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    2023 Israel–Hamas war #4

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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Mon Mar 11, 2024 10:44 am

    BIG SUMMARY of all resistance operations today, March 10 (2024), against (US)-israeli forces:

    🇵🇸 Al-Qassam Brigades:

    🔻Detonated a pre-rigged house targeting an Israeli infantry force, in the Bani Suhaila area, east of Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip.

    🔻Engaged in clashes with an Israeli force inside a tunnel, causing injuries to several of its soldiers in the Bani Suhaila area, east of Khan Yunis, southern Gaza.

    🔻Fatally shot an israeli soldier from a mechnized unit, in the head, in the Bani Suhaila area east of Khan Yunis, southern Gaza.

    🔻Sniped an Israeli soldier with a Qassam rifle, south of Tal al-Hawa in Gaza City.



    🇵🇸 Al-Quds Brigades:

    🔻Shot down an israeli drone, during its reconnaissance mission, northeast of al-Bureij in central Gaza.



    🇵🇸 Mujahideen Brigades:

    🔻Targeted a gathering of IOF forces, with short-range rockets, southeast of Gaza City.

    🔻Targeted a gathering and deployment of IOF forces with heavy-caliber mortar shells, east of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza.



    🇵🇸 Al-Aqsa Brigades:

    🔻Shelled a gathering of israeli soldiers and vehicles with a barrage of heavy-caliber mortar shells, in the axis west of Khan Yunis.

    🔻Shelled a gathering of israeli soldiers on Street 10, south of the Zaytoun neighborhood, east of Gaza City.

    🔻Targeted an IOF military vehicle with RPGs, in the axis west of Khan Yunis, southern Gaza.

    🔻Targeted a Merkava tank with RPGs, in the axis west of Khan Yunis.

    🔻Shelled a gathering of israeli soldiers and vehicles with a barrage of 60mm mortar shells in the axis west of Khan Yunis.



    — 🟡 Hezbollah (12 operations)

    🔻Shelled the settlement of Meron with dozens of Katyusha rockets.

    🔻Launched an air attack with 2 kamikaze drones, targeting the artillery positions in Arar, hitting their targets accurately.

    🔻Targeted a gathering of israeli soldiers, east of the Birkat Risha site with rockets.

    🔻Targeted the Ramia site and its equipment with appropriate weapons.

    🔻Targeted an IOF “Namer” military vehicle at the Al-Malikiyah site.

    🔻Targeted spy equipment at the radar site in the occupied Shebaa Farms with appropriate weapons.

    🔻Targeted the Al-Rahib site and the deployment of israeli soldiers around it, with Burkan IRAM rockets.

    🔻Targeted the Maale Golan site with rockets.

    🔻Targeted the Maale Golan barracks for the 2nd time, with dozens of Katyusha rockets.

    🔻Targeted the Al-Samaqa site in the occupied Kfar Shuba heights with rockets, hitting it directly.

    🔻Targeted an IOF patrol unit while it was entering the Malikia site, with appropriate weapons.

    🔻Targeted the Ramtha site in the occupied Kfar Shuba heights with rockets, hitting it directly.

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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Mon Mar 11, 2024 1:34 pm

    "Israeli" media: There are reports of the crash of an "Israeli" helicopter at "Nevatim" airbase in the Negev, resulting in 3 injuries.

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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Mon Mar 11, 2024 9:17 pm

    ⚡WATCH: Al-Qassam (Hamas) published a video dedicated to the martyrs of the West Bank and the occupied interior.

    Translation:

    "In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, this launcher is in the Balance of the good deeds of the martyr Khairy Alqam."

    "This launcher is in the Balance of the good deeds of the martyr Uday Al-Tamimi. We have not forgotten the blood of our martyrs, nor have we forgotten our prisoners and our people in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the territories of 1948."

