, economic development, planning, construction, and crime and violence, according to Haaretz, as well as granting official status to Arab Bedouin settlements in the Negev Desert.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been head of the Israeli government for 12 years, warned right-wing members of the Knesset on Thursday to oppose what he characterized as a “dangerous left-wing government” coming into power, saying it was “selling” the Negev to the Bedouin.

Hamas Warns “Israel” of another Round of Confrontation

05/06/2021

Hamas Warns “Israel” of another Round of Confrontation

By Staff, Agencies

The Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas warned the “Israeli” entity over its daily incursions into the occupied West Bank, saying “another round of confrontation” could take place if Tel Aviv does not end acts of violation against the Palestinian people.

Speaking to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency on Friday during a visit to the Tunisian capital, Tunis, the movement’s spokesperson, Sami Abu Zihri, stressed that “Israel” “does not respect agreements and carries out daily incursions into the cities of the West Bank, and the threat of displacement of the residents of Al-Quds is still present.”

“It is likely that “another round of confrontation” will occur if the ‘Israeli’ entity continues such violations,” he added.

Abu Zihri further added that the ceasefire between “Israel” and Hamas is still holding since May 21 but its future depends on the apartheid entity, adding that his movement will respect the agreement as long as “Israel” does.

“If ‘Israel’ does not comply, it is natural for us to confront it,” the Hamas official said.

In parallel, he emphasized that the sides reached “a mutual and simultaneous ceasefire agreement, not a truce,” which was “fragile, due to the bloody and criminal nature of the occupation.”

On another level, Abu Zihri welcomed recent talks between Egyptian intelligence chief Abbas Kamel and Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar in Gaza about a possible Hamas-“Israel” prisoner swap deal.

The Hamas spokesman stressed the importance of the reconstruction of the besieged Gaza Strip which was an “essential part of the dialogue that paved the way for the ceasefire.

He, however, emphasized that Hamas would refuse to link the issue of prisoners to the reconstruction aid.

“The file of Gaza’s reconstruction is linked to the outcomes of the ‘Israeli’ aggression. As for the prisoner exchange deal, its context is related to the release of Palestinian prisoners,” Abu Zihri pointed out.

It’s worth mentioning that more than 7,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently held in some 17 “Israeli” jails, with dozens of them serving multiple life sentences.

Over 350 detainees, including women and minors, are under “Israel’s” “administrative detention”.

Abu Zihri warned against “any slowdown or delay in the reconstruction of Gaza” and suggested Egypt to lead the reconstruction project given the North African country’s “experience and competence.”

Elsewhere in his remarks, Abu Zihri said Hamas leaders have praised Iran for supporting the resistance.

“Iran has given a lot for the resistance, and we appreciate its stance on serving the Palestinian cause,” he reiterated, noting that “Hamas is keen to maintain relations with all Arab and Muslim states and not to foster a relationship with one country at the expense of another.”

’Israel’s’ Last US Protection Support

05-06-2021

’Israel’s’ Last US Protection Support

By Ihab zaki

After Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech on the Day of Resistance and Liberation, it became impossible to speak of purely localities, since what he said about the idea of having a regional war, in the event that al-Quds is exposed to change the status quo, is a pillar of action that transcends existing borders and makes events, no matter how local it seems, with a regional and international dimension.

For example, the results of the Syrian elections can no longer be seen far from the control of dozens of Saudi military positions in Jizan by the Yemeni army and commissions. And the martyrdom of Muhammad al-Tahan on the Lebanese-Palestinian border by the Zionist enemy forces is no longer seen as far from the Hashed al-Shaabi battle in Iraq to drive out American forces. As the regional war between the axis of resistance and “Israel” requires more than coordination between the countries and organizations of the axis, and may require victory arenas within their borders. The enemy has often worked with some of its followers to raise awareness that these are homelands rather than arenas, and that in order for it to be viable, ‘Israel’ must be peaceful as a necessary step for stability and peace.

After “al-Quds Sword” battle ended, Yehya al-Sinwar, the leader of the Hamas movement in Gaza, spoke about the same content that of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, which is making ‘Israel’s’ options seem very narrow and limited. The outbreak of the regional war has no consequences, whether long or short, other than the demise of the occupying entity from existence. This certainty can be seen in US policy more than that in ‘Israeli’ policy, or rather in the policy of Netanyahu.

Netanyahu’s personal aspect dominates his policy, which has recently entered a hysterical phase, making it difficult to distinguish between the policy of the entity and his desires. While the US policy seems more apprehensive and more aware of the fate of the entity, it realized after “al-Quds Sword” battle the limitations of the ‘Israeli’ capability to achieve a clear and decisive victory against the besieged and small Gaza. Some Zionist analysts even went further when they said that what happened in “Guard of the Wall,” according to their name, “is nothing for what will happen in the event of a war with Hezbollah.” So, what will the situation be like when a regional war breaks out with all the parties of the axis of resistance combined?  This war would last for hours, not days or weeks.

Therefore, the US is now preoccupied with the active shuttle diplomacy in order to return the situation back to before the outbreak of “al-Quds Sword” battle, where the temptation of financial aids and reconstruction, the rehabilitation and restoration of the so-called two-state solution and the revival of the negotiation track. This may require drifting Netanyahu out of the picture.  “It’s time for a unity government with Netanyahu”, Bennett said during the aggression on Gaza. Today, he is coalescing with Yair Lapid to form a so-called national unity government. If this behavior is at the behest of the Americans, Bennett will be able to accomplish his government, and Netanyahu will go to prison.

Therefore, Netanyahu will be out of the picture within the framework of an American strategy we discussed previously, which emphasizes protecting ‘Israel’ from itself first. However, if Bennett and Lapid act according to internal political rules, Netanyahu may pull a rabbit out of his hat, leading to a fifth election. America, which plans to move out of the region, still needs the existence of the entity, and that presence requires it to work hard to curb “Israeli” behavior, especially in al-Quds.

These behaviors have become a powder keg that threatens the existence of the entity when it explodes, but the fatal mistake was if Netanyahu’s government is the fire needed to detonate the powder keg in a short term. The Bennett government is a more dangerous thunderbolt in both average and long term, since Netanyahu does not need to prove his extremism and racism, unlike Bennett and his Government. Thus, what the United States temporarily gains, may explode in its face later.

