Al Qassam Bombing of Tel Aviv Sends Warning for Difficult Year Ahead

By Gamal Khattab January 02, 2024 3061

 

The Bombing

On New Year's Day in 2024 Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, bombed Tel Aviv and its suburbs with a bunch of missiles. They did this to send a message to the Israeli occupation forces. They wanted to show that they were ready to face a tough fight and make the occupation forget about the pain they caused in the past year.

Why Did They Bomb Tel Aviv?

The Al-Qassam Brigades said they did this because they were angry about what they called "Zionist massacres against Palestinian civilians." They even shared a video of the bombing. On the other side, the newspaper "Yedioth Ahronoth" confirmed that Israel also launched missiles from the Gaza strip. It was a really intense situation!

What's Happening in Gaza?

The Israeli occupation army is retreating to the agricultural areas there. They were forced to leave some parts in the north. But as they were trying to escape the battles, they kept firing at the resistance forces until they couldn't handle it anymore. This made the fighting forces "break the seam."

What Does "Break the Seam" Mean?

"Break the seam" means that the opposing forces can't keep fighting directly with each other. It's a strategy used in asymmetric warfare. The resistance brigades take advantage of this by increasing their operations. The enemy becomes unbalanced and can't manage the battle well.

 What might happen next?

 The Al-Qarara area is expected to see more confrontations and resistance operations, just like what happened in the Juhr al-Dik area in the north. This is because the land there is important for the resistance operations.

The occupation army is also preparing for the third phase, which is to control the buffer zones on the northern and eastern sides, as well as the Philadelphia Corridor. They are building dirt berms that are really tall to prepare for this. It means they are shifting from big wars to smaller, more specific operations.

Source: Al Jazeera