    "O you who have avenged our free women [in prisons] and our Aqsa mosque while we were busy preparing for this battle, fighting this battle will not distract us from avenging your souls and your memories.
    You who shook Tel Aviv with your martyrdom, today you are still shaking it after your martyrdom.
    May the eyes of the cowards never rest
    May the eyes of the cowards never rest
    May the eyes of the cowards never rest
    God is Great and praise to be God."
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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Tue Mar 12, 2024 3:07 pm

    BIG SUMMARY of all resistance operations yesterday, March 11 (2024), against (US)-israeli forces:


    🇵🇸 Al-Quds Brigades:

    🔻Shelled heavily with mortar shells the headquarters and control center of the IOF, south of Gaza City.

    🔻In a joint-operation with the Martyr Omar Al-Qassem Forces, they shelled IOF forces surrounding the Bakrun building south of the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza.



    🇵🇸 Al-Aqsa Brigades:

    🔻Shelled a gathering of IOF soldiers and vehicles with a barrage of 60mm mortar shells in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza.

    🔻Engaged in fierce clashes with IOF forces and their military vehicles with machine guns and RPGs, on the axis inside the Gaza Strip.



    🇵🇸 Martyr Omar Al-Qasim Forces:

    🔻Detonated a highly-explosive device targeting an IOF army vehicle in Hamad Town, west of Khan Younis.



    — 🟡 Hezbollah:

    🔻Targeted the Jal Al-Alam site with appropriate weapons, achieving a direct hit.

    🔻Launched an air attack with 4 kamikaze drones on the air and missile defense headquarters in the “Kila” barracks, hitting its targets precisely.

    🔻Targeted a gathering of IOF soldiers in Al-Tayhat with suitable weapons.

    🔻Targeted the deployment of IOF soldiers around the Al-Rahib site with artillery shells.

    🔻Confronted an Israeli drone in the border areas, using appropriate weapons, forcing it to retreat.

    🔻Targeted the IOF artillery positions in Khirbet Ma’ar and the deployment of Israeli soldiers around it with rockets.

    🔻Targeted the Al-Samaqa site in the hills of Kafr Shuba with rockets.

    🔻Targeted a group of Israeli soldiers while they were installing new espionage equipment at the Al-Marj site, with rockets.

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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Tue Mar 12, 2024 9:11 pm

    Issued by Al-Qassam Brigades: Al-Qassam fighters managed to ambush and engage with two Zionist foot patrols in a well-prepared ambush, engaging them from point-blank range in the L Towers area in the city of Hamad, north of Khan Yunis. The enemy's aircraft was observed evacuating the dead and wounded.
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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Wed Mar 13, 2024 10:51 am

    BIG SUMMARY of all resistance operations today, March 12 (2024), against (US)-israeli forces:


    🇾🇪 Yemeni Armed Forces:

    🔻Targeted the American ship “Pinocchio” ship in the Red Sea with a number of anti-ship missiles.



    🇵🇸 Al-Qassam Brigades:

    🔻Ambushed & engaged with 2 IOF infantry forces, from point-blank range, near the “L Towers” in Hamad City, north of Khan Younis City.

    🔻Targeted a Merkava tank with a Yassin 105 rocket, in Hamad City north of Khan Younis City.

    🔻Successfully detonated 2 anti-personnel mines targeting 2 IOF infantry forces and engaged with their members, causing dead & injuries among them, in the K and J Towers, in Hamad City north of Khan Younis City.



    🇵🇸 Al-Quds Brigades:

    🔻Detonated a powerful explosive device targeting an IOF force consisting of 6 members, holed up inside a residential apartment in Hamad City.

    🔻Targeted an IOF military vehicle and a D9-bulldozer with RPGs, in Hamad City northwest of Khan Younis.

    🔻Shelled the gatherings of israeli soldiers in the center of Hamad City northwest of Khan Younis, with mortar shells.

    🔻Detonated a rigged building, east of Al-Qarara, housing a special IOF force consisting of 7 soldiers, resulting in dead & injuries.

    🔻Detonated a pre-rigged tunnel upon the entry of an IOF force, northeast of Al-Qarara.



    🇵🇸 Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades:

    🔻Shelled a gathering of israeli soldiers and vehicles with a barrage of heavy mortar shells, in the axis of Hamad City, northwest of Khan Younis.

    🔻Targeted an IOF military vehicle with RPGs, in the axis of Hamad City, west of Khan Younis.



