In what can only be described as breath-taking, Hamas mujahideen launched a daring operation deep inside Israel in the early hours of Saturday October 7.
Code-named Al Aqsa Flood, the operation was launched from land, air and sea and is ongoing.
Members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) also joined Hamas fighters in the operations.
Hundreds of Hamas fighters stormed Israeli occupation bases and illegal squatter camps (aka settlements).
The high barbed wire fence that the zionists had erected around Gaza was broken.
Palestinian fighters stormed across the opening taking over Israeli military bases and illegal settlement colonies along the border as well as further inside.
Riding on motorbikes, the Palestinian operations are well coordinated and brilliantly executed.
The Islamic fighters have moved at least 20 miles inside what is referred to as ‘Israel’.
Not only were Israeli tanks and armoured personnel carriers destroyed, several were also captured and taken to Gaza.
What is even more impressive is that Hamas fighters captured at least 100, and possibly more Israeli soldiers.
Among them are top military commanders.
These prisoners of war (PoW) have been taken to Gaza.
In typical distortion of facts, the western media is describing these prisoners of war as “hostages.”
The BBC is in the forefront of this vile propaganda.
Western media outlets refuse to mention that zionist forces not only hold more than 5,200 Palestinians as prisoners in horrible conditons, at least 900 are held without any charge.
Israel has been in a state of war against the Palestinian people for decades.
Benjamin Netanyahu himself announced on October 7 that Israel is in a state of war.
Thus, the captured Israelis are prisoners of war, not hostages.
Every Israeli citizen who is 18 years or older, serves in the military.
Thus, technically, every Israeli citizen is a member of the military which participates in the occupation process.
While fighting is going on for the second day, reports quoting the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz said that 600 Israelis have been killed and some 2,000 injured.
Press TV reported earlier today that Israeli death toll has surpassed 650.
It is definitely going to rise as the Palestinian resistance operations continue.
Hizbullah has also joined the struggle and fired several rockets into the illegally Israeli-occupied Sheba Farms on October 8 morning.
Zionist Israel has suffered one of the highest casualties in any of its conflicts with the Arab regimes.
There are also deep political and social divisions among Israeli rulers.
Amid rising Israeli settler and army attacks on Palestinians, several former defence and intelligence officials repeatedly warned of an explosive situation.
The neo-Nazis ruling Israel ignored these warnings.
Its military defeat will only intensify these divisions.
In typical barbarous fashion, the Israelis have bombed apartment buildings and hospitals in Gaza.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 313 Palestinians have been killed so far.
The latest figures say 370 Palestinians have been killed so far, most of them civilians.
This number will unfortunately rise as many Palestinians are trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings.
In the desperate situation in Gaza, the survivors may not be rescued in time.
Beyond casualty figures, the larger development is the psychological shock to Israel.
This self-proclaimed regional superpower and the biggest military machine with hundreds of nuclear weapons and its much-vaunted Iron Dome, was given the biggest shock of its life by lightly armed Palestinians fighters.
Its myth of invincibility has been shattered by the intrepid Palestinian fighters.
Hamas spokesman Usama Hamdan categorically rejected zionist accusations that its fighters were targeting civilians.
He said Hamas makes a clear distinction between civilians and zionist settlers.
The heavily armed settlers have been attacking and killing Palestinians on a daily basis.
They are also the ones storming Masjid al-Aqsa and desecrating copies of the noble Qur’an.
They are an active part of the apartheid occupation, thus legitimate target for resistance operations no matter how zionists spin it.
The regional dynamic has changed radically and will never be the same.
This is something even many Israeli pundits admit.
Hamas deputy leader, Salah Aruri said that the Islamic resistance group has captured enough Israeli soldiers to secure the release of all Palestinian prisoners illegally help captive in the zionist dungeons.
Not surprisingly, all western regimes have come out in support of zionist Israel.
They are fully complicit in Israeli crimes.