So what is happening today in our region, in short, is that the situation is heading towards a regional war, with American attempts to cut it off, or at least postpone it for as long as possible. The United States is not in the process of engaging in direct military war, nor is it in the process of abandoning the entity’s survival, so today’s work to postpone or cut off the territorial war is to return to the nuclear agreement with Iran. It can also try to work the internal arenas in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen for as long as possible, along with providing an economic relief in Gaza with the even formalistic return of the so-called peace process or rather the negotiation process.

This, in turn, will give an enormous boost to the normalization process and the “Israelization” that was under way before the aggression against Gaza, and this American strategy may work, but it would be a temporary success; Since the survival of the entity requires more than just cooling and heating other arenas, and more than changing the faces of the entity’s leadership. In fact, as a first step it requires dismantling the axis of resistance, and it requires disarming it with decisive military operations by ‘Israel’ in Gaza first, and then in Lebanon; which has become as impossible as the survival of the entity is. That’s why the success of the United States in this endeavor to protect “Israel” from itself would be the last way of protection offered by America to the entity, after much protection support over five decades.

“Al-Quds Sword” Opens Gaza-Damascus road «سيف القدس» تفتح طريق غزّة ــ دمشق

03/06/2021

“Al-Quds Sword” Opens Gaza-Damascus road

By Rajab al-Madhoun/Al-Akhbar Newspaper

Translated by Staff

Gaza | After years of estrangement due to the crisis in Syria since 2011, and the departure of “Hamas” from Damascus, the two parties are once again preparing to bring their relations back, despite internal criticism at their bases, at a time when the Axis of Resistance is seeking to arrange this return as part of the effort to strengthen the fronts facing the ‘Israeli’ occupation.

This was finally reinforced by the great role played by the Gaza Strip as an unshakeable arena of direct engagement with the enemy, highlighting the position of “Hamas”, especially within the Axis of Resistance, after achieving the great victory of the axis against ‘Israel’, which broke many of the rules of engagement and deterrence that Tel Aviv has tried to cement it for decades.

The resistance’s victory in the Battle of “Al-Quds Sword” opened the door to the return of relations between “Hamas” and the Syrian Republic, after a break of nearly ten years. This breach was demonstrated by the fact that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sent a tribute to the movement, and the latter responded positively to it, opening up a new page that the Axis of Resistance seeks between the two parties. “Hamas” realizes the importance of the Syrian arena, as it was once a unique base for the development of its military capabilities, whether by delivering weapons to Gaza or establishing programs to develop its military arsenal, in particular missiles and drones, which have made a major leap, as well as being a base for drawing on Arab and Islamic expertise. Against this background, the voices within the movement continue to rise by the need to return to that vast arena, to further develop the capabilities of the resistance, in order to be harsher to the enemy.

With “Hamas” adopting a pragmatic path four years ago after the election of a new leadership headed by Ismail Haniyeh, Yehya Sinwar and Saleh al-Arouri, this leadership worked to re-establish a relationship with the Axis of Resistance, including Syria, with the help of parties in the axis, but the relationship with Damascus continued to have some reservations on both sides. But finally, after the renewal of confidence in the new “Hamas” leadership two months ago in the internal movement elections, and following the victory of the resistance, along with the Syrian initiative that followed, and the “Hamas” response to it, it seemed clear that reservations were breaking down, especially among Syrians. It is true that the parties have mutual reservations, perhaps internal objections to the re-establishment of the relationship, and each has its own reasoning, but the two leaders’ realization of the importance of normalization between them and the extent of their interest in it may be a powerful motivation to bridge the previous gap.

Following the positive “Hamas” response to Al-Assad’s greeting, criticism emerged both within the movement and from some of its supporters, who take a negative stance on the Syrian regime against the backdrop of events in Syria, but “Hamas” has a strong tendency to re-establish relations with Syrians. The military wing of the movement and a large part of the Political Office consider it urgent to do so, on the grounds that the exit from Syria has greatly affected the movement’s interests, narrowed its options, and made it lose a strategic arena where it has been maximizing its military strength.

As soon as the signs of rapprochement finally emerged, the voices of Palestinian and other Arab figures supportive to “Hamas” and hostile to the Syrian regime rejected normalization with the latter, and these are the same voices that have been calling for the continuation of the break with the axis parties for years, based on a sectarian standpoint. On the other hand, the current leadership of the movement believes that a smooth return of relations, quietly and as a first step, would be better for it, followed by the strengthening of confidence between the parties. This leads to the return of the movement’s leaders and members to Damascus, and the closing of the page of what happened previously with some “Hamas” members who were accused by Damascus of participating in the fighting against the Syrian army, on the grounds that this was not the movement’s decision and was done individually.

Al-Akhbar learned from a leading source in “Hamas” that the movement seeks to take advantage of the recent victory to strengthen its relations within the Axis of Resistance, including Syria. The source stressed that “the recent positive signals will soon be translated into practical steps, contacts and talks by the mediators in the axis, in order to bring the previous dispute to an end and to start a new phase.” It also noted that there had been a number of mediators who had worked on the file during the recent period, particularly the Palestinian factions in Syria, as well as a previous initiative by Hezbollah that is still working, stressing that the movement deals positively with all initiatives.

Confirming what Al-Akhbar has finally revealed, the source points out that “Hamas” will consult with Iran and Hezbollah with which meetings will be held shortly to discuss the use of “Al-Quds Sword” output, including the issue of the return of “Hamas”-Syrian relations, which the leadership of the movement currently attaches great importance to; Praising the statements of the Deputy Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Naim Qassem, in which he said that “efforts to bring Hamas back to Syria are well under way, and that the battle in Palestine is saying that we are on the path to return the relations between Hamas and Syria.”