    — 🟡 Hezbollah (13 operations)

    🔻Shelled the headquarters of the air and missile defense command in Kila Barracks and the missile and artillery positions in Yoa'af, as well as the surrounding artillery positions, with more than a 100 Katyusha rockets, in response to the israeli attack on Baalbek.

    🔻Targeted the Rahib site with Burkan IRAM rockets.

    🔻Targeted the spy equipment at the Birkat Risha site with appropriate weapons, directly hitting them.

    🔻Targeted the spy equipment at the Jal Al-Alam site with appropriate weapons, directly hitting them.

    🔻Targeted the Al-Jardah point with Burkan IRAM rockets.

    🔻Targeted the Jal Al-Alam site and the Israeli soldiers deployed behind it with Burkan IRAM rockets, causing direct hits.

    🔻Targeted the Hadab Yarin site with Burkan IRAM rockets, directly hitting it.

    🔻Targeted the Birkat Risha site with Burkan IRAM rockets, directly hitting it.

    🔻Confronted an Israeli drone in the border areas, with appropriate weapons, forcing it to retreat back into the occupied territories.

    🔻Targeted the Zarit Barracks with Burkan IRAM rockets, directly hitting it.

    🔻Targeted the Ruweisat Al-Alam site in the Kfar Shuba hills, with rockets.

    🔻Targeted the Zebdine site in the Shebaa Farms with rockets.

    🔻Targeted Branit Barracks with rockets.



    🇮🇶 Islamic Resistance in Iraq:

    🔻Targeted Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv with a kamikaze drone.

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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Wed Mar 13, 2024 12:06 pm

    ⚡WATCH: Al-Quds Brigades published a video showing the clashes & shelling with mortars of IOF army vehicles and gatherings on Street 10 and areas south of Gaza City.


    https://t.me/FotrosResistance/5881

    Interesting video.
    We can see that the Palestinian Resistance can operate with considerable impunity, despite the fact that Gaza is surrounded by an enemy superior in weapons and technology.
    I imagine that Israel monitors the area constantly. It must have all types of radars on the ground, counter-battery, drones, satellite images, EW, etc., etc.
    However, the Palestinians continue to fire rockets and mortars.
    And to top it all off they take their time giving speeches while attacking the Zionists!


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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Thu Mar 14, 2024 11:49 pm

    BIG SUMMARY of all resistance operations today, March 14 (2024), against (US)-israeli forces:


    🇵🇸 Al-Quds Brigades:

    🔻Targeted settlements in the Gaza Strip with a rocket barrage.



    🇵🇸 Martyr Omar Al-Qasim Forces:

    🔻Targeted an IOF military vehicle with an RPG, on the axis in Hamad Town, west of Khan Younis.

    🔻Targeted an IOF military vehicle with an RPG, on the axis in Hamad Town, west of Khan Younis. (2x)



    — 🟡 Hezbollah:

    🔻Targeted the Al-Samaqa site with rockets.

    🔻Targeted the Ruwaisat al-Alam site with rockets.

    🔻Targeted a group of Israeli soldiers inside the Malikiyah site with artillery shells, causing injuries.

    🔻Targeted a gathering of israeli soldiers in the vicinity of Karnitina hill with appropriate weapons.

    🔻Targeted a group of Israeli soldiers inside the Bayad Blida site with artillery shells, causing injuries.

    🔻Targeted a group of israeli soldiers in the vicinity of Rahib site with artillery shells, causing injuries.



    🇮🇶 Islamic Resistance in Iraq:

    🔻Targeted the IOF Palmachim air base with a kamikaze drone.

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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Fri Mar 15, 2024 12:18 am

    How many tanks did Israel lose?


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    At this point in the war, we can ask ourselves how many real casualties the Israelis have, in men: dead and wounded.
    And on the other hand:
    How many armored vehicles have been attacked since October 7?
    Of those, how many were damaged and how many were completely destroyed. And the percentage it represents of your total.
    The Israelis supposedly have about 1,300 tanks (Merkava III and IV) and about 1,000 armored personnel carriers (APC, IFV, etc).
    The videos and photos are a percentage of the real casualties.
    And given the amount there are, these must be very high.
    One is tempted to think that of the forces that entered the Gaza Strip, 90% of the armor must have been attacked.

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    Post  GarryB Fri Mar 15, 2024 5:45 am

    However, the Palestinians continue to fire rockets and mortars.

    That is an issue in war that many don't appreciate is numbers.

    Having the recon capacity to find all the enemy positions is unlikely because many will be so well hidden you never find them, but when your forces are outnumbered then you have to be selective because you wont have the fire power to engage every target you see and if you did try then you would run out of ammo and have to withdraw.

    In the Ukrainian conflict many didn't understand when the Orcs mounted meat shield attacks and overran Russian positions... well if you have 20 guys with assault rifles manning your position on the front line and 400m away on the tree line 500 men step out and start approaching your position... even if every one of your guys hits their target and shoots and kills their target there are still 480 enemy soldiers coming and they are not stupid... they saw your muzzle flashes and know where you are and so they will start returning fire and deeper in that tree line there will be snipers with zoomed in scopes trying to pick your 20 men off.

    So you defensive line of 20 men firing hopefully from covered positions will get their first and second kills most likely, but you can't just lie there and pick them all off, they are going to be shooting back and not just troops, but also snipers and of course support weapons will open up on your position now you have revealed where it is.

    The point is that if they keep coming they are going to take that position... even if they are on drugs and are not firing... the guys in the tree line that sent them out will be hitting your positions.

    So from your firing line you should have set up a few firing positions so you can fire and move like a sniper would and get a couple of good kills and then you fall back to another position in your next line of defence and when the enemy arrives at your front line you hammer him with artillery.

    You see, what is special about artillery is that it is math. You have an ammo type which has this explosion pattern and this level of accuracy... in a target box this size it would take this number of shells all landing in a concentrated barrage to fill this area with enough fragments to wound everyone at least once.

    That is what an artillery battery can do that small arms fire can't.

    Of course there are machine guns and auto grenade launchers but they chew through the ammo which is very heavy in large volumes.

    For the Israelis looking at video of thousands of targets but not having thousands of artillery batteries to engage those targets they can just watch and work out which enemy target seems to be the most effective and dangerous and take that out first.

    Sometimes it makes more sense to keep watching and work out where their ammo and weapons and fuel are stored and hitting those places because the high concentration of flammable materials makes them an easy target.

    A huge building full of artillery ammo can be set off with a hand grenade sized munition on a drone.

    A huge building with 1,000 enemy tanks is going to take a lot more munitions to destroy it and even then most of the vehicles will likely be drivable.

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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Fri Mar 15, 2024 10:35 am

    In the case of this war, the Isareli have a greater number of soldiers than the Palestinian Resistance groups.
    The advantage of the Palestinians is that they have good defenses, where they can hide. That apparently it has been impossible for him to completely destroy Israel.
    Many videos show that the tunnel complex is not only within urban areas, but that there are entrances and exits in places without buildings.
    Another advantage that the Resistance has is the support of the population.
    In the technological part, the Palestinians have been able to create a system of drones, interference, etc.; which allows them (even on a small scale) to control areas outside the visual field.
    And for the moment, it continues to work without Israel being able to prevent it 100%.
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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Fri Mar 15, 2024 8:29 pm

    🛑 Al-Qassam (Hamas) since this morning:

    🔻Targeted 5 Merkava tanks in the city of Al-Zahra.

    🔻Targeted an IOF infantry force of 4 soldiers in the heart of residential areas in the city of Al-Zahraa, with a TBG rocket. Qassam confirms their killing and tearing them into pieces.


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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Fri Mar 15, 2024 8:30 pm

    🛑Al-Qassam (Hamas)

    Targeted an IOF troop carrier (APC) & a Merkava tank with Al-Yassin-105s and Tandum rockets, in Hamad Town, north of Khan Yunis.

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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Fri Mar 15, 2024 11:21 pm

    UK REFUSES TO SAY IF ISRAELI BOMBER PLANES ARE USING ITS CYPRUS BASE

    After anonymous British officials reveal Israeli F-35s bombing Gaza have had access to Britain’s sprawling air base on nearby Cyprus, the UK military refuses to deny the visits, raising further suspicions about complicity in war crimes.

    The British government is refusing to divulge any information about whether its bases on Cyprus are being used to facilitate the bombing of Gaza.

    Kenny MacAskill, Alba MP for East Lothian, asked the Ministry of Defence (MoD) if any Israeli Air Force F-35 fighter aircraft have landed at Akrotiri, the vast RAF base on Cyprus, since 7 October 2023.

    RAF Akrotiri has long been the staging post for British bombing campaigns in the Middle East, and sits 180 miles from Israel’s capital, Tel Aviv. The flight time is 40 minutes.

    The MoD replied (https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2024-03-04/16901): “For operational security reasons and as a matter of policy, the Ministry of Defence does not offer comment or information relating to foreign nations’ military aircraft movements or operations.”

    This comes after the Daily Express recently reported (https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1870435/RAF-F-35-Israel-Gaza) “senior sources” telling the newspaper Israeli F-35s had until recently had access to the UK’s Cyprus base.

    The sources added that Israel had now been told not to land the planes at RAF Akrotiri until its war in Gaza was over.

    Britain is a stakeholder in the construction of F-35s, supplying over 15% (https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/f-35-value-to-uk-significantly-higher-than-before-lockheed-martin) of every one produced, and it reportedly supplies parts and aftercare maintenance for the fighter jets.

    In a press briefing in November, Israeli military spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari confirmed (https://www.idf.il/en/mini-sites/hamas-israel-war-24/briefings-by-idf-spokesperson-rear-admiral-daniel-hagari/november-press-briefings/press-briefing-by-idf-spokesperson-rear-admiral-daniel-hagari-november-6th-20-15/) F-35s were being used to bomb Gaza. “F-35 jets strike terror targets and assist ground forces in very close proximity strikes,” he said.

    Yet British ministers are believed to be still arming Israel and have refused to suspend or block arms exports to the country’s military.

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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Sat Mar 16, 2024 12:29 am

    “I want my leg back.” 11-year-old Palestinian girl Razan Arafat cries after losing her leg following Israeli attacks on Gaza.

    https://t.me/PalestinaHoy/16029

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    Post  GarryB Sat Mar 16, 2024 5:12 am

    In the case of this war, the Isareli have a greater number of soldiers than the Palestinian Resistance groups.

    What I meant was that Israel has the resources... satellites, spy planes, drones, observation posts etc etc to watch vast areas, but their problem is that while they have lots of people watching, what they wont have is an equal or greater number of platforms with weapons ready to fire to attack all these targets when they see them, so while they might watch a group of Hamas break cover and fire an RPG at a Merkava tank there is no time to do anything... they can't warn the tank crew, they can't engage the RPG crew... all they can do is notify that a tank has been hit and that crew needing treatment might be on their way.

    They might see the building the RPG crew operated from but it is incredibly unlikely that they would remain in that building and keep hitting Israeli tanks so when they get around to create a mission to stop the RPG attacks then that building might be hit but that RPG crew is probably long gone and firing at another tank from a different building.

    It is the reason the US put weapons on their drones because the gap between when the drone spotted a target and when another platform could be organised to attack it could be 20 minutes, so most of the time the threat was gone.

    Of course putting missiles on drones made them more expensive and slower and reduced their range and endurance, so I think what the Russians seem to be doing makes rather more sense... operating recon drones which are unarmed, but with suicide drones nearby able to be launched when needed to arrive on target fairly quickly and be directed with visuals from the recon drone to hit the target.

    That recent attack where obviously a recon drone spotted three Ukrainian helicopters that had landed on a road to get rearmed and refuelled... the closest system that could reach appears to be a rocket with cluster munitions with airburst HE Frag rounds which were fired before they could disperse. It seems one of the helicopters was not disabled and was able to fly away, but the two helicopters that were damaged were hit with drones or missiles... probably 5 or 10 minutes later, but the recon drone kept watch and saw where one of the trucks drove to so that building was hit as well...

    The location of the incident is unknown as far as I know... it might have been deep in Orc territory.

    It is one thing to have lots of drones flying around the place, it is another to have weapon systems that can reach such targets and take them out.

    Of course with helicopters it makes sense to destroy them, and artillery vehicles would also be a priority target, but sometimes in the case of ground vehicles watching them and seeing where they go to rearm and refuel means you can get the vehicle and their ammo and fuel supply too... it is all about choices.

    If the enemy are stupid enough to rearm more than one artillery vehicle at an ammo dump at a time then that would justify an Iskander strike with a cluster munition  warhead to take out the vehicles and make the ammo burn...

    The enemy are never as stupid as you hope, but sometimes they make mistakes.


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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Sat Mar 16, 2024 9:35 am

    BIG SUMMARY of all resistance operations today, March 15 (2024), against (US)-israeli forces:


    🇾🇪 Yemeni Armed Forces:

    🔻Targeted the Israeli “Pacific 01” ship in the Red Sea with a number of anti-ship missiles.

    🔻Targeted an American destroyer in the Red Sea with a number of successful kamikaze drone hits.

    🔻Carried out 3 operations against 3 Israeli and American ships in the Indian Ocean with a number of anti-ship missiles and kamikaze drones.



    🇵🇸 Al-Qassam Brigades:

    🔻Targeted 5 Merkava tanks with Yassin-105 rockets, in the city of Al-Zahra, northwest of the central province.

    🔻Targeted an IOF infantry force, consisting of 4 soldiers who were transporting explosive devices into homes, with a anti-fortification rocket (TBG) in the city of Al-Zahra, northwest of the central province.

    🔻Targeted an IOF infantry troop carrier (APC) and a Merkava tank with Yassin-105s, and "Tandom" rockets, in the city of Hamad, north of Khan Yunis, south of Gaza Strip.

    🔻Targeted an IOF infantry troop carrier (APC) with a "Shoath" explosive device and its surroundings with an anti-fortification "TBG" rocket, in the city of Hamad, north of Khan Yunis, south of Gaza Strip.



    🇵🇸 Al-Quds Brigades:

    🔻Shelled Sderot and settlements around Gaza with rocket barrages.

    🔻Shelled IOF soldier gatherings east of the central region, with a barrage of mortar shells.



    🇵🇸 Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades:

    🔻Shelled IOF soldier gatherings with heavy-caliber mortar shells, east of the central province.

    🔻Targeted 2 military vehicles with RPGs, in the city of Al-Zahra, northwest of the central province.



    🇵🇸 Martyr Omar Al-Qasim Forces:

    🔻Shelled a gathering of IOF army vehicles with short-range rockets, northeast of Juhr Al-Dik.



    — 🟡 Hezbollah:

    🔻Targeted the Al-Marj site with artillery weapons.

    🔻Targeted the Al-Malikiyah site with rockets.

    🔻Targeted an Israeli soldier gathering near the Rahib site with artillery weapons.

    🔻Targeted an Israeli soldier gathering near the Birkat Risha site with Burkan IRAM rockets.

    🔻Targeted the Radar site in the occupied Shebaa Farms with rockets.

    🔻Targeted an IOF soldier gathering near the Ruwaisat al-Alam site in the occupied Kfar Shuba hills with rockets.

    🔻Targeted an IOF force as it entered the Zar'it base with appropriate weapons.

    🔻Targeted an Israeli soldier gathering near the Haddab Yarin site with rockets.

    🔻Targeted an Israeli force near the Jal al-Alam site as it moved behind the border wall with appropriate weapons.

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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Sat Mar 16, 2024 9:42 am

    Specifically, without underestimating Zionism, the Palestinian Resistance has demonstrated great preparation for this war.
    If it were up to Israel, it would exterminate all the combatants.
    Not being able to do it shows his shortcomings.
    We already saw this with Hezbollah in 2006.
    Sooner or later Israel will have to recognize that it cannot win this war and will have to negotiate.
    In reality, the war between Palestinians and Israelis has been going on for 75 years.
    The change in recent times is that the Palestinians (along with the Axis of Resistance) have great military power, which increases more every day.
    And that dilutes the (until a few years ago) myth of the invincible Israeli army.

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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Sat Mar 16, 2024 8:13 pm

    In the picture we see the dark black color “are the areas where the occupation is still present in Gaza,” while in the other colors the occupation withdrew as a result of the ongoing Palestinian resistance strikes. 🇵🇸

    2023 Israel–Hamas war #4 - Page 19 GI0HvGcW4AAjL0l?format=jpg&name=large

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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Sat Mar 16, 2024 8:22 pm

    ⚡WATCH: Al-Qassam (Hamas) published a video showing the targeting of several IOF army vehicles in the city of Al-Zahra, northwest of the Central Governorate, using Yassin-105s.

    https://t.me/FotrosResistance/5925

    It can be seen that three shots are even fired (attacking at least two different vehicles) from the same position.

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    Post  GarryB Sun Mar 17, 2024 3:00 am

    It seems to me that the enemies of Israel have taken into account all their capabilities, but also their limitations, and are fighting rather smarter than ever before.

    These people are dismissed as terrorists, which is ironic because it has been the Israeli government terrorising their enemies in the region for as long as they have existed as a country, but they are not trying to instil terror, they are trying to inflict a military defeat... the west and Israel are so used to simple goals... destroy the enemy government and then make them pump oil on your terms to suit your interests... or bomb them till they do.

    There was a time when an armoured force with air power support turns any enemy into a weak lightly armed terrorist force, but with modern anti armour weapons and of course drones and in this case tunnels and mines and traps and tricks it is no longer the one sided video game the west likes to play.

    And the real problem is that they are so used to using force and leverage and negotiating from a position of strength that they don't know how to actually negotiate... even in Europe they are expecting to dictate terms if Russia end up winning... and their winning seems the most likely result.

    The west and Israel have the same problem because they have built this all up as self defence ... a fight for survival... something you can't possibly be allowed to lose... politically or militarily... they have no where to go in a loss... their propaganda machine is going to struggle with this.

    How long before the west starts saying the problem is Putin and if someone just gets rid of Putin then we can talk.

    Is there scope for this in Israel?

    There is no Putin figure AFAIK that they could blame for all the problems and assassinate and then claim the people they are now negotiating with are moderate terrorists that they can negotiate a lasting peace with... but they have already assassinated all their enemy leaders haven't they?

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    Post  thegopnik Sun Mar 17, 2024 4:54 am

    what are their intentions?
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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Sun Mar 17, 2024 10:32 am

    ♦ National Resistance Brigades (Martyr Omar Al-Qasim Forces):

    As part of the battle of Al-Aqsa Flood,
    The Martyr Omar Al-Qasim Forces, Saraya Al-Quds, Mujahideen Brigades, and Martyr Abdulqader Al-Husseini Brigades target (https://t.me/PalestineResist/32333) enemy gatherings invading south of the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood with a standard 107 caliber rocket barrage.
    Al-Aqsa Flood.
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    Post  Eugenio Argentina Sun Mar 17, 2024 10:33 am

    ⚡| 🌍 BIG SUMMARY of all resistance operations today, March 16 (2024), against (US)-israeli forces:

    🇵🇸 Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades:

    🔻Targeted an Israeli military troop carrier (APC) with an explosive device, then hit it with an RPG, northwest of Hamad, near Khan Yunis.



    🇵🇸 Mujahideen Brigades:

    🔻Targeted the occupied settlements in the Gaza Strip with a rocket barrage.

    🔻Targeted a gathering of IOF army vehicles and soldiers near Street 10 in the south of Gaza City with short-range rockets.



    — 🟡 Hezbollah:

    🔻Targeted the Al-Baghdadi site with rockets and directly hit it.

    🔻Targeted the Rameem barracks with IRAM burkan rockets and directly hit it.

    🔻Targeted the Al-Malkiyah site with mortar shells and directly hit it.

    🔻Targeted the Al-Samaqa site with rockets.

    🔻Targeted the Ramtha site with rockets.

    🔻Targeted an IOF infantry force gathering on the Karantina hill with rockets.



    🇸🇾 Group in Syria (unofficial)

    🔻Launched a batch of rockets towards the occupied Golan Heights, without sounding sirens.

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