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Abu Obeida: Qassam Brigades prepared for a long battle of attrition

Saturday 18-May-2024


Abu Obeida, the spokesman for the armed wing of Hamas Movement, Qassam Brigades, said in a video message on Friday that Palestinians will continue to stand up to the ground invasion of Rafah and other places in Gaza “no matter how long the aggression lasts and regardless of its form.”

“Despite our full desire to stop the aggression against our people, we are prepared for a long battle of attrition against the enemy, dragging them into a swamp where they will gain nothing but the death of their soldiers and the capture of their officers,” said Abu Obeida.

“This is not because we are a great power, but because we are the people of this land and rightful owners,” he emphasized.

The spokesman announced that the Qassam fighters in the past 10 days targeted 100 Israeli army military vehicles in fighting across Gaza, including tanks, troop carriers, and bulldozers, along with inflicting casualties on Israeli soldiers by blowing up tunnels, launching rockets and mortars, and through sniping and close-quarters combat.

He further pointed out that the Israeli army does not announce all its losses in Gaza.

“The Qassam Brigades fighters inflicted severe blows on the enemy in eastern Rafah City,” Abu Obeida pointed out.

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