Tuesday 18 June 2024 - 02:04

‘Like Ducks in A Shooting Range’: Top Officer Says Israeli Troops Unprepared for War

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‘Like Ducks in A Shooting Range’: Top Officer Says Israeli Troops Unprepared for War
Israeli media cited the unnamed officer as saying that the Israeli army is not prepared to continue the war in Gaza, saying, “Troops roam on rooftops, near windows and inside homes in Gaza like ducks in a shooting range.”

The senior Israeli army officer noted that military convoys in Gaza do not receive any support, arguing that the regime’s military units are not ready for combat and battles against Gaza fighters.

Earlier, a member of the Knesset had pointed to the Israeli military’s incapability to go on with the Gaza offensives.

“Poor and failing management (of the Gaza war) has brought about an awkward situation, the gravity of which is unprecedented and unmatched,” Oded Forer commented.

Meanwhile, military sources have told the Israeli Channel 12 television channel that the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement continues to engage in operations across the Gaza Strip and is still capable of inflicting heavy losses on Israeli soldiers.

The sources stated that the Israeli army is struggling to eliminate members of the al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, in Gaza’s southern city of Rafah, and may end its offensive without achieving any of its objectives.

In the same context, Israeli journalist Ohad Hemo said Hamas has successfully rebuilt its presence in the Gaza Strip.

He emphasized that Israeli expectations from the invasion of Rafah are misleading the public.

“All eyes are on Rafah, but there’s something important that we and the public in Israel need to understand,” Hemo said.

He clarified that the real issue was not Rafah but rather the significant reality that “Hamas has managed to rebuild itself in the Gaza Strip.”

Additionally, Israeli media outlets reported that an Israeli soldier had committed suicide a day after returning from Gaza.

The unnamed soldier, a resident of Or Yehuda town, shot himself dead while on leave from his combat unit.

Israel waged the atrocious onslaught against the Gaza Strip, targeting hospitals, residences, and houses of worship after Palestinian resistance movements launched a surprise attack, dubbed Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, against the usurping regime on October 7.

At least 37,337 Palestinians have been killed, most of them women and children, and another 85,299 individuals have sustained injuries. More than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced during the war as well.