«سيف القدس» تفتح طريق غزّة ــ دمشق

 رجب المدهون 

الثلاثاء 1 حزيران 2021

«سيف القدس» تفتح طريق غزّة ــ دمشق
ستتشاور «حماس» مع إيران والحزب الذي ستُعقد لقاءات معه قريباً لتباحث الاستفادة من مخرجات المعركة (أ ف ب )

غزة | بعد سنوات من القطيعة على خلفية الأزمة المندلعة في سوريا منذ 2011، ومغادرة حركة «حماس» دمشق، يستعدّ الطرفان، مرّة أخرى، لعودة العلاقات، رغم الانتقادات الداخلية لدى قواعدهما، في وقت يسعى فيه محور المقاومة إلى ترتيب هذه العودة، كجزء من العمل على تمتين الجبهات المواجِهة للاحتلال الإسرائيلي. وهو عملٌ عزّزه، أخيراً، الدور الكبير الذي لعبه قطاع غزة بوصفه ساحة الاشتباك المباشر التي لا تهدأ مع العدو، مبرِزاً مكانة «حماس»، خصوصاً ضمن محور المقاومة، بعدما حقّقت نصراً كبيراً في رصيد المحور ضدّ إسرائيل، كَسر الكثير من قواعد الاشتباك والردع التي حاولت تل أبيب ترسيخها طوال عقود.

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شرّع النصر الذي حقّقته المقاومة في معركة «سيف القدس» الباب لعودة العلاقات بين «حماس» والجمهورية السورية، بعد قطيعة استمرّت قرابة عشر سنوات. تجلّى هذا الخرق في إرسال الرئيس السوري، بشار الأسد، تحية إلى الحركة، وردِّ الأخيرة بإيجابية عليها، ما يفتح صحفة جديدة يسعى إليها محور المقاومة بين الطرفين. وتدرك «حماس» أهمية الساحة السورية بالنسبة إليها، إذ كانت في السابق بمنزلة قاعدة فريدة لتطوير قدراتها العسكرية، سواءً بإيصال السلاح إلى غزة، أو إنشاء برامج لتطوير ترسانتها العسكرية وخاصة الصواريخ والطائرات المُسيّرة التي سجّلت قفزة كبيرة فيها، إضافة إلى كونها قاعدة للاستفادة من الخبرات العربية والإسلامية. وعلى هذه الخلفية، لا تزال الأصوات تعلو داخل الحركة بضرورة العودة إلى تلك الساحة الواسعة، لمتابعة تطوير ما وصلت إليه قدرات المقاومة أكثر، حتى تكون أكثر إيلاماً للعدو.

مع انتهاج «حماس» خطّاً براغماتياً منذ أربع سنوات بعد انتخاب قيادة جديدة برئاسة إسماعيل هنية ويحيى السنوار وصالح العاروري، عملت هذه القيادة على ترميم العلاقة مع محور المقاومة بما فيه سوريا، بمساعدة أطراف في المحور، لكنّ العلاقة مع دمشق بقيت تشوبها بعض التحفّظات لدى الطرفين. لكن أخيراً بعد تجديد الثقة بقيادة «حماس» الجديدة قبل شهرين في انتخابات الحركة الداخلية، وفي أعقاب الانتصار الذي حقّقته المقاومة، والمبادرة السورية التي تلته والتجاوب «الحمساوي» معها، بدا واضحاً أن التحفّظات في طريقها إلى الذوبان، خاصة لدى السوريين. صحيح أن لدى الطرفين تحفّظات متبادلة، وربّما اعتراضات داخلية على إعادة العلاقة، وكلّ له منطقه الذي يحاجج به، غير أن إدراك القيادتَين أهمية التطبيع بينهما وحجم المصلحة فيه، قد يكون دافعاً قوياً إلى ردم الهوّة السابقة.

عقب الردّ «الحمساوي» الإيجابي على تحيّة الأسد، ظهرت انتقادات داخل الحركة ومن بعض أنصارها الذين يتّخذون موقفاً سلبياً من النظام في سوريا على خلفية الأحداث فيها، لكن الكفّة في «حماس» تميل بقوة إلى عودة العلاقات مع السوريين، إذ يرى الجناح العسكري في الحركة، وجزء كبير من المكتب السياسي، ضرورة ملحّة في ذلك، على أساس أن الخروج من سوريا أضرّ بمصالح الحركة كثيراً، وضيّق الخناق عليها، وأفقدها ساحة استراتيجية كانت تعمل فيها على تعظيم قوتها العسكرية.

تسعى «حماس» إلى استثمار الانتصار لتعزيز علاقاتها داخل محور المقاومة


فور بروز مؤشّرات التقارب أخيراً، علت أصوات شخصيات فلسطينية وأخرى عربية مناصرة لـ«حماس» ومعادية للنظام السوري، برفض التطبيع مع الأخير، وهي الأصوات نفسها التي لا تزال منذ سنوات تدعو إلى استمرار القطيعة مع أطراف المحور، من منطلق مذهبي. في المقابل، ترى قيادة الحركة الحالية أن عودة سلسة للعلاقات، من دون ضجيج، كمرحلة أولى، ستكون أفضل لها حالياً، على أن يلي ذلك العمل على تعزيز الثقة بين الطرفين، وصولاً إلى عودة قيادات الحركة وعناصرها إلى دمشق، وإغلاق صفحة ما جرى سابقاً من بعض «الحمساويين» الذين تتّهمهم دمشق بالمشاركة في القتال ضدّ الجيش السوري، على أساس أن ذلك لم يكن قرار الحركة، وقد جرى بصورة فردية. وعلمت «الأخبار» من مصدر قيادي في «حماس» أن الحركة تسعى إلى استثمار الانتصار الذي حقّقته أخيراً لتعزيز علاقاتها داخل محور المقاومة، بما في ذلك سوريا. وأكد المصدر أن «الإشارات الإيجابية الأخيرة ستتمّ ترجمتها قريباً إلى خطوات عملية واتصالات ومباحثات من الوسطاء في المحور، تمهيداً لإنهاء الخلاف السابق والبدء بمرحلة جديدة». كما أشار إلى وجود عدد من الوسطاء الذين تحرّكوا في هذا الملفّ خلال المدة الأخيرة، وخاصة الفصائل الفلسطينية في سوريا إضافة إلى مبادرة سابقة من حزب الله لا تزال مستمرة، مؤكداً أن الحركة تتعامل بإيجابية مع جميع المبادرات.

وتأكيداً لما كشفته «الأخبار» أخيراً، لفت المصدر إلى أن «حماس» ستتشاور مع إيران والحزب الذي سيتمّ عقد لقاءات معه قريباً لتباحث الاستفادة من مخرجات «سيف القدس»، بما فيها قضية عودة العلاقات «الحمساوية» ــ السورية، التي توليها قيادة الحركة حالياً أهمية كبيرة، مشيداً بتصريحات نائب الأمين العام لحزب الله، نعيم قاسم، التي تحدّث فيها عن أن «الجهود المبذولة لعودة حماس إلى سوريا قطعت شوطاً مهماً، وأن المعركة في فلسطين تقول إننا أصبحنا على طريق عودة العلاقات بين حماس وسوريا»

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Hamas included Marwan Al-Bargouthi on the list of Palestinian prisoners whom the movement calls for their release as part of prisoner swap deal with the occupation authorities, a report said on Wednesday.

Russia Today quoted a Hamas official as saying that Hamas is keen to free all prisoners who have life terms.

The official noted that this round of talks has not discussed so far numbers and names of prisoners who are likely to be freed.

Barghouti, a popular Fatah leader, is serving a five life sentences plus 40 years. He is dubbed “Palestine’s Nelson Mandela.”

Earlier on Monday, Egyptian security chief Abbas Kamel arrived in the Gaza Strip through Erez Crossing point on the borders with the occupied territories to hold talks with leaders of Palestinian factions, including the Hamas.

One of the discussed issues was the possible prisoner swap deal with the Israeli occupation authorities.

During Monday meetings, Hamas officials informed Kamel that the Resistance movement rejects linking the process of the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip with reaching the prisoner swap deal.

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«حماس» وضعت البرغوثيّ على قائمة تبادل الأسرى

أكد مصدر في «حماس» أن الحركة حريصة على خروج جميع الأسرى الفلسطينيين من سجون الاحتلال وفي مقدمتهم القادة والمحكومون بأحكام مرتفعة ومدى الحياة والمؤبدات.

وشدّد المصدر على أن هناك حرصاً من الحركة على إخراج هؤلاء القادة وتم دائماً طرح أسمائهم في صفقة «شاليط»، كاشفاً عن «فيتو صهيوني أو حتى من تدخّلات من قبل البعض خصوصاً حول مروان البرغوثي».

وأضاف: «حتى اللحظة في هذه الجولة من المفاوضات، لم يتم التوصل إلى نقطة الحديث حول مَن وعدد الذين سيخرجون من السجون»، مشيراً إلى أن «الاحتلال ما زال يماطل ولم يستجب للذهاب إلى مفاوضات غير مباشرة في هذا الموضوع».

وفي السياق، كشف موقع «واينت» العبري نقلاً عن مسؤول صهيوني كبير، أن الاحتمالات لإبرام صفقة تبادل أسرى مع حركة «حماس» ارتفعت.

وبحسب «واينت»، أفاد المسؤول بأن «إسرائيل» تنتظر حالياً عرضاً من قبل الوسطاء المصريين لصفقة من هذا القبيل»، التي ستشمل الإفراج عن سجناء فلسطينيين أمنيين مقابل إعادة جثماني الجنديين الصهيونيين، أورون شاؤول وهدار غولدن، واطلاق سراح المواطنين أبرا منغرسة، وهشام السيد، اللذين تحتجزهما «حماس» في قطاع غزة.

كما أوضح المسؤول الصهيوني أن «المصريين مهتمون بالقضية، ويفهمون أنه بدون حل قضية الأسرى والمفقودين لن تكون هناك إعادة إعمار، بعد الدمار الذي حدث في العملية العسكرية الأخيرة».

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يعرف الجميع أن النقاش حول المسألة السورية كان عنصراً رئيسياً في القطيعة الكبرى بين دمشق و»حماس» (أ ف ب )

منذ الانتخابات الداخلية في حركة حماس، عام 2017، بدأت القيادة الجديدة رحلة ترميم القدرات السياسية، في موازاة عمل «كتائب القسّام» على ترميم قدراتها وتطويرها بعد نهاية عدوان عام 2014. وقد ركّزت قيادة حماس على جبهات عدّة، أبرزها ترجمة قرار قيادي بالانسحاب الكامل من الجبهات السياسية المشتعلة في العالم العربي. وهو قرار اتّخذ في ضوء مراجعة ما شهده العالم العربي منذ عام 2011.

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من الضروري التأكيد أن الحركة لم تتخلّ عن مواقفها إزاء تطلعات قوى وجماهير عدد من الدول العربية. لكن النقاش عندما انطلق من موقع قضية فلسطين في هذه التحركات، وتركز على انعكاساتها على المقاومة ضد الاحتلال الإسرائيلي، سمح باستخلاص أمرين:

الأول: إجراء مقاصّة استمر النقاش حولها حتى اللحظة، وموجزها أن حصيلة الوضع السياسي في المنطقة العربية، على مستوى مواقف الحكومات وطبيعة الأنظمة الحاكمة، لم تكن في مصلحة القضية الفلسطينية، ولا في مصلحة المقاومة تحديداً. ويقول مرجع بارز في الحركة إن تقييماً سريعاً يمكنه أن يقود الى تدحرج الوضع السياسي في العالم العربي، من التخلّي عن القضية الى مرحلة التطبيع، لم يكن ليحصل لولا التراجع الحادّ في أدوار ومواقع دول مثل مصر والعراق، وخصوصاً سوريا. كما أن الحركة المعارضة للنظام في دمشق لم تحقق أي تغيير من شأنه إضافة ما يفيد القضية الفلسطينية، بل تحوّل الأمر الى مجرد تدمير للدول والمجتمعات من داخلها.

الثاني: أن إعادة الاعتبار لخيار المقاومة المباشرة كطريق إلزامي لتحقيق التحرير واستعادة الحقوق، تعني بناء استراتيجية مع القوى والحكومات والأطر التي تنخرط فعلياً في معركة المقاومة، ولا تقف لا في الوسط ولا في مربّع الداعين الى استمرار المفاوضات. وأدركت قيادة الحركة أن كتائب القسام نفسها، التي تحتاج الى دعم متنوع من حيث القدرات والإمكانات والخبرات، لم تجد خارج جبهة محور المقاومة من يقدم العون الحقيقي. ويبدو واضحاً لقيادة الحركة أن كل الدعم السياسي والمالي الذي يصل الى الحركة، أو إلى الفلسطينيين في غزة وبقية فلسطين، يخضع لرقابة فعلية، وأن هناك قوى وحكومات وجمعيات تخشى ذهاب الدعم الى الجناح العسكري. فيما تبقى إيران وحدها، ومعها حزب الله، من لا يقتصر دعمه على الجانب المدني، بل يذهب مباشرة الى دعم حاجات الأجنحة العسكرية بكل ما تحتاج إليه وبكل ما يمكن إيصاله إليها من أموال أو عتاد، إضافة الى بند رئيسي آخر يتعلق بالتدريب والخبرات، وهو أمر يستحيل أن تعثر عليه كتائب القسام خارج الضاحية الجنوبية وطهران، مع الإشارة الى أن النقاشات الداخلية حول هذا الأمر كانت تتطرق تلقائياً الى خسارة الساحة السورية بما يخص عمل الأجنحة العسكرية.

في اللقاء الذي جمع الرئيس السوري بشار الأسد مع قادة فصائل فلسطينية، قبل عشرة أيام، قال له قائد حركة الجهاد الإسلامي المجاهد زياد نخالة إن الصاروخ الأول المضاد للدروع الذي أطلقته «سرايا القدس» باتجاه مركبة صهيونية قرب غلاف غزة، حصلت عليه المقاومة بدعم من سوريا، وإن الصاروخ نفسه انتقل الى غزة عبر مرفأ اللاذقية. وتحدث النخالة عن دور سوريا في تسهيل تدريب مئات الكوادر المقاتلة التي عملت على القوة الصاروخية وعلى المشاريع القتالية.

هذا الموقف سبق أن شرحه بالتفصيل الأمين العام لحزب الله السيد حسن نصر الله في مقابلة له قال فيها إن الجيش السوري فتح مستودعاته الخاصة بالأسلحة المضادة للدروع لإرسالها الى قطاع غزة وتزويد فصائل المقاومة الفلسطينية بكميات كبيرة منها، بالإضافة الى أمور أخرى.

في هذا السياق، يعرف الجميع أن النقاش حول المسألة السورية كان عنصراً رئيسياً في القطيعة الكبرى بين دمشق وحماس. وكان واضحاً أن لدى القيادة السورية اقتناعاً بأن تياراً قوياً داخل الحركة انضم الى تيار «الإخوان المسلمين» في العالم العربي في دعم المعارضة المسلحة ضد النظام. بل يمكن القول، ويجب المصارحة، إن في سوريا من يتحدث عن نشاط مباشر لمجموعات فلسطينية كانت تعيش في كنف حماس، الى جانب المسلحين في أكثر من مكان ولا سيما في العاصمة والغوطة، رغم أن قيادة حماس نفت مراراً علاقتها بهذه المجموعات، من دون أن تنفي أن بعض عناصر المسلحين الفلسطينيين عملوا في الحركة لسنوات. وعزت قيادة حماس مغادرتها دمشق الى أسباب كثيرة، بينها أن دمشق طلبت وساطة الرئيس السابق للحركة خالد مشعل مع قيادات إسلامية سورية، وأنها عادت وتخلّت عن الحوار. كما أن دمشق كانت تريد من الحركة إطلاق مواقف معارضة لتحركات خصوم النظام. لكن الحقيقة أن هذا التيار داخل حماس تأثر كثيراً بما جرى على الصعيد العربي عموماً، والتقارب غير العادي الذي قام بين قيادة الحركة (مشعل) وبين الإدارتين القطرية والتركية انسحب على المسألة السورية، ما أدى عملياً الى قطيعة سياسية مع إيران. لولا أن كتائب عز الدين القسام، وبعض قيادات الحركة، عملوا على إعادة وصل ما انقطع مع إيران، وتمّت عملية التواصل والتعاون بين الحرس الثوري، وخصوصاً قائد فيلق القدس الشهيد قاسم سليماني، من دون المرور بالقيادة السياسية للحركة أو اشتراط التفاهم السياسي على مسائل كثيرة. وكان لهذا التفاهم والتعاون (الذي انطلق من جديد في عام 2013 وعاد الى زخمه السابق بعد حرب عام 2014) الدور البارز في تظهير قيادات بارزة في حماس موقفها الذي يقول بأن مسيرة المقاومة تقتضي التخلي عن التدخل في الأمور الداخلية للدول، وهو ما شمل أيضاً ما حصل في مصر.

في قيادة الحركة، اليوم، جسم كبير ونافذ يرى أن العلاقة مع محور المقاومة استراتيجية وقد أثبتت صدقيّتها


ومع أن طبيعة النقاشات الداخلية لم تظهر الى العلن، فإن من هم خارج حماس، انقسموا بين فريقين، الأول دعا الى التمهل في تقييم الموقف النهائي، خشية أن يكون تصرف حماس مجرد تبديل في التموضع ربطاً بالتراجع الحاد لدور الإخوان المسلمين ونفوذهم في العام العربي، وحجة هؤلاء أن الحركة لم تقم بمراجعة جدية لموقفها مما يجري في العالم العربي. وذهب أصحاب هذا التوجه إلى حدّ القول إن قيادة حماس أظهرت خشية كبيرة من نموّ التيار السلفي داخل قواعد الإخوان المسلمين ولدى قيادته الدينية، وإن هذا التيار يدعم بقوة فكرة الانقضاض على الأنظمة التي تصنّف في خانة «الكفر»، إضافة الى أن هذا التيار كان يصرّح بأنه ضد التعاون مع جهات أو حركات أو قوى لديها خلفية فكرية مختلفة. وكان المقصود، هنا، إيران وحزب الله وقوى من المقاومة العراقية.

لكن هذا الموقف لم ينسحب على مواقع قيادية بارزة في محور المقاومة. وتولى مرشد إيران السيد علي خامنئي حسم الجدل حول الموقف من حماس على وجه الخصوص، وأوصى قيادات الحرس الثوري وحزب الله ومؤسسات إيرانية بضرورة الفصل بين الموقف من مقاومة العدو، وبين المواقف الخلافية السياسية. وهو وفّر الغطاء لأكبر عملية دعم تقررت للأجنحة العسكرية في فلسطين، وعلى رأسها القسام، ضمن برنامج لا يزال مستمراً الى اليوم، وهو في صدد التطوير النوعي بعد الحرب الأخيرة.

ضمن هذه المناخات، كانت العلاقات بين حركة حماس ومحور المقاومة تمرّ بمنعطفات داخل الأطر التنظيمية في حركة حماس نفسها. ويمكن القول إنه خلال السنوات السبع الأخيرة، حسمت قيادة الجسم العسكري وقسم كبير من القيادة السياسية الموقف باتجاه تعزيز العلاقة مع محور المقاومة، وفتح ملف العلاقة مع سوريا ضمن المناقشات الجارية مع إيران وحزب الله.

كما يمكن الجزم بأن في قيادة الحركة، اليوم، جسماً كبيراً ونافذاً يرى أن العلاقة مع محور المقاومة استراتيجية وقد أثبتت صدقيتها، وخصوصاً أن هذه العلاقة لا تطلب من الحركة أثماناً سياسية لدعمها، والأهم وجود عامل مشترك معها يتعلق بالهدف الأول للحركة المتمثل في مواجهة الاحتلال وتحرير الأراضي الفلسطينية، ويرى أصحاب هذا الرأي أن الحركة ارتكبت خطأً جسيماً في التصادم مع محور المقاومة خلال الأزمة السورية، إذ كان يمكنها النأي بالنفس، وخصوصاً أن داخل الجسم العسكري من يقول صراحة بأن على المقاومة في فلسطين السعي الى بناء حلف استراتيجي مع محور المقاومة بما يجعل من قوة الحركة مماثلة لتلك التي يمتلكها حزب الله، تمهيداً لدخول معركة تحرير مشتركة ضد دولة الاحتلال في السنوات المقبلة.

وقد نجح هذا التيار، ليس في إلغاء أو فرض الصمت على التيار الآخر ــــ وهو تيار له رموزه القيادية على أكثر من مستوى، ويرى بأن موقف الحركة يجب أن يكون مرتبطاً بما يجري داخل الدول العربية نفسها. وهؤلاء عندما ينتقدون العلاقة مع إيران يعزون موقفهم الى ما تقوم به إيران من دعم للنظام في سوريا وللحكم في العراق، ولهذا التيار رموزه التي تحركت بطريقة ذكية، ولم تكن له الوجوه البارزة المستفزّة للتيار الآخر داخل الحركة. لأن من الواضح أن الجميع داخل حماس لا يريدون الذهاب الى مواجهة داخلية، حتى ولو بادرت قيادة الحركة في غزة الى التصرف بحزم مع كل ما يمكن أن يعطل برنامج دعم المقاومة. حتى المبادرة الى استئصال الحركة الداعشية في غزة، سياسياً وعسكرياً واجتماعياً، والعمل على محاصرتها تعبوياً ودعوياً، انطلقت من كون قيادة الحركة ترى في هذا الفكر خطراً عليها قبل أن يشكل خطراً على الآخرين، ولم يكن الأمر على شكل تقديم فروض الطاعة للمصريين كما يعتقد البعض، بل كان يعبّر عن فهم اختصره أحد القادة بالقول: نحن جزء من الإخوان المسلمين، وفكرنا ليس تكفيرياً. وما تحاول الحركة الوهابية تكريسه من مفاهيم لا يمكن أن يتحول الى وقائع برغم الدعاية القوية له.

عملياً، حسمت الحرب الأخيرة توجهات الجسم الأبرز في حماس، سياسياً وعسكرياً، بالتوجه نحو بناء استراتيجية جديدة تقوم أولاً على الانفتاح أكثر على القوى الفلسطينية الأخرى، وعلى تعزيز العلاقات مع إيران وقوى محور المقاومة ولا سيما حزب الله، وعلى إطلاق عمليات تواصل سياسي مع أطراف أخرى في المحور من دمشق الى اليمن، مروراً بالعراق.

لكن كل ذلك لم يكن عائقاً أمام سير الجسم القيادي في حماس نحو حسم مبدأ استعادة العلاقات مع سوريا على وجه الخصوص. وخلال الدورة الماضية (ولاية قيادة الحركة) اعترض أقل من ربع الأعضاء من مجلس شورى الحركة على عودة العلاقة مع سوريا، بينما أيدها ثلاثة أرباع المجلس. وفي المكتب السياسي، كان هناك إجماع مطلق على عودة العلاقة وفق رؤية لا تلزم حماس بأيّ أثمان سياسية أو تغييرات عقائدية، وهو السقف الذي عطّل مناورات قادها بارزون في الحركة، على رأسهم خالد مشعل الذي صار يتعامل الآن بواقعية براغماتية، وخصوصاً أنه عاد الى الجسم التنظيمي، بعد انتخابة رئيساً لإقليم الحركة خارج فلسطين، وهو ألزم نفسه بمواقف تعبّر عن الموقف العام للحركة، وربما هذا يفسّر تعرّضه لانتقادات من «المغالين» بسبب تصريحاته الأخيرة خلال الحرب على غزة، وشرحه لطبيعة العلاقة مع إيران أو سوريا، علماً بأن مشعل لم يقل ما يفيد بأنه عدل في جوهر موقفه، لكنه بات مضطراً إلى أن ينطق بما يتقرر من توجهات على صعيد قيادة الحركة.

على أن الجهد الذي يقوم به حزب الله مع القيادة السورية يحتاج الى تغيير جدي في نظرة دمشق الى موجبات تعزيز جبهة المقاومة ضد العدو وحلفائه. وهذا يفرض معالجة بعض الأمور داخل سوريا. لكن الأهم أن تبادر دمشق الى استغلال معركة «سيف القدس» لإطلاق دينامية جديدة هدفها احتواء كل الخلافات، وإعادة المياه الى مجاريها مع قيادة حماس، مع العلم بأن الوسطاء يعرفون أن الأمر يحتاج الى وقت وإلى خطوات بناء للثقة قبل التطبيع الكامل الذي يقود الى عودة قيادة حماس وكتائب القسام فيها الى الاستفادة من الساحة السورية بما يعزز قدراتها في مواجهة الاحتلال.

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Gaza Resistance Resumes Producing Thousands of New Missiles

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Gaza Resistance Resumes Producing Thousands of New Missiles

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A senior official from Palestinian Hamas resistance movement said factories in the Gaza Strip resumed their mission to produce thousands of new missiles.

Fathi Hammad, a Hamas Political Bureau member said on Sunday that the Palestinian Resistance resumed producing thousands of missiles in their factories and workshops so as to stop Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s aggression in the occupied holy city of Al-Quds and Tel Aviv.

The option of war against ‘Israel’ and its discriminatory measures against the Palestinians is still on the table, Hamas leader Yehya Sinwar in Gaza also stressed on Sunday, adding, “But the Palestinians are not looking for war because war has heavy costs.”

“This war, however, will continue forever because the ‘Israeli’ regime is occupying our lands and displacing our people and continuing to kill them”, he added.

Earlier this month, Gaza rose up in protest against the Zionist regime’s escalation against Palestinian worshipers and protesters in the ‘Israeli’-occupied West Bank, including the holy city of al-Quds. The occupation regime confronted the protest wave by taking Gaza under a 12-day-long war.

In retaliation, the Palestinian resistance began responding on the same day that the war started by taking the occupied territories under incessant rocket barrages. More than 4,000 rockets were fired during the reprisal, with the projectiles flying as far as al-Quds, Tel Aviv, and even the cities of Haifa and Nazareth that lie in the northern part of the occupied territories.

The retaliation that turned out unprecedented in terms of range and decisiveness, forced the ‘Israeli’ occupation regime to request a ceasefire 12 days after the aggression started.

The war had, meanwhile, martyred around 253 Palestinians, including 66 children, 39 women, and 17 elderly people, wounding some 1948 others.

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بقيت “حماس” خلال سنوات “الربيع العربي” بعيدة عن ساحة المداولات الإقليمية والدولية، ما انعكس سلباً على مسار القضية الفلسطينية.

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جاء “الربيع العربي” ليضع قيادات حركة “حماس” أمام التحدّي التاريخي الأكبر.

مع الانتصار الَّذي حقّقه الشعب الفلسطيني بمختلف مكوّناته وفصائله المسلّحة في مواجهة العدوان الإسرائيلي على القدس وغزة ومناطق أخرى من الأرض المحتلَّة، بدأت العديد من الأوساط تتحدَّث عن سيناريوهات جديدة حول مستقبل القضية الفلسطينية ومكانة “حماس” في مجمل المعادلات القادمة، فالبعض يتحدَّث عن محاولة أميركيَّة/مصريَّة “لترويض حماس” مقابل تنازلات إسرائيلية، ليس في غزة فحسب، بل في الضفة الغربية أيضاً، بعد استهلاك جميع أوراق الرئيس محمود عباس وطاقمه، وهو ما جرَّبته واشنطن وفشلت فيه، عندما ضغطت، ومعها العواصم الغربيَّة، على “حماس”، وأقنعتها بالمشاركة في الانتخابات البرلمانية التي جرت في 25 كانون الثاني/يناير 2006، إذ فازت بـ76 مقعداً من أصل 132 (“فتح” 45 مقعداً)، وأصبح إسماعيل هنية رئيساً للوزراء في 19 شباط/فبراير.

كنتُ قبل ذلك بثلاثة أيام في الطّائرة نفسها التي كانت تقلّ خالد مشعل من دمشق إلى إسطنبول، ومنها إلى أنقرة، بناءً على دعوة رسمية من الحكومة التركية. وقد تهرب رئيس الوزراء إردوغان آنذاك من لقائه، بعد أن تعرَّض لهجوم عنيف من وسائل الإعلام والأوساط الأميركية والأوروبية التي توعَّدته في حال لقائه “الإرهابي” مشعل. 

دفع ذلك وزير الخارجيَّة عبد الله غول إلى استقبال مشعل في مقرّ حزب “العدالة والتنمية”، وليس في مكتبه الرسمي في الوزارة، بعد أن التقاه مستشاره أحمد داوود أوغلو في الفندق، وأدخله من الباب الخلفي حتى لا يصوره الصّحافيون. وكان لي لقاء مطوَّل مع مشعل بعد حديثه مع غول وداوود أوغلو. وقد قال “إنَّهما طلبا منه التخلّي عن لغة السلاح والدخول في حوارات مباشرة أو غير مباشرة مع إسرائيل والاعتراف بها”.

أما نائب رئيس الوزراء عبد اللطيف شنار، وهو من أهمّ مؤسّسي حزب “العدالة والتنمية”، فقد استقال من منصبه بعد عام من هذه الزيارة، استنكاراً لقرار إردوغان بيع ميناء إسطنبول لشركة كندية/يهودية، وقال لاحقاً: “إن زيارة مشعل إلى أنقرة كان متفقاً عليها سابقاً مع تل أبيب”، في الوقت الذي كان داوود أوغلو وإردوغان وغول يلتقون خالد مشعل خلال زياراتهم إلى دمشق، عندما كانت علاقاتهم مميَّزة مع الرئيس بشار الأسد.

وجاء ما يُسمى بـ”الربيع العربي” ليضع قيادات حركة “حماس” أمام التحدّي التاريخي الأكبر، عندما قررت إغلاق مكاتبها ومخيماتها في سوريا ومغادرتها، بناءً على طلب تركيا وقطر والسعودية ومن معها في الحرب الكونية التي استهدفت “الصيدة”، أي الرئيس الأسد، بحسب اعترافات رئيس وزراء القطري السابق حمد بن جاسم في تشرين الأول/أكتوبر 2017.

وكان خروج “حماس” من سوريا بداية العلاقة العقائدية والسياسية والعسكرية “الإخوانية” بينها وبين تركيا إردوغان والمموّل قطر، التي أرادت من خلال تحالفها مع دولة مهمّة كتركيا أن يكون لها “مكان ما في الإعراب”، وإن لم يكن بحجم آل سعود.

وتحدّثت المعلومات لاحقاً عن انضمام المئات من عناصر “حماس” إلى الفصائل المسلَّحة المختلفة الَّتي كانت تقاتل الدولة السّورية. ولولا الأخيرة، لما كانت “حماس” أساساً موجودة الآن، فقد رحَّب الرئيس حافظ الأسد بخالد مشعل الذي طرده الملك حسين من الأردن في العام 1999، بعد أن قام الموساد بتسميمه في أيلول/سبتمبر 1997، فغادرها إلى قطر فطردته، وذهب منها إلى دمشق التي عاش فيها معززاً مكرماً، إلى أن غدر بها، كما طُلب منه. 

لم يمنع موقف “حماس” هذا إيران من الاستمرار في دعم المقاومة الفلسطينية، وفي مقدمتها حركة “الجهاد الإسلامي” التي بقيت في دمشق، كما بقي فيها قادة كل الفصائل الأخرى، مثل “الجبهة الشعبية والديمقراطية”، التي قاتل عناصرها مع الجيش السوري ضد الإرهابيين بكل أشكالهم وانتماءاتهم الداخلية والخارجية، في الوقت الذي يعرف الجميع أنَّ ما تعرَّضت له سوريا كان، وما زال، سببه موقفها المتضامن مع القضية الفلسطينية، والتي تبنّتها إيران التي رفعت العلم الفلسطيني في طهران، بعد أن طردت السفير الإسرائيلي، فور انتصار الثورة الإسلامية في شباط/فبراير 1979.

بقيت “حماس” خلال سنوات “الربيع العربي” بعيدة عن ساحة المداولات الإقليمية والدولية، وهو ما انعكس سلباً على مسار القضية الفلسطينية التي لم ينسَها “حزب الله”، ومن خلاله القيادات الإيرانية، التي عادت لدعم “حماس” وباقي الفصائل الفلسطينية، ودفعت ثمن ذلك باغتيال الشهيد قاسم سليماني وأمثاله ممن سقطوا في سوريا، وكانوا جميعاً يدافعون عنها، لأنها خط الدفاع الأول عن فلسطين ولبنان والعراق وإيران والمنطقة عموماً. ولو كانت قد سقطت، لكانت القضية الفلسطينية انتهت إلى الأبد. 

كان الدعم الإيراني كافياً لتقوية “حماس”، التي بقيت رغم ذلك ضمن الحلبة القطرية/التركية. وقد اكتفتا معاً في تقديم المال الَّذي استغلَّه أمير قطر الشيخ حمد آل ثاني لفرض نفسه على المعادلات الإقليمية، بعد أن زار غزة في 23 تشرين الأول/أكتوبر 2012، وبضوء أخضر إسرائيلي/أميركي لم يضَء للرئيس إردوغان، الذي شهدت علاقاته مع تل أبيب خلال السنوات العشر الماضية حالات مثيرة من المد والجزر وتناقضاتها، من دون أن تكون هناك أي معلومات عن حجم المساعدات العسكرية التركية لحركة “حماس”، التي قال خبير عسكري وسياسي روسي إنها قد تكون حصلت على أنظمة الصواريخ “كورنيت” المضادة للدروع، والتي أعطتها تركيا للفصائل المسلَّحة التي كانت “حماس” تقاتل معها ضد الدولة السورية. وكان السيد حسن نصر الله تحدَّث قبل فترة عن نقل صواريخ “كورنيت” التي اشترتها سوريا من روسيا إلى غزة بعد حرب تموز/يوليو 2006. 

وفي جميع الحالات، وفي ضوء المستجدات الأخيرة، وبعد لقاء الرئيس الأسد قيادات فلسطينيَّة، عاد الرهان من جديد على السلوكيات المحتملة لقيادات “حماس” التي لا تريد لها العواصم الغربية وحليفاتها في المنطقة أن تعود إلى سوريا، وعبرها إيران و”حزب الله”. 

وفي هذه الحالة، هناك 3 خيارات أ1مام قيادات “حماس”:

أ- أن لا تستخلص أيّ درس من أحداث السنوات العشر الأخيرة، وتبقى على نهجها الإخواني مع “الخليفة” إردوغان وحليفه الأمير تميم.

ب- أن تدخل في غرام جديد مع مصر المدعومة من الإمارات والسعودية والأردن والسودان والمغرب، وبإغراءات أميركية وأوروبية، شرط أن تتخلّى عن نهجها العقائدي الإخواني.

ج- وأخيراً، أن تتعلَّم ما يجب أن تتعلَّمه من نضال الجماهير الفلسطينية والعربية، وأن تعود إلى حلفائها الاستراتيجيين. ولولاهم، ولولا دعمهم العسكري والسياسي، وأخيراً الإعلامي والمعنوي، لما هزمت “إسرائيل” في عدوانها الأخير.

كلّ ذلك مع استمرار التحركات الإقليمية والدولية، بما في ذلك احتمالات تخلّي أنقرة عن ورقة الإخوان المسلمين في حال المصالحة مع الرياض وأبو ظبي والقاهرة، وهي معاً لا تريد أن يكون لإردوغان أيّ دور في المعادلات الإقليمية المستقبلية، حتى لو رضيت العواصم الثلاث بدور ما لقطر، وبرضا أميركي، كما هو الحال في وساطتها بين واشنطن وطالبان، وهو الاحتمال الذي يبدو أنه شجَّع موسكو على السعي من أجل لقاء فلسطيني (حماس) – إسرائيلي في موسكو، يراد له أن ينتهي باتفاقية جديدة على غرار “أوسلو”، ولكن بعناصر جديدة تدعم اتفاقيات “أبراهام” التي أعدها الرئيس ترامب، وأعلن الرئيس بايدن التزامه بها، لتكون قاعدة لــ”سلام” إقليمي شامل بعد العودة إلى الاتفاق النووي مع إيران، من دون أن يكون واضحاً هل سترضى تل أبيب بدور أكبر لحركة “حماس” إذا عادت إلى تحالفها مع سوريا وإيران في المعادلات المستقبلية مع صعود التيار القومي والديني والعنصري اليهودي في “إسرائيل”؟ وكيف؟

يعرف الجميع أن هذا التيار لن يقبل بأي تنازلات تتناقض مع عقيدته الدينية، وأهمها أن تكون القدس الموحدة عاصمة أبدية ليهود العالم. وإلا، لا معنى لنظرية “أرض الميعاد” التي جاء اليهود من أجلها من جميع أنحاء العالم إلى فلسطين، ومن أجلها قتلوا الشعب الفلسطيني، وما زالوا يقتلونه، كما فعلوا خلال الحرب الأخيرة. 

ويرى البعض في هذه الحرب جزءاً من مخطط دولي وإقليمي جديد تريد واشنطن له أن يساعدها لإعادة ترتيب أمور المنطقة، وكالعادة، على حساب دول المقاومة وشعوبها، ولضمان أمن “إسرائيل” إلى الأبد.

هذه الترتيبات لن تتم إلا وفق المعايير والمقاييس التي سيقبلها اليهود، المتطرّفون منهم وغير المتطرفين، ما دام الطرف الآخر من المعادلة، أي “حماس” (ومن معها)، هو الأسهل في تقديم التنازلات بعد أن أثبت أنه كان، وما زال، عرضة لتناقضات العقيدة والوطنية. وكلمة السر بين الإثنين هو الوفاء أبداً لمن دافع عن فلسطين دائماً